MICRONEEDLING 101: WHY YOU NEED IT
As a Licensed Esthetician, there's no question that I'm obsessed with flawless skin. But as I got older I wanted not only FLAWLESS SKIN but YOUTHFUL skin. Skin that would make every girl envy me. I spend most of my days constantly researching about new technology that could make me and my clients AGELESS, but I also get to dream up those ideas into new products, that I'm actually smearing them all over my face. On most days, I have about a 10-15 step skin ritual both mornings and evenings. And no, it wasn't because of the Korean beauty trend, it's because I believe it takes all those new skincare technology's to keep me YOUNG. It started when I became an esthetician at 21 and now I'm 39. As I approach my 40s, my intent is to NEVER AGE.
So when I first heard about at-home microneedling, I knew I had to have it in my clinic and offer to all my clients. The results were so incredible that I made it mandatory that all clients receive at least a mini-treatment because of the instant and long term benefits I could reach added it to a facial appointment.
The problem with in-office is that it makes a minimum of six treatments to really see full results and with my clients traveling or booked back-to-back on jobs it just become a hassle and I knew their had to be a better way to achieve the HOLY GRAIL - FLAWLESS, AGELESS, YOUTHFUL LOOKING SKIN just in a more accessible approach.
I bought every type of roller on the market to try and eventually realized its not just about the roller. It's the skin care cocktail I make for my clients to use pre and post facial that really does the deep work of transforming their skin. After playing around for the last two years doing COVID, my team and I at the LAB finally had a breakthrough in our clinical results.
Our new MIRCRONEEDLING at-home treatment kits offer an affordable way of giving yourself the same experience on-the-go of what's normally a $450 in-office treatment with me.
But let me first say, it’s important to understand the difference between professional microneedling with me and at-home microneedling which we offer. In each case, we use different tools to achieve the same results. Professional microneedling with me it’s a process in which a device containing ultra-fine needles is used to create tiny punctures in the skin.
Sound scary? I promise you it’s not – when performed by a professional, it’s all about creating a controlled skin injury, which in turn causes the skin to work harder to heal itself. The slight injury stimulates the growth of collagen [the scaffolding under the skin], which then improves the appearance of some scars and wrinkles.”
At home, it’s an even less invasive procedure. Our kits come with a microneedling tool called a derma-roller (which I specially choose for these kits.. their AMAZING BTW) and work to create tiny ‘microchannels’ in the skin using much smaller needles than those used in a clinic. The purpose of at-home microneedling is to jump start collagen and help the active ingredients within the penetrate deeper into the skin, resulting in better product efficacy. In short, it’s about making sure these super expensive actives reach the cell, so they can get to work to transform your skin. The roller helps ensure your skin cells work as hard as possible for you. After all, if they only sit on the top layer, they don't end up penetrating. What's the point? It's money wasted and we never want that.