Aging is an inevitable process. We can’t avoid it, but we can reverse some of the effects. With microneedling you can harness your body’s natural healing ability to diminish fine lines and wrinkles for more youthful-looking skin.
Not as Scary as It Sounds
Microneedling may sound scary, but it is really an easy and virtually pain-free process. This procedure uses a device with many fine needles that penetrate the skin. This creates tiny micro-wounds that stimulate your body to produce more collagen to aid in healing.
So, What is Collagen?
Collagen is a natural protein produced by your body. In fact, it is the most abundant protein in the human body. It is a major building block of skin, bone, muscle, and many other tissues throughout the body. Think of it like the glue that holds things together.
Collagen’s Role in the Process
Collagen is what gives skin its elasticity. As we age we produce less collagen, and what we do produce is of lower quality. As a result, our skin loses its elasticity and we develop lines and wrinkles. The tiny wounds that microneedling produces triggers an increase in collagen production to fill the gaps and heal the skin. The extra collagen helps to firm and tone the skin to erase those telltale signs of aging.
Benefits Beyond Wrinkles
Microneedling has benefits beyond erasing wrinkles. It is also helpful in managing scars and reducing the appearance of large pores. Through the same healing process, scars are faded and pores reduced leaving your skin more smooth and supple.
After The Procedure
You will have little to no downtime following your microneedling session. You’ll be able to return to your normal activities right away. The procedure is minimally invasive causing only some mild redness and slight swelling which can be covered up with a bit of concealer if you wish. These side effects are a normal part of the process and will resolve quickly, usually within about 24 hours.
If you are ready to learn what microneedling can do for you, give us a call today at 808-739-0400 to schedule a consultation with one of our estheticians at Helen’s Haven Integrative Medical Spa. You can find us at 4819 Ave., #6 in Honolulu. Download our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play to manage appointments from your mobile device.