Microneedling is the process of creating small “micro injuries” in the skin that evoke the body’s healing mechanisms and sends collagen and elastin to the site. When this happens, your skin is rebuilt stronger and more youthful looking than before. These punctures can be created on just about any part of the skin and go through only the epidermis and part of the dermis.
Think about it like aerating your lawn. When you aerate your lawn, you perforate the soil with holes in order to allow water and other nutrients in and allow the grass to grow and flourish. Microneedling has a similar effect on your skin. When the micro injuries are created, your body is signaled to send collagen and elastin to rebuild the area. Additionally, it affords you the opportunity to apply certain topical treatments that will be able to penetrate the skin more easily. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at some of the top benefits of microneedling aside from simply making it look more healthy.
One of the most common complaints we get about people’s skin is that it’s aging poorly. This could mean it’s sagging, wrinkly, or just feels weak. This is a perfectly natural part of aging, but it can also be caused by several other factors like genetics, weight loss, and pregnancy. Microneedling can effectively reverse these effects by restoring the strength and elasticity of the skin.
Acne And Acne Scars
Many people are aware of how microneedling can reduce the visibility of or outright eliminate acne scarring, however, did you know that it can also help treat acne? It’s not fully understood how acne can be treated with microneedling, but it could have something to do with the reduced production of sebum when the procedure is done. This makes skin less oily.
The microneedling process removes the epidermis (the upper layer of your skin) and the stratum corneum, the very top of the skin layer. Not only will removing this layer of dead skin cells make your skin look smooth and youthful, it will allow topical treatments to reach deeper into your skin.
Microneedling can help prevent an issue with the skin called hyperpigmentation. This refers to the change in skin color that occurs from white heads, black heads, inflammation, and pimples. According to a study done by the Indian Dermatology Online Journal, microneedling could increase expression of matrix metalloproteinases that is an effective way of reducing hyperpigmentation. Oftentimes, microneedling is prefered by people with darker skin when treating hyperpigmentation because other methods like laser treatment can make this worse.
One great benefit to microneedling is its ability to smooth the skin and give a more even appearance all around. Some people naturally have an uneven skin appearance and this procedure will help fix that. If the bumps or uneven texture of your skin is due to scarring, microneedling can help with that too!
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These are just a few of the major benefits you can expect to see immediately upon starting your microneedling treatment. Additionally, after the procedure is the perfect time to apply powerful topical treatments that will work deep within your skin to allow collagen and elastin to restore your skin. You’ll need to come back for several treatments over the course of a month or two in order to see optimal results. If you have any questions for us, you’re interested in finding a practitioner in your area, or you’re thinking of starting your own practice, give us a call today for more information.