Everything You Need To Know About Microneedling.
Designed to enhance luminosity and revitalise the skin. We have developed FACE and BODY home Microneedling devices for those seeking rejuvenated fresh healthy skin.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling uses a handheld device with hundreds of micro-fine, medical grade titanium needles designed to roll across your skin to create microscopic injuries. Clinically referred to as ‘collagen induction therapy’ or 'CIT', and often referred to as 'dermarolling'. It is a treatment designed to invoke the healing response in your skin by causing micro-trauma in a carefully controlled manner. Performing the treatment on yourself is simple, painless and the results rather fabulous.
When Microneedling, you’re making microscopic indentations in your skin’s collagen matrix along with creating “micro-channels,” which allow skincare products to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. Research has shown product absorption can be up to 300% more than without Microneedling. The treatment boosts the production of collagen and elastin in the treated area and will refine, rejuvenate and renew the skin. Microneedling is a treatment that you can do at home or in a clinic. In clinic treatments use much longer needles, up to 3mm, which requires numbing cream before treatment. Using this length of needle, is often referred to as 'Medical Microneedling'.
Microneedling at home, two to three times every week may be one of the quickest and easiest ways to achieve flawlessly illuminated skin.
Always roll on freshly cleansed skin and ensure you sanitise your device before and after every treatment to avoid bacteria build-up. Infection spreads so do not use on breakouts or inflamed skin.
Microneedle your skin at night as you can expect your skin to be slightly flushed after treatment. These tiny superficial injuries close very quickly, within 15 mins, so immerse the skin with sheer moisture in the form of Hyaluronic Acid serum, Peptide serum or your favourite bodycare cream for ultimate hydration.
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Microneedling is a multipurpose treatment that helps improve the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, sagging skin, uneven skin tone and enlarged pores.
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
The micro-channels created, kick starts the healing process and reminds the skin to produce more collagen and elastin thereby plumping the skin from the sub-layers.
- Reduce hyperpigmentation and give you a more even skin tone
Any sort of skin problem (inflammation, pimples, eczema) and sun damage, can result in the skin changing colour, leaving the skin looking blotchy, uneven, and ultimately older. Microneedling can successfully help reduce and improve skin tone.
- Exfoliate the skin
Exfoliation is important because removing dead skin cells makes your skin look fresh, smooth and illuminated.
- Better absorption of your skin care products.
The micro-channels created during treatment enable serums and creams to be absorbed in a way that simply isn’t possible on untreated skin, in fact, research has shown it to be up to 300% more!
- Reduce scarring
Scarring is caused by a process known as fibrosis. This is a very good thing when healing larger wounds, because it makes everything stick together. However, beneath the skin the ‘glue’ is so strong that it can pull the skin down and create pock marks or scars. Not so good.
Microneedling helps to break down fibrosis underneath the skin which allows the skin to ‘let go’ and release the surface of the skin, reducing the appearance of the scar.
- Reduce the size of your pores
By encouraging the little blood vessels to supply blood, oxygen and nutrients straight into the dermis (the second layer of skin), the pores are ultimately tightened. Ironic, isn’t it? By making holes in your skin, you make the holes that are already there smaller…
When is the best time to use my OLIVIEREWILSON Microneedling roller?
Microneedle in the evenings before bed to allow the body time to do regenerative work. By Microneedling just before we sleep, collagen production in our skin is enhanced thanks to this natural regenerative cycle. Plus, skin can be flushed and sensitive post Microneedling, and this allows time to sleep it off.
What’s the best skincare to use alongside your Microneedling treatment?
Reach for Hyaluronic Acid serum, Peptide serum or Vitamin A (if it doesn't irritate) to drench the skin with sheer moisture. These active ingredients promote hydration, reduce wrinkles, boost collagen, promote cellular turnover and even skin tone. This combination of Microneedling followed by a hydrating, renewing serum will help restore skin’s youthful bounce and glow. A Hyaluronic acid complex adapts with your internal moisture levels throughout the day, ensuring skin is hydrated and ever-dewy.
