Microneedling is a type of cosmetic procedure that involves pricking the skin with tiny sterilized needles in order to encourage the body to make more collagen and elastin to help heal skin and make it look younger. If you are unsure about what microneedling is and how it can help you, the team from Bottle Service would love to answer any questions you might have about our microneedling services.
What Does Microneedling Do?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a treatment that can be provided by a dermatologist, a registered nurse, or an aesthetician in an office or at your home. By running a roller with tiny needles along the surface of the skin, the needles are able to create micro-punctures which can enhance the skin’s ability to absorb skincare products and will cause the skin to increase its collagen production. Some of the issues that microneedling can help with include:
- Alopecia (hair loss)
- Hyperpigmentation (dark spots or patches on the skin)
- Large pores
- Reduced skin elasticity
- Stretch marks
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
How Does Microneedling Work?
Since collagen is an essential protein for keeping skin looking firm, smooth, and youthful, microneedling works to help improve the production of collagen and other healing factors that have declined due to aging. By using tiny needles to cause trauma to the skin, microneedling can help encourage the body to produce more collagen in order to improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and acne.
Is Microneedling Effective?
While it is important to keep in mind that microneedling is not a quick fix and can take several months to see the full results, microneedling can be an effective way to improve the overall appearance of skin. In most cases, microneedling might even be as helpful at reducing the appearance of scars as lasers and other resurfacing devices are.
While there are DIY microneedling kits available, it is important to keep in mind that microneedling should be performed by a professional. Microneedling that is performed by an experienced dermatologist or aesthetician will ensure little to no pain, side effects, or downtime after the treatment. If done improperly, microneedling could potentially cause scratching, burning pain, irritation, redness, inflammation, marks, scarring, or even bleeding.
If you would like to learn more about what microneedling is, or if you are interested in our microneedling services, please contact Bottle Service at 403-488-3990 or by filling out a contact form on our website.