Making your skin look fresh and blemish-free can give you a more youthful appearance, and a great way to remove blemishes from your skin is through a treatment called skin needling. At My Cosmetic Clinic, our skin-care experts can help you reduce the signs of ageing by providing this minimally-invasive treatment to rejuvenate your skin.
What Are the Benefits of Skin Needling?
Reduces Wrinkles and Fine Lines
When we get older, our skin becomes less firm and less elastic, which leads to fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment, also known as microneedling, puts tiny, imperceptible micro-injuries into your skin to encourage the body’s natural production of elastin and collagen, both of which are necessary for healthy skin. As we age, our bodies produce less of both substances, causing our skin to sink in and shrivel a bit, which leads to the creation of lines and wrinkles.
Any injury to the skin triggers the body’s healing response system, which is responsible for the production of collagen and elastin to heal the skin in the area where the injury occurred. The micro-injuries sustained through microneedling aren’t enough for you to feel like you’ve been injured, but are enough to send the message to your body’s healing response system that it needs to boost its production of these substances. The result is the smoothening of your lines and wrinkles.
Just as microneedling works to smooth out lines and wrinkles, it also works to smooth out scars, as well. Your body may not have produced enough collagen or elastin to fully repair the initial injury that caused the scar, but through the microneedling process, we can stimulate the new production of collagen and elastin to repair the skin more completely in the area where your scar is located. These scars can be from anything, including injuries, surgery, or acne.
Repairs Sun-Damaged Skin
Sun exposure causes untold damages to human skin, including hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and wrinkles. The stimulated production of elastin and collagen does more than just smooth out the wrinkles caused by the sun. It also will work to even out the tone of your skin and lighten the appearance of sunspots. While you can’t completely eliminate the negative effects of the sun through any means, microneedling helps immensely to reduce them to the point where they’re barely visible.
You might think that puncturing your skin with microneedles would increase the size of your pores, but this is not true. When collagen is rushed to the micro-injured area to heal the needle punctures, it plumps up the area under your skin and actually makes the pores look tinier. Collagen is well-known for its skin-plumping properties, and as such, can be used to increase the volume under your skin to give it a more youthful appearance.
Fights Sagging Skin
Speaking of plumping up your skin, microneedling is extremely effective in adding volume under your skin through the boosted production of elastin and collagen to plump up sagging skin. Since sagging is one of the primary visual signs of ageing, keeping your skin plump is vital for maintaining a youthful appearance. Additionally, microneedling replaces the dull, lax appearance of ageing skin with the colourful shine of youthful skin. This change occurs within 24 hours of receiving a microneedling treatment.
Reduces the Appearance of Stretch Marks
While many people use microneedling on their facial skin, you can have this treatment performed on virtually any skin on your body, including the areas that may have stretch marks from giving birth or other reasons. Stretch marks are essentially scars, so the benefits of microneedling apply to these skin blemishes as well. Collagen and elastin are stimulated in the area to smooth out the appearance of the stretch marks on any part of your body.
Increases Effectiveness of Topical Skin Products
After you’ve received your microneedling treatment, it will be the ideal time to use anti-aging moisturizers, skin creams, and other topical products. This is because the needle holes in your skin will cause your body to absorb the creams, gels, or ointments that are designed to make your skin look healthier and younger. Not only will they be absorbed more quickly, but they will penetrate more deeply below the surface as well, leading to significantly better results.
If you suffer from rosacea, you know how difficult it can be to treat, especially since it’s a chronic condition that can be triggered by numerous stimuli. Fortunately, rosacea can be successfully treated through microneedling so that it is greatly reduced in appearance. Rosacea is partly caused by the overly rapid breakdown of collagen, so replacing it through natural means is critical. Microneedling helps replace depleted collagen stores more quickly in the areas that are affected by rosacea.
Some skin treatments take weeks, if not months to produce results; however, you’ll notice a difference with microneedling almost immediately following your session. This is because your body’s own healing properties that are already present in your system are rushed to the treatment area as soon as the needles enter your skin.
Make an Appointment
The only way to get all these wonderful benefits of microneedling is to make an appointment. Contact My Cosmetic Clinic today to book your microneedling session with our skin-care experts.