Skin School – Microneedling Education

As we age we continuously loose collagen at a rate of about 1% per year. Between the ages of 20 and 40 we can expect the skin’s collagen to diminish by up to 50%. The result is what we loose in fullness we gain in wrinkles. Great, right!?

Sitting between injectable and topical treatments that promise to counteract the visual effects of aging lies microneedling. The procedure creates controlled skin injury to turn on the bodies healing process. Microneedling is one of the best treatments available for collagen stimulation.

How does microneedling work?

Microneedling works by using tiny needles that oscillate and  cause microscopic channels. This causes the bodies natural reaction whereby the platelets excrete hormones and growth factors which cause the stimulation of fibroblasts and other collagen producing cells to heal the wounds. This effect creates more elastic and rejuvenated skin.

The difference between a clinic treatment and doing it at home?

 

In a clinic environment microneedling can be done with much longer needles with the ability to treat 2.5 mm below the skin surface into the dermis. This allows for treatment of deep acne scars and other ageing concerns. While home needling treatments with derma roller help with skin stimulation, the superficial depth of 0.5 mm will not effect the dermis where collagen is produced. Microneedling works even better in combination with mild or moderate deep skin peels, which can be done in-clinic.

 

 

What’s the best technique for doing microneedling at-home?

With medium firm pressure roll vertically, horizontally, and diagonally over the whole face in sections. It should take 10 minutes to do the whole face.

How does the skin look immediately afterwards?

You will see a pinkness in the skin and potentially some little spots of bleeding. This is a sign that it works.

How long do the results last and how often should you do it?

This really depends on how intense and how deep the treatment was done. If you are getting microneedling treatments in a clinic, 4-6 weeks between treatments is recommended. If you are doing them at home,  a couple of times a week should be safe as the needles do not penetrate as deep as with a professional microneedling pen.

Which skincare works well with microneedling?

For the aftercare we recommend antioxidants simply fight against UV and free radical damage that will reduce the amount of collagen the skin produces. In addition to an antioxidant serum,  use a good moisturizer, and of course apply a lot of sunscreen. Check out the Cosmedix skin care line.

At The Laser Image Company we offer complimentary consultations, so if you are uncertain if microneedling is the treatment for you feel free to contact us and we will help guide you in the right direction. The Laser Image Company, your place for education, treatment and results.

Charlotta Pettersson

Charlotta Pettersson, Medical Aesthetician, has been in beauty industry since 2002. She is internationally trained at the School for Estheticians and Cosmetologists in Stockholm, Sweden and has a masters in fashion, print and beauty makeup. Her experience working with top plastic surgeons has led to the creation of new advance skin treatments. About The Laser Image Company: The clinic was a collaboration of Dr. Lad Rubaum an ENT, Facial Plastic Surgeon, and John Santoliquido, a laser specialist and trainer, with the intention to educate patients on all the latest non-invasive cosmetic treatments available. We specialize in advanced treatments using Microneedlng with PRP. Our injectable specialists use Botox to smooth lines and can create amazing transformations with dermal fillers like Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, Radiesse and Restylane. Our state of the art lasers can treat any skin color. We offer laser Skin tightening, Laser Hair & Vein Removal , IPL, Photofacial, Genesis for rosacea and collagen stimulation, Vanquish for fat melting and Fractional laser for acne scars, wrinkles, sun damage and stretch marks. The staff was handpicked by Dr. Rubaum for their extensive knowledge and expertise in the specific treatments they perform. Whether it is a laser to tighten the skin or a filler plump the lips, Laser Image Company will have you covered.

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