Anyone familiar with the social media site Instagram has seen a photo captioned #NoFilter.
This hashtag is often used to describe the natural beauty of a sunset or place, but men and women also use it to show off their skin and appearance.
Additionally, the desire to achieve #NoFilter skin has prompted many patients to seek aesthetic treatments promoted by stars online and in magazines.
In fact, Gwyneth Paltrow is a huge fan of microneedling and identifies it as a major contributing factor to her radiant and clear complexion.
So, can microneedling help you achieve #NoFilter skin just like your favorite celebrity? Here’s what you need to know.
What Is Microneedling?
Although it’s become more popular over the past few years, medical microneedling has been around since the mid 90’s and is also known as collagen induction therapy.
This non-surgical procedure utilizes an automated micropen and ultra-fine needles to stimulate collagen and elastin in the skin.
While extremely effective on its own, the results of microneedling are often enhanced with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), microcurrent therapy, LED, and various cleansers, hyaluronic acid serums, peptides, and antioxidant gels.
How Does Microneedling Achieve a #NoFilter Glow?
Microneedling works by making tiny punctures in the skin’s surface.
These microinjuries then stimulate skin cells known as keratinocytes and fibroblasts that release growth factors to build collagen and elastin.
The end result is thicker, bouncier, and tighter skin.
What Are Some of the Benefits of Microneedling?
In addition to cellular rejuvenation, microneedling creates channels that allow a more efficient and effective delivery of skincare products.
In fact, researchers estimate that only seven percent of serums, creams, and topicals penetrate the skin, which can limit the results of expensive products.
However, following microneedling, the rate of absorption increases to 20 percent, and thereby helps patients maximize the benefits of their daily regimen and maintain effects of microneedling.
How Many Treatments Are Recommended?
Many patients will notice that their skin feels softer and is starting to reveal some of that elusive glow after one microneedling session.
But for optimal results and #NoFilter skin, a series of three-to-five treatments is typically recommended.
To learn more about microneedling and how you can get perfect #NoFilter skin, please call our office today to schedule a consultation.