For the past 10 or so years, botox ruled the roost when it came to extreme anti-aging, but it finally has a contender...
Micro-needling, been hailed as the non-invasive way to get youthful skin (and not to mention its ability to banish stretch marks and acne scars for good), and has taken the beauty world by storm. But what do you know about micro-needling, and would you ever go under the needle yourself?
How Does It Work?
Micro-needling works by pushing or rolling microscopic needles into your skin to create very small and controlled punctures. By doing this, your skin is forced into repair mode, encouraging dormant scars to heal and new cells to produce.
When your skin enters into repair mode, it begins to produce more collagen and elastin. These are both the building blocks of your skin, and as we age and these both decrease, our skin begins to wrinkle and sag. By encouraging your skin to produce more, you'll experience plumper and more youthful skin, as if you've pressed pause on aging skin. It will also help with texture, pigmentation and heal dormant scars.
By micro-needling, gradually and over time, your skin will be able to renew itself, boosting collagen and stimulating dormant scars to heal.
Is It Safe To Do It At Home?
There isn’t a right or wrong way to start micro-needling, although at-home treatments won’t be as harsh on your skin and you can take your time with it.
When it comes to getting it done professionally, you’ll probably have to return and get them same treatment around 3-5 times, with 4-6 week intervals.
If you’re doing it at home, you can use it around 2-3 times a week, or as often as your skin allows. (Dependant on your skin's healing time).
However, if you decide t embark on the at-home route, you do need to make sure that the roller is steralized and that your skin is cleansed. You should also avoid using a derma-roller on certain skin types. Because you’re causing micro injuries on your skin, don’t use a dermaroller on broken skin, or if you suffer from eczema, hypersensitive skin or if your skin is currently sun burnt.
One of the main benefits of using it at home is that you can use microneedling to boost your skincare routine, as the micro injuries on your skin means that products will be able to work more effectively as your skin can absorb them, therefore making them more effective.
Using Microneedling Alongside Your Skincare Routine
At Cel, we’ve created a skin care range built to ultilize Stem Cell Technology, encouraging high cell turnover in the same way microneedling does. By using Stem Cells in your skincare you’re making sure you’re increasing the amount of collagen and elastin in your skin. By using microneedling alongside our products, your skin cells will experience a higher turnover, therefore keeping your skin youthful and encouraging dormant scars to heal.
We recommend using a derma roller alongside our Stem Cell Face Mask. Once you have used the derma roller, apply the Stem Cell mask and leave for your skin to soak in the plant stem cells which encourage the production of collagen and help renew damaged cells. When used together, you can work to heal dormant scars and encourage youthful and plump skin effectively.
If you don't fancy the so-called 'vampire facial', using our Stem Cell Sheet Masks works in a similar way to even out skin tone and boost collagen. When used together, you can give yourself the ultimate facial, but even the Sheet Mask will transform your skin after the first use!