Boutiques are always looking for ways to draw in customers with new and exciting beauty techniques. Microneedling is one of the latest trends to spring up at beautification stations across the world. For those who would like to add microneedling to their business, the first step is knowing what microneedling is, what conditions it can treat, the risks involved, and the steps to add it to your service offerings.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is the process of puncturing the skin with fine needles. The needles are small enough that the small wounds do not cause pain, but the damage to the skin cells triggers the regrowth process. Blood flow increases to the damaged cells, flushing away toxins and small particulates. New blood vessels grow as a temporary collagen – a protein that helps form skin cells – treats the damaged area. Finally, the temporary collagen is replaced with a fresh collagen layer. The entire process takes less than half an hour to complete, but multiple treatments are necessary to see results. There are microneedling tools known as dermarollers that are available for home use, but professional salons typically use automatic microneedling pens for a more effective treatment.
What Conditions Can Microneedling Treat?
The benefits from inciting regrowth are numerous. Fine lines and deep wrinkles can see a significant decrease in severity. Scar tissue will fade away and potentially disappear. The skin can regain elasticity, resulting in a brightening and firming that combats the side effects of aging. Skin blemishes like acne also see a reduction. These effects run the range of conditions that many people seek to treat through skin therapy, leading to the rising popularity of the technique. Subjects will tend to see results after two weeks or more of treatment.
Are There Any Risks to Microneedling?
The primary risk of microneedling comes when the technician fails to properly clean their tools, causing an infection in the subject’s subdermal layers. As long as the needles are new and sterilized, this risk should be minimalized. There is a risk of more bleeding and visible damage if the technician applies too much pressure, but proper training usually prevents this from happening. Inflammation immediately following the treatment is a common side effect. The subject may also experience bruising and flaking of the skin. Microneedling may not be a suitable technique for those who are pregnant, easily scar, have open sores, or have a skin condition such as eczema.
How Can I Add Microneedling to My Boutique’s Offerings?
Microneedling is a surging technique in the beautification world, so you might be wondering how you can add the service to your salon. Once you have purchased a micropen, all you need to do is have members of your staff trained in its use and secure a source of replacement pen tips to determine how much each session will cost you.