Micro Needling, Happening or Hype?
December 4, 2014
Micro-needling or CIT (collagen induction therapy) as it is sometimes called, is the latest in skincare trends but is it worth the cost? I have been micro-needling for the last three years and have seen terrific results and satisfied clients.
How soon will you see results?
Patience and a good at-home skin care routine are part of this program. Your collagen needs time to play catch up after these treatments and final results will not be seen until four weeks after your last treatment. The skin will be slowly improving over this four month period of time with lines softening and shrinking, pigment correcting itself and improved texture. When clients add in the benefit of a good skin care routine at home, these changes are amplified and tend to happen at a quicker pace.
Why is this you might ask? Because when your skin is prepped and hydrated it responds better to injury by being able to repair itself. Hydration is a key part of skin function and enables it to protect itself from foreign invaders, bacterial and fungus. Hydrated skin looks firmer and is more resilient.
Why is micro-needling so special?
Micro-needling is about creating mini micro wounds in the skin that cause your body to alarm, sending collagen and elastin running to its rescue and melanocytes (the cells responsible for pigmentation) aid in this repair healing and correcting pigmentation.
So does it hurt?
The majority of clients say the discomfort is minimal and some even skip numbing cream. If you are someone working acne scars then I would suggest numbing cream due to the fact we will need to work deeper in those areas. We do everything in our power to make sure you feel very comfortable throughout the treatment. Our Wayzata medical spa setting is very serene and clients often enjoy the time they spend in our esthetics area away from the hustle and bustle.