About the Course
Microneedling is a non-surgical skin treatment that uses a fine needles to create tiny, micro-channels in the epidermis of the skin to help produce collagen. This treatment is also called collagen induction therapy and helps to treat many different skin concerns.
What does Microneedling do?
In more detail, Microneedling stimulates collagen production. The needles make tiny wounds in the skin. As our body heals these wounds, it releases growth factors. The growth factors rebuild the skin and add collagen. This strengthens and thickens the skin and restores its smoothness. It can also stimulate hair growth in areas like the scalp.
BENEFITS OF MICRONEEDLING
1. REDUCES THE APPEARANCE OF LINES AND WRINKLES
No one wants to look older than they are. But premature aging that presents as fine lines and wrinkles does just that. The tiny injuries from a Microneedling session boost collagen and elastin production to fight lines and wrinkles.
Collagen and elastin are compounds in your skin that add structure and strength, lending a youthful quality. The wound-healing mechanisms also stimulate your body to produce new skin cells, making fine lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles less apparent.
2. SCAR TREATMENT
Because Microneedling stimulates collagen and elastin production, it’s also super effective in addressing acne and other scars on your skin. The only type of scar not possible to treat is keloid, or raised, scars.
3. SUN DAMAGE
Microneedling is effective in reducing the appearance of sun damage, particularly hyperpigmentation and age spots. If you have a blotchy, brownish complexion, which is probably a result of too many days of sunning, Microneedling and its ability to stimulate new collagen and skin cells can reinvigorate your look and even out your tone.
Aging doesn’t just show up as wrinkles and discoloration. As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity, so it appears lax. Aging skin may also look dull and lack a lustrous glow. Microneedling can change this.
The buildup of collagen that occurs in response to the tiny wounds can improve skin structure to fight sagging. Plus, just 24 hours following a session, you experience a radiant, fresh glow.
5. SHRINKS PORES
Despite the fact that Microneedling involves punching holes in your skin, it doesn’t increase the size of your pores. In fact, it helps your pores appear much smaller. When the collagen around your pores is stimulated, the area around each pore plumps, making the pore itself almost disappear.
6. IMPROVES THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TOPICAL PRODUCTS
Post-Microneedling is the prime time to apply anti-aging treatments, moisturizers, and other topical treatments that boost skin health and appearance. The micro-holes receive creams, serums, and gels more readily and deliver them deeper into your dermis than when applied regularly.
7. FIGHTS STRETCH MARKS
Microneedling works just about anywhere on your body. It can be effective in reducing the appearance of stretch marks that show up after periods of rapid growth, such as during pregnancy.
8. ROSACEA REDUCTION
The ruddiness and skin thickening of rosacea can be addressed with Microneedling. If you suffer from this skin condition, you experience a hastened breakdown of collagen. Microneedling stimulates the growth of collagen to offset and replace this breakdown, so your skin looks less inflamed and irritated.
9. ACNE IMPROVEMENTS
Because of the improved delivery of topical applications, you can use Microneedling to help improve the effectiveness of topical acne treatments. Regular Microneedling applications at Signature Skin Care can help your skin clear up.
10. Hair Restoration.
While used as an anti-aging skin treatment, Microneedling may also be a method of treatment for hair loss. There's even evidence that it can help a special type of hair loss known as alopecia aerate. The same process of creating wounds in the skin is also thought to regenerate the health of the hair follicles.
Microneedling’s effects are comparable to laser and chemical peel treatments but without the long downtime. You can enjoy a glowing complexion 24-72 hours after Microneedling, but with laser resurfacing, your recovery may take three to 10 days. Your complexion needs 14-21 days to bounce back after a medium or intensive peel.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatment sessions needed in order to achieve optimal results can vary from patient to patient depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals and the condition being treated. We typically recommend a series of three to six treatment sessions spaced approximately four to six weeks apart. Some patients may benefit from a single micro-needling treatment schedule once or twice a year to improve the health of the skin and enhance regular skincare regimen.
When will I see results?
Most patients experience a noticeable improvement in the tone and texture of their skin after a single micro-needling treatment. The full effects of this rejuvenation treatment usually development within a few weeks of your treatment session, with continued improvement in the quality of your skin as the new collagen develops for up to skin months following a treatment session.
Are there any side effects?
Some patients may experience some temporary side effects, including facial redness and tenderness in the treated area, similar to a mild sunburn. These side effects are typically mild and generally subside on its own within three to five days of a treatment session.
Instructor: Johana Kulas