So…Keeping Up With the Kardashians FINALLY makes it onto the Netflix catalog.
For me, this was a pleasant throwback to the countless Sundays I spent on KUWTK marathons on the E! entertainment channel on cable, before Netflix was even a thing.
With Netflix obviously ‘testing the waters’ by ordering only two seasons out of the current EIGHTEENTH season of the show, not all of us might latch on, with the plethora of reality TV series on the rosters and K-Drama ruling the roost.
But from a beauty and aesthetics standpoint, the changes the Kardashian (and Jenner) sisters have gone through have been nothing short of astounding – and I mean it in the best way possible.
Kim and Khloe have, of course, gone through the mightiest of transformations from their Season 1 days. The Kardashians have long been open advocates of aesthetic procedures, and it has worked wonders on them. From Kim’s facial procedures to Khloe’s significant weight loss – and we haven’t even talked about Bruce Jenner yet… now Caitlyn of course
Of all the numerous open accounts of aesthetic procedures that the Kardashian family has been transparent about, Kim, arguably the most famous one of all, is actually a very ardent advocate of one procedure that is fast gaining public traction – the micro-needling radio-frequency procedure.
Is This Procedure REALLY That Good?
Naturally, the hype generated from aesthetic procedures replacing the tried and tested ones will bring about its own share of skeptics, even with giant celebrity ambassadors like Kim Kardashian. It is, therefore important to dispel the truths from the unsubstantiated speculations.
Here are some of them.
“Microneedling leaves prominent holes in the skin.”
Any involvement of needles during a procedure will naturally bring about punctures, but microneedling is named as such for a reason: the punctures caused by microneedles are well, micro.
These ‘holes” caused by the procedure are so tiny, they are not visible to the naked eye. There may be a hint of a flush, but nothing that will make your face look like it’s been pricked with a thousand needles.
“ Microneedling is too dangerous to be done around the eyes or lips.”
While this might be true during the first introduction of this procedure, technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, and this is no longer true.
Microneedling RF is now being widely performed around the lips and eyes, upon request. A different device has to be used for these specific areas, because the skin around the eyes and mouth is thinner than the other areas of the face.
The benefits of this procedure around the eyes and lips are equivalent to that of a general facial procedure, and when combined provide your overall visage with a more balanced and pronounced lift.
“This procedure brings nothing else to the table other than its anti-aging benefits.”
Maybe some of you lucky ones have not (yet) succumbed to the horror that are wrinkles, saggy skin or fine lines, it is premature to deem microneedling irrelevant as a beauty treatment.
While more prominently known for its anti-aging prowess, one of the more obscure benefits of this procedure is its efficacy against the war on acne.
The collagen-enhancing qualities of microneedling, coupled with the delivery of retinol helps to greatly diminish the appearance of stubborn acne scars, and soothe the angry-red appearance some scars give off.
Beauty is Also Neck Deep
Select microneedling RF procedures like the Profound Contour Lift even treats an area of the skin that is often neglected but tells a very vivid tale of aging – the neck.
Neck wrinkles can easily add on a good ten years to your actual age and are more prevalent in some individuals than others. The picture above explicitly depicts how neck wrinkles can pile on the years.
This Profound Contour Lift not only treats sagging cheeks and jowls but gives attention to your neck, creating collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid required to tighten and firm the skin around it, greatly lifting your overall appearance.