Revitalize Your Skin With This Effective Treatment

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By Christine Lewy, Licensed Esthetician

The Divine Complexions Building
Interested in more youthful-looking skin, less scarring and even skin tone, then microneedling might be for you. But, what is microneedling exactly?

Microneedling is a treatment that produces micro channels with, yep, you guessed it, micro-sized needles. Yikes! It’s no cause for concern though as this is a minimally invasive procedure that causes the skin to heal itself and produce more collagen and elastin. This, in turn, creates more youthful-looking skin. It’s also a great option to improve skin texture, reduce acne scarring, even out skin tone, reduce pore size, lessen stretch marks and reduce dark spots. This treatment is usually performed on the face but can be done on other areas of the body. Some microneedling services may also include a collagen enhancing serum that can boost results.

Beware, this is not a home treatment, and any device claiming to be safe to be used at home is not advised. At-home microneedling devices have shorter needles and do not penetrate the skin to the depth needed to see the change you’re desiring. Make sure you’re seeing a professional for this treatment, too. A microneedling treatment is performed by an advanced esthetician, nurse or doctor.

How long does it take?

First the practitioner will apply a numbing cream, which ensures a comfortable experience. Usually the full treatment will last about 60 minutes. The time of the service depends on the “extras” added into the treatment, such as a firming mask. Depending on the results you’re looking for, you may need up to four to six treatments performed about a month apart.

What can you expect afterwards?

Expect to have some redness that usually lasts for 24 hours and up to three days. Your skin may feel sunburned, and you may experience some light swelling around the affected area. Your body will soon begin to make collagen to fill in and heal the treated area. For best results, it’s recommended clients incorporate an effective skincare regimen with anti-aging products. Treatments like microneedling are only as effective as the great skincare routine that’s performed morning and night. You’ll want to avoid exfoliating treatments like retinols and scrubs for up to a week following this treatment, but ask your professional for their recommendation.

How soon do you see results?

You may notice an instant smoothing effect, but full results won’t be visible for up to six weeks.

Who can receive this treatment?

Most anyone can opt in for this procedure as long as the client doesn’t have active acne or wound-healing problems.

Christine Lewy Licensed Esthetician Divine Complexions Spa Owner Award-Winning West Coast Glo Skin Beauty Makeup Artist NW YUMI Lashes Educator

Christine Lewy Licensed Esthetician Divine Complexions Spa Owner Award-Winning West Coast Glo Skin Beauty Makeup Artist NW YUMI Lashes Educator

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