It may seem as though the skincare industry is constantly introducing new products and techniques to help individuals achieve clear, soft skin. One such technique that you may have heard of is microneedling. The term itself may sound painful, and you may be cautious to give it a try, but once you do, it can prove to be a very effective form of skincare. In today’s post, we will provide you with more information about microneedling, including how to prepare and what to expect.
At Lash Envy Studios in Mesa, we are proud to offer a variety of services in our beauty salon that are designed to help you look your very best, from facials and microneedling to brow tinting and lash extensions. Our goal is to help you walk out our doors looking and feeling like the best version of yourself. Continue reading below to learn more about microneedling and what you can expect when you schedule an appointment at our beauty salon, and when you’re ready, give us a call today to get started!
What Is Microneedling?
Before you go ahead and book your first microneedling appointment, it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting into, especially considering microneedling may not be an ideal treatment method for all people. Microneedling is a beauty procedure where a certified esthetician will use a special tool that will puncture the very first layer of your skin using tiny needles. For many people, this may sound more like torture than a beauty treatment. However, it’s important to note that numbing cream is used to help make the procedure more comfortable, and any pain that you feel is temporary.
The reason for this procedure is to help stimulate the growth of collagen in your skin. Collagen is a protein your body makes naturally to help provide your skin with structure and bounce. As you age, collagen production may decrease, and going through a microneedling procedure can help stimulate more growth, as well as help your skin naturally repair any damages such as acne scars.
What Are the Benefits?
The idea of a tool that uses needles to puncture your skin may sound very unappealing, so you may be asking yourself why people pay to have this treatment. The simple answer is that it can provide many unique benefits to your skin. One of the most significant benefits that people can expect from this treatment is the ability to improve the texture of your skin. Many people have skin that is rough or bumpy in texture, whether it’s from acne or some other skin condition. When you receive a microneedling treatment, the needles puncture the skin across your entire face, encouraging the collagen to repair the damage and improve the texture of your skin in the process. In addition to treating the texture of your skin, microneedling can also:
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles
- Reduce the appearance of scars
- Reduce hyperpigmentation (sunspots and acne scarring)
How to Prepare
If you decide that microneedling is the right treatment for you, there are a few things you can do to prepare and ensure that you will get the best results with your treatment. For those who have never tried microneedling before, it may be wise to schedule your appointment in person so that the experts will be able to look at your skin and advise you on whether or not it’s the right treatment for you. After you schedule your appointment, the salon may also provide you with a few tips on how you can prepare for your upcoming appointment. For the most part, at Lash Envy Studios, we recommend that our clients come prepared with clean, dry skin, as well as discontinue use of harsh acids, cleansers, and products containing retinol a few days prior to your appointment to ensure that your skin doesn’t get aggravated with the treatment.
What to Expect
When you arrive for your appointment, your technician will first apply a numbing cream to your face to help make the procedure more comfortable for you. The numbing cream helps to ensure that the microneedling treatment doesn’t hurt. However, it may still feel a little uncomfortable, but it’s important to note that any feelings of discomfort will go away quickly once the treatment is complete. Once the treatment is complete, your technician may apply a soothing face serum to help increase collagen production and reduce irritation. The great thing about microneedling treatments is that once you leave the salon, there isn’t any downtime, so you can go about your day!
Interested In Giving Microneedling a Try?
If microneedling sounds like the treatment for you, our team at Lash Envy Studio in Mesa is here to provide you with the high-quality service you deserve. We’re proud to offer a variety of treatments in our beauty salon that are designed to make you look and feel amazing. Explore our website to learn more about the services we offer, and when you’re ready, give us a call to schedule your first microneedling appointment today!