When it comes to beauty treatments, many solutions pop to mind. From various topical products to more complex procedures such as dermal fillers, there are more ways to start the journey towards looking your best than ever before today. One of the most effective beauty treatments, however, is microneedling. Microneedling refers to a beauty treatment that involves intentionally pricking the skin with small sterile needles.
In turn, this helps to promote the production of collagen and elastin to allow for healthier and younger-looking skin as the tiny wounds heal. While this may sound intimidating or even scary, microneedling is completely safe and has been proven to provide a huge variety of skincare benefits. For those thinking about trying out a new beauty treatment, here are three fantastic reasons to try out microneedling.
Rejuvenates Skin and Heals Damage
One of the most common skincare problems people face is damage to the skin. Whether through acne, scars, sun damage, or just aging, skin damage can be long-lasting and almost impossible to heal through topical products. Microneedling can help damaged skin recover significantly by forcing the skin to heal and restore itself by creating tiny cuts with small needles. The process is preceded by the application of a numbing cream, to ensure no pain is felt from the application of the needles.
By creating small cuts on the surface of the skin, the body’s automatic repair system kicks in and attempts to patch up the cuts by creating collagen and elastin, proteins found in the skin responsible for the texture and shape of the skin. These proteins are able to repair the surface of the skin, filling in and smoothing out various forms of damage on the surface of the skin as well.
Shrinks Pores and Stretch Marks
Through the same process, microneedling also helps to shrink pores and stretch marks in the skin. Stretch marks, despite the name, are not actually a result of skin stretching, but rather a type of scar that forms on the skin in response to sudden changes to the skin’s shape, such as stretching or shrinking significantly in a small amount of time. This change in shape causes the collagen and elastin proteins in the skin to rupture, resulting in visible marks as the skin heals.
Large pores, on the other hand, are usually caused by reduced elasticity around the pores or a reduction of collagen production in the skin, sometimes caused by sun exposure or aging. In both these cases, the skin forms visible marks and blemishes that get filled in by new collagen and elastin as the skin heals itself after microneedling. The microneedling process allows the skin to refresh itself, resulting in healthy and radiant-looking skin with reduced blemishes or marks.
Allows Products to Penetrate Deeper
Finally, microneedling can even help to make your other skincare and beauty routines more effective. The tiny cuts created in the skin through microneedling allow topical products such as moisturizers and anti-aging serums to penetrate more deeply into the skin, allowing these products to improve the look and feel of your skin more than they normally would. The best time to apply topical products to your skin is the morning after the procedure, as the skin often becomes irritated immediately afterward.
Try to use more gentle products for the first two to three days after microneedling, and make sure you use a soothing and hydrating moisturizer in order to keep your skin feeling comfortable as well as improve its look and feel. To learn more about how microneedling can benefit you, please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with our team of professionals today!