The skincare world is saturated with treatments that all claim to be the next big anti-aging thing. While some of them can actually make your skin look visibly younger, it can be hard to know which ones can help you achieve your skincare goals. Well, we have some good news for you! We’re here to tell you about nanoneedling — a treatment that can make your skin look visibly more fresh and rejuvenated.
Here’s the thing:
Nanoneedling is fairly new to the skincare scene. So, we understand if you’re feeling a little hesitant about trying it out. But there’s a reason why it’s gaining popularity among skincare enthusiasts. In this piece, Introlift will tell you everything you need to know about it and why you should give it a go!
What is Nanoneedling?
Nanoneedling is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure. It uses very small needles to create microscopic punctures in the top layer of skin.
It may sound like it would be painful, but it’s actually not! The needles used in nanoneedling are so small that they can barely be seen by the naked eye. In fact, they are thinner than human hair!
The purpose of nanoneedling is to try to tap your skin’s ability to heal itself. It helps lead to fresher and more rejuvenated-looking skin.
Nanoneedling is also a transdermal serum delivery system. This means that it can help deliver active ingredients to the skin. So, it does not only help improve the appearance of your skin. It can also help treat specific visible concerns, like acne or pigmentation.
The Introlift BB Glow Nano-Needling
Introlift Medical Spa offers BB Glow Nano-Needling. It’s a new and innovative treatment that aims to:
- Infuse a nutrient-rich BB cream into your epidermis
- Provides a light coverage, semi-permanent foundation
- Reduce the look of hyperpigmentation, redness, and dark circles
- Decrease the appearance of large pores
- Improve the feel and look of your complexion
With this treatment, you can achieve a natural, dewy glow!
Nanoneedling vs. Microneedling
You may have heard of the more popular treatment — microneedling. However, they’re not the same.
While both procedures use needles to create micro-wounds, microneedling reaches deeper into the skin. Microneedling is a generally safe procedure, but it poses more risks because of the depth of penetration.
How Does Nanoneedling Work?
Nanoneedling works by causing a controlled injury to the skin. The injury triggers the body’s natural healing process.
Here’s the thing:
We know this may sound painful, but it is not! The device only affects the epidermis, or the top layer of your skin. The needles used are also very thin, so you will not feel them piercing your skin.
In fact, most people report feeling only a vibration when the nanoneedling device is rolled over their skin.
Nanoneedling as a Serum Delivery System
As mentioned before, nanoneedling can help deliver active ingredients to the skin. That is because the needles create tiny channels in the skin that can help serums and other products penetrate deeper.
This factor is a big deal because it means you can get more benefits out of your skincare products! Not to mention, it can help you save money in the long run.
After all, there is no point in using expensive serums if they are not going to work as well as they should.
Nanoneedling can help you get the most out of your skincare products and give you visible results!
What are the Benefits of Nanoneedling?
So, now that you know what nanoneedling is and how it works, you may be wondering what the benefits are.
Here are some of the benefits of nanoneedling:
- It can make your skin look and feel smooth.
- It can help even out your skin tone.
- It can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- It can help reduce the appearance of acne scars.
- It can help brighten your complexion.
- It can help deliver active ingredients to the skin.
Nanoneedling also works as an exfoliation method. That means that it can help remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. As a result, it can help your skin better absorb skincare products.
Here’s the thing:
Your skin undergoes a process called cell turnover. This is when old skin cells die and new ones are generated. Sometimes, you don’t shed these dead cells properly, leading to a buildup that causes the following:
- Skin that looks and feels rough
- More pronounced fine lines and wrinkles
- A dull complexion
- An uneven skin tone
- Acne and other blemishes
With the help of nanoneedling as an exfoliation technique, you can help your skin shed these dead skin cells properly!
However, it is important to note that nanoneedling is not a one-time treatment. You will need to undergo multiple sessions to see visible results.
Are There Any Side Effects of Nanoneedling?
