Micro-needling & Micro-channeling: What You Need to Know Before You Try It

Micro-needling and micro-channeling are becoming more and more popular. Here’s why!

Every magazine, beauty blogger, and Instagram influencer worth his or her credibility is talking about these procedures. But what exactly is micro-needling and micro-channeling and is the right beauty treatment for you? Read on to find out more!

What is it?

You’ve probably already guessed that these beauty treatments involve needles. Yes, you guessed right! But a lot of people don’t know much more beyond that. Skin needling is a minimally invasive beauty treatment. It has been heralded as a quick fix for hyper-pigmentation, acne scars, and facial lines.

 

How does it work?

It’s actually quite a simple process. An aesthetician or dermatologist will press micro or nano pen needles into the client’s skin. The pressure of these needles kick-starts your body’s healing process. This increases your natural production of collagen and elastin, which gives the beautiful skin that everyone has been raving about! On top of this, you can also have a booster product such as hyaluronic acid, or vitamin C applied after the procedure for a healthy skin boost!

 

What’s the difference?

Both treatments have use pen-like devices to help stimulate skin reaction which aims to induce serum infusion and cell turnover. The main difference is the type of device used and the technique.

Micro-channeling like AquaGold Fine Touch is the next generation of micro-needling. It uses “stamp technique” which prevents the possibility of micro-tears on the skin.

 

Is it right for me?

Skin needling is not for everyone. The best way to work out whether it’s the proper beauty treatment for your skin type is to talk to a professional. Whether you see a licensed aesthetician or a dermatologist, make sure you have a chat about your options first. However, this isn’t just about skin. For some clients, the idea of micro-needling is unnerving. Even though it’s minimally invasive and almost painless, it’s obviously not a process for everyone. So, before you book an appointment, find out all the details you can about the procedure and its effects. This is the best way to make the right decision about your skin care.

Not every beauty facility has the same approach. The differences could be anything from needle size to the style of the procedure. Additionally, there are also slightly different techniques. For instance, some professionals will also do some derma rolling to increase the skin’s absorption. The great thing about micro needling is that it’s 100% natural. All the beautiful skin effects after the treatment are all produced from your own collagen and elastin. Skin needling just helps to stimulate the natural process!

 

What are the effects?

Essentially, the skin needling treatments help re-energize the skin. It’s perfect for people looking for a stunning and natural glow. However, it also targets a slew of different skin problems — namely, acne scars, large pores, and wrinkles. Most clients describe a “glowy” plumpness to their skin post-treatment. It’s recommended to update your treatment at least every two months to keep your new re-energized look!

 

Does it hurt?

This is probably one of the most common questions about skin needling. Although it’s not painless, there’s only a small amount of discomfort. Some clients have compared it to getting a tattoo. However, because the needles only go over the skin once, it’s quicker and easier than getting a tattoo. Keep in mind that you’ll have to keep your skin nice and hydrated after the treatment. You can use hyaluronic acid or even just moisturizing cream post-session. Until your skin has completely healed, you’ll also need to avoid any harsh products such as exfoliators. On top of this, sweat and UV light can cause irritation after the treatment. So, relax inside the following day to allow your skin time to heal and reap in the benefits!

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