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Celebrities’ Biggest Beauty Secret: Microneedling

Microneedling is one of the most effective and efficient ways to improve the appearance of your skin with no downtime. It’s no secret anymore that A-listers everywhere are using this skin rejuvenation treatment to achieve a younger, healthier, glowing look—and you can too at Sun and Shade Med Spa.

There always seems to be a new skincare treatment promising the same thing: younger, healthier looking skin. For years, Botox was the leading force in providing instantly fresher looking skin. However, in the more recent years, the beauty industry has been taken by storm with the rising popularity of microneedling. Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). Micro-needling, is an FDA approved way to increase collagen and elastin, improve acne scarring and stretch marks. By creating controlled punctures, your skin is sent into repair mode for an extra boost of youthfulness.

Although many write off this treatment due to a fear of needles, the derma-roller needles are much smaller than the traditional needles you’re thinking of. There is nothing to fear, since needles used for micro-needling are a quarter of the size, controlled and do not puncture the skin further than the top layer. Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that stimulates collagen growth as the tiny needles breakthrough the dermal layer of the skin.

Your microneedling appointment starts with our esthetician applying a topical, numbing cream to the skin so penetrating the skin is more comfortable. Microneedling is used primarily on the face; performed on the forehead, neck, cheeks, upper lip and the surrounding eye area.  It is also indicated for other areas of the body such as abdomen for stretch marks and the thighs for skin that has an “orange peel” appearance.  The microneedling roller is manipulated vertically, horizontally and diagonally with light pressure creating tiny punctures in the dermis creating a little redness and mild pinpoint bleeding.  It is this mild wounding that initiates the healing cascade of collagen induction, which is your body’s way of naturally healing (and exactly what we want!).

A micro-needling treatment at Sun and Shade Med Spa will take approximately one hour to complete. Clients can expect 12 to 48 hours of redness post microneedling treatment. It is very important to avoid any sun exposure after the treatment, patients may begin their regular skin routine again 24 hours after their treatment. Skin usually returns to its normal state after 48 hours but is dependent on your skin’s sensitivity and nature. For optimal results, clients should aim for three to five treatments at four to six week intervals. The most noticeable results will continue to appear for up to approximately 18 months after your last appointment.

Although there are many at-home micro-needling kits popping up online and the shelves of your local drug stores, we do not recommend you solely rely on them. Professional-grade mirconeedling by an experienced esthetician is far more effective and significantly safer. Microneedling has been around for decades and is used by celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow.  The mass produced rollers are made to be gentler and can help increase results between professional mirconeedling treatments. Relying only on home kits’ light exfoliation will not provide the true benefits of intense CIT.. At home kits also bring a higher risk of infection.

At Sun and Shade Med Spa, we take the uncertainty out of microneedling for you so you can achieve the A-list skin you deserve. Our estheticians assess your individual skin type and tailor the treatment for your specific needs and will guide you on the best products to use post-appointment. Book your appointment now.

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