Microneedling is a medical grade skincare treatment that involves using fine sterile needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin. The micro-injuries that is created by Microneedling, stimulates the body’s natural wound healing processes, resulting in cell turnover and increased collagen and elastin production, which is key to new, youthful-looking skin.
Microneedling’s effects are comparable to laser and deep chemical peel treatments but without the long downtime. You can enjoy a glowing complexion 24-72 hours after microneedling, but with laser resurfacing, your recovery may take three to 10 days. Your complexion needs 14-21 days to bounce back after a medium or intensive peel. On the other hand, with Microneedling we can target different skin concerns which by laser or chemical peels we just target specific concern on the skin.
Microneedling treatment addresses many skin-related concerns, including:
- Wrinkles & aging
- Skin pigmentation issues
- Loose skin, such as after weight loss or liposuction
- stretch marks
Ø Microneedling helps aging skin:
Aging causes the decline of collagen in the skin, which contributes to wrinkles and other signs of aging. Collagen is an essential protein that helps keep the skin looking youthful, with a firm, smooth, and stretchy texture. Microneedling by stimulating the skin to produce more collagen could be effective in the aging process.
Ø Microneedling reverses sun damage and pigmentation:
Collagen is arguably the best way to improve the look of skin, and this goes beyond reducing wrinkles. Stimulating collagen growth with microneedling can also reverse sun damage and discoloration, including the hyperpigmentation that comes with melasma.
Ø Microneedling shrinks pores:
Microneedling stimulates collagen in and around your pores, which causes them to plump and appear shrunken.
Ø Microneedling makes skincare products work better:
Did you know that only 4 to 8 percent of that the expensive serum you’re using on your face penetrates your skin? Another microneedling benefit is that it improves product absorption. This makes sense considering that microneedling creates thousands of invisible holes in your skin that are ready to absorb products in a way clogged pore can’t. The tiny punctures act like little channels, allowing topical products to penetrate better and work more effectively
Ø Microneedling is effective on Rosacea:
Microneedling works for Rosacea by stimulating collagen production in the dermal layer of skin which strengthens and thickens both the dermal and epidermal layer.
This means that the skin get more resistant to the triggers that cause the redness and flushing normally associated with rosacea.
Ø Microneedling can be done all over the body
Another microneedling benefit is that this treatment isn’t exclusive to the face. It can be done on any area of skin that needs to be repaired—including areas that display stretch marks or acne scars, like the legs, chest, back, and butt.
It is important to realize that microneedling is not a quick fix, as it involves the growth of new skin. It can take several months for a person to see the full results of the procedure. A course of three is recommended to see the best results (6 if you also have deep lines or acne scarring) and these are taken 4 weeks apart. You will also need to use appropriate homecare to complement and boost your treatments.
So Microneedling is an affordable, effective treatment with minimal downtime and discomfort and safe for most skin types with natural results.
For more information, please contact Golden Pulse Laser Clinic at 416 561 8803.