It’s tough not to cringe when you hear the word needles, especially when it involves rolling them across your face. But microneedling or dermarolling—a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that involves puncturing the skin with needles (or a dermaroller) to trigger your skin’s repair process and collagen production—is really nothing new. In fact, dermatologists have been performing this procedure for years as a treatment for facial scars. How it works at Don't Wait 2 Rejuvenate is pretty straightforward: It is performed using an apparatus comprised of fine, precise needles that is rolled directly on the skin in a controlled motion. By creating superficial injuries on your skin, your skin reacts by speeding up collagen and elastin production to repair your skin.
1. Don't Wait 2 Rejuvenate | microneedling works on a variety of skin issues, including acne scars and crepey skin.
Microneedling is a safe, chemical- and laser-free method that triggers new collagen production, regenerates skin cells and can also be used to help resurface the skin.
While most often used for resurfacing skin texture, it can help improve a variety of skin concerns, including discoloration, enlarged pores, acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines and crepey skin. If you don’t have any major concerns, the therapy can also simply give skin a dewy and more youthful appearance, Aguilar says.
2. Don't Wait 2 Rejuvenate | microneedling can be customized according to your skin’s needs.
An assessment of the client’s skin is typically conducted before the service is performed in order to prescribe the best course of treatment.
Serums used during treatment are customized according to the needs of the client. Aguilar uses caviar serum to restore moisture, minimize fine lines and improve skin turgor. Depigmentation serum, which is comprised of six skin lighteners, including glycolic acid, works to decrease the production of melanin and is used for discoloration. For clients with acne, Aguilar uses propolis serum, which minimizes inflammation, heals skin and controls sebum production with salicylic acid and propolis extract.
3. Don't Wait 2 Rejuvenate | Unlike laser treatments, microneedling can be effective on all skin tones.
If you’re concerned about recovery time, burns or discoloration that can sometimes occur post-laser treatment, microneedling therapy is an excellent alternative. Like laser treatments, it can effectively lighten discoloration, resurface texture, stimulate collagen production and plump and tighten skin. It also has the added benefit of reliability.
4. Don't Wait 2 Rejuvenate | You can use your microneedling device on the body, too.
At-home microneedling devices also come in larger sizes, which allows you to treat larger areas—like abdomen, thighs, legs, buttocks, hands, arms, neck and back—twice as fast as you would with a smaller roller head.