NICOLE PETERSON, LAC, MAcOM
Microneedling is a regenerative procedure that involves using a device with tiny needles to create small punctures on the skin. This process triggers the body's natural healing response, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin fibers in the skin. This process stimulates collagen production, which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.
Benefits of Microneedling
Improves skin texture and tone
Microneedling can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, rosacea, and acne scars, resulting in a smoother and more even skin texture.
Reduces pore size
Microneedling can help reduce the size of enlarged pores, resulting in a more refined and smooth skin texture.
Boosts collagen production
Collagen is a protein that gives the skin its strength and elasticity. Research shows that by age 45, we have lost up to 25% of our collagen. Microneedling helps to stimulate the production of collagen, which can improve the overall appearance and health of the skin. Studies show that on average there is a 206% increase in collagen and up to 1,000% increase in collagen production after a single treatment.
Enhances skin absorption
The tiny punctures created during microneedling can help increase the absorption of topical products like hyaluronic acid into the skin.
Improves the appearance of scars
Microneedling can help reduce the appearance of scars caused by acne, surgery, or injury.
Fewer side effects than laser or peels
Microneedling may be a more appealing option for those who are looking for a minimally invasive, versatile, and low-risk procedure with fewer side effects and less downtime. Unlike peels or lasers that create an inflammatory wound healing response, microneedling creates a regenerative healing response and does not burn the top layer of the skin.
AnteAGE is a professional medical grade skincare brand that offers products designed to support skin health and promote a more youthful, radiant complexion. The products are formulated with a combination of stem cell growth factors, cytokines, and other active ingredients that are designed to nourish and rejuvenate the skin. All products are cell, DNA, cruelty, paraben, and dye free.
AnteAGE skincare products used in conjunction with microneedling enhance the results of the treatment. When used together, these two treatments can help to improve the appearance and health of the skin. You will also receive an at home aftercare kit to enhance results.
Microneedling is a safe and effective treatment for improving the appearance of the skin and restoring a more youthful complexion.
Frequently asked questions:
Is microneedling painful?
Microneedling can be slightly uncomfortable, but most people do not find it to be painful. A numbing cream can be applied before the procedure to minimize any discomfort.
How long does it take to see results from microneedling?
Some people may see an immediate improvement in the texture and tone of their skin after a single microneedling treatment, while others may require multiple treatments to achieve their desired results. Results from microneedling are typically gradual and can take several weeks to months to become fully visible. Most people see some improvement in the texture and tone of their skin within a few weeks of the first treatment.
How many microneedling treatments do I need?
The number of microneedling treatments needed will depend on several factors, including the individual's skin concerns, the severity of the issues being addressed, and the desired results. In general, most people will require a series of 3-6 monthly treatments to achieve their desired results. For mild skin concerns, such as minor acne scarring or fine lines, 3-4 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart may be sufficient. For more severe skin concerns, such as deep wrinkles or severe acne scarring, 6 or more treatments may be necessary.
What do I need to do before microneedling?
It is generally recommended to discontinue the use of retinol serums or other drying acne products for 48 hours prior to a microneedling session. Additionally, it's recommended to avoid other skin treatments such as fillers or chemical peels for 10 days before and after a microneedling session.
What is the aftercare for microneedling?
For 24 hours after the procedure, avoid sun exposure, makeup, strenuous exercise and swimming. Your skin will be red the rest of the day.
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