Micro and Nano Needling Q & A
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that’s used to treat skin concerns via collagen production. Also known as collagen induction therapy, this treatment may help those looking to reduce the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks.
Microneedling may help address many skin-related complaints, including:
- Skin pigmentation issues
- Stretch marks
- Loose skin, such as after weight loss or liposuction
It may also help rejuvenate the skin.
How does microneedling work?
Microneedling increases the production of collagen and other healing factors by causing trauma to the skin. Collagen is an essential protein that helps keep the skin looking youthful, with a firm, smooth, and stretchy texture. Aging causes the decline of collagen in the skin, contributing to wrinkles and other signs of aging. Skin can also lose collagen due to injuries, such as acne scarring, stretch marks, or other scars. It is important to realize that microneedling is not a quick fix, as it involves the growth of new skin. It can take several months for a person to see the full results of the procedure.
Nano-needling stimulates collagen production in the skin by infusing active ingredients through microscopic channels and allows up to 97% product absorption! This treatment combats similar concerns as microneedling such as reducing the appearance of fine lines, acne, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and other skin blemishes using your body’s own natural repair response. You do not require numbing cream with this treatment as the needles used won't be penetrating the skin deeply and it is pain-free.
What are the benefits of nano-needling?
- Increased smoothness and hydration
- Increased nutrient absorption from products
- Firmer looking skin
- Improved texture and tone
What are the differences between Micro-Needling and Nano-Needling?
Both nano-needling & micro-needling address the same skincare concerns and they both use a needling pen to create micro-channels in the skin. The main difference between the two is the depth that the needles are able to penetrate into the skin.
Nano-needling only punctures the first layer of the skin (epidermis) while micro-needling penetrates into the deep dermis. If you are concerned about fine lines & wrinkles, swelling, dark pigmentation or sagging skin, then nano-needling is for you.
If your skin care concerns include deep wrinkles, hypo-pigmentation, stretch marks or deep acne scars, then micro-needling would be the treatment for that. By creating these micro-channels in the skin, it increases product absorption by 97% and encourages your body to rejuvenate itself.