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 micro-needling as a complement to Botox. In this blog post, we’ll explain why we believe micro-needling is a perfect complement to Botox. Contact us today!
Micro-needling is a non invasive cosmetic procedure that use 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. Micro-needling is also used to 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 a 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 is also used to treat excessive sweating, migraines, muscular disorders, and some bladder and bowel disorders, but by far it’s used strictly as a cosmetic procedure.
HOW ARE MICRO-NEEDLING AND BOTOX SIMILAR?
Both use needles. In the case of Botox, the bacteria is injected into the desired muscles. In the case of microneedling, the micro-needling 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 requires life-long maintenance every three to six months in order 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. Usually, treatment overall is recommended every six to nine months for microneedling. Botox results are immediate. Micro-needling, since it stimulates the skin to rejuvenate, takes a few months to see the full results; however, some results are seen immediately.
HOW MICRONEEDLING COMPLEMENTS BOTOX TREATMENTS
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) help improve results in the long term.
ADVANTAGES MICRONEEDLING PROVIDES BOTOX
- Micro-needling provides visible improvement in the skin in a few short days
- Micro-needling decreases healing time of both procedures
- Micro-needling reduces permanent damage or injury of the skin
- Micro-needling 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 micro-needling, 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 in the days immediately after. Using serums for microneedling, such as those offered by MDPen, will further promote healing of your skin and help to improve your results.
Micro-needling is incredibly powerful and incredibly versatile. It is now used in conjunction with many other non invasive cosmetic procedures, such as RF microneedling (radiofrequency microneedling) and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy in a procedure popularly known as the vampire facial. Micro-needling with Botox can provide the results you are seeking as well for your anti-aging regimen.
HOW MDPEN CAN HELP
MDPen is a proponent of micro-needling. We support micro-needling practitioners by providing the best micro-needling pens and equipment. We offer certified microneedling training courses so you can add micro-needling to your aesthetician clinic, day spa, or practice. We created a whole line of micro-needling serums to increase the effectiveness of micro-needling. These include MDPen Moisture + Recovery Gel Mask with Human Growth Factors, 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 in order to help alleviate the start-up costs of offering this amazing skin care procedure to patients. We offer warranties on our micro-needling pens as well as device support. We provide on-going 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 skin care. We believe people should do whatever they need to do in order to look and feel their best. Botox is the most popular non invasive skin care treatment and has many benefits. Micro-needling’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 micro-needling in your regular skin care 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!