As its name suggests, it is a skin treatment that uses numerous tiny needles. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure scientifically called Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI) or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). The technique aims to treat various skin conditions and improve the overall quality of your skin by inducing slight injury. Those microphysical wounds prompt your healing process and promote the production of collagen, which is a protein that:
- Holds the structure of your skin
- Prevents your skin from sagging
- Provides you with a plump and youthful appearance
- Makes your skin smooth and stretchy
This increase in collagen production is the main factor that brings about the benefits from microneedling.
How Does it Work?
Your Premier Skin Clinic provider starts by cleansing your face. Then, they will apply a topical numbing cream.
Most procedures last for around 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the area you wish to address. Some people see results as soon as after a single treatment. However, it depends on the condition of your skin. We typically recommend 3 sessions to see the FULL benefits of microneedling.
What are the Main Benefits of Microneedling?
Rejuvenates the Skin
One of the first benefits from microneedling is its ability to rejuvenate the skin.
With microneedling, you can get that fresh and revitalized look we all want! This procedure enables the increase of your skin’s collagen production. This means that it gives life to your skin, giving you a fresh glow, quickly!
Aside from collagen, microneedling increases your skin’s production of another vital protein called elastin. This protein helps you by:
- Making your skin flexible
- Giving bounce to your skin
- Allowing your skin to go back to its original shape after being stretched
The two proteins, collagen and elastin, are the front liners in your skin’s fight against the signs of aging. Without them, your skin will become saggy, dry, dull, and full of fine lines and wrinkles. So, by promoting the production of those proteins, you offset the signs of aging that are visible on your skin. You also delay the development of those signs every time you undergo a microneedling session. Looking younger is one of the most evident benefits of microneedling.
Reduces the Appearance of Wrinkles and Fine Lines
One of the most promising benefits of microneedling is the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines on your skin. The treatment does so by promoting collagen and elastin production in the dermis or the middle layer of your skin.
Microneedling induces tiny wounds that prompt your healing process to kick in. As your body produces collagen and elastin, they fill in the gaps left by fine lines and wrinkles.
Addresses the Effects of Sun Damage
The harmful effects of UV rays don’t stop at just sunburn. There are three main types of ultraviolet rays from the sun but most of us only encounter two. UVA – causes premature skin aging; accounts for most of the UV rays we encounter UVB – causes skin burning and is mostly responsible for skin cancer
Being out in the sun can be fun if you’re well-protected, but even so, it can still cause some negative effects on your skin. Luckily, microneedling can reverse some of the damage caused by harmful UV rays, like wrinkles and premature aging.
Decreases the Size of Enlarged Pores
Collagen gives structure to your skin and makes it look firmer. So, when microneedling triggers your wound-healing process, the protein produced by your body makes your enlarged pores appear smaller in size. If you have enlarged pores or you want to have firmer skin, then microneedling is perfect for you.
Targets Hyperpigmentation and Discoloration
There are many factors behind hyperpigmentation and discoloration. They are caused by wounds, inflammation, sun spots, and other things. But one of the benefits of microneedling is addressing unusual pigmentation on your skin. This is due, in large part, to the production of essential proteins in your body.
Collagen helps keep your skin healthy, and hyperpigmentation and discoloration are caused by scarring and irritation. So, by producing more collagen, you help renew the cells that support your skin. In just a few sessions, you’ll be able to observe a more even skin tone.
Improves Skin Texture
An uneven skin texture can be caused by a few factors, such as:
- Scars and bumps
- Acne and acne marks
- Flakiness from dry skin
- Patches from skin conditions
- Inflammation and redness from irritation
If your skin texture is rough and unhealthy, you can expect some changes after one microneedling session. Collagen and elastin target and address the factors mentioned above. And by doing so, they make way for a smoother and softer skin texture.
Diminishes Scars and Acne Marks
Microneedling induces tiny wounds on your skin to trigger your body’s natural healing process. It causes your skin to kick up collagen and elastin production to help it heal.
That means that one of the benefits of microneedling that you can enjoy diminishing acne marks and scars. The procedure works well for flat scarring and small marks. However, the same cannot be said for raised scars or keloids.
Microneedling Can Boost the Effects of Some Skincare Products
The tiny pricks from microneedling allow skincare products to be absorbed better by the skin. That allows the products to work their magic on a deeper level, which is why our Microneedling with PRP treatment is so popular.
Is Microneedling Safe?
If you visit a reputable medical spa, like Premier Skin Clinic, you can rest assured that our devices are sterilized and cleaned regularly. Our providers are also trained and knowledgeable about the procedure, which means you’re in safe hands.
Microneedling, as a skin-improvement treatment, is also deemed generally safe by the medical community. And since it’s a minimally invasive procedure, you don’t have to worry much about side effects. However, people with active skin conditions, like eczema, are discouraged from undergoing the treatment. For your safety, it’s best to consult with us first to know if microneedling is for you.
Does it Hurt?
Microneedling is virtually painless. It’s only minimally invasive, so there won’t be any deep punctures. Plus, your aesthetician will use a numbing cream beforehand, preventing you from feeling pain during the procedure. At most, you’ll only feel uncomfortable tiny pricks on your skin, but not any overbearing pain.
Are There Any Risks?
If you choose Premier Skin Clinic you can expect no serious risks associated with microneedling. However, side effects that are to be expected, especially immediately after the procedure, are:
- Some dryness and flaking
Be sure to tell us if you have any allergies to avoid a reaction to the numbing cream. Your safety is our top priority!
Ready to try Microneedling?
These are the 8 reasons we recommend you try it.
- Rejuvenates the skin
- Has anti-aging benefits
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Addresses the effects of sun damage
- Decreases the size of enlarged pores
- Targets hyperpigmentation and discoloration
- Improves skin texture
- Diminishes scars and acne marks
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Premier Skin Clinic uses the Procell Microchanneling device which is superior to other microneedling devices. The Procell Microchanneling process uses a linear stamping technique, resulting in consistent and clean microchannels—microscopic wounds or injuries. Whereas, other devices “roll” which results in less consistent channeling.
At Premier Skin Clinic, we believe you deserve to look – and feel – your best every day. Call Premier Skin Clinic at 970-221-1285 to book your consultation with one of our team members.
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