What are the Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling is an excellent way to improve your skin. It has been said that microneedling is a “game changer” in skincare. It’s not just for wrinkles, either: This treatment can also clear up acne scars, acne itself, and even stretch marks. As if that wasn’t enough, microneedling can also help boost collagen production and reduce pore size!

But what is it? How does it work? And how safe is it? Here’s everything you need to know about microneedling:

Benefits of Microneedling

Improve the Appearance of Acne Scars

Acne scars are caused by inflammation, which causes the collagen and elastin in your skin to become damaged. This can result in deep or shallow acne scars. Microneedling can improve the appearance of both types of acne scars because it stimulates new collagen production and helps tighten skin pores, thus reducing the redness associated with active acne lesions. 

Additionally, microneedling also works as a treatment for acne itself—it has been shown to reduce inflammatory lesions by increasing blood flow and decreasing sebum production (which clogs your pores).

So while microneedling won’t cure your pimples forever, it can help make them look better!

Clear Up Pore Size, Uneven Skin Tone, and Stretch Marks

Microneedling can also improve the appearance of your skin. It can clear up pore size, uneven skin tone, and stretch marks. You’ll need to get microneedling done at a spa or dermatologist’s office to treat these issues. 

The procedure is fast and only takes about 15 minutes to perform—plus, there are no side effects! The results will show up after several weeks or months of this treatment, depending on your condition.

Microneedling can Help with Photodamage.

Photodamage is caused by the sun. It can be in the form of a burn or a tan, but either way, it leads to skin damage. This damage manifests in wrinkles, brown spots, and other signs of aging. Microneedling can help with these issues by increasing collagen production, reducing inflammation, and soothing the skin.

Boost Collagen Production

Collagen is the main structural protein in the body, and it helps to keep skin firm, smooth and healthy-looking. Microneedling can also increase collagen production by stimulating your body’s natural healing process, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

Painless Compared to Other Treatments

The needles used in microneedling are so tiny you probably won’t feel them. The needles don’t even puncture your skin—they pierce the top layer of your epidermis and create tiny channels that stimulate collagen production and improve circulation.

Because microneedling doesn’t cause bleeding or scarring, this treatment can be done on all skin types: fair or dark, dry or oily, young or old.

How to Take Care of Yourself after Microneedling Procedures

While microneedling can be performed safely at home, taking precautions after the procedure is important, so you don’t risk scarring or infection. Here’s what you need to know about proper post-procedure care:

Keep Your Skin Moisturized

To care for your skin after microneedling, you should moisturize it. Your doctor will likely recommend a specific moisturizer to apply after the procedure. Be sure to follow their instructions, recommendations, and any additional information they may have given you regarding the proper care of your skin post-procedure.

  • How long do I wait before applying moisturizer?

The length of time between your microneedling treatment and applying a moisturizer depends on how sensitive your skin is and what type of procedure was performed on your face or body. It is generally recommended that individuals wait at least 24 hours before using any kind of skincare product (such as cleanser or toner). Still, this time frame may be shorter if your doctor recommends it.

  • How often should I use a moisturizer?

The frequency with which people need to apply their preferred facial lotion or body cream will vary based on factors such as climate and humidity levels where they live—but generally speaking, most cosmetic professionals recommend at least twice daily application (morning and evening) when starting out after a microcurrent session due to its high efficacy rate in treating dryness issues like flakiness associated with exfoliation processes like peels etc.

Wear Sunscreen

Your skin is more sensitive to the sun after microneedling, so it’s important to protect yourself from damage. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends wearing sunscreen daily, especially if you live in an area with strong sun.

  • Apply sunscreen for at least 30 minutes before going outside. This allows enough time for the SPF (sun protection factor) to fully absorb into your skin and begin protecting you from UV rays.
  • Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30; it helps protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Use 1 oz (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to cover your entire body—this amount should be plenty for most people but could vary depending on your size and activity level during application.

Avoid Sun Exposure for at least 48 Hours After Your Procedure.

  • Avoid sun exposure for at least 48 hours after your procedure. Sun exposure can cause your skin to become irritated and inflamed, which can lead to infection. In addition, the skin is more sensitive immediately after microneedling and may react negatively if exposed to UV rays.
  • Wear sunscreen every day, even on cloudy days (and be sure it’s a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays). If you wear makeup or sunscreen with SPF in it daily, use an additional layer of protection when outside during daylight hours. 
  • Wearing a hat or other headgear is another way to protect the face from the sun’s damaging rays when going outdoors or being active outside during daytime hours (for example, biking or hiking).

Avoid Touching the Treated Skin 

It’s best to avoid touching the treated skin with your fingers or hands until the skin has healed. If you do touch it, wash your hands with soap and water immediately afterward.

Don’t pick at the skin, rub it or scratch it (even if it is irritated).

Don’t Pick at your Skin

You should avoid picking at your skin. Picking at the skin can lead to scarring, which is not what you want after a microneedling procedure.

If you’re tempted to pick at your face and/or neck, try putting on a pair of sunglasses or a scarf when you go out in public. Keep your hands busy by knitting or playing with an instrument (such as piano keys) while waiting for your appointment and during the procedure’s downtime period afterward.

Conclusion

Now that you know more about the benefits of microneedling, we hope you’re more interested in trying it out! It’s an excellent treatment option for anyone looking to improve their skin and can help with fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. 

When you need a quick fix for those pesky wrinkles, look no further than Aiyana Aesthetics

We offer microneedling services that will give you the youthful appearance you’ve always wanted without downtime, so you can go back to living your life as soon as possible. Our board-certified plastic surgeons and nurses are here to help make your dreams come true.

If you have any questions about getting this treatment done at our office, don’t hesitate to reach out. We would love to hear from you and answer any questions about how your skin could look even better than before.