Nanoneedling is a relatively safe cosmetic procedure with minimal side effects. The most common side effect is temporary redness and swelling of the skin. This usually goes away within a few hours.
Other potential side effects include:
But there’s a way to minimize the risk of experiencing these side effects! Visit reputable clinics, like Introlift, to ensure that:
- The establishment is clean and sanitized
- The nanoneedling device and other tools are sterilized
- The person performing the procedure is a licensed professional
For this, check out the Introlift Medical Spa! We use state-of-the-art devices and techniques to minimize the risk of side effects.
Our establishment, from the lobby to the treatment areas, is squeaky clean. We also have trained and experienced professionals who can help you achieve the best-looking skin. We follow strict safety protocols to ensure that you have a pleasant and safe experience.
Again, the nanoneedling treatment is generally safe, especially if you follow pre-session and aftercare instructions. However, should you experience severe side effects, consult your healthcare provider as soon as possible.
Who Can Get Nanoneedling?
Nanoneedling is generally safe for most people. However, there are certain cases where it is not recommended. These include:
- If you have active acne or other skin infections
- If you have open wounds
- If you have a history of keloid scars
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
- If you have a history of skin cancer
It is always best to consult a licensed professional to see if nanoneedling is right for you.
At the Introlift Medical Spa, we offer consultations to help you determine whether nanoneedling is the best treatment for you. We will assess your skin condition and discuss your goals and concerns.
What Should You Expect During the Procedure?
Nanoneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that is usually well tolerated by most people. Here’s what you can expect during the treatment:
First, we will cleanse your skin. We may also apply a numbing cream to minimize your discomfort. Next, we will use a hand-held device to create tiny punctures in your skin.
After the procedure, your skin may be red and sensitive. These side effects are usually temporary and will resolve shortly. You may also experience some bruising, swelling, and bleeding, but these are extremely rare.
We will give you aftercare instructions to help you recover quickly and minimize the risk of side effects.
What is the Nanoneedling Timeline?
You should consult with your aesthetician about the number of sessions you need. It will depend on your current skin condition and goals.
Each session may last from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Here’s the best part:
Nanoneedling is totally pain-free and has no downtime! That means you can resume your activities right away. Since the sessions are short, you can also squeeze them in between your schedules.
For best results, we recommend getting the treatment every 4 to 6 weeks. That way, you can achieve long-lasting and beautiful results.
How Do You Prepare For a Nanoneedling Session?
There are some steps you can take to make your treatment run smoothly:
Avoid Harsh And Potent Ingredients
Before your nanoneedling session, avoid using active ingredients such as retinol, glycolic acid, and vitamin C. These substances can make your skin more sensitive and increase the risk of side effects.
Avoid Sun Exposure
It is also important to avoid sun exposure before the treatment. So, make sure to wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.
Cleanse Your Face
On the day of your treatment, make sure to cleanse your face and remove all makeup. You should also avoid wearing lotions, oils, and perfumes. But regardless, we will cleanse your skin before starting the procedure.
Refrain From Performing Hair Removal
Also, stop waxing, plucking, and threading at least two weeks before the treatment. That way, your skin will have enough time to heal.
What Happens After a Nanoneedling Session?
After your nanoneedling session, your skin will be more sensitive. Make sure to use broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. The term “broad-spectrum” means that sunscreen can protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. You should also avoid direct sun exposure as much as possible.
You may experience some redness, swelling, and bruising. These side effects are usually temporary and will resolve within a short while. We will give you aftercare instructions to help you recover quickly and minimize the risk of side effects.
If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We will be more than happy to answer your questions!
The Bottom Line
Nanoneedling is a safe and effective treatment that can improve the look and feel of your skin. It’s also pain-free and has no downtime, meaning that you can get it during your lunch break and resume your activities immediately!
If you’re looking for an innovative and safe solution to achieve beautiful and younger-looking skin, get in touch with us today to book a consultation regarding our nanoneedling treatments.