“Timeless Skin”: Needling Your Way to Better Skin
Heal, tighten, and treat. Can microneedling be a huge factor in contributing to the appearance of youthful-looking skin across the lifespan? Yes.
This blog will walk you through the step-by-step process of microneedling. We will also discuss professional and at-home options shown to improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, fullness, and more.
Microneedling, Collagen, and Skin Elasticity
While once revolutionary, this well-known, effective therapeutic technique – microneelding– rejuvenates the growth factor cycle, triggering collagen production. After age 20, we produce about 1.0% less collagen every year, so over time, our skin’s collagen level decreases. This leads to the appearance of thinning or hollowed-looking skin and often leads to wrinkles.
To combat this, many professionals practice this easy and effective microneedling process to assist with remediating the skin’s protein structure and in turn the skin’s strength and elasticity. Let the skin do what it does best – repair and heal.
Corrective Skincare of Southern Nevada strictly adheres to Dr. Des Fernadez’s Microneedling Protocol. Respected and recognized as the world-leading specialist in Micro-Needling Technology, Dr. Des Fernandes M.B.; B, Ch,; F.R.C.S (Edin), globally-acclaimed plastic surgeon, doctor, visionary, and creator, changed the way the world sees, understands and cares for the skin.
What Issues Can Microneedling Improve?
–Aging– smoker’s lines, crow’s feet, worry lines (forehead), skin laxity (looseness)
And Many more | Read more here.
Using a dermaroller like Micro-Needling Cosmetic Roll-CIT®, the Micro-Needling Gold Cosmetic Roll-CIT®, or the Micro-Needling Cosmetic Focus-CIT® (great for traveling), you can practice rolling at home.
The purpose of at-home rolling is to allow for deeper penetration of active ingredients by creating microscopic holes in the stratum corneum. Doing so will assist to deliver up to 100 times more powerful ingredients to where the skin needs it most. Micro-Needling is scientifically proven to assist in improving the appearance of skin conditions such as aging, pigmentation, dehydration, scarring, and sun damage.
See below for at-home, DIY microneedling steps:
CLEANSE AND TONE
Cleanse the skin as you normally would, followed by a toner if applicable.
Take your roller to gently but firmly travel across the skin and neck’s surface for 3-5 minutes. Use caution around the upper eyelid.
APPLY SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
Following the rolling process by applying your other skin care products as recommended to you by your skin care professional such as your concentrated Focus Care Youth+ retinol serums and Environ Youth EsentiA or Skin EssentiA step-up moisturizer, at your respective strength level, 1-5.
This process assists with serum delivery, directly helping with ingredient potency. The skin may appear pink for a few minutes after rolling. Finish your routine as you normally would with sunscreen, if it is daytime, or a night moisturizer if it is nighttime.
CLEANING THE ROLLER
To clean your at-home roller, rinse under warm running rap water for a short duration, wait for it to dry, and place it back into its protective casing.
For weekly intensive cleaning, use the Environ Instrument Cleaning Solution for 10 minutes, rinse with warm water, then allow it to dry as your would during daily cleaning. Allow the instrument to dry before storing it away or using it on the skin.
Treating Volume Loss At Home: What Do I Use with My Personal Microneedle?
Over the years, the top layer of skin, the epidermis, thins, which contributes to the look of more apparent wrinkles or sagging. Collagen levels drop about 1-2% every year after 20 years of age, so the skin essentially looks and acts more fragile. This is a common issue that can be treated with a few common at-home Environ solutions and are perfect to pair with your at-home microneedling routine:
Focus Care Youth + Concentrated Retinol Serums 1-3 are part of Evniorn’s advanced “step-up” philosophy using Vitamin A to reduce the look of wrinkles and lines or uneven skin tone. These powerful serums will help to reveal firmer, smoother-looking skin.
Youth EssentiA Antioxidant Defense Cream utilizes both Vitamin A and C as well as antioxidants and peptides to moisturize the skin and defend against the environment.
Focus Care Moisture+ HA Hydrating Serum is an ultra-hydrating solution due to a high concentration of hyaluronic acid. The result? The appearance of smoother, plump-looking skin with the benefits of more resilience over time.
In a professional setting, the microneedling instruments are longer and more penetrative. The purpose of the treatment is to trigger the healing cascade of growth factors.
Speaking of photographing well, here are a few tips.
- Always check your surroundings, especially the lighting. Look for a background with complementary colors, and look for a window that gives off a soft glow.
- Beware of harsh overhead lines that may create awkward shadows.
- Know your best “angles” to tilt your face slightly away from the camera.
- Have a signature photo “stance” like a common one: one or both hands on the hips, legs pulled together, with a big smile or a soft smile.
Your skin is sure to look stunning when the lighting and body posture is also giving off extreme confidence.
Microneedling is a non-invasive, effective service to help individuals “refresh” the look of their skin throughout the year with minimal risk. Microneedling is an effective and easy way to further develop your skincare routine toward your best-looking skin yet.
Ask us about scheduling availability for either of these services before your next event!
Signature Services Include…
–Essential Youth Reset
–Pigmentation Photoimaging Peel
–Environ Cool Peel
Let’s get in touch and discuss how we can best serve you on your journey to caring for your best skin ever.
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