Getting Started with Microneedling
Microneedling was something I started using in my skincare practice about 7 years ago. I am all about using something natural and holistic to achieve beautiful skin and this treatment does exactly that. It’s gained lots of popularity as of late for it’s easy-to-use technology. You might also have heard it referred to as CIT, skin needling, or derma-rolling. It’s a minimal invasive cosmetic procedure that has wonderful outcomes when done correctly with the right tool. Sounding a little scary? Don’t worry, I am the biggest baby when it comes to inflecting pain upon myself, just ask the person who waxes me… though, that’s a whole different blog lol.
Basically, the treatment uses a small handheld rolling device called a derma-roller. It’s covered with many tiny closely-spaced needles. As you glide the roller along the skin, it creates tiny, fine holes without damaging the epidermis. Its main aim is to create a controlled injury underneath the skin’s surface, so your body will respond by producing more collagen in that area. Your skin will plump and thicken reducing lines, scars, and (HOLLAR) even stretch marks! HELLO!!
IS IT UNCOMFORTABLE?
The beauty of this treatment when you do it yourself, is that you are in control of the pressure. If you see a professional like myself licensed to perform the treatment, you can go a little deeper with the needle size. I always recommend a 0.5 or 1.00 and to start off 1-2x weekly building up to a daily treatment if you prefer.
What Else CAN IT DO?
The brilliance of the micro needling tool is that it is beneficial for everyone. From the improvement of collagen, lines, scars acne, and trauma to the skin and even pigmentation. My favorite thing I teach about this tool is that it dramatically increases the absorption of your serum. I recommend using a little serum to start and then applying it again after the treatment. It’s common to absorb 1000x more than you would just applying it on its own.
I also sell my micro-needling tools with LED lights for extra benefits. LED (light emitting diode) is a powerful yet gentle way of painting beautiful skin. It’s safe yet extremely effective! It gives you a way to treat many concerns without harsh chemicals or peels.
RED- Helps to heal and produce collagen in the dermis layer. It improves elasticity, texture, circulation, and hydration. Red LED can help assist in the repairing of acne blemishes because of its natural healing process.
BLUE- Is a therapeutic light which helps to kill acne bacteria. It also helps to speed up healing and reduce inflammation in the skin. It will help to purify and stabilize the oil glands.
GREEN- Has a calming effect on the skin. If you are one like me that suffers from pigmentation (thanks to the pregnancy with my sweet middle child) this light will help. It helps to lighten pigmentation spots revealing an overall brighter complexion. Green light has been used to dilate capillaries and sagging skin around the eyes, or even under eye circles.
Make sure to watch my tube video on how to get started. Then hop mover to my shop page and pick your tool to be on your way to beautiful looking skin!