Karuna’s Guide to Microneedling 101: Benefits, Methods, and Microneedle Patches

Microneedling has gained popularity in recent years as an age-defying, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure with numerous skincare benefits. This technique involves using tiny needles to create controlled microchannels in the skin, stimulating the body's natural healing process and better delivering active ingredients deeper into the skin. In this guide, we will explore what microneedling is, its various benefits, and in honor of our NEW Age Rewind Retinol-Infused Microneedle Patches, the different methods of application with an extra special focus on patch technology. Let’s dive in. 

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a dermatological procedure that uses a device with fine needles to create thousands of microscopic channels or punctures in the skin. These controlled punctures trigger the body's natural healing response, leading to the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential for healthy, youthful-looking skin and visible improvement in the signs of premature aging.

Benefits of Microneedling

  1. Visibly Softened Fine Lines & Wrinkles: The boost in collagen and elastin production results in firmer, more elastic skin, increased firmness & plumping the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
  2. Improved Skin Texture: Microneedling helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. It promotes smoother, more even skin.
  3. Reduced Pore Size: Microneedling can minimize the appearance of enlarged pores by stimulating cell turnover.
  4. Hyperpigmentation and Discoloration: It can help fade hyperpigmentation and sunspots, giving your skin a more uniform tone.
  5. Enhanced Efficacy of Actives: Due to their ability to create channels in skin, microneedles more effectively deliver ingredients to the deeper layers of the skin for maximum age-defying results.

Methods of Microneedling

  1. Professional Microneedling: This is typically done by a dermatologist or licensed professional in a clinical setting. It involves the use of a medical-grade dermaroller or a motorized pen-like device.
  2. At-Home Microneedling: For those looking for more cost-effective options, at-home microneedling kits are available. These kits often contain smaller, less invasive needles and are designed for personal use. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully.
  3. Microneedle Skincare Patches: These are a revolutionary way to experience the benefits of microneedling without the need for professional equipment or at-home dermarollers. Microneedle skincare patches are adhesive patches infused with tiny microneedles. They are easy to use and provide targeted treatment for specific skin concerns like fine lines & wrinkles.

Why Microneedle Skincare Patches

Microneedle skincare patches are continuing to gain popularity for their convenience and effectiveness with Age Rewind leading the charge! Here's what you need to know:

  1. How They Work: Microneedle patches are designed to be applied directly to the skin, where the self-dissolving microneedles gently penetrate the uppermost layers, delivering active ingredients directly to the source of the problem.
  2. Less Risk of Cross Contamination: One of the most important benefits of microneedle patches is that they are self-dissolving and single-use. This means no sanitation upkeep or worries surrounding the cleanliness of your tools after each use.
  3. Easy to Use: Application is straightforward, and they can be left on overnight to get the job done while you catch up on your sleep. Plus, they’re already infused with active ingredients which means you don’t have to partner them with a Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol or Peptide serum - Age Rewind has them all!
  4. Minimal Discomfort: Microneedle patches generally cause minimal discomfort, making them a more user-friendly option compared to traditional dermarollers. As an added benefit, Age Rewind’s ultra-gentle, patented technology allows for multi-site application anywhere on the face - even delicate under-eyes.
  5. Results: Over time, microneedle skincare patches can improve skin texture, reduce fine lines, and enhance the overall appearance of your skin.

Karuna’s Age Rewind Microneedle Patches: The Ultimate All-in-One Solution

If you're looking for a comprehensive microneedle skincare patch that covers a wide range of skincare concerns, you're in luck. Some innovative microneedle patches are formulated with a powerful trio of ingredients: retinol, peptides, and antioxidants. These patches offer a convenient and effective solution to address multiple skin issues simultaneously:

  • Retinol: A form of vitamin A, it’s renowned for its ability to stimulate collagen production, promote skin cell turnover, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedle patches infused with retinol deliver this potent compound directly into the skin's deeper layers, ensuring maximum absorption and effectiveness.
  • Peptides: Powerful amino acid chains, they serve as the building blocks for essential proteins like collagen. When combined with microneedle patches, they help stimulate collagen production and improve various aspects of your skin's health. Peptides can reduce wrinkles, enhance skin firmness, and contribute to better skin hydration.
  • Antioxidants: To protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals and environmental stressors, antioxidants are non-negotiable. Patches infused with antioxidants help combat signs of aging and maintain overall skin health. They neutralize free radicals, brighten the complexion, and can even reduce inflammation and redness.

By using a microneedle skincare patch like Age Rewind that combines these three powerhouse ingredients, you can conveniently and effectively target various skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and more. Furthermore, it simplifies your skincare routine while ensuring that your skin receives the care it deserves.

Microneedling is a versatile and effective skincare treatment that can be tailored to your specific needs. Whether you choose professional treatments or opt for high-tech microneedle skincare patches, the age-defying benefits are undeniable. Microneedling offers an opportunity to achieve smoother, more youthful-looking skin and with Karuna, you can receive all the results while still keeping skin in balance.

What are your favorite benefits of microneedling and have you started incorporating Age Rewind Microneedle Patches into your skincare routine? Let us know below or on Instagram @karunaskin to share all the details!

Written by Ryan Nelson

October 18, 2023 — Linda Wang