5 Benefits of Microneedling for Your Skin

Do you want smoother, younger-looking skin? It’s time to learn more about the benefits of microneedling. This minimally invasive treatment is an effective option for anyone who’s looking for a way to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, reduce hyperpigmentation, tackle tough acne scars, and more. 

If you live in McLean, Virginia, or the greater Washington, DC, area, Kirit Bhatt, MD, and our team at Rejuve Plastic Surgery offer the best in microneedling therapy.

Microneedling is the process of using a small, handheld roller or pen with tiny needlepoints. We move the microneedling device across your face, allowing the needles pierce your skin, creating thousands of micro-wounds. 

The wounds stimulate collagen production. Collagen is the protein in your skin that gives it volume and strength. When your body’s collagen production increases, your skin gets noticeably tighter and smoother. It plumps up wrinkles and helps scars disappear. Read on to find out what the five biggest benefits of microneedling are. 

1. Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles develop as you age, because your skin stops producing as much collagen. Your skin gets thinner and loses its volume, which causes lines, wrinkles, and folds to form. Microneedling fights these signs of aging by increasing your skin’s collagen production. Increased volume helps fill wrinkles, giving you a more youthful look. 

2. Tightens skin

Another contributor to the common signs of aging is sagging skin. Collagen loss leads to crepey, loose skin around your eyes, nose, and mouth. The same way microneedling plumps fine lines and wrinkles, it can help restore the volume your skin is lacking. Tighter skin reduces folds, lines, and wrinkles across your face.

3. Evens out skin tone

Uneven skin tone, including conditions like hyperpigmentation and sun spots, is often caused by uneven distribution of melanin in your skin. Melanin is what gives your skin color, but it can build up in certain areas and cause dark, uneven spots to develop.

Microneedling stimulates the old, uneven layer of skin to peel away. New, fresh skin that doesn’t have hyperpigmentation grows underneath, thanks to the collagen boost that microneedling generates. 

4. Treats acne scarring

Acne scars often develop as depressions in your skin, making your skin look uneven and textured. Microneedling fills in the depressions and encourages new skin growth by tapping into your body’s ability to produce collagen. While some other treatment options for acne scars, like lasers, aren’t recommended for darker skin tones, microneedling works on all skin tones. 

5. Enhances other cosmetic treatments

At Rejuve Plastic Surgery, we often combine microneedling with other therapies to enhance results. Because microneedling creates many tiny holes in the surface of your skin, it increases absorption of solutions like vitamin C or platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which we can apply to your skin after microneedling.

PRP therapy uses a small sampling of your own blood that we process in a centrifuge to separate the platelets. The solution contains a high number of growth factors and cytokines naturally found in the body that boost collagen production and tissue regeneration. 

With microneedling and PRP, you can expect a natural glow to develop about a day after your procedure. Over the next six to eight weeks, your body works to regenerate collagen, evening your skin tone and texture. 

Microneedling is an effective cosmetic option to revitalize your skin and refresh your look. For personalized treatment recommendations, contact us by phone or online today. 

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