Cosmetic micro-needling is a minimally invasive technique using a derma roller equipped with many tiny needles that produce microscopic channels in the skin, allowing the active ingredients in your skin care products to penetrate the skin up to 10,000 times more effectively than by applying products topically. This technique makes it possible to improve the delivery of powerful antioxidants, vitamins and polypeptides, thereby accelerating natural collagen production and skin cell regeneration. In addition, this breach of the epidermis triggers a natural healing process, which releases many growth factors and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. The result: softer, firmer skin, reduced fine lines and wrinkles and thickening of the skin for a better protection against damage caused by exposure to UV rays and environmental pollutants.
This technique promotes skin rejuvenation of the face, neck and décolleté, with little to no discomfort and absolutely no down time. You can do this treatment in the comfort of your home, two to seven nights a week as included in your daily skin care regimen. The use of the roller requires only a few minutes after cleansing with a mild facial cleanser and consists in a back and forth movement of the roller across all the surfaces of the face followed by the application of the serums and creams included in the evening skin care regimen.
• Optimal absorption of the active ingredients contained in skin care products
• Better skin firmness
• Smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles
• Reduction of hyperpigmentation
•Thickening of the skin
• Reduction of dilated capillaries and blood vessels
• Useful for targeted application on hard to reach areas, such as the area around the eyes and mouth
Cosmetic micro-needling has its medical counterpart when treating deeper in the skin, such with wrinkles, scars and stretch marks. For medical microneeddling, the use of rollers with longer needles is necessary to ensure deeper penetration into the skin’s layers. This technique is usually done under medical supervision and requires the application of an anesthetic cream. Recovery time is usually a few days due to redness and swelling that may occur.