21 Aug Microneedling: Why I swear by it?
Microneedling: Why I swear by it?
I was introduced to Microneedling by my Dermatologist about 4 years ago and became a fan immediately. I was on the hunt for solutions after a long battle with melasma and acne scars that started in my late 30’s. After my second session I may or may not have been accused of having‘something done’and I was hooked. It was the invisible differences that made it so addicting.
So how does it work?
The SkinPen microneedling device used at Skin Damsel Aesthetics causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process. These micro-injuries are essentially making your skin think it is being damaged, which triggers the production of new collagen cells, thus helping with the rejuvenation process. The number of passes or needle depth will always depend on how your skin is reacting to the procedure. We recommend a series of 3 treatments scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart for best results.
Will it be bloody?
Generally speaking, no. But, we love adding Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), which shortens recovery time and builds more collagen! This rejuvenation technique does require drawing your blood similar to what you would have done at your doctor’s office.
This ‘Blood Facial’ or ‘Vampire Facial®’ was made popular when dramatic pictures of Kim Kardashian and model Gisele Bündchen, with blood smeared on their faces (mostly for dramatic effect I suspect), surfaced on the internet a few years ago after getting their treatments done.
What can I expect?
With a little bit of topical numbing, it is quite a comfortable procedure. Once the numbing cream has taken effect your face will be cleaned, and you are ready to start! The entire treatment will take less than an hour . You can expect skin to feel dry and flake due to an increased turnover of skin cells. A gentle cleanser and keeping the skin moisturized will be crucial to your recovery. Always follow the guidelines given to you by your Skin Care Expert.
And last but not least expect beautiful glowing skin!
Other reasons why this treatment is so popular and is here to stay:
• Little to no downtime
• Comfortable experience
• Short procedure time
• Ideal any time of the year
• Real results from a safe, natural and minimally invasive procedure
• Clinically-proven, safe and effective
• effective for all skin colors and skin types light to dark
I am the owner of Skin Damsel Aesthetics in Dallas, Tx. I am sharing my personal experience which may not be applicable to others. I am a Nurse, and not a medical doctor and the content provided is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.
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