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Microneedling "Fountain of Youth"

February 10, 2017

Why would anybody want a procedure called

"microneedling?" It sounds intense...

And not in a good way. 

Microneedling, though, is an incredibly powerful procedure that encourages your body's natural collagen production. Check out this article about Microneedling I found from InStyle:

"Also referred to as Dermapen and Rejuvapen, microneedling is a treatment that involves using a tool with 11 super-tiny needles in the very tip, which can be adjusted by your professional between 0.5 and 2.5 millimeters. "0.5 millimeters is the smallest amount, which penetrates the stratum cornea, or the superficial layer of skin," Nazarian tells us. "You can think of microneedling as collagen induction—or collagen induction therapy, which is another name for it—and the treatment creates micro-punctures from the needles in your skin. Your body treats a small wound the same way as a large wound, and sends fibroblasts to create more collagen in the affected area. We are basically tricking your skin into thinking it has been wounded, but as a result, we're thickening the skin and improving the texture with this procedure." At Nazarian's practice, the treatment begins by first cleansing the face, then a growth factor serum by Tensage is then applied all over. Your doctor will then needle the serum in, apply another layer, then use a mask over the top to seal everything in. Keep in mind, this is not the same procedure as a "vampire facial," which uses growth factor from your own blood, and is recommended for very advanced signs of aging.

Microneedling also isn't exclusive to just the face area. The treatment can be done anywhere the skin on the body needs to be thickened, particularly those that have stretch marks, like the legs, chest, or butt, and 4 to 6 sessions on average usually do the trick."


Book your Microneedling appointment at Smoothe Denver here under the Microneedling section on our booking platform.


Citation: Mychaskiw, Marianne. "Everything You Need to Know About Microneedling.", 02 Sept. 2016. Web. 10 Feb. 2017.



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