Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that has grown substantially in popularity. There are many benefits to the use of microneedling to improve the overall appearance of your skin. It can be used to combat a broad array of skin conditions. If you are considering obtaining this treatment, it will be useful to ensure that you understand how it works and what it is used for. Microneedling requires special training to perform effectively, which is why we offer specialized training courses in microneedling at the Skin Institute. Gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to undergo this technique can help to broaden the services that you are able to offer as a licensed esthetician. We also offer other classes to expand your skillset, such as eyelash extensions and microblading. To learn more about our school and the various advanced and specialized classes we offer, consult with our office!
How Microneedling Works
As the name would suggest, microneedling uses multiple tiny, sterilized needles. These needles are essentially moved over the surface of the skin to cut small wounds. This is used most frequently on the face, though it can also be used in other areas. The miniscule wounds created by the needles helps to cause the body to produce increased levels of elastin and collagen. This helps to provide anti-aging benefits, as well as promote healing. Microneedling is also often called collagen induction therapy, because its intended outcome is improving collagen levels and boosting the amount that the body produces. For most people, it is likely that the skin’s collagen production has reduced as they have aged. This is generally what causes the appearance of wrinkles and an “older” appearance. By boosting your collagen production, you can reverse this negative impact. This helps to ensure that your skin appears full and healthy.
The process of microneedling generally takes about 30 minutes, though it depends on the specific routine. The first step in this process requires the use of a numbing cream that is applied onto the surface of the skin. This helps to minimize discomfort from the use of the needles. Then the tool is run over the surface of the skin. It will be evenly moved around the surface to prevent any unevenness in the production of new skin. In some situations, certain vitamins or serums may be injected into the skin so that it reaches the deeper layers and boosts the outcome of the procedure. There may be a little bit of bleeding during the actual microneedling stage, because the tool is creating small incisions in the skin. This step may be followed by a cream or serum that helps to calm the skin and enhance healing.
It is important to ensure that your skin stays clean after you have had the microneedling procedure on your skin. If you allow bacteria to accumulate near the incisions, it increases the likelihood of infection. Infected skin can result in substantial health problems, so it is crucial to prevent infections. To ensure that your skin stays safe and heals correctly, stay away from bacteria filled environments, such as swimming in lakes or rivers. Clean the skin thoroughly and avoid the use of harsh cleansers or chemicals on your skin in order to prevent irritation to the surface of the skin.
Conditions Treated by Microneedling
Microneedling is incredibly popular due to the many conditions that it can help to treat. It is used extremely commonly to help with acne problems. Ultimately, collagen can provide structure and fill out the skin, which goes a long way toward reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and ensuring that the skin looks younger. Microneedling can also help to even out the skin tone, which can help to reduce the appearance of dark spots or patches on the skin. Scars, stretch marks, sun damage, and large pores are just a few of the conditions that can be treated with the use of this particular procedure.
Can you Microneedle at Home?
There are DIY kits available for microneedling at home. However, this is certainly not recommended. Microneedling is a rather intensive process that should only be completed by a trained professional. If you attempt to microneedle your skin at home, it is likely that you will simply cause damage to the surface of your skin. In addition, you probably won’t be equipped to appropriately sanitize the needles. This improves the likelihood of infection and many serious issues. With a procedure that requires many small wounds to the surface of your skin, it is far better left in the hands of an expert.
Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling provides a large array of benefits to the skin. It can substantially improve its overall appearance and ensure that it looks much younger. Additionally, microneedling tends to be less expensive than alternative treatments, such as laser therapy. Since this procedure doesn’t rely on heat in the same manner as laser treatments, it tends to work more effectively on those with darker colored skin tones. Many other cosmetic procedures are far more invasive, which results in a substantial amount of downtime. Though it may take several days to heal completely following the procedure, it doesn’t require the same amount of downtime as other procedures.
Here at The Skin Institute, we pride ourselves on providing superior training to all of our students. To ensure the best possible education, we offer many various specialty classes in addition to our basic and master courses. Expanding your knowledge and skillset can provide many benefits to your career in esthetics. The more services you are able to provide, the easier it will be to build a solid client base. Throughout our courses, we provide you with the knowledge that you need to have a successful, fulfilling career. To learn more about our classes, contact our experienced team today. We also offer guest services, where our students perform treatments under the supervision of experts. If you are interested in our guest services, contact our office to learn more!