Microneedling and Anti-Aging: Why You’ll Love It

Microneedling is a popular treatment that is wholly advantageous to your skin. When it comes to anti-aging, the process can have dramatic results. Plus, it’s a cost-effective option that places far less of a demand on your credit card than some other alternatives.

Microneedling and Anti-Aging: Why You’ll Love It

Microneedling is a popular treatment that is wholly advantageous to your skin. When it comes to anti-aging, the process can have dramatic results. Plus, it’s a cost-effective option that places far less of a demand on your credit card than some other alternatives.

Read on to discover the benefits you can expect from regular professional microneedling treatments. 

All About Microneedling and its Anti-Aging Properties 

  • What is microneedling?
  • The anti-aging advantage

What is microneedling?

The process involves pricking the skin with many tiny needles, causing a very minor injury to the top layer. This stimulates the body to produce extra elastin and collagen to initiate the healing process. 

A session takes around 10-20 minutes. You’ll first have a local anesthetic cream applied to numb your face. This means that you won’t feel the pricks of the needles as they’re rolled over the skin. The needles are embedded in a rolling tool that looks a bit like a pen. Because the process causes an injury to the skin, there is a chance of some bleeding. If this happens it’s very minor and is treated with a post-treatment serum, if necessary. 

While the face is the most usual place to have microneedling, it can also be done on other areas, such as the thighs or abdomen.

The anti-aging advantage

The body is very clever when it comes to healing. The tiny puncture wounds stimulate the body to produce excess levels of elastin and collagen to repair them. The best microneedling treatments also deposit levels of powerful vitamin C beneath the surface, so further aiding the quality of the new skin that forms.

Collagen and elastin levels decrease as we age, allowing fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, etc., to form. The boost in the production of these vital skin building blocks from microneedling can bring excellent results to reduce their appearance. Another advantage is the increase in blood flow that the process causes. This brightens the skin and makes it glow. It also tightens sagging areas and can rejuvenate loose skin. 

While improvements are seen as soon as 24 hours post-treatment, a few treatments are necessary to benefit from the full anti-aging results. There needs to be adequate recovery time between treatments—typically a few weeks. Over time, the lower layers of skin rejuvenate with higher levels of elastin and collagen. As these rise to the surface, the skin appears younger, and signs of aging diminish. Thanks to being a relatively low-cost treatment, microneedling can be a regular addition to any beauty and health regime.

To sum up, the improvements you can expect to see include:

  • A reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tighten loose or sagging skin
  • Brighten the complexion
  • Diminish scarring (such as acne scars)
  • Shrinks pores
  • Reduces the appearance of sun damage
  • Helps with hyperpigmentation issues
  • Improves the effectiveness of topical products that are applied at the same time. This is because the tiny injuries caused allow them to be delivered to a deeper level of the skin
  • Can reduce the appearance of rosacea
  • Improves the appearance of stretch marks 

Microneedling typically has fewer side effects than chemical peels and/or laser treatments—yet can have the same level of anti-aging benefits. The typical recovery time from treatment is 24-72 hours.

Want the Ultimate Microneedling Service? Contact Bayou City Dermatology Today

Bayou City Dermatology is a leading South Florida clinic that offers microneedling from expert practitioners. This highly effective service is one of the most popular carried out at the clinic. Many combine it with other state-of-the-art treatments for the ultimate in beautiful skin, no matter how many years have passed by.

Ready to find out more? Head to https://www.bayoucitydermatology.com/cosmetic/microneedling for information and get in touch today to speak to a member of our friendly team.