5 Benefits of Microneedling for Your Skin

Are you frustrated by fine lines, sun damage, or other skin imperfections? Do you feel like your at-home skin care just isn’t working anymore? You might benefit from microneedling, an innovative skin care treatment that stimulates cellular repair and regeneration in your skin. 

At Rochester Laser and Wellness Center, our team of aesthetic experts offers both platelet-rich plasma (PRP) microneedling and Vivace™ radiofrequency microneedling right here in Rochester Hills, Michigan. We want to help you look and feel your best, and our minimally invasive microneedling skin rejuvenation procedures are an excellent option. 

What is microneedling anyway?

Microneedling is the process of using sterile needles to poke hundreds of tiny holes into your skin. It sounds scary, but we apply a numbing cream to help you stay comfortable throughout the treatment, and the benefits of microneedling are worth getting past a fear of needles. 

The punctures are so small that they heal more or less immediately, but they still trigger your body’s natural healing response, which floods your skin with the growth factors and nutrients that boost your cell production, increase capillary growth, and ultimately lead to improvements in the appearance and texture of your skin. 

We combine microneedling with PRP to inject even more of the growth factors needed for cell repair and regeneration into your skin. The heat of the radiofrequency microneedling treatment increases the stimulation.

5 benefits of microneedling

Microneedling treatments provide a wide range of skin improvements. The procedure is suitable for all skin types and tones and is FDA-approved. Some of the benefits you might see after microneedling include:

Fine lines and wrinkles diminish

Microneedling increases your collagen and elastin production, which plumps your wrinkles and fine lines from the inside. 

Scars fade

The increased collagen production can raise depressed acne scars. The treatment also enhances the texture of your skin to help fade scarring.  

Sun damage reverses

Microneedling breaks up extra pigmentation like age spots caused by sun damage. Your skin tone becomes more even as your sun damage fades.

Pores shrink

Microneedling can shrink large pores. As your collagen levels are replenished, your skin becomes plumper, which helps pores look tighter and smaller. 

Your at-home skin care becomes more effective

Microneedling helps your skin absorb at-home serums and moisturizers more efficiently. On average, your skin only absorbs around 8% of what you put on it, but with microneedling, your skin is able to absorb much more.

How long does it take to see the effects of microneedling?

While microneedling requires almost no downtime to recover, it can take several weeks for your skin to show the signs of increased collagen production and cellular regeneration. Your aesthetic expert gives you customized advice on what to expect and might recommend a series of microneedling treatments to achieve your desired results. 

To maximize the benefits of your microneedling treatments, you should limit your sun exposure and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day, even if it’s cloudy, raining, or snowing. 

Sounds great, so where do I sign up?

If you’re interested in microneedling, give us a call today. Our team of aesthetic experts can examine your skin and recommend the best treatment to enhance and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin.

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