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What is Micro-needling Treatment?
This procedure is the latest trend in skin care technology. Microneedling is an intensive skin treatment that uses special device with tiny needles and natural pigments to create micro channels into the skin, that stimulates collagen production, can improve the look and texture of the skin and lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles quickly, safely and affordably. Special serums usually added to boost up results. (Epidermal Growth Factor, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins, Peptides serums can be used for Microneedling or colored with natural ingredients meso BB serums to create light foundation effect on the skin for BB Glow Microneedling). The skin care treatment improves the skin by clearing and unclogging the pores. It also speeds up the growth of new skin cells, which makes your skin healthier and brighter, and reduces the impact of ageing skin cells.
So what is BB Glow treatment?
BB Glow Treatment is a layer of BB serum with color pigments, peptides and vitamins that is implanted into your skin to give you a natural looking base that will last 4 months to one year. This is perfect for people who love the whole: my skin but better look. This treatment will provide your skin with light to medium coverage to soften the appearance of blemishes, hyperpigmentation, freckles, rosacea, redness and lighten up those pesky dark under eye circles. The closest shade is selected or mixed to perfection and then penetrated under the skin using a micro-needing device.
Provides instant and gradual lightening effect
Neutralizes free radicals
Reduces melanin content in skin before and after UV exposure
Restores even skin tone and radiant complexion
Reduces skin discoloration
Effective skin brightening, skin whitening and wrinkle improvement
Will not clog up your pores unlike applying makeup foundation or BB creams.
How does skin injury make my skin look better?
Microneedling stimulates healing by causing a controlled injury to the skin. Upon first thought, it defies reason that hurting our skin can actually make it look better. But aesthetic medicine has proven this is actually the case. In fact, the medical aesthetic industry has been built on this premise.
The general rule of thumb is, the more invasive the treatment, the more dramatic the results. Case in point, if you get a facial – you will see a luminous glow for a few days afterward. But if you get a Microneedling treatment, you will keep that luminous glow for four to six weeks.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
We have younger Microneedling clients with acne scars and more mature Microneedling clients with sun damage and wrinkles. Microneedling results are naturally beautiful, and it’s also a chemical free treatment in which no foreign substances are injected. Your skin will become thicker. Collagen and elastin will increase up to 1000 percent. Any part of the body may be treated and Microneedling is safe for darker skin tones.
In other treatments involving ablative or heat methods, cicatricial healing is triggered, and type I collagen forms from the top down in the dermal layer. The major benefit of Microneedling is the growth factors released trigger regenerative healing. This type of healing is comprised of type III collagen forming from the base upwards in the dermal layer.
Is at-home micro needling with a derma roller safe?
We have seen the trend move into household use with the dermaroller device. This type of device punctures your skin at an angle and the needles are only a third the length of a professional microneedling device. The problem with the dermaroller is the needles nick the skin as it is rolled. This creates less of a controlled injury and it actually can damage the skin. The at-home dermarollers also increase risk of infection.
What skin concerns does microneedling treat?
Microneedling is known to naturally smooth, tighten and target aging areas of the face and body. Microneedling treats and prevents wrinkles, aging skin, surgical and hypertrophic scars, stretch marks, acne and pitted scars, sagging skin, hyperpigmentation, UV damage, Rosacea, and Melasma.
Treating skin conditions such as Melasma and Rosacea with Microneedling can be highly effective. If you suffer from either of these similar skin conditions, you already know there are very few ways to effectively treat your skin discoloration concerns, for example using mesh BB solution.
Before and after your skin has received the Microneedling treatment, we will apply the authentic Stayve Korean BB serum to the treated skin on your face. This product contains skin brightening ingredients as well as Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, Essential fatty acids, retinol, and algae.
You will see an improvement in the overall condition of your skin, improved skin tone, and reduced discoloration of your skin.
Is it true that micro needling boosts product absorption by 3000%?
Yes, this is absolutely true. Microneedling does boost product absorption and effectiveness by 3000% during the first hour after your treatment. This is why you will want to pair your Microneedling treatment with a booster like hyaluronic acid, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), or an anti-aging serum with growth factors like SkinMedica TNS Serum or Tensage Intensive Serum. The channels created by the microneedles create a conduit for any substance you apply to your skin including hyaluronic acid, retinol, your own platelet rich plasma, and other anti-aging products.
What can I expect during microneedling treatment?
First your face is thoroughly cleansed with a topical cleanser. Then a topical anesthetic is applied to your skin for 30 minutes before your treatment. When the treatment begins, a serum will be applied to your skin to help the DermaPen gently glide over your skin. The needling itself typically feels like a slight vibration, and almost like a massage with tingling on your skin. During the collagen induction process, the tiny needles in the DermaPen will penetrate through your skin, but will not remove it. Since your skin will only be punctured, it will heal quickly.
Your skin will lightly bleed but only for a few seconds. The mini-punctures will trigger the production of your very own growth factors that eventually result in collagen production. New collagen production can be further increased by the use of boosters such as PRP, hyaluronic acid, growth factor serum. You can expect your Microneedling treatment to take about one hour. Your skin will be red for less than an hour for darker skin tones and several days for lighter, more sensitive skin. Then we will apply powerful post-care treatment collagen mask that contain the active ingredients collagen and Allantoin Panthenol to cool, moisturize and sooth skin.
How do I care for my skin after micro needling treatment?
You should expect erythema and edema to the treated area. This will subside within a day or two. Tiny pinpoint scabs will appear 24-72 hours post-treatment and may remain 3-7 days following. The scabs should not be touched, itched or exfoliated. They will naturally shed off when ready. During the next 48 hours post-treatment, you should avoid working out, hot showers, massages, and sun exposure.
Do not apply makeup to your skin for 12 hours after treatment while your skin is healing. You may start applying emollient creams to alleviate any dry, tight or itchy sensations while your skin is healing. Do not shave for 1-2 days post treatment while your skin is healing. You should apply high-factor sunscreen (at least 30 SPF) and protect the treated area from sunlight. Sun exposure may cause hyperpigmentation. Microneedling Is Safe For All Skin Types.
What results can I get with micro needling and how many treatments will it take?
Microneedling will combat a variety of common skin care concerns, including scarring, stretch marks, melasma, and more. The results are smoother, thicker, tighter, more even-toned skin. The phases of collagen induction include:
Inflammation begins immediately during your treatment.
An Inflammatory Response will trigger tissue generation. Your very own natural growth factors will cause your body to produce healthy tissue.
New tissue Formation will continue for up to 1-year post treatment.
Treatments vary depending on skin conditions but we typically recommend between 3-6 sessions with 4-6 weeks in between sessions and then touch ups once or twice a year after that.