You’ve probably heard about microneedling before, but is there any evidence backing the claims about its benefits?
Microneedling is a non-invasive procedure that uses tiny needles to create small wounds in the skin to trigger a healing response.
Whenever you have a tear in your skin, your body floods the area with elastin and collagen to repair it. Microneedling needles are small enough not to cause scars or intense pain, but they’re big enough to stimulate a healing response.
Dr. Kimberly C Stone prefers microneedling due to its ability to fight several skin concerns by stimulating collagen production without a lengthy recovery period. Read on to learn all about the benefits of microneedling for your skin.
1.Stimulates collagen production
Once the needles prick your skin, your body rushes to the small wound with elastin and collagen to speed up the healing process. This tricks your skin to produce more collagen in areas where you battle loss of elasticity and wrinkles.
2. Comes with a low risk for adverse side effects
Unlike other procedures that fight skin imperfections, microneedling comes with a low risk for complications as long as you follow the doctor’s instructions. Some redness and itchiness may occur in the treated area, but these side effects usually go away on their own within a few days after the treatment.
3. Minimizes the appearance of large pores
Microneedling stimulates collagen production. In the presence of this protein, skin appears tighter, and pores tend to shrink. The tiny needles used during the procedure can also help exfoliate, which helps with minimizing the appearance of large pores even further.
4. Reduces acne scarring
So you got rid of your acne, but now you have a bigger problem on your hands: acne scars. Clinical trials suggest that you can minimize atrophic scars by using microneedling once per week for at least three months.
5. Can be combined with platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP)
On its own, PRP is a powerful tool in the fight against skin imperfections. However, when Dr. Stone combines PRP with microneedling, the results are even more dramatic.
One study that looked at the effects of microneedling combined with Vitamin C versus microneedling combined with PRP found that the latter was more effective in treating acne scars.
Learn more about microneedling
Microneedling is safe for most people, but it isn’t recommended to pregnant women or to people who are on certain acne medications, such as Accutane.
To find out whether microneedling is right for you, contact us to schedule an appointment and receive expert advice regarding aesthetic goals.