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27th Apr 2024

What is Microneedling?

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves using a device with tiny needles to create small punctures in the skin. These tiny punctures stimulate the body's natural healing process, which leads to the production of collagen and elastin – two proteins that make your skin look plump, smooth, and youthful.

Benefits of Microneedling

1. Improves Skin Texture

Microneedling helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and enlarged pores, resulting in smoother and more even skin texture.

2. Stimulates Collagen Production

By creating controlled micro-injuries, microneedling stimulates the body's natural collagen production, leading to firmer, more elastic, and youthful-looking skin over time.

3. Enhances Product Absorption

The microchannels created during microneedling allow skincare products to penetrate deeper into the skin, increasing their effectiveness in targeting specific skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation, acne, or aging.

4. Reduces Hyperpigmentation

Microneedling can help fade dark spots, sun damage, and other forms of hyperpigmentation by promoting the turnover of skin cells and encouraging the growth of new, healthy skin.

5. Minimizes the Appearance of Scars

Whether from acne, surgery, or injury, microneedling can help improve the appearance of scars by breaking down scar tissue and stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin fibers, leading to smoother and less noticeable scars over time.

How long does microneedling last?

The duration of microneedling results can vary from person to person depending on factors like skin type, age, and the specific condition being treated. In general, you may start to see improvements in your skin's texture and appearance after just one session, but multiple sessions are usually recommended for longer-lasting results.

On average, the effects of microneedling can last anywhere from a few months to over a year. However, to maintain optimal results, follow-up treatments may be needed periodically. It's essential to consult with your skincare professional to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your skin's needs and goals.

How should you prepare for your microneedling appointment?

1. Avoid sun exposure

Protect your skin from the sun's rays for a few days before your appointment.

2. Stop using harsh skincare products

Refrain from using products with ingredients like retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) for about a week prior to your treatment.

3. Stay hydrated

Drink plenty of water leading up to your appointment to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. 

4. Inform your skincare professional

Let your skincare professional know about any medical conditions, allergies, or medications you're taking. Also, inform them of any previous skin treatments you've had.

5. Arrive with clean skin

On the day of your appointment, ensure your skin is clean and free of makeup, sunscreen, or any other skincare products.

What to expect during your microneedling appointment at Glam India?

At Glam India, we aim to provide you with a comfortable and effective microneedling experience. Here's what you can expect during your appointment:

1. Consultation:

Before the treatment begins, our esthetician will have a brief consultation with you to discuss your skin concerns and goals.

2. Numbing Process:

Our esthetician will apply a numbing cream to your face for at least thirty minutes. This numbing cream helps minimize any discomfort you may feel during the microneedling process.

3. Microneedling Procedure:

Once your face is adequately numb, the microneedling procedure begins. Our esthetician will use a microneedling pen with tiny needles on the tip to create controlled micro-injuries on different sections of your face. With each pass of the pen, a custom serum infused with vitamins, will be applied to nourish your skin throughout the process.

4. Sensations During Treatment:

During the procedure, you may feel a slight scratching sensation, especially after the third pass of the microneedling pen. However, with the numbing cream in effect, any discomfort is minimized, and the treatment remains tolerable.

5. Post-Treatment Care:

After completing the microneedling process, our esthetician will apply a cooling face mask to soothe and calm your skin. Following the mask, a calming face cream will be applied to seal in moisture.

6. Downtime and After-Care:

The amount of downtime needed after microneedling varies from person to person, typically ranging from 2 to 7 days. We recommend avoiding activities such as working out, wearing makeup, or using harsh skincare products for at least 24 hours post-treatment. It's also essential to stay out of direct sunlight to protect your newly treated skin.

Microneedling is a versatile and effective treatment that can address a variety of skin concerns. If you're looking to improve your skin's texture, reduce the appearance of scars or wrinkles, or enhance the effectiveness of your skincare products, microneedling may be the right choice for you. At Glam India, we are committed to providing you with a safe and comfortable microneedling experience. Book your microneedling appointment at Glam India and visit our conveniently located salon in Arlington, Mansfield, Bedford, or Grand Prairie.

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