For those looking to improve the look of scars, boost collagen, or encourage hair growth, microneedling can be the solution you have been looking for. Microneedling actually dates back to 1995, but the treatment has only really gained traction in recent years. This multi-purpose treatment is now become famous for its effects in treating fine lines, hyperpigmentation, acne scars and so much more.
Microneedling, also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a minimally invasive treatment done by an aesthetician using a tool called a dermapen. The dermapen tool has a bunch of micro-fine needles (from 0.5 to 2 millimeters in diameter) that are used to puncture the first layer of the skin.
In this way, these micro-injuries to the skin stimulate a healing response, stimulating collagen and elastin production which are known to rejuvenate the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and pores, elevating the overall texture of your skin.
Additionally, these tiny needles create “microchannels” that allow your skincare products like vitamin C serums and hyaluronic acid to penetrate the skin deeper, and work up to 90 percent more effectively.
While microneedling can be done using a dermaroller (the most popular and cost-effective microneedling device) at home, the needles used in dermarollers are only 0.3 mm or smaller, while a professional dermapens used by your aesthetician at Winelands Aesthetics has needles ranging from 0.5 mm to 2 mm. So while a dermaroller can promote a glowier complexion, the deep the penetration of dermapen microneedling goes a little deeper, encouraging the skin to naturally produce collagen and elastin.
Wondering why you should have tons of tiny needles puncture your skin? Clearly the benefits must be worth it – and they are. Benefits of dermapen microneedling include:
Microneedling offers fairly immediate results. While you can expect some redness for the next day or two, thereafter you will look plump, pink and luminous for a couple of weeks. Microneedling not only provides an instant short-term radiance, but also promises improvement over time. Studies show that microneedling can stimulate up to a 400% increase in collagen and elastin six months after completing treatment!
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