What’s Microneedling and Why Should I Be Trying it?

It’s 2020, which means we are experiencing technological advances like we’ve never seen before and one huge place we are seeing this is in the beauty industry, especially when it comes to skincare. In the past few years leaps and bounds have been made in revolutionizing how we take care of and treat our skin. Two of these advancements: microneedling and radio frequency. Two big terms: but what do they mean and why should be you be trying them for your skin?

“RealSelf,” is a website that helps guests find and understand cosmetic procedures, and this year they named microneedling as the 13th (out of 20) “most worth-it non surgical treatments” of 2020, specifically the “Vivace Experience.” The Vivace is a skincare machine using teeny-tiny needles (hence microneedling) to reduce wrinkles, “stimulate collagen,” and tone the skin. What about radio frequency? “Radio frequency provides heat that stimulates collagen production which has been found to lead to tighter, younger-looking skin.” As we get older our collagen growth decreases, which allows for those pesky wrinkles to show up. Increasing our collagen can help fight those and other signs of aging. These two treatments, microneedling and radio frequency, are combined to create impressive skincare results that can be used on the face, neck, hands, arms, etc. The treatment has even been used to help reduce the appearance of scars.

What does a treatment look like? Treatments range from 30 to 60 minutes depending upon the area of concern. A numbing cream will be applied to the area and once it’s taken effect the treatment will begin. The skin care technician will use the Vivace on the areas of concern and end with a skincare mask that will absorb into the newly treated skin. The best results from the treatment are seen when done in a series: like three treatments over the course of three months. Like with any skincare, a routine creates the best results. The treatment is non-surgical and can be done anytime as there is very little downtime.

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