Written by: Lauren Klein
On Tuesday April 6th I received microneedling and decided to give PRP a try so I added that on to my treatment at L-Aesthetics and Longevity with Katie Ladner, L.E. One of the best decisions I have made, and now there is no going back :)
Microneedling is a procedure that uses the SkinPen which is a very quick and painless treatment to help with damage to the skin from sun or scars, helps with anti-aging, shrinks pores, and so much more! I have listed a few things I have noticed improvement on since my treatment.
Because microneedling stimulates collagen and elastin production, it’s also super effective in addressing acne and other scars on your skin. I have been concerned about scarring from previous acne in my 20s and I really did notice the change in the scarring after just ONE treatment! In particular, I had a scar on my cheek that used to be deep and not only did the look of it bother me but I could feel it, and now it is barely there to the touch and doesn’t look anything like it used to.
SHRINKS PORE SIZE
This was one I was a little skeptical with due to the fact that microneedling involves tiny needles creating holes in your skin, however it doesn’t increase the size of your pores. It actually helps the appear of your pores look smaller in size. When the collagen around your pores is stimulated, making the pore itself almost disappear. And it did just that! My skin is looking more smooth and not so textured especially around the nose and cheek area!
IMPROVES THE WEAR OF TOPICAL PRODUCTS
After the 24-48 hours of healing and having my microneedling treatment done, I noticed that my morning and nighttime skincare routine was more pleasureable as products have been going on more smooth and so much better than they were going on prior to treatment! When your skin has received the micro holes from the skinpen, any skincare products are more readily and deliver them deeper into your dermis than they would be applied regularly.
Microneedling is effective in reducing the appearance of sun damage, particularly hyperpigmentation and age spots. Microneedling and its ability to stimulate new collagen and skin cells can reinvigorate your look and even out your tone, which is did for me. I love being out in the sun and before I knew the importance of sunscreen and protection against the heat and sun, I was reluctant and because of that I now suffer from sun damage. Microneedling has helped some of those concerns but I am ready to see what it truly does after my full series of treatments.
As we age, so does your skin by losing some of its elasticity. Aging skin may also look dull and lack a lustrous glow. Microneedling changes this, and it did for me! Immediately following treatment, even though I was very red and my skin looked and felt irritated, I noticed a difference to my skin. Now that it has been a week, I still have yet to apply any makeup because my skin looks so young, fresh, and honestly… I do not need to cover anything up!
Because I added PRP to my treatment, my healing process was sped up and I felt like I got so much of an advanced treatment. PRP is safe, effective, and reliable in providing healing and pain relief while ensured reduction of swelling and discomfort. I will not over exaggerate and say my skin didn’t feel sun burnt at all, but it did help with immediate swelling and was so manageable.