When it comes to taking care of the skin, allowing your face to be pricked by tiny needles may sound counterintuitive. But that’s the concept behind the very popular and well-loved cosmetic treatment called ‘microneedling.’
In a nutshell, microneedling is a minimally invasive rejuvenation procedure. Microscopic holes are punctured on the skin’s surface, which triggers the skin’s natural healing processes. As the body works to heal those tiny punctures, collagen is created. Collagen is an essential protein that helps with improving the area of concern, and ultimately, improving overall skin texture and appearance.
Now onto the exciting part! What great things can you get from going under the needle? In this article, we’re going to look at five of the most popular skin benefits of microneedling. Let’s dive right in!
#1 Reduces acne scars
Acne scars are no fun, and are a common concern for people seeking microneedling treatments. Microneedling helps reduce acne scars by breaking down scar tissue and allowing collagen to backfill the pockmarks. The scars are then reduced and replaced by a smooth surface of new skin. A recent study has shown that individuals who underwent microneedling for acne scar treatments saw visible results after just two sessions!
#2 Minimizes wrinkles and fine lines
As we mentioned earlier, collagen helps improve overall skin appearance—including signs of skin aging like wrinkles and fine lines. But there’s another key protein that gets stimulated by microneedling: elastin. Elastin is what gives youthful skin its suppleness and firmness, helping tighten the skin and lessening the unwanted lines and wrinkles in the process. So while the fountain of youth is yet to be discovered, microneedling is your next best option!
#3 Shrinks appearance of pores
This is one of the more surprising benefits of microneedling! It might be strange to think that poking holes in your skin won’t increase the size of your pores, but it works because pores are natural holes in the skin, whereas microneedling is an external disturbance and induces a healing response. When the collagen around your pores is stimulated, the area around each pore plumps, causing the pore itself to shrink.
#4 Boost effectiveness of other topical skincare products
Microneedling opens up an opportunity for the other products in your skincare regimen to work their magic on a deeper level, and you can take this quite literally. The micro-holes produced by the tiny pricks from microneedling help other skincare products be absorbed better and delivered deeper into the dermis than when applied regularly.
(Note: That being said, it’s also good to be mindful of the products you use post-treatment, especially those with harsher ingredients such as retinol. Consult your dermatologist to find out which products you can use after the procedure).
#5 Addresses the effects of sun damage
Suncare is finally getting the recognition it deserves. While sunscreen focuses on protecting the skin from further damage, microneedling takes care of the damage that is already there. Microneedling helps in lightening and reversing hyperpigmentation caused by sun exposure. This is again due to the production of collagen and its ability to repair and restore your skin.
Ready to try microneedling?
To get the full potential of what microneedling can do for you, be sure to choose a safe and reputable clinic. At Principled Healthcare Solutions, you can rest assured that you’ll be in safe hands!
We offer expert microneedling treatments alongside other youthful rejuvenation procedures. Schedule a consultation or book an appointment by dialing (513) 887-9400 or clicking here.