The past few years have seen a movement in the beauty industry towards natural treatments and products. People are starting to think about what they put on their skin and how they want to address the aging process. At Blue Illusion Beauty, with locations in San Diego, Murrieta, and Carlsbad, CA, we want to introduce you to microneedling, a natural treatment that delivers some incredible anti-aging results.
What Can Microneedling Do for Your Skin?
Microneedling is a powerful treatment because it can perfect, repair, heal, and transform your skin. It capitalizes on the body’s ability to heal itself naturally. It creates tiny injuries in the skin that the body responds to by healing, repairing, and restoring the skin from the inside out.
It Increases Collagen and Elastin Production
Collagen is a natural dermal filler. No one needs fillers when they’re younger because their skin has natural collagen and elastin that help keep it voluminous, youthful, and smooth. As you age, your body produces less of these proteins, and hollow areas form. However, by stimulating your body’s natural collagen and elastin production abilities, you can force it to create more of your own natural filler beneath your skin to smooth lines and wrinkles and restore youthful volume.
It Helps Fill in Acne Scars
If you have acne scars on your skin, you’ve probably tried everything to eliminate them yet with not much success. Acne scars are difficult to treat. They are essentially craters on the skin’s surface that affect the skin texture. However, increasing collagen below an acne scar will increase the skin volume to create a more even skin texture. If you’re looking to improve your skin texture and help lighten acne scars, this treatment can help you do it.
As you age, your skin loses elastin, which is the protein responsible for your skin’s elasticity. Without skin elasticity, your skin will begin to wrinkle, sag, and droop. If you have specific areas on your face with loose skin, this treatment can help increase elastin and firm and tighten the skin so that you can look more like your younger self again.
It Can Shrink Large Pores
Large pores can result from genetics, age, or lifestyle factors. Whatever the case, they detract from your complexion. Collagen induction therapy treatments can help tighten the skin and, in doing so, shrink the pores to make them appear smaller and less noticeable.
It Can Address Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation shows up as melasma, sunspots, age spots, pregnancy mask, and other forms of discoloration. This treatment can help improve hyperpigmentation and create a more even skin tone.
It Can Improve the Appearance of Stretch Marks
If you’ve suffered from stretch marks for any length of time, you know that they can make you feel helpless because they are so difficult to treat. Microneedling is one treatment that can finally make a difference in the appearance of your stretch marks by boosting collagen production below the skin and address that stretch mark to help it appear more even.
It Helps Smooth Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles begin to form as the skin loses elasticity and as collagen production slows with each year that you age. Microneedling can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by addressing aging at the source. Increased collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin will make a significant difference in your skin and help you address aging in a natural yet powerfully effective way.
Microneedling With PRP
At Blue Illusion Beauty, we offer microneedling treatments with PRP so that you can get the anti-aging and skin rejuvenating benefits of two treatments in one. This needling treatment creates micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. The body responds to these injuries with a healing response. It calls on the immune system to cleanse the skin from the inside out. It also increases the cellular turnover rate and increases collagen and elastin production.
How It Works
This process uses a device with tiny needles to create injuries in the skin, but those injuries are also tiny channels—picture them as pathways from the top layer of the skin to the deeper layers. Anything you apply to your skin after a microneedling treatment will directly absorb into the deeper layers of your skin to help heal, regenerate, and increase the rate at which your skin repairs itself.
When we use PRP during this treatment, we can take advantage of this higher absorption rate and apply a powerful natural growth serum to the skin to deliver some incredible results.
PRP is the ultimate anti-aging serum, but it’s not sold in a bottle, and you can’t buy it online. It can only be obtained from the blood through a specialized process. PRP is platelet-rich plasma and is the aspect of your blood that works to heal, renew, and restore the body. Once PRP is isolated from the rest of your blood, it can produce some powerful results.
To obtain PRP, we perform a standard blood draw. Then, we will take that blood and place it into a centrifuge. A centrifuge is a specialized device specifically designed to spin the blood to isolate PRP from the rest of the plasma. Once the PRP is isolated, we will apply it directly to the surface of your skin after your microneedling treatment.
PRP will reach into the deeper layers, and your skin will absorb it through the microchannels created during the treatment process. Not only will this treatment result in increased collagen and elastin production post-treatment, but you will get all the benefits of PRP as well.
What Areas Can It Treat?
Patients typically schedule this treatment to address concerns on the face, but it can also be used to treat and improve the skin on the neck and chest.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
After undergoing this treatment, you can resume your normal daily activities. You will need to avoid excess sun exposure and keep your skin hydrated to help protect it and achieve the best possible results.
Our estheticians can recommend specific products to apply post-treatment to protect your skin, maintain adequate skin hydration, and promote your treatment results. Some patients see a visible improvement in their skin immediately after their treatment, but the most visible results appear within six weeks of treatment.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients benefit from a series of several treatments with a few weeks between each. Each treatment will help build on your results and help your body create more collagen over time. When you come in for your consultation, we will create your customized treatment plan and provide you with a more concrete idea of the type of results you can expect and how many treatments you will need.
Is This Treatment Right for Me?
If you’re looking for a natural way to combat aging, microneedling is the perfect treatment to do so. It uses your body’s healing abilities to improve the skin in a natural yet innovative way. This treatment is safe for most patients except those with an active infection or active acne breakout in their planned treatment area.
If you want to learn more about collagen induction therapy with PRP and how it can help transform your skin, we can help. Contact us today at one of our Blue Illusion Beauty locations in San Diego, Murrieta, and Carlsbad, CA, to schedule your consultation.