Celebrities are offered all the best skin care advice and treatments so it makes sense to keep an eye on what they’re up to.
One treatment that’s very popular among celebrities is microneedling and it looks like the Stars are loving this procedure!
The "A-Lister" line up includes Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian and Demi Moore, just to name a few.
At the Cannes Film Festival Angelina Jolie caused such a sensation with her youthful appearance that her preference for micro-needling was covered by the Los Angeles Times.
Jennifer Aniston said, *“I do micro-needling! I just learned about it a couple months ago from a facialist in New York. It allows the serums and whatever products you’re using to really soak in”*
Aniston is referring to the fact that microneedling provides a short window of opportunity that allows post-treatment products to travel down the fresh channels in the skin reaching the important parts at concentrations that aren’t otherwise possible. These channels allow a momentary increase in permeability that is hundreds of times the normal degree that topical products can penetrate the skin. The effects of topical serums can be accelerated dramatically.
But that’s actually not the main benefit of microneedling.
The single most aging thing that happens to our skin is the gradual loss of collagen and elastin. Microneedling triggers the skins wound-responses causing it to produce new collagen and elastin and making the skin look and feel younger and firmer. Wrinkles are reduced, tones are evened and sagging is lifted. *Yayyyy!! *
Unlike many other profoundly effective treatments microneedling does not try to force skin cells into a different state unnaturally. Microneedling triggers the skin’s own native rejuvenation process and is, therefore, completely natural. For this reason it works amazingly well with all skin types.... *Cool! *
So if you’re looking for a quick, painless, and effective way to improve the texture, tone, and overall appearance of their skin, then Microneedling might be a great option for you.
Microneedling has been proven to significantly improve the following skin problems:
- Rough skin texture
- Fine lines
- Crow's feet
- Laugh lines
- Surgical scars
- Acne scars
- Chicken pox scars
- Large pores
- Sun damaged skin
- Aging skin=
- Stretch marks
To make sure that you’re getting the best care and treatment, the following are a few tips that you should consider following.
First a bit of History and Facts
The concept of needling the skin has been present for hundreds or even thousands of years, dating back to ancient cultures. Evidence shows that the Chinese, Indians, and Egyptians had all explored microneedling to some degree.
The Microneedling procedure that we know of today is predicated on modern, science-based concepts.
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 can also help to reduce the appearance of acne scars and even stretch marks.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling works by encouraging your skin to make more collagen. The idea is that pinpricks from the procedure cause slight injury to the skin and that the skin responds by making new collagen-rich tissue.
This new skin tissue is, in turn, more even in tone and texture. It’s normal for the skin to lose collagen via age or injury. By encouraging the skin to make new tissue, there may be more collagen to help make the skin firmer, too.
In addition to facial concerns, microneedling is sometimes used to treat stretch marks in other areas of the body. One study found that microneedling was effective for stretch marks on the thighs and abdominal area when combined with fillers.
Scarring on other body parts may also be treated with this procedure. However, microneedling is primarily used on the face.
Microneedling vs. Lasers and Other Treatments
Microneedling presents several advantages over other skin rejuvenation treatments.
- With a lower risk of hyperpigmentation and scarring, it's safer for darker skin tones than many other skin-rejuvenating options, particularly those that are laser-based.
- Microneedling is suitable for thin and sensitive skin types.
- Microneedling is very cost-effective, and can be used on areas that chemical peels or laser resurfacing are unable to treat, such as around the eyes.
- Unlike ablative resurfacing techniques, which literally remove the outermost layers of skin, microneedling leaves the epidermis intact. This means the treatment can be repeated as needed.
- Some other treatments leave a distinct line between skin that’s been treated and the skin that hasn’t been treated. There's no such line of demarcation with microneedling, meaning specific areas of scarring can be targeted without the need to “blend” the edges of the treated area.
- You can resume your regular activity schedule within days, depending on how deeply the needles have penetrated your skin. Many other treatments with similar results, like laser resurfacing for example, have a much
- The procedure is easy, and well tolerated by the vast majority of people.