Microneedling is a treatment that produces thousands of tiny wounds, which may not sound like a beauty treatment you want. However, the results are often amazing! Microneedling stimulates your body’s natural healing response and leaves your skin looking healthier, more evenly toned, and fresher.
At Sky Vein & Aesthetics, Dr. Danny Harrison offers microneedling along with an array of other medspa services. Microneedling may seem like a scary treatment, but being under the care of a highly qualified physician means that you’ll be safe, and Dr. Harrison and his staff are dedicated to your comfort, regardless of the service.
In this post, we examine five of the many ways microneedling helps your skin.
1. Stimulates your body’s natural healing processes
Your skin is amazing. It’s the largest organ in your body, and it serves as a barrier against germs, damaging ultraviolet rays, and injury. One of the surprising things most people don’t know about their skin is that it regenerates every 27 days. However, as you get older, structural changes lead to a less fresh and youthful appearance.
If you cut your finger, your body immediately goes into action, sending specialized cells to stop the bleeding and begin repairing the cut. With our advanced microneedling tool, SkinPen®, we create tiny wounds in the top layer of your skin to be able to induce the same healing response.
Because the wounds from the SkinPen are so miniscule, microneedling doesn’t do any real damage to your skin. Your body still responds as if you had actual wounds, and new cells are generated, rejuvenating your appearance.
2. Boosts collagen and elastic production
The medical name for microneedling is percutaneous collagen induction therapy. Collagen is one of two proteins that make up the supportive tissue in your skin; the other is elastin. As you age, your body produces less of both of these important proteins, which is why your skin begins to sag.
Along with stimulating your body’s built-in healing powers, microneedling also activates the production of collagen and elastin, which restores your skin’s strength and resilience.
3. Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
The increased production of collagen and elastin leads to the formation of new connective tissue. Microneedling also thickens and plumps your skin. You get additional strength and volume, which means your lines and wrinkles are smoothed, and years disappear. The anti-aging tool is especially effective at improving the vertical lines around your mouth.
4. Evens your tone and complexion
Who doesn’t love a summer tan? Someone who has dark spots and an uneven skin tone after the tan fades. Rather than hiding sun damage with makeup, get microneedling and make it disappear. The SkinPen breaks up the pigment, stimulates new cell growth, and restores your complexion to its pre sun-damaged glory.
5. Improves efficiency of your beauty products
The SkinPen creates microchannels in your skin. Those channels improve absorption of topical products by as much as 200%. When you combine microneedling with our outstanding skin care products, you get impressive results.
If you’re still concerned about the “needling,” you should know that we apply a topical numbing agent before we perform the treatment. The procedure takes about 30-60 minutes, and you’re relaxed and comfortable throughout that time. You may have some mild redness following the treatment, but it fades within a couple of days.
Most people get optimal results with three to four microneedling treatments spaced at four-week intervals. If you’d like a personalized consultation to talk about what microneedling could do for your appearance, book an appointment at Sky Vein & Aesthetics today.