Microneedling is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for the skin. You may have heard of it or even had a treatment done yourself. Microneedling is a non-invasive way to rejuvenate your skin, help fade facial blemishes, and help smoothen your skin. The power of microneedling is very real, but how does it work? Let’s explore the science behind microneedling so you can better take advantage of its benefits.
Microneedling is an effective treatment because of two primary things, collagen production and microchannels. The first thing we’ll be looking at is the power of inducing collagen production.
A microneedling device uses tiny needles to rapidly puncture the surface of the skin. This is done to intentionally create micro-wounds on your skin. As you “wound” the skin, your body will naturally produce more collagen to help heal itself. This production of collagen is the primary reason your skin can see so much improvement from microneedling. Collagen is one of the key building blocks of healthy skin. Collagen is used to create elastic structures underneath the skin.
This allows the skin to stretch and be tight. It also gives it that youthful look and glow. In fact, the primary reason our skin sags and deteriorates as we age is because of a natural loss of collagen and sun damage. Naturally, a reintroduction of collagen can help reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and help restore a natural glow.
Cosmetic professionals discovered that microneedling could be further improved by including vitamin-C serum or Hyaluronic acid after the procedure. The tiny holes created by the microneedling device make microchannels in the skin where nourishing serums can deeply penetrate the skin. This helps to heal, protect, and nourish the skin all at once.
Does Microneedling Work?
The short answer is yes, microneedling does work. Microneedling takes advantage of your body’s natural healing response to induce collagen production in your skin. Our team at Silk: A Medical Spa would be happy to walk you through the entire process and answer any of your questions. We are proud to offer effective solutions to common aesthetic concerns in an efficient and comfortable way. If you’re considering microneedling, contact Silk: A Medical Spa at 818-981-8888 today.