There has been an increasing number of non-surgical treatments flooding the medspa market over the past few years. One of the most popular treatments as of late has been microneedling. Not exactly sure what microneedling entails and if it’s right for you? Here’s everything you need to know about this non-invasive anti-aging treatment.
You May Have Heard of Microneedling, But What Is It?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, uses small, hair-like needles to penetrate the skin for age-defying results. When the microneedles are pressed into the skin, they cause a small amount of micro-damage to the treated area. This triggers the body’s natural healing process to boost the body’s production of collagen, a structural protein that keeps your skin strong and resilient.
Now that you know what it is, here are a few of the reasons you should consider microneedling:
1. It is safe for most skin types
Microneedling is not a light-based procedure, nor does it involve harsh chemicals or techniques that can cause significant inflammation of the skin. For these reasons, it is safe and effective for nearly every type of skin.
2. It boosts collagen production
The production of collagen decreases as you get older, which contributes to the development of lines and wrinkles. Microneedling triggers a self-healing mechanism that leads to the production of fresh, new collagen, which helps improve the skin’s texture, firmness, scars, pore size and stretch marks.
3. It evens out skin tone and texture
The sun isn’t a friend to your skin. In addition to accelerating the breakdown of collagen, too much sun can cause areas of hyperpigmentation on your face and hands, otherwise known as sunspots. Microneedling helps break up your hyperpigmented skin, while at the same time, improving cell turnover to give you a more even complexion.
4. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
By upping the production of collagen, microneedling restores the skin’s strength, elasticity and firmness to smooth out those fine lines and wrinkles and make them less visible.
5. It improves the appearance of acne and acne scarring
Acne scarring is a very common and sometimes frustrating skin condition to have. Because of its skin resurfacing properties, microneedling helps break down scar tissue and boost collagen production for skin that looks and feels healthier than ever before.
6. There is no downtime and a minimal recovery period
The skin will typically appear pink or red for 24-48 hours, similar to a sunburn. The skin may also feel warm, tight and itchy for a short period. Patients with a more sensitive skin type or older patients may take about one week to fully recover.
If you are interested in learning more about the microneedling and how you can benefit from microneedling treatments, call us today to schedule your complimentary one-on-one consultation with our licensed medical esthetician.