What is Microneedling?

With minimal side effects and downtime, microneedling is the new way to achieve skin rejuvenation, tightening and scar/stretch mark improvement.

One of the main benefits of microneedling is its ability to stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin, which is the key to new, youthful-looking skin. Because of its ability to trigger the regeneration of new skin cells, it is found that a few sessions will noticeably reduce fine lines, crow’s feet, and deep wrinkles on the forehead.

Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) works by using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin. It may not sound appealing. But this minimally invasive treatment can be very effective. These micro-injuries that are created will stimulate the body’s natural healing processes and increase collagen and elastin production, therefore reversing as well as preventing signs of aging. Microneedling works the same way lasers do, only you’re injuring the skin mechanically instead of using heat or light.

Microneedling seems to be a relatively new procedure however it has actually been around for a number of years. The first recorded use of a microneedling procedure was in 1905 by German dermatologist Ernst Kromayer. He used various-sized dental burs powered by motor-driven flexible cord equipment to treat scars, birthmarks, and hyperpigmentation. Advancing through time the Microneedling as we know it today was first used in 1995 by Dr. Desmond Fernandes in Philadelphia to treat wrinkles and scars with hypodermic needles.

Following on with more research, microneedling was discovered to be successful in treating other skin conditions as collagen is arguably the best way to improve the look of skin, and this goes beyond reducing wrinkles. Stimulating collagen growth with microneedling can also reverse sun damage and discolouration, including the hyperpigmentation that comes with melasma. It can reduce large pores by stimulating collagen in and around them which causes them to plump and appear shrunken, if not closed.

In addition to its ability to smooth and correct damaged skin, microneedling can also tighten loose skin in older men and women. As when we age the less collagen we are naturally producing.

I choose to offer microneedling at Beauté Naturelle as the results are very natural because of its ability to use the body’s own natural healing mechanisms and the little to no downtime. I recommend it as maintenance for people who are trying to naturally delay and soften the signs of ageing.

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