It might seem counterintuitive that injuring your skin improves it, but that’s exactly what happens during a microneedling session. The tiny injuries caused by a pen-like device encourage your body to produce more collagen, which boosts elasticity and firmness in the skin.
It also helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles by triggering your wound-healing response. It can even make your enlarged pores look smaller.
The microneedling process is one of the best rejuvenating techniques for skin. It creates tiny wounds by inserting needles into the top layer of your skin. While this sounds scary, it feels like a slight vibration or prickling sensation. The hands are sterilized and very fine, so it’s not a painful treatment.
The tiny injuries from the needles trigger your body to produce collagen and elastin, which makes it look healthier. This treatment effectively reduces fine lines and wrinkles, focusing on crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles. Although it may not be as effective for treating deeply indented scars or hyperpigmentation caused by severe acne, it can help reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Another benefit of the microneedling technique is that it helps reduce broken capillaries and spider veins. As collagen production increases, your skin becomes thicker, which makes the blood vessels less visible. The treatment can also help shrink large pores and make them appear smaller. This treatment can be done on any body area, including the neck, hands, arms, abdomen, and back.
A microneedling session can be a great way to smooth fine lines and wrinkles that develop due to the natural aging process, sun damage, or stress. Microneedling stimulates the skin to produce new collagen, decreasing the appearance of these fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, it can also increase the elastic fibers in the skin, which helps the skin look tighter and more youthful.
This treatment also effectively reduces deep scarring from acne, stretch marks, and other scars. The pinpricks produced by the microneedling procedure help diminish these pesky scars and create a more even skin tone and texture.
When deciding on a microneedling treatment, it’s important to remember that the process can be painful if you’re not properly prepared. Additionally, it’s best to avoid getting a microneedling treatment if you have a sunburn because it will irritate the skin and cause more harm than good. It would help to refrain from waxing or other resurfacing treatments a few weeks before your appointment.
Reduces Acne Scars
Many people have acne scars that make their skin look dull and lifeless. Microneedling helps reduce the appearance of these scars by stimulating collagen production and acting as a filler. It can also reduce pore size and fade broken capillaries or spider veins, giving the skin a youthful appearance.
This treatment also reduces other types of scars, including burns and surgical scars. However, it cannot treat keloid scars.
A dermatologist will use a handheld device with tiny needles to create micro-injuries, which prompts the body to produce collagen. You may feel slightly prickly during the treatment, but it is not painful. A topical numbing cream can be applied to minimize discomfort. Some patients add PRP, or plasma-rich platelets containing growth factors and cytokines that boost healing. Improves Skin Texture
If you suffer from acne scars, large pores, stretch marks or fine lines, and wrinkles, microneedling can help smooth the skin and eliminate these cosmetic flaws. The pinpricks in the procedure cause a mild injury to the skin, which triggers it to make more collagen. Collagen is the main protein that keeps your skin tight and smooth, which helps fight wrinkles and other signs of aging.
In addition, the wound-healing process triggered by the needles in the procedure also eliminates discoloration like sun spots and hyperpigmentation. This makes the technique a good choice for Fitzpatrick’s IV and V skin types and darker skin tones.
For the best results, you should see a board-certified dermatologist to perform the treatment. This is especially important if you’re considering getting the procedure done at home using a roller device that uses a handheld needle to create tiny injuries in your skin. The at-home devices don’t penetrate as deeply into the skin as professional-grade ones, and there’s also the risk of not correctly sterilizing the roller between uses.
If your skin appears oily or has enlarged pores, microneedling can help. This treatment stimulates collagen production, which allows your pores to close more effectively. It also reduces broken capillaries or spider veins. While it’s not a permanent solution for this issue, it can significantly improve your complexion and give you that refreshed look many people desire.
In addition, microneedling decreases the appearance of indented acne scarring and hyperpigmentation by triggering your body’s wound-healing process. It’s one of our favorite directly observable benefits of this treatment.
During a microneedling session, your practitioner makes tiny pinpricks in your skin using a pen-like tool with tiny, sterilized needles. Once these wounds heal, your skin will produce more collagen, leading to firmer skin. This helps to fill in fine lines and wrinkles, the primary signs of aging. You’ll find your crow’s feet, forehead, and other facial lines begin to diminish with just a few sessions. Additionally, this collagen boost helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks and other scars.