Micro-Needling | The 101
MICRO-NEEDLING...lmk if you would like to see a short video on this in the comments!
Two main benefits; stimulates epidermal growth factors to boost collagen and elastin that plump and firm skin, increases absorption of active ingredients by greater than 90% to stop early signs and aging + prevent new lines/wrinkles from occurring. Other benefits include; decreasing fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, and age spots.
To achieve great results, you need to make sure you are micro-needling safely and properly. See below for my tips.
1️⃣ At home—your needles should be no larger than .3mm. These are pain-free and highly effective. Needles over .5mm please see a professional.
2️⃣Use 3-5X/week and replace every month. The needles become dull and much less effective over time.
3️⃣ Don’t micro-needle on acne or other open sores (spreads bacteria) and only micro-needle the same area 2-3X/session.
4️⃣ Sterilize roller after each use with 91% alcohol. Leave it in open air for 5 min to dry and then you can store it.
5️⃣ Last but not least—rolling technique:
•gently roll over skin vertically, horizontally, and diagonally, rolling over each side of the face, forehead, chin , lips and neck
•apply another layer of serum (could be the same or different)
•apply your moisturizer and don’t forget your SPF for daytime
Purchase from a reputable source or medical office.