For some people, skin elasticity can be a significant issue. As the skin ages, it loses much of its elastin and collagen content — the basic building blocks that give it a supple and youthful appearance. Microneedling can induce skin cells on the face and other parts of the body to increase the production of these critical structural proteins, improving the skin’s texture and elasticity and making it appear more youthful.
On the face, microneedling can improve fine lines and wrinkles and help reduce the appearance of tiny broken capillaries. Again, this improvement occurs because of this treatment’s ability to induce the stress response in your tissues. As the needles physically pierce the skin, they cause cells to go into survival mode, encouraging them to revitalize themselves. In a sense, microneedling works similarly to exercise. It induces a beneficial stress response from the body, enhancing the overall health and vitality of the skin.
Besides the physical benefits, microneedling can improve your confidence and make you feel better about your appearance. People may notice that you look less tired or like you’ve had a long holiday. Ultimately, microneedling fights blemishes and evens your skin tone.
Am I a Candidate for Microneedling?
If you have dull skin, hyperpigmentation, large pores, acne scars, wrinkles, or fine lines, you may be an excellent candidate for microneedling. People who benefit the most from this treatment are men and women over the age of 18 who are unhappy with their skin appearance. Women who are pregnant or people who have very recently received dermal filler injections should not undergo this therapy.