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How Does Microneedling Actually Work?
August 28, 2022

Woman with smooth skin receiving microneedling treatment.

Microneedling is everywhere, and there’s a good reason- it works! Have you been curious about this popular and effective procedure for rejuvenating the skin with no downtime?

Microneedling may seem a little bit mysterious or even a little scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Keep reading to find out everything you ever wanted to know about microneedling.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure to improve the look and texture of the skin. It is most commonly done on the face but can be utilized on other areas of the body.

What is Microneedling Treatment Like?

Microneedling is much less complex, risky, and expensive than cosmetic surgery. It does not require any anesthetic, but when having a Microneedling procedure with a professional, you can usually opt for numbing cream to lessen any potential discomfort.

At your appointment, a specially designed medical-grade device that contains several very tiny needles is applied to the skin by stamping or rolling it over the treatment area. These needles pierce the skin causing ultra-small points of injury. Don’t worry; these little punctures are so small they will not scar your skin. However, your body’s healing response will be stimulated. This healing response works to give you all the benefits microneedling has to offer.

After treatment, there is very little downtime, unlike other more invasive options. There can be pinpoint bleeding that will not persist. You may experience minor soreness or redness on the first day. The day after your treatment, you can go back to your regular skincare routine.

How Does Microneedling Work?

The micro-injuries caused by the needles activate your body’s natural healing response. This includes signaling your body to ramp up collagen production in the area. Collagen is a protein that exists throughout your body, but in your skin, it acts as a scaffolding to give your skin structure and keep it looking youthful and smooth.

Results will begin to appear right away and will continue as your body creates this extra collagen, improving over the several weeks following treatment.

Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling has a long list of benefits that include:

  • Smoothing Fine Lines
  • Minimizing Wrinkles
  • Improving the Look of Scars
  • Minimizing Discoloration or Hyperpigmentation
  • Plumping Sagging Skin
  • Stimulating Hair Follicles When Used on the Scalp
  • Improving Elasticity
  • Reducing Enlarged Pores
  • Improving Acne

Boost Your Microneedling Results

In addition to creating a healing response in your own body, you can take advantage of the fact that microneedling creates tiny channels in the skin’s surface. These channels allow surface treatments to penetrate much deeper into the skin, multiplying results.

One highly effective boost you can choose to combine with microneedling is PRP. By running your own blood through a centrifuge machine, we are able to separate out a beneficial mixture called Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP can have extraordinary results when applied to bare skin, but these results are amplified when combined with microneedling.

Where’s the Best Place to Get Microneedling?

Microneedling is being offered more and more at a broad range of locations, and there are even some DIY options. But is it really safe? The best setting to choose for microneedling is a professional facility with experienced staff. Utilizing clean, sanitized equipment in the proper way is important. In addition, if you are interested in combining PRP with microneedling, you will need to choose a MedSpa that offers this option.

At Hinsdale Vein & Laser, we have been performing these procedures for years. If you want to find out more information about whether microneedling or microneedling with PRP is a good treatment option for you, schedule a consultation with our expert staff today.