Medi-facials have become very popular because they are noticeably stronger than the common, more traditional facials. What do you do if you want something that is even stronger than a medi-facial though? If you want extreme results without putting a hole in your wallet or having some significant downtime, then you should consider micro needling, also known as collagen induction therapy.
What is Micro Needling?
The correct name for micro needling is ‘collagen induction therapy’ or ‘transdermal delivery’. What happens when you get this collagen induction therapy done is that channels are created in your skin that break up old collagen and cause the development of new collagen strands.
Micro needling may sound aggressive and may also look pretty aggressive to most people because of the needles. It is actually a very gentle and delicate procedure. Unlike a lot of other facial peels and skin brightening procedures, micro needling does not have an effect on the epidermis (the top layer of your skin). During micro needling, the punctures are extremely small and fairly painless. When you have this procedure done, the pores of your epidermis are punctured without any damage, which leaves the outer layer of your skin intact.
You may be concerned because in some cases micro needling does require an anesthetic. The reason anesthetics are sometimes required, however, is not because of the circumference of the needle, but rather the length. Additionally, the longer the needle, the better your results will typically be.
To sum it up, micro needling is a treatment that is used by spas and plastic surgeons in order to rejuvenate the skin. When you have this procedure done, your skin will be left looking fresher and younger. If you use this method regularly, then micro needling will cause the body to continue healing itself until you reach your desired results.
How does micro needling work?
Unfortunately, by the time most of us reach the age of 35, at least half of the collagen in our skin and our elastin has been lost. Collagen and elastin are what help make our skin look fresh and young, and micro needling helps stimulate the production of these two very important things.
Micro needling is a way to stimulate the skin’s self-repair in a controlled manner. The channels created by the needles aid in the production of more collagen and elastin. The channels also allow skin products to enter into our skin more deeply and have greater effects than they would without micro needling.
Typically, when you get a procedure like micro needling done, the spa center will also provide other services and products. Immediately after the procedure, your spa specialist will apply natural serums and oils to your skin. The channels that have been created during the procedure will allow these oils and serums to seep deeper into your skin. Applying these oils after treatment will not only add to the results of the treatment, but will also enhance their effects.