Dermalogica Microneedling: Everything You Need To Know

Discover everything your Professional Skin Therapist wants you to know about Microneedling. story highlights

• Microneedling is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses fine needles to make miniscule, evenly-spaced micro-injuries to the skin.

• Results occur in 3 phases: Inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling

• So-called 'DIY dermarolling' can lead to soreness and infection without advanced results.

You may have heard of Microneedling—probably because it has become an extremely popular skin procedure across the world to target dark spots, visible pores and wrinkles. But what’s all the hype about and why is there such a high demand for this treatment? 

Find out how Microneedling works, how it can help you achieve your healthiest-looking skin, and what to expect during a treatment, 

How Microneedling Works

Microneedling is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses fine needles to make miniscule, evenly-spaced micro-injuries to the skin. This triggers the body’s wound healing process, stimulates healthy surrounding tissue to repair the damage, and  brings the skin back to its healthiest looking state.  

This repair process helps reduce the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles, sagging, and texture irregularities such as acne pitting or stretch marks. 

Recent studies have proven that Microneedling is effective in targeting the melanocytes responsible for melanin overproduction, which means you can achieve brighter, more even-toned skin. 

Wondering exactly what’s happening beneath the skin’s surface as a result of  Microneedling?

Phase 1: Inflammation

Triggers the skin's immune response

Phase 2: Proliferation

New, healthy-looking skin begins to form

Phase 3: Remodeling

Skin appears bright, smooth, and refined

Who is NOT a candidate for Microneedling?

Microneedling is generally safe for all skin types, but those who are pregnant, have a history of eczema, psoriasis, herpes, diabetes and other chronic conditions should consult with their physician for approval. 

Why “Dermarolling” And Other “At-Home Microneedling Devices” Are NOT As Safe Or Effective

“At-home microneedling tools” may consist of either a stamp studded with tiny metal spikes of different lengths or a roller (for “Dermarolling”.) Dermatologists agree that these may not bring you the advanced results you’d get from a professional treatment. Why?

This is primarily because the devices built for “at-home” use have shorter needle depths that vary between 0.1 mm-0.3mm and are designed mainly to enhance skin-care ingredient absorption. But what about the pro tools?

For safety reasons, those who are not aestheticians can’t use Microneedling tools with needles longer than .5mm since they penetrate the dermis, which is the layer of skin filled with nerves, blood vessels and glands. Professional Microneedling tools should only be administered by trained aestheticians to avoid infection, eye injury, bumps under the skin, and other issues that can occur if used incorrectly. 

With a professional Microneedling treatment in a trained aesthetician’s clinic, the needle depth increases to 0.5mm-3mm as the aim is to safely create a wound to trigger skin regeneration, remodeling and proliferation for visibly brighter, smoother, even-toned skin. 

Skin professionals also change the needles after each use and clean the tool properly with hospital-grade disinfectant. Lastly, they make sure the needles remain sharp enough so as not to leave jagged, unsightly tears in the skin. 

The bottom line? Microneedling should be administered by a professional in a sterile environment for your best results. 

Dermalogica’s PRO Microneedling Treatment

Dermalogica’s PRO Microneedling is safe, virtually painless, and can benefit all skin types. By targeting your skin’s inflammation and repair process, PRO Microneedling stimulates the production of new, healthy-looking skin. 

Our unique combination of customized techniques and powerful, professional-grade actives delivers ambitious results. PRO Microneedling helps:

Brighten your complexion

Reduce the appearance of dark spots

Diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles

Refine the look of pores

And, it even encourages lymphatic movement to help your face appear less puffy. 

What To Expect During Your PRO Microneedling Treatment

1) Evaluation: A Dermalogica Professional Skin Therapist will examine your skin.

2) Procedure

2A) Prep: Your skin will be degreased and resurfaced with a gentle peel. 

2B) Treatment

Microneedling: Using the appropriate needle size and depth to target your skin health goals, your Professional Skin Therapist will administer the Microneedling tool directly and evenly spaced across your skin. 

Professional Serums: Whether you want to boost brightness, target wrinkles, or reduce hyperpigmentation, your Skin Therapist will finish by applying the powerful serum best suited to your skin’s needs. 

2C) After Care

Most people require little down time if any. You may see redness for a few days after the procedure which is a natural response. Your Professional Skin Therapist will review your post care steps with you after the service on what to do and what to avoid for the next 24-72 hours. Results will be visible within two weeks! We recommend booking a series of PRO Microneedling treatments 4-6 weeks apart for optimal improvements and skin maintenance.

Ready for brighter, smoother, more refined looking skin? Book your Dermalogica PRO Microneedling Service today! 

Still have more questions? Contact one of our Professional Skin Therapists at Elys Wimbledon

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