8 Microneedling Benefits & How it Can Transform Your Skin

With all the stress and worry we’ve all been under this year, it’s no wonder our skin is looking less than perfect. If you are looking for a way to naturally boost and rejuvenate your skin and enhance collagen production, look no further than microneedling? From anti-ageing to pigmentation to reducing acne scars, there are many microneedling benefits.

Whether you’re looking for a non-surgical anti-ageing treatment to rid you of fine lines and wrinkles, a solution to your hyperpigmentation or acne scarring, or you just want a clearer complexion and smoother, firmer-looking skin microneedling could be the answer.

But what is microneedling? How does it work? And what can it really do for your skin?

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a non-surgical treatment that’s used to revive, rejuvenate and improve the quality of your skin. It’s also called skin needling, collagen induction therapy (CIT) and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI).

It can be used on the face and neck, including the delicate areas like the periorbital area around the eyes. The procedure can also be used on any areas of the body and is generally considered a suitable treatment for almost anyone.

It’s safe, effective and only minimally invasive – giving you great results with minimal disruption to your daily schedule.

How Microneedling Works?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that uses a mechanical pen device to make tiny punctures in your skin. These minuscule perforations induce a natural healing response in your body that creates more collagen, elastin and growth factors, rejuvenating and refreshing your skin.

During the treatment, your aesthetician will thoroughly cleanse and sterilise your skin. A topical numbing cream will be applied to ensure the treatment remains comfortable. As the needling device needles the skin, a solution of active ingredients will be applied to the skin to help target your specific skin concern. The whole microneedling treatment takes around 1 hour.

Immediately after the procedure, your skin will look red and feel hot  – but the results will be all worth it!

After around 48 hours the redness will fade and the microneedling benefits will develop over the coming weeks.

Microneedling Benefits

So what are the microneedling benefits? Why is microneedling so popular and what can it do for you?

1: More Collagen & Elastin

Many of the visible microneedling benefits are thanks to the increase in collagen and elastin that occurs as a result of the treatment. Collagen and elastin are the building blocks that hold your skin together and the holy grail to helping you retain a youthful appearance. The proteins create the structure of your skin and keep it firm, flexible and lifted.

A decrease in collagen naturally occurs as we age, especially during and following the menopause. It’s this decrease in collagen and elastin that contributes to many of the signs of ageing people experience. Microneedling stimulates your body to produce more collagen and elastin, giving you younger, healthier-looking skin.

2: Fewer Wrinkles & Lines

Fine lines and wrinkles can be frustrating, but thankfully microneedling can help. By stimulating the regeneration of collagen and elastin in your skin, your fine lines and wrinkles can be smoothed and reduced. Microneedling can help with the signs of ageing on all parts of the body, but it’s especially popular on the face, neck and decolletage.

3: Healthier Looking Skin

Sometimes, the ongoing struggle with cold weather, sunlight, cosmetics and stress can leave your skin look lacklustre and unhealthy. Microneedling helps to rejuvenate your skin from the inside out. Giving you firmer, healthier-looking skin and a radiant complexion.

4: Reduce Hyperpigmentation

While hyperpigmentation is a harmless condition, it can affect how you feel about your appearance. Hyperpigmentation results in visibly darker patches of skin and generally caused by sun damage, hormones or skin ageing. Microneedling can help to reduce hyperpigmentation, giving your skin the chance to rejuvenate and erase the miscoloured skin cells.

5: Shrink Pores

Enlarged pores can result in blackheads and more acne breakouts. One of the microneedling benefits that people experience, is a reduction in the size of their pores. This not only reduces the appearance of blackheads and prevents acne-causing bacteria from getting trapped in the skin, but it also helps create a smooth, flawless complexion.

6: Improve Acne Scars

Acne scars can leave you feeling deflated and uncomfortable with your appearance. There are many contributing factors to acne, from hormones and chemicals in cosmetics to stress and inflammation. Microneedling can help to fade and reduce the scars left behind by your breakouts. By stimulating the skin to create more collagen and elastin we can promote healthier, firmer and blemish-free skin.

7: Recover Sun Damage

Even when you live in chilly England, sun damage is a real problem when it comes to your skin. Sun damage can result in faster ageing, dry, wrinkled skin and hyperpigmentation. Microneedling benefits your skin by helping rejuvenate the cells that have been damaged by the sun’s rays, giving you a fresh start and smooth complexion.

8: More Confidence

Let’s be honest, when you feel good in your skin you feel better in yourself. Batling with skin problems such as acne scarring, wrinkles or hyperpigmentation can have a negative effect on your self-confidence and even your mental health. Rejuvenating your skin with microneedling can help to improve your complexion and give your confidence a boost too.

Is Microneedling Right For You?

Microneedling is a safe, effective and very well-tolerated treatment. It’s suitable for all skin types, all genders and most body parts too.

If you’re looking for a non-surgical way to refresh, rejuvenate and create smoother, healthy-looking skin then microneedling could be the treatment for you.

Here at The Body Clinic, we’re committed to helping you find the right treatments for your own unique needs. We’ll listen to your concerns, answer your questions and give you the best advice for your problem.

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