While Botox remains the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure, microneedling is gaining market share — and fast. MDPen, the maker of the best micro-needling equipment, predicts that microneedling will continue its gains in the cosmetic procedure industry. However, a new trend is emerging: using microneedling as a complement to Botox.
Microneedling is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses micro-injuries to the skin to trick your body into thinking you have a major injury. Immediately, your body’s natural healing process will kick in and begin to lay layers of collagen and elastin, which are proteins in your body, to beef up your injuries, making the skin stronger. In this process, your skin will begin to tighten, which helps to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedling helps treat acne scars, skin pigmentations, stretch marks, and hair loss. In the case of acne scars or skin pigmentations, micro-needling will create a new layer of skin as the old layer peels away, effectively lessening the scars significantly.
WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botox is a neurotoxin protein produced by bacteria that causes temporary paralysis of muscles. Hence, Botox injections temporarily paralyze the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles, such as when you frown or squint. And thus, over time, this also helps anti-aging since it is these repeated expressions that contribute in part to fine lines and wrinkles. Botox helps treat excessive sweating, migraines, muscular disorders, and some bladder and bowel disorders. But by far, Botox classifies as a strictly cosmetic procedure.
Both use needles. In the case of Botox, the bacteria is injected into the desired muscles. In the case of microneedling, the microneedling device or microneedling pen will make thousands of tiny micro-injuries to your skin. Both treat the signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.
HOW ARE MICRO-NEEDLING AND BOTOX DIFFERENT?
Botox works to smooth the skin; microneedling treats the actual skin itself. Botox results are immediate but requires life-long maintenance every three to six months to maintain results.
Microneedling, on the other hand, while requiring multiple sessions to achieve desired results, lasts longer depending on the results the patient is seeking. In some cases, microneedling results are seen immediately.
While treating the same skin conditions (fine lines and wrinkles), both act differently. Some practitioners are recommending using both in their anti-aging regimen. For example, you can use micro-needling to improve the surface of your skin and strengthen the lower layers. Botox, because it stops what causes many signs of aging (such as smiles and frowning) helps improve results in the long term.
ADVANTAGES MICRONEEDLING PROVIDES BOTOX
- Provides visible improvement in the skin in a few short days
- Decreases healing time of both procedures
- Reduces permanent damage or injury of the skin
- Reduces risk of infection, bruising, and skin discoloration from the procedures
Many people just weren’t getting the results they were seeking when doing Botox injections only. However, when used in conjunction with microneedling, the anti-aging effects are compounded as different areas of the skin are treated and affected.
As usual, you’ll need to maintain your daily skin routine, especially on the days immediately after. Using serums for microneedling, such as those offered by MD Pen, will further promote healing of your skin and help to improve your results.
Microneedling is incredibly powerful and incredibly versatile. Microneedling with Botox can provide the results you are seeking as well for your anti-aging regimen.
MD Pen, a proponent of micro-needling, supports microneedling practitioners by providing the best micro-needling pens and equipment. Connect with us to learn more about our certified microneedling online training courses to help you add microneedling to your aesthetician clinic, day spa, or practice.
Also, we created a whole line of microneedling serums to increase the effectiveness of microneedling. These include MDPen Human Derived Growth Factor Gel, MDPen Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, and MDPen Cellular Renewal Serum which are all designed to promote healing and penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin immediately after a micro-needling treatment session.
MDPen also offers financing on our micro-needling pens to help alleviate the start-up costs of offering this amazing skincare procedure to patients. We offer warranties on our micro-needling pens as well as device support. We provide ongoing training with MDPen’s best micro-needling pens in Advanced Micro-needling workshops that are held all over the country. Our support is impeccable.
MDPen is passionate about skincare. We believe people should do whatever they need to do to look and feel their best. Botox is the most popular non-invasive skincare treatment and has many benefits. Microneedling’s applications only continue to grow, as evidenced by the increase in procedures using micro-needling and the increase in Botox users trying micro-needling.
MDPen encourages you to try microneedling in your regular skincare routine and see for yourself if it yields your heart’s desire. On our News Page, you’ll find a plethora of information on microneedling and its applications. Visit us online today!