What is Microneedling?

Microneedling Session in Orange County

One of the biggest trends to hit the beauty scene is actually quite…tiny!

Microneedling is a gentle skin-enhancing procedure that uses extremely small needles to activate the skin’s collagen and prevent aging. We’re excited to now offer microneedling along with our other holistic cosmetic services here at The Beauty Within!

If you’re looking for a quick, low-pain, high-results treatment to enhance your current beauty routine, it’s time to try microneedling. Here’s the scoop!

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is just what it sounds like: tiny needles! It’s a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses a tool called a “derma roller” to gently roll extremely tiny needles along the surface of the skin. These tools come in various sizes and some can even be used at home. For the safest and most effective results, we recommend leaving microtherapy to the professionals – like us!

Microneedling and Collagen: The Path to More Youthful Skin

At its core, microneedling is an anti-aging and skin-enhancing therapy that works by boosting the skin’s collagen production. In fact, microneedling is even sometimes referred to as “collagen induction therapy.”

Collagen is the essential protein that helps your skin stay youthful and toned, your joints supple, and your hair vibrant. As we age, however, our collagen production starts to wane. The skin does not lay down as much collagen as it used to, allow the skin to sag, wrinkle, and droop more readily. 

Contrary to popular belief, collagen cannot be absorbed into the skin – it’s beneficial effects only occur when produced in the body itself or ingested. One of the best ways to encourage the production of collagen is by introducing targeted stimulation to the skin and encouraging the production internally. Enter, microneedling!

What Can Microneedling Treat?

Considering the many benefits of microneedling, it’s no surprise that many people have opted to try this gentle procedure. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular areas and issues that microneedling can improve:

Fine lines and wrinkles
Age spots/sun spots
Acne scars
Large pores
Sagging or drooping skin
Uneven skin tone
Dry or lackluster skin
Stretch marks

Is Microneedling the Same as Cosmetic Acupuncture?

Microneedling and acupuncture have very similar goals and results, but they do differ slightly. In a microneedling session, the entire surface of the facial skin is repeatedly punctured with tiny needles as the derma roller rolls along the face. Its main goal is to produce collagen in the skin to reduce the signs of aging, treat scarring, or heal acne. 

Cosmetic acupuncture, on the other hand, is slightly more complex. Here, too, small needles are used to stimulate the skin’s collagen, but they are used as single needles in strategic points on the face. Cosmetic acupuncture does more than just stimulate collagen – it also works to bring nourishment to the skin, add lift, treat any underlying health issues or imbalances, and provide a sense of overall well-being. 

So, which treatment should you choose? This all depends on your health and beauty goals. In most cases, a combination of microneedling sessions and cosmetic acupuncture does the best job of providing amazing results. 

Is Microneedling Safe?

Microneedling is a very safe and minimally invasive procedure. However, due to the nature of microneedling there are a few mild side effects to prepare for. Most people will experience light bleeding as the roller activates the surface layer of the skin. In some areas, there may be minor irritation or redness after the treatment as the skin responds to the stimulation. 

As with any facial treatment, however, smart care is essential to a healthy outcome. A well-trained professional, like the team at The Beauty Within, can determine the best methods and target areas for a microneedling treatment, as well as use a technique that minimizes any potential side effects. 

Is Microneedling for Me?

Microneedling treatments are a great natural anti-aging solution for many people. Consider trying microneedling if you…

Want to help your skin stay youthful longer, without surgery or invasive procedures.
Want a natural way to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.
Want to diminish the look of acne scars or spots.
Are looking for a better way to boost your collagen production.
Are in good health, but your skin conditions haven’t responded to other treatments.
Have an established cosmetic acupuncture routine and want to enhance your results even further.
Love trying new natural beauty procedures that help heal your skin from within!

As with any procedure, however, microneedling is not for everyone. If you are pregnant, have a bleeding disorder, have open wounds near the treatment area, have had radiation therapy recently, have eczema or psoriasis, or are prone to scarring (including keloids), contact us to learn about other ways we can help you enhance your skin the natural way. 

Holistic Microneedling at The Beauty Within

The Beauty Within is so excited to offer microneedling, along with our other time-tested beauty therapies, to all our beautiful clients! Microneedling is the perfect addition to your current cosmetic acupuncture routine, or an excellent beauty tune-up in and of itself. 

When you come for a microneedling treatment at The Beauty Within, you can expect expert skills and care throughout the procedure. We’ll start by gently numbing the skin while you enjoy a relaxing body acupuncture treatment. Then we’ll move to a steam towel cleanse and the targeted microneedling treatment. To finish, we’ll soothe the skin and send you home with our hyaluronic acid serum for aftercare. 

Ready to try microneedling for yourself? Book your first microneedling session or contact us to learn more!

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