How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling is a popular skin care treatment that can stimulate your body’s own collagen for stronger, younger looking skin. While its name might sound scary, the procedure is actually noninvasive, using needles that are so tiny, no damage is done to the skin. So, if you want to improve your skin’s tone, texture, and overall appearance, keep reading to learn how it works!

The importance of collagen

Collagen is naturally produced by the body to provide the framework for strong skin. However, as we age, the body begins to produce less and less of it, which is why we begin to develop fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Microneedling works by boosting your collagen production so you can restore the strength of your skin, filling in fine lines and wrinkles. During the process, the skin cells are also regenerated to improve the appearance of scarring, hyperpigmentation, and rough texture.

The Microneedling Process

To begin the microneedling process, the skin is cleansed and prepped. A pen-like device containing many tiny needles is then glided across the skin, creating micro-punctures beneath the skin to trigger the healing process. These micro-punctures also allow for more effective absorption of skin care products, enhancing your results.

The Remodeling Stage

You can expect instantly smoother skin after microneedling, but the true results of your treatment will come in the weeks after! After treatment, your body will begin the healing process, regenerating new skin cells and producing collagen and elastin fibers. As this continues, you can expect stronger, healthier skin that looks and feels younger.

To learn more about the microneedling process or to get started on your treatment plan, contact our office and schedule your consultation.