Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is an innovative skin rejuvenation treatment that can improve the overall appearance of your skin. The microneedling process involves the creation of microscopic channels that enable the skin to absorb up to 80% more hyaluronic acid & collagen serum, granting direct access to the underlying cells. As the skin’s natural healing process begins, new collagen and elastin fibers are naturally produced to further reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne and surgical scarring, sun damage, large pores, and stretch marks.
Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles
The primary appeal of microneedling is its ability to stimulate growth of collagen and elastin, which is key to new, youthful-looking skin. For most skin types, this procedure is the most overall effective treatment available to stop aging in its tracks and prevent new fine lines and wrinkles from forming. With its ability to trigger the generation of new skin cells, just a few sessions of microneedling will noticeably reduce fine lines, crow’s feet, and deep wrinkles.
Reduces Pock Marks and Scarring
Another incredible benefit of microneedling is that it helps to reduce acne scarring and pock marks which are notoriously difficult to treat. When your skin suffers from a traumatic event (such as severe acne or something like an open cut) your body naturally undergoes a process known as fibrosis. Fibrosis is a necessary process for natural healing, as it is a reparative response to injury or damage. However, beneath the skin, the connective tissue can be so strong that it can pull the skin down and create pock marks or scarring. Microneedling helps to "break up" the fibrosis underneath the surface of the skin which enables the skin to be released from the tenting, thereby facilitating a smoother appearance on the surface.
Reverses Sun Damage and Pigmentation
Collagen is arguably the most vital ingredient to improving the look of skin, and this goes far beyond reducing wrinkles. By stimulating collagen growth with microneedling, you can also reverse sun damage and discoloration, reducing the hyperpigmentation that is caused by excess production of melanin. As an additional bonus, unlike some laser treatments, microneedling can be performed on most skin types, including those with darker colored skin!
Reduces Pore Size
An additional benefit of microneedling is that it helps pores appear much smaller. The needling process stimulates collagen in and around your pores, which causes the pores to plump and appear shrunken, if not closed. This result can last up to 3-4 weeks, and even longer with multiple treatments.
Increases Product Penetration
Microneedling also allows for serums, topical gels, and creams to penetrate or infuse more deeply into your skin, allowing your favorite products to be more effective. The needle punctures create micro-channels, allowing enhanced penetration of topical products. Serums, for example, are packed with powerful ingredients with a multitude of benefits for your skin. This procedure allows the viscous serums to be absorbed more effectively, thereby allowing them to achieve accelerated results. Up to 80% more product can penetrate your skin after microneedling!
Microneedling is a proven, non-invasive procedure that has been performed for many years, and has recently gained popularity due to technological advances in administering the process and its diverse range of benefits for a plethora of skin concerns. Depending on individual factors, including age, skin type, and the area being treated, many patients require more than one treatment to see visible results and due to the fact that microneedling induces a natural healing process, the majority of visible effects can take time to realize their full potential. Microneedling treatments can be repeated every 4 to 6 weeks, with recommended maintenance touch-ups over the following 6 to 12 months. Also, using a quality skincare regimen following the treatment can help optimize and prolong the results.
Are you a candidate for microneedling? Do you want more information? Our licensed Aestheticians at MAC Day Spa & Hair Studio are all trained and certified microneedling experts. Schedule your consultation today, 770-514-2020!