Can you do micro-needling treatments at home?by Emily Shaw
Can you do micro-needling treatments at home?
The short answer is yes, you can do micro-needling treatments at home.
Micro-needling is offered to help tighten the skin, reduce pore size, lessen acne scarring and blend pigmentation. Many people think it is barbaric but the enlightened realise that it’s actually okay and that there are many benefits.
Why is micro-needling beneficial?
Any time you ‘traumatise’ the skin your body responds by repairing the skin and stimulating collagen synthesis that then tightens the skin. Whilst on lockdown you can do a ‘0.5mm depth home treatment’ which is actually the maximum depth that a beauty therapist can do.
In the clinic you can have a deeper treatment but this requires local anaesthetic, unless your clinic has a machine that can deliver a Nanopore Mesotherapy treatment.
The other thing that happens is that the tiny micro-perforations in the skin then provide perfect channels for allowing the active ingredients in skincare products and masks to penetrate much more deeply into the skin than they would by just being applied topically on the skin surface.
I liken home treatments such as micro-needling to running 10K to prepare for a marathon or to keep your fitness up (where the marathon is a machine delivered collagen stimulating treatment at the clinic). Keeping the skin ‘fit’ and stimulating collagen production is key - just like doing different exercises to get your body in it’s best shape is important, so is stimulating your skin at home along with clinic treatments.
You can still combine treatments in lockdown by combining micro-needling with:
- Skincare products: Retinol, Antioxidants such as Daily Power Defense and 10% Vitamin C self-activating or Enzymatic Peel
- Masks: After your treatment apply either an EGF Glow mask or an EGF Refresh/Tight mask for 15-20 mins. The active ingredients will penetrate much deeper into your skin which is very beneficial
- LED light therapy: use home LED devices such as Celluma Lite, Celluma Face, Celluma Pod and Dermalux Flex.
Let us build you a ‘skin fitness treatment plan’ so you can be first off the blocks when we get out of lockdown. All you need to do is fill out our digital consultation form.