Microneedling is an aesthetic treatment that is popular at all times of the year. But if you are considering this treatment option, there are a number of benefits to opting for microneedling treatments in the winter months.
What is microneedling?
Using multiple small needles to penetrate the outer layer of skin is the simplest way to describe the process of microneedling. This micro injury to the outer layer of facial skin, encourages the body to increase the production of collagen and elastin, and to rejuvenate the skin cells. This allows new skin cells to replace older, dead skin cells, leaving your skin fresh and bright. The increase in collagen also allows your skin to stay fuller and younger looking, while the increase in elastin restores lost elasticity to the facial skin. As a result, microneedling is an aesthetic treatment that can also be used effectively for fighting the signs of ageing and treating skin imperfections.
What are the benefits of microneedling in winter?
There are a number of benefits and advantages to opting for microneedling treatments this winter. These advantages include:
- Brighter, healthier skin– in the winter weather the facial skin can become dull and dry due to the lack of UV exposure, the high central heating temperatures inside, and the freezing cold weather outside. All of these factors combine to leave your skin damaged, but microneedling can help to repair this damage and transform your skin health. After microneedling you can expect your skin to be bright and glowing due to the complete cell rejuvenation process.
- Treating dry skin patches– because of the rapid changes in temperature, from high warm indoor settings to the cold weather outside, the skin can rapidly become dehydrated, especially on the face where this will be exposed to the elements. Microneedling is a great option for treating dry skin as this rejuvenates the outer layer of skin, replacing dead and dry skin cells with even, new and fresh skin cells for a smooth, glowing result.
- Lower UV levels– while most of the winter weather is the source of many skin complaints and problems, the reduced UV levels can actually be beneficial for your skin, particularly in relation to recovering from aesthetic treatments. With reduced UV levels your skin is likely to recover faster and more effectively after microneedling or chemical peels, because it won’t be at risk of sun damage, which can be problematic for recovery.
Microneedling or DermaFix pen?
Here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, as Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners, we offer high quality microneedling and DermaFix pen treatment options. The DermaFix pen is a fantastic alternative to standard microneedling as not only does this work in the same way, to achieve the same results, but this also causes less damage to the outer layer of skin as well as increased absorption of any topical treatments. For more information or advice about microneedling or DermaFix pen treatments, get in touch with the registered, qualified professional team here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.