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10 Benefits of Microneedling

Have you heard about the benefits of microneedling for skincare? During this popular procedure–which is used to treat several conditions, including scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks–a licensed professional uses a unique roller tool to prick the skin with extremely small needles. The tiny punctures cause the skin to increase collagen production as it heals. This resulting collagen production promotes elasticity and firmness in the skin. 

Here are ten skin-rejuvenating benefits of microneedling:

1. Reduces the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles

The tiny punctures from microneedling boost collagen production, ultimately fighting fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen gives your skin structure and strength, making it look more youthful and healthy. It also stimulates the production of new skin cells, which will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

2. Lessens Scarring

Microneedling is a safe and effective way to treat scars. The boost of collagen and elastin production helps treat and reduce the appearance of acne scars and other types of scars. The needles will break down the hardened scar tissue while the boost of collage production rebuilds that skin tissue, which ultimately helps reduce the appearance of scars. Deep scars or pockmarks are reduced, resulting in a more even tone and texture after a few treatments.

3. Minimizes Sun Damage

Microneedling is an excellent way to reverse the effects of sun damage. The increased collagen production plays a decisive role in repairing and regenerating sun-damaged skin. Microneedling can help lighten and reverse hyperpigmentation, so it is an effective therapy for “sun spots” that can appear due to tanning.

4. Shrinks Pores

Microneedling also helps shrink the appearance of large pores. The boost of collagen production caused by microneedling plumps the skin, which causes pores to look significantly smaller.

5. Improves the Effectiveness of Topical Products

Microneedling allows vitamin-packed serums to penetrate the skin, allowing those nutrients to be more effectively absorbed so they have a more significant effect. Because of this, many treatments include the application of anti-aging treatments and other topical products right after microneedling. This is common to perform with platelet rich plasma, also known as a vampire facial. This treatment expedites the healing of the micro injuries and reduces risk of allergic reactions to other serums since it’s your own blood plasma.

6. Reduces the Appearance of Stretch Marks

A small study found that microneedling is a safe and effective treatment for reducing the appearance of stretch marks. New collagen formation can help minimize the visible “stripes” that can appear after weight loss or childbirth. 

7. Restores Lost Elasticity

As we age, our skin loses its elasticity. Microneedling triggers the body’s collagen and elastin production. This increase in collagen and elastin firms and tightens the skin, improving the skin’s structure and elasticity. 

8. Minimal Side Effects

Another benefit of microneedling is the minimal side effects. Many skin treatments can cause various side effects, but microneedling is a non-invasive treatment that causes very few aftereffects. You may see some minor redness and irritation for a few days after the treatment, but you most likely won’t experience any other issues. 

9. Quick Recovery Time

Microneedling is an excellent alternative to laser skin resurfacing and deep chemical peels due to its quicker recovery time. Microneedling is minimally invasive, so it requires no downtime. 

10. Hair Loss Treatment

Although microneedling is typically an anti-aging treatment, it can also help treat the hair loss condition alopecia areata. It is used to stimulate or promote hair growth due to the scalp healing from the tiny punctures in the skin. 

Most people see visible benefits of microneedling in as few as three sessions. It’s a safe and effective anti-aging treatment that may be the solution you seek for minimizing damaged skin. 

If you’re interested in trying microneedling, contact one of our Skin Spa New York locations today. And to learn more about this versatile skincare option, check out our blog to find out the top skin problems to treat with microneedling.

Meet the author

Katie Werbowski
Director of Brand Strategy & Development at Skin Spa New York

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