Dull, aging skin can be hard to combat, but rejuvenating your facial aesthetic is not out of reach. At Northwest Aesthetics, we offer microneedling to help you achieve smoother, healthier skin. Microneedling is a collagen induction therapy treatment that works by creating numerous small microchannels in the skin, which allows active ingredients that normally cannot penetrate the skin to pass through. This results in rapid improvements of the skin health and quality.
Ideal candidates for microneedling are men and women who wish to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and mild to moderate acne scarring. Candidates also have a desire to tighten lax skin, shrink pore size, and fade stretch marks. A consultation with Northwest Aesthetics will determine whether or not you are a true candidate for microneedling.
HOW MICRONEEDLING WORKS
Microneedling uses a special micropen that contains 12 precisely spaced micro needles in a small cartridge to create invisible, vertical, micro-perforations into the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis. For this treatment, your skin care professional will apply a topical numbing cream on your face prior to the start of the treatment to minimize any discomfort. Then, a topical serum is applied to the clean skin before and during your treatment. This product is a soothing hyaluronic acid serum that helps the microneedling pen glide smoothly across the skin’s surface while simultaneously delivering the building blocks for healthy new skin deep into the dermis.
As the micropen moves across the skin, the needles create tiny holes. This process is done without damaging the epidermis or the outer layer of skin. As a result, the skin shifts its natural repair mechanism into high gear and starts producing collagen and elastin to repair these micro-injuries. The self-repairing property of the skin is a 100 percent natural form of skin renewal from the inside out.
Microneedling not only activates cell regeneration it also enhances the absorption of active ingredients like growth factors, vitamin C, retinol, copper peptide, vitamin D, ferulic acid, alpha-lipoic acid, and hyaluronic acid, which allows for rapid improvements to the skin and stimulation of collagen production.
Immediately after your treatment, your skin may be more pink or red than usual (almost like a sunburn), and you may experience some mild swelling. However, over-the-counter pain medications can help to soothe any discomfort. It’s important to avoid using any harsh skin care products for a few days after your treatment to give your skin a chance to heal. You must also take steps to protect your skin from sun exposure during the healing process.
Patients can expect to start seeing results within one week of their microneedling treatment. Typical results include a thicker dermis, more radiance, and the appearance of softer facial lines, wrinkles, and scars. Improvements, due to increased collagen production, will continue for a few months. Maintaining a proper skin care routine and a healthy lifestyle will be beneficial in maintaining noticeable and beautiful results.
MicroNeedling treatments are available at Northwest Aesthetics Bellevue and Kent, WA locations.
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