When it comes to Flexi skin tools, one of the most unique recent innovations in skincare is microneedling, which helps make our skin look and feel younger with just two-minute treatments.
Here is how it works, how to use a microneedler and what you need to know about the treatment.
How Does It Work?
Microneedling is a treatment where you use a roller that consists of hundreds of tiny needles and roll it over wrinkled or blemished skin, that can help to boost skin rejuvenation.
The concept behind the treatment is that it creates tiny little holes and abrasions in the skin, which activates a healing response in the body. It is sometimes known as collagen induction therapy, and can not only be used to rejuvenate the skin but also reduces wrinkles, blemishes and spot scars.
Microneedling can be done professionally or as an at-home treatment with your roller.
How To Use A Microneedler
The first step to using a microneedler is to wash your face and disinfect the roller. As it has needles, it should be sprayed with surgical spirit or sanitiser to ensure every needle is clean.
Use a gentle cleanser then gently roll the microneedler over your face. It is easier to split the face into four regions: your upper left, upper right, lower left and lower right. Roll over an area in one vertical or horizontal direction, lift the roller then roll it again two or three times.
Once you have done this, move the roller slightly then repeat until you have covered the entire region in one direction, then do it again in the other direction, making a crosshatch pattern.
Once you have finished rolling, rinse your face and pat it dry with a clean pad. Then wash and sanitise the roller again before putting it back in its case.
Your skin should be pink and flushed afterwards, although this should fade quickly.
Apply a serum or moisturiser afterwards.
What Do You Need To Know?
The microneedler’s main benefit besides stimulating skin rejuvenation is that there are little microchannels in the skin that are open, meaning that serums and moisturisers will work better as the active ingredient can enter the skin much faster.
It is an ideal treatment to use with other cosmetic skin treatments, such as chemical peels, although be sure to allow for plenty of time between microneedling and other treatments.
Make sure to take care of your skin after microneedling, as the skin is still open, and you may feel sore after use. Soothing skincare treatments, as well as hydrating ones, work very well after treatment, as they reach through the skin quicker.
With a home microneedler, the key is consistent treatments. Typically three times a week at night is a good routine to have, and as the needles are small they will take time. The main difference between home microneedling and cosmetic treatments is the size of the needles.
As microneedlers use a lot of needles, they do not last very long. Generally, they are fine for around three months but should be replaced by then.