blog about one young womans dermal needling experience
Dermal Needling isn’t suitable for acne-inflamed skin; this means this treatment isn’t for you if your skin is still breaking out on a daily basis and have got inflamed acne. You will need to get this under control, possibly with a Medik8 Peel with Nik at Mojo Beauty, before you continue onto this treatment, which is done to skin and regenerate it.
Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. Through the process of neovascularization and neocollagenesis, there is improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, pore size, broken capillaries, pigmentation and stretch marks.
As scary as it may look, skin needling is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles. These needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury. It helps to promote collagen levels within 72 hours and ultimately it what will make your skin G L O W!
I have now had about 4-5 skin needling treatments in the space of 6 months and my skin is glowing like the sun! People actually compliment me on my skin every single day, and this is coming from someone who’s lived the majority of their life battling cystic acne and mountains of breakouts!
The Treatment Itself:
Firstly a thorough Medik8 cleanse is performed to make sure that no bacteria or impurities are left on your face as the needles will otherwise push it into your skin and will infect the skin – not what we want!
Then, you’ll be lathered all over your face with a numbing cream – the numbing cream will feel funny as it starts to work, because, basically, it numbs your face – which is exactly what we want to achieve.
After 20-25 minutes the real skin needling treatment will start – it only takes about 10 minutes or so to do your entire face, and you can hardly feel anything (because of the numbing cream) as the treatment takes places – it looks painful because the little punctures will make your skin slightly bleed, but you can’t feel a thing
The “fatty” areas of your face i.e. cheeks will feel fine but the forehead, nose and along the jawline will be slightly more sensitive as due to being closer to the bone .
The skin needling pen will glide over your face. If there are any areas of concern e.g. acne scars, large pores they will press the area in a star/asterik/ shape. And yes, as I mentioned, there will be a bit of blood, but you won’t see that as the therapist will wipe this away as they go to prevent any inflammation.
Finishing your skin needling procedure with a LED treatment is very advisable (from me) as it will help your skin regenerate and heal much quicker (we are talking days). You will be quite pink for a few hours after, but it’ll go down quickly, so please don’t be scared
Expect shedding of skin in the coming days and dryness – this is normal as your old skin cells are coming off in order to make room for new ones.
Nik at Mojo Beauty provides all her clients with a free take home Medik8 hydrator that is very soothing and healing.
those of you who love your lashes, you know the difference that lash treatments can make. They help to add tone, depth and make them look longer and fuller. No wonder it’s one of our most popular treatments, especially when they say that eyes are an attractive feature to the opposite sex …
Yet what type of treatment is best? Which one will make your eyes sparkle and stand out from the crowd? Well primarily, you’ve got 2 options: Eyelash Extensions and Lash Lifts. We’re here to help you figure out which one is best for you.
So, What’s the Difference?
Whilst both lash treatments aim to make your lashes longer and lovelier, they work differently. Eyelash Extensions, for example, work by adding extensions to your lashes to make them physically longer and thicker.
A Lash Lift, on the other hand, is where your lashes are naturally curled to make them appear longer and fuller. Because it’s your natural eyelashes which are being used, Lash Lifts can look a lot more natural, whilst Eyelash Extensions have a more dramatic effect. It really depends on what you prefer.
Lash Lifts: The Benefits
It’s already been mentioned that one of biggest benefits of Lash Lifts is that they just look more natural. Lash Lifts are also great for helping to sort out any problems with longer, untamed lashes. If your lashes seem to crisscross or are twisty, a good lash lift can help to make them straighter and more manageable.
Lash Lifts are also free of maintenance (apart from returning for another one every 6-8 weeks), and because you’re using your natural lashes, they are free of irritation.
Lash Lifts: The Drawbacks
The only real obstacle with a Lash Lift is that some people’s eyelashes can’t be lifted due to being too short. You’re really limited by what your natural eyelashes are capable of. If they are too short, then no amount of curling is going to help achieve an effect you want. That said, Lilash may be used to help nourish and stimulate the lashes to improve their growth.
Eyelash Extensions: The Benefits
Eyelash Extensions have gotten a bit of a bad reputation since Lash Lifts have become popular. They can be branded as fake and unnatural. Sure, a poorly done Eyelash Extension treatment does the opposite of enhancing your eyes, but one done well (by Nik at Mojo Beauty for example) will look amazing,
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Eyelash Extensions are great for those looking to give their eyes a dramatic look. They can also make mornings a lot easier by giving you a mascara look without even having to get out of bed! Fantastic for weddings, formals and any special events.
Eyelash Extensions: The Drawbacks
If you are considering Eyelash Extensions, you need to do your homework and find a proper professional lash artist to do the best application for you. If they haven’t been professionally applied they may appear clumpy, stuck together, excessive amounts of glue and may cause your natural lashes to be pulled out.
Which one is right for me?
This really depends on what type of look you’re going for and what type of lashes you already have. If yours are particularly short, the eyelash extension is a great option. It’s also perfect for those looking to achieve that dramatic lash effect.
If, on the other hand, you want something more natural and longer lasting, then the Lash Lift is probably going to suit you much better. Making your lashes look fuller and longer.
Prior vocation was Social Work for 10 years. I am passionate about empowering people & advocating for positive change. Beauty & Massage Therapy also enables me to do this in another way. Win Win