Health & Wellness: Revitalize your skin — Microneedling, nanoneedling and red light therapy for winter radiance

Ashley Straka PHOTO CREDIT: Contributed

Ashley Straka PHOTO CREDIT: Contributed

As the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, our skin faces new challenges during the winter months.

The combination of harsh weather, indoor heating and less sunlight can leave our skin feeling dry, dull and prone to various challenges, such as acne, sun damage and dark pigmentation.

There is a powerful trio that can help maintain radiant skin throughout winter: Microneedling, nanoneedling and red light therapy.

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that involves tiny needles puncturing the skin’s surface. While it might sound daunting, it’s a highly effective way to stimulate collagen production and promote skin rejuvenation.

During the winter, when our skin tends to be more vulnerable, microneedling can help repair and rejuvenate it.

Nanoneedling stimulates collagen, just like microneedling, but uses smaller needles that are more gentle and can be used in the more delicate under-eye area.

Red light therapy, especially when paired with a micro or nanoneedling treatment, provides deeper benefits for your skin.

The red light helps to reduce inflammation and promote faster healing after a microneedling treatment.

One of the key benefits of microneedling is its ability to enhance product absorption. This means that your winter skincare products — such as hydrating serums and moisturizers — can penetrate deeper into your skin, providing much-needed moisture and nourishment.

If you’re dealing with acne scars or pigmentation issues from the summer sun, microneedling can help. It breaks down old collagen fibers and encourages the formation of new, healthy tissue, gradually fading scars and dark spots

Winter is a great time for skincare.

Ashley Straka is a licensed acupuncturist at Stateta Integrated Health and Wellness Solutions in Dubuque.

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