Do not apply harsh AHA's (like Glycolic acid) after Microneedling. Reactive ingredients, especially exfoliating acids can be too harsh for the skin in this sensitive state and can cause irritations. Remember you’ve just caused micro-injuries across your face, so be gentle.
How long will does the Microneedling device last?
Similar to razor blades, over time the needles on your device will become blunt. Your device should last three to four months.
How often should you use the Microneedle Skin Roller?
Normally two to three times per week.
Which Microneedle size is best?
Start with our 0.3mm FACE Skin Roller then progress to the 0.5mm FACE Skin Roller when you feel more confident using these essential skincare tools and your skin is familiar with the sensation. OLIVIEREWILSON have also created a device for the BODY with 0.75mm needles.
How do I clean my Microneedling device?
Before and after use, sanitise your device using the OLIVIEREWILSON Sanitising Spray. This product has been Dermatologically tested and is Allergy UK approved. It is perfect for skin care devices as it is an anti bacterial spray, immediately killing 99.9% of bacteria. The solution is water based, contains Hypochlorous Acid and alcohol free. There is no need to rinse residue.
Store the Microneedling device in the protective case provided and DO NOT SHARE. It's exclusively yours!
Can I Microneedle my lips and eyelids?
No. They are too sensitive. Roll above the lip to help soften Perioral lines.
Can I treat during pregnancy / breastfeeding?
We suggest you avoid Microneedling during pregnancy. There is so much change taking place in the body during pregnancy and there is a slight risk for hyperpigmentation if you introduce Microneedling. The strain on the skin, combined with high hormone levels can cause changes in pigmentation. Apply hydrating serums and masks to keep your skin well hydrated.
What is the difference between an OLIVIEREWILSON Microneedling device and a Dermaroller?
Our Microneedling device and Dermaroller are the same thing just different names. ‘Dermaroller’ is the name of a specific brand.
How much pressure should I apply when rolling?
Always start the treatment with a lighter pressure to familiarise the skin with the 'prickling' sensation. Gradually increase the pressure to best suit your skin. Be more careful and adjust the pressure as you roll close to your eyes where the skin is thinner and more fragile.
How long should I treat each time?
The entire face should take approximately 2-3 mins.
Can side effects occur?
The skin may appear a little flushed afterwards which is an important part of the skin's healing process in renewing the skin. Sensitive skin may be flushed for longer than normal skin.
Can the treatment be used for my beard?
Yes. A Microneedling treatment stimulates the blood circulation and improves the skin cell structure. These are good effects for counteracting hair loss. Use a separate roller for your HAIR and FACE. Use 0.5mm on the HAIR.
Can I treat my neck, decolletage and body?
Yes. We recommend using our 0.3mm on the neck and decolletage and our 0.75mm BODY roller on arms, legs, buttocks and stomach.
Can I Microneedle after I have injected botox or fillers?
Wait at least 3 days before you start Microneedling. This will allow your Botox or fillers to 'settle' and any swelling to disappear.
Does the treatment hurt?
Home Microneedling tools generate a little sensation though are painless. The sensation is like an exfoliating scrub and the micro-channels created in the skin are imperceptible to the eye. Your skin may be a little pink afterwards so we advise doing this treatment at night time.
Can the needles damage the skin?
Poor quality needles can damage the skin. Our needles are ultra fine, medical grade, sterile and titanium, which we believe is the best quality. It is safe to treat your skin with our Microneedling device even if you have sensitive skin. Do not drag the roller across the skin, microneedle each section gently then lift the device to move to the next section.
When to avoid Microneedling?
Our Microneedling treatments are safe and suitable for all skin types. However there are situations when you should avoid it.
Hold off with Microneedling if you:
- Have active acne
Have open wounds
Have visible infections
- Have a psoriasis flare up
- Have a rosacea flare up
Suffer from skin disease or raised scars (Keloids)
Are pregnant or have recently given birth
Will be exposed to strong sun light during the next few days
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