Microneedling, 10 benefits that you need to start now!
Cristi Bissegger-Cozad APRN, Medical Director,
The world of beauty continues to advance with new treatments that are sure to satisfy. One of the techniques you may have heard of is called microneedling and it’s the next big thing in skincare. Perhaps you know a friend or relative who can’t stop raving about it and you’re looking to see what the big deal is.
The truth is, there are many microneedling benefits. Not only is it an affordable way to take care of all your skin concerns but anyone from teenagers to seniors can get it done. It’s minimally invasive with little downtime, what more can you ask for? Keep reading to learn more about all the benefits of microneedling.
1. Helps With Acne
If you are suffering from acne and acne scars, you know first hand how difficult it is to find an effective treatment. Microneedling treatments help reduce scars by improving the overall texture of your skin and helping your acne medication be more effective. When acne breakouts penetrate the skin, they damage the tissue beneath it and the body tries to repair it. If there is too much or not enough collagen, your skin will scar. Microneedling helps by stimulating collagen and creating smooth skin.
2. Reduces Blackheads
Tired of those little bumps on your nose? Blackheads are caused when hair follicles are clogged by your skin oil. That oil is also known as sebum. Too many blackheads can damage your skin, create large pores, and increase wrinkles. Microneedling opens pores, releasing clogged blackheads. After a month, you’ll notice a reduction in blackheads.
3. Assists Other Skincare Products
When you do microneedling, it creates micro-holes. When you apply any topical treatments after the microneedling session, your skin will receive them more easily and deliver them deeper into your dermis compared to regular application. If you are using anti-acne products, this will help improve your acne. If you’re using an anti-aging product, it will be absorbed quickly and be more effective. Essentially, it gives a boost of competence to all of your favorite skincare products.
4. Reduces Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Lines and wrinkles are an inevitable part of aging. You have the freedom to leave them be or reduce their appearance. The tiny injuries from microneedling help boost elastin and collagen production and this helps fight wrinkles and fine lines. The wounds from the needle’s healing are what causes your body to produce new skin cells. This makes all of your wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet less apparent.
5. Improves Skin Texture
As mentioned earlier, the skin’s regeneration after microneedling is the reason for all of its wonderful benefits. You’re likely to see improvements in the texture and tone of your skin after only a couple of sessions. You can thank the collagen induction therapy for that! If you suffer from things like hyperpigmentation or bumpy skin, this is the treatment for you. Microneedling also helps with rosacea. This is the hypersensitivity of blood vessels in your face that create a red appearance. Microneedling helps decrease the hypersensitivity of the blood vessels and soothes redness
6. No More Stretch Marks
Around 50 to 90 percent of women have stretch marks, men get them as well! Even if it’s common, there’s a chance you might want to reduce their appearance. Once again, microneedling is a great option. Stretch marks are known for their difficulty, it’s not easy to get rid of them. With your skin producing collagen and elastin during microneedling, it can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
7. Smaller Pores
Do you have large pores? You’re not alone. It’s completely normal to feel self-conscious about the appearance of pores. Microneedling helps shrink your pores by stimulating collagen production. This gives you that plump, smooth appearance you’ve always wanted.
Aging skin isn’t only wrinkles and fine lines. It also means things like discoloration and losing elasticity. There might also be dullness to it. Microneedling’s ability to build collagen improves your skin by fixing sagging. There’s also a youthful glow that you’ll notice after only a few sessions. You can age gracefully while also taking care of your skin.
9. Reverses Sun Damage
By now, everyone is aware of how damaging UV rays are. It causes premature aging, hyperpigmentation, and leathery skin. It’s difficult to escape the sun, especially if you are an active beach goer or live in a place where the sun is always shining. Since collagen is one of the best ways to improve the appearance of your skin, microneedling stimulating its growth helps with the discoloration that comes from sun exposure. With that said, it’s still important that you wear sunscreen and protect your skin from more harmful UV rays.
10. Improves Scars
Acne scars and stretch marks aren’t the only types of scars that microneedling can help with. If you’ve had surgery or injuries that left a scar, microneedling can restore your complexion. Another great benefit of microneedling is that it has some of the effects of laser and chemical peel treatment without the same lengthy downtime. Your complexion will be glowing after 24 to 72 hours of your microneedling treatment. With lasers, you’ll have to wait around 10 days to see results.
When you think of your dream skin, what comes to mind? Is it soft, supple, and free of blemishes? Maybe there are no wrinkles or your acne scars are completely gone. It may seem close to impossible to get the skin that you’ve always wanted but the good news is that skincare treatments are advancing all the time. Microneedling is one of the options you have to get one step closer to that dream skin. There are many microneedling benefits and people of all ages can get the treatment done.
If you’re ready for a drastic improvement in your skin, be sure to book an appointment with us!