Microneedling has transformed the aesthetic landscape, making it possible to renew and revive the skin in new ways. It’s minimally invasive and appropriate for all skin types, but it can have dramatic effects. Have you been curious about whether you should try this treatment? In this post, we’ll cover all of the unique microneedling benefits that make it such an incredible option for the skin and hair.
What Does Microneedling Do?
During a microneedling treatment, ultra-small needles penetrate the skin, creating a minuscule and very controlled injury. This microtrauma is just enough to stimulate the skin’s own regenerative response, but without actually causing any real or lasting damage. Through rejuvenation, it’s possible to correct a lot of skin concerns.
Nowadays, microneedling comes in many shapes and forms, from at-home devices (which do have the potential to harm the skin) to safe, FDA-approved treatments carried out at the clinic.
So now, without further ado, here are the top microneedling benefits!
1. Fades Fine Lines
A lot of products and treatments promise a reduction in fine lines, but with microneedling, it’s a proven benefit. Fine lines are small wrinkles that form due to loss of collagen closer to the surface of the skin. As such, even shorter microneedling needles can help them fade, by stimulating regeneration at the surface.
For simpler concerns related to fine lines and wrinkles, our clients only require a few sessions of microneedling with the Dp4 Dermapen. This treatment is highly targeted and fast, combining one of the world’s most efficient microneedling technologies with active skincare that further nourishes and plumps the skin. For clients dealing with crow’s feet, we also offer SylfirmX which can be performed around the eye area.
2. Firms the Skin
With deeper-penetrating microneedling devices (especially ones that combine microneedling with energy pulses or radiofrequency), it’s possible to dramatically boost skin firmness. The key is to focus on improving collagen and elastin production in the dermis layer of the skin.
Through targeted, deep-penetrating stimulation, the very structure of the skin improves, to visibly reduce the skin laxity, especially in areas like the jawline, neck, and jowls. It can also work on other body parts like the stomach, chest, or arms. If the main microneedling benefit you’re hoping to see is an improvement in firmness, our SylfirmX treatment will provide you with the most pronounced results.
3. Reduces Texture, Scars, and Stretch Marks
One of the most unique microneedling benefits is its ability to help smooth out texture and scarring. Scarring and stretch marks are incredibly difficult to treat since they’re caused by collagen knitting together irregularly after the skin has suffered trauma. Microneedling can correct them by breaking up the tissue and encouraging new, healthier collagen formation. Texture improvements can show up very quickly, but scarring may require more treatments or longer needle depth.
4. Better Skincare Penetration
Whether you’re interested in anti-aging, skin brightening, or scar-reducing effects, the combination of proper skin care and microneedling is a potent one. Microneedling creates microchannels in the skin, allowing appropriate, clinical-grade skincare to absorb more deeply into the skin, where it can have a greater impact. So if you’ve already been splurging on skincare, consider this a way to help your investment go even further.
5. Can Improve Hair Density
There are a lot of different hair loss treatments out there, but microneedling is one of the few that stimulate new hair growth almost regardless of the cause. It’s a minimally-invasive alternative to hair transplant surgery. It improves hair follicle function and stimulates new growth in cases of pattern hair loss and even alopecia, especially when combined with growth-stimulating PRP, minoxidil, or exosomes.
It’s important to choose a specific microneedling treatment designed to address hair loss, like our microneedling and PRP hair restoration treatment.
6. Brightens and Evens the Skin Tone
When it comes to dark spots and hyperpigmentation, there are plenty of solutions, from peels to laser. However, for those with deeper skin tones, certain treatments designed to reduce pigmentation can actually worsen it. Thankfully, microneedling is one of the few skin-brightening treatments that are appropriate for all skin types and tones!
7. Reduces Redness and Visible Capillaries
If you have sensitive, redness-prone skin, you’re right to be cautious when considering new treatments. That said, another one of microneedling’s benefits is its ability to correct redness. At Discovery Laser, we use Sylfirm X on its pulse mode to target rosacea or visible capillaries. The controlled healing process triggered by the device creates a more even skin tone while promoting healthier skin.
Microneedling at Discovery Laser
It brightens, smooths, tightens, and even helps your hair grow better – what’s not to love about all of microneedling’s benefits? That said, there are a lot of different microneedling treatments out there, and enjoying their maximum benefits requires following a consistent treatment regimen while also using the right products at home.
At Discovery Laser, we fundamentally believe in a results-oriented approach. That means that we fit your treatment to your concerns. If you’d like to learn if microneedling is right for you, get in touch with us. One of our team members we’ll be happy to schedule your consultation, to discover how we can help you feel more beautiful and confident.