07 Aug Microneedling Taps Your Own Body’s Healing Powers
For those new to microneedling, it might seem counterintuitive. If you’re already suffering from poor skin quality, why damage it further? At Refined Dermatology, only the best, safest, and most effective methods are recommended—and microneedling has proven results based on the body’s own healing powers.
How Microneedling Works
Aptly named, microneedling works by using a number of tiny needles to puncture the upper layer of skin. These little wounds are invisible to the naked eye, and the process is pain-free. You may have seen microneedling hand-rollers for sale on late-night television or pop up on social media, but steer clear of these DIY fixes. Only board certified dermatologists can purchase the highest quality microneedling tools. Try it yourself at home, and you risk both injury and subpar results.
In a dermatologist’s office, the microneedling procedure itself is fast and comfortable. Skilled experts know exactly how deep these tiny puncture wounds need to be in order to maximize the body’s healing. When the skin sustains damage, the body revs up collagen production. Collagen is how the skin heals itself, and it’s very powerful. When the skin heals, it gets plumper (in a good way), tighter, and a glow returns.
Microneedling is a fantastic procedure to help with fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and generally dull skin. It’s a bit like an exfoliant on steroids. However, exfoliants usually don’t (and shouldn’t) cause micro-wounds in the skin. That’s where microneedling kicks it up a notch.
Clients often report nearly immediate results, but the full effects of microneedling can take a few weeks to show. It’s common for clients to fall in love with the procedure and schedule ongoing microneedling sessions every few weeks or months. As skin ages and sustains sun damage, it will need more regular collagen and exfoliant boosts.
Microneedling can also help with smoother makeup application. The facial skin is a blank canvas, and if that canvas has excessive dullness, lines, or wrinkles, it’s pretty tough to craft a masterpiece. If you’re ready to give microneedling a try or want to schedule a consultation, call Refined Dermatology at 408-384-3845.