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In 2020, the global microneedling market reached $472.34 million. What is microneedling? Growing awareness about amazing microneedling benefits has caused the market’s continuous growth. Between 2021 and 2028, the industry could rise by nearly 8%!

How does microneedling work, exactly, and how can it benefit your skin care regimen? Keep reading to find out!

After reviewing this guide, you can determine if microneedling is right for you. Discover the amazing benefits of professional microneedling techniques today.

What Is Microneedling?

First, let’s cover the basics. What is microneedling, exactly, and how does microneedling work to improve your skin’s appearance?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. It involves pricking skin repeatedly using small needles. Each hole created against the skin’s surface can encourage the body to produce two essential proteins: collagen and elastin.

Collagen is a protein throughout the body that plays a role in the structure and function of your:

  • Skin
  • Bones
  • Connective tissue
  • Cartilage
  • Tendons
  • Hair

While there are 28 known types of collagen, type 1 collagen accounts for about 90% of the collagen throughout the human body. It plays a role in tissue repair, immune response, and cellular migration. As you grow older, however, your collagen can become fragmented.

Your body’s natural collagen production can begin to slow down, too. 

Elastin is another key structural protein. Without collagen and elastin, signs of aging (wrinkles, sagging skin, etc.) become more prominent. 

Your body will perceive the tiny holes produced from microneedling as wounds. To repair the damage, your body will naturally boost collagen and elastin production. In fact, as few as four microneedling sessions could increase collagen levels by 400% increase six months after your treatments. 

Remember, microneedling only produced tiny holes. The holes are neither deep nor wide enough to cause any real damage.

Each hole will encourage new, rejuvenated, youthful skin to grow in place of the wound. As a result, any scars, wrinkles, or enlarged pores will heal, leaving your skin looking refreshed. 

Looking Skin Deep

Before your first microneedling session, talk to your provider about the specific skin issues you’re experiencing. Your provider can use different sized needles to target different layers of the skin. Each layer can involve different skin health issues.

For example, a 1 mm microneedle can target the center layer of the skin. This layer can help you target pigmentation issues.

The outer layer of your skin (the stratum corneum) is thin and therefore very easy for a needle to penetrate. Underneath is the epidermis, then the dermis.

The dermis is where your nerve endings, hair follicles, and oil glands are located. 

Scarring tends to occur in the deep dermis. If you’re worried about skin imperfections like scars, your microneedling provider might use a 2.5 mm microneedle during your session. 

Make sure to schedule a consultation appointment before your first session to make sure you’re targeting the correct area. 

With microneedling treatment, you can target:

  • Uneven skin tone
  • Enlarged pores
  • Reduced skin elasticity
  • Age spots
  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Scarring

In fact, microneedling can also target different areas of the body beyond the face. For example, perhaps you’re concerned about stretch marks around your thighs or abdominals. 

You can develop a treatment plan with your provider to customize a treatment plan based on your needs. 

The Benefits

Now that we’ve covered the basics of microneedling treatment, let’s discuss how it can impact your skin. Here are a few ways microneedling benefits skincare routines!

Stimulate Collagen Production

Remember, your natural collagen levels will begin to decline as you age. Environmental factors like sun exposure can also impact your natural collagen levels. Without collagen, your skin will no longer look young and firm. 

Most professional treatment options work by stimulating the skin’s natural ability to produce collagen. Collagen supports the surface of your skin. Though collagen exists in the skin’s middle layer, it can also nourish the skin’s epidermis layer.

Collagen induction therapy and microneedling can encourage the skin to begin producing more collagen. Your skin should look radiant, fresh, and firm as a result. 

Minimize Large Pores

Microneedling treatment won’t increase the size of your pores. Rather, increasing collagen production can help the space around your pores look plump. The size of each pore should decrease as a result.

If you’re unhappy with the size of your pores, consider microneedling treatment. Sessions can increase the effectiveness of the topical products you use, too. Your skin will have an easier time absorbing the products and delivering the ingredients to your dermis. 

Ease Away Acne Scars

Stimulating collagen and elastin production could help your skin heal post-acne scars. It can also open your pores, allowing for the release of blackheads.

Otherwise, hair follicles in the face can become clogged with oil, leading blackheads to form.

Soothe Hyperpigmentation and Sun Damage

Acne, sun exposure, and other factors can lead to hyperpigmentation over time. Microneedling treatments can help your skin appear clear and smooth. After a few sessions, you can improve the appearance of our complexion.

Talk to your local microneedling provider to discuss your treatment plan. Microneedling’s ability to boost collagen production can help reinvigorate your skin. Your skin tone should improve as a result. 

Erase Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles can develop if your skin lacks collagen. Microneedling could help restore elasticity to your skin. Your skin could have an easier time maintaining moisture, too. 

Your skin will receive the support it needs to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. 

Experience These Microneedling Benefits Firsthand Today

If you’re unhappy with fine lines and wrinkles impacting the appearance of your skin, consider visiting your local aesthetics and wellness center. With routine treatments, you can begin experiencing these microneedling benefits and more.

You’ll feel more confident with your smooth, stunning skin, too!

Eager to get started? Book an appointment today.