Maintaining the health and beauty of your skin is one of the best ways to take care of yourself. For one, it boosts your confidence and makes you feel great. Second, routine skin care helps stave off the signs of aging. Microneedling is a beauty treatment that has been proven to be both safe and effective when it comes to maintaining your skin. The great thing about this treatment is that it doesn’t use any lasers, chemicals, or fillers. And you can address multiple skin issues with microneedling in Olds, Alberta.
The Microneedling Treatment
The wonderous thing about microneedling is that it harnesses the body’s natural healing ability in order to rejuvenate and refresh your skin. For the procedure, we use a device called a MicroPen®. This pen is made up of several tiny needles and when it is moved over your skin it creates micro-wounds. Your body will receive these wounds as trauma and will initiate the healing process.
Basically, your body will increase circulation to your facial skin, inundating it with white blood cells and proteins called growth factors. You will also start producing more collagen.
There are no ill side effects associated with microneedling and no down time. We will apply a numbing cream before we begin, so it is also pain free. It is also a short procedure, lasting only around an hour or so. We recommend around 4 to 6 treatments spread out of the course of weeks for the best results.
What Does Microneedling Treat?
Overall, microneedling is able to correct the whole of your complexion. You will notice that your skin is clearer and brighter. Microneedling can also correct any discolorations on your face, including age spots and hyperpigmentation.
Acne scars are caused when a blemish ruptures and causes damage to the surrounding tissue and pore. You body will try to heal the area, flooding it with collagen. If you produce too much collagen, however, you will be left with a raised scar, and if your produce too little, a divot-like scar. Microneedling can break down this unhealthy collagen, reducing the look of your scar. It will also encourage new collagen growth.
Microneedling also can reduce the look of all of your fine lines and wrinkles. It is safe to treat the lines around your mouth and nose as well as the deep wrinkles on your forehead.