Microneedling: an Anti-Aging Technique That’s Good for Your Clients — and Your Business
For people familiar with the treatment, microneedling has become one of the most popular skin resurfacing procedures for tackling wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and other signs of aging. It involves the use of tiny needles to create precision micro-perforations where the dermis and epidermis meet. The result is controlled wounding that stimulates collagen and elastin production and skin renewal and repair. It is also often used to prepare the skin for topical ingredients, as the micro-perforations allow skincare ingredients to more efficiently penetrate the skin.
Microneedling alleviates fine lines and wrinkles, repairs sun damage, lifts and tightens skin, improves the appearance of scars, and reduces the size of pores. It is therefore the desired esthetics procedure for addressing:
Acne, chicken pox, and surgical scars
Wrinkles around the eyes and lips and on the forehead
Sun damaged skin
Rough skin texture
Traditional microneedling tools include stamps and rollers on which needles, arranged at fixed depths, are attached. Although these devices are still widely used, many of today’s estheticians gravitate toward automated microneedling devices that feature adjustable needles on a pen-like wand. These programmable devices allow estheticians to choose the depth at which the needles penetrate the skin, thereby customizing each procedure to a client’s specific needs.
Following the microneedling procedure, clients may experience slight redness and swelling, although downtime is usually minimal. The procedure can be performed every 4 to 6 weeks until the desired effect is achieved.
At Kudos, we offer an array of comprehensive continuing education online courses in the field of esthetics that are affordable — and fun! By using various learning techniques, you’ll learn new skills in a way that’s visually engaging and effective, making Kudos the best place for you to get your esthetician's license. For more information, give us a call today.