Getting older is a fact of life. We can’t avoid the aging process, but we can slow it down and reduce its effects. Microneedling helps to harness the natural healing processes of your body to diminish those telltale signs of aging and give your skin a more youthful appearance.
Sounds Scary But It’s Not
The name may sound a little scary, but microneedling isn’t something to be feared. The procedure involves passing a special device over your skin that creates very tiny micro-wounds with fine needles to awaken your body’s healing processes and stimulate the production of collagen. It’s an easy, relatively pain-free procedure.
What is Collagen?
Simply put, collagen is a protein. It’s made by your body and is a major building block of many body tissues including bone, muscle, and especially the skin. It’s the stuff that binds everything together.
Why Do I Need More Collagen?
Your skin gets its elasticity from collagen. As we age collagen production naturally declines, and as a result, skin starts to lose elasticity and firmness resulting in lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. The micro-wounds created by microneedling cause the body to produce more collagen to fill in and heal the tiny gaps, and this extra collagen helps to firm the skin, restore elasticity and diminish those fine lines and wrinkles.
Even More Benefits
Microneedling doesn’t just help to erase wrinkles. It’s also quite useful for minimizing the appearance of scars and reducing large pores for an even smoother skin texture. It does this by the same natural healing process that reduces wrinkles.
Microneedling requires no downtime. You’re free to resume your usual activities that same day, although the procedure does result in some slight swelling and redness for about 24-48 hrs. So keep that in mind when scheduling your treatment. Your esthetician will discuss with you which of your usual skincare products to use or avoid immediately after the procedure.
If you’re ready to experience smoother, more youthful skin some see the skincare experts at Parisian Salon & Day Spa. Call 860-632-2144 to book your microneedling appointment and get started on the path to younger-looking skin. You can find us at 9 Berlin Road in Cromwell, CT. You can also schedule appointments, purchase gift cards, and more on our mobile app, available on iTunes or Google Play. We bring the fabulous Paris experience right to you for hair, makeup, massage, and much more.