Why Microneedling Is So Beneficial for Your Skin

If you have acne scars, uneven skin tone, or signs of aging, you’re probably looking for a solution. Look no further: Microneedling is a treatment that stimulates your body’s natural healing response and leaves your skin looking healthier, more evenly toned, and fresher. 

At Elite Rejuvenation in Marion, Ohio, Adil Katabay, MD, and our team of medical and aesthetics experts, perform microneedling in the comfort and safety of our spa offices to help you look your best at any age. Following are just five of the many ways microneedling helps your skin. 

1. Microneedling stimulates healing 

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and it forms a barrier against germs, damaging ultraviolet rays, and injury.

Skin is also dynamic. In fact, when you’re young, it regenerates itself every 27 days. However, as you get older, the skin-turnover rate slows down, leading to a less fresh and youthful appearance. 

When you cut your skin, your body immediately sends specialized cells to stop the bleeding and repair the cut. With our advanced microneedling tools — Rejuvapen NXT®, SkinPen®, or PlasmaPen® — we create tiny wounds in the top layer of your skin to induce the same healing response. 

The wounds from the microneedling tool are miniscule and controlled. Therefore, microneedling doesn’t damage your skin. But your body responds as if you had actual wounds, so that new cells are generated, rejuvenating your appearance. 

2. Microneedling boosts collagen and elastin

Want to stump your friends with trivia? The medical name for microneedling is “percutaneous collagen induction therapy.” Here’s why:

Collagen is one of two important proteins that comprise the supportive tissue in your skin; the other is elastin. As you age, your body produces less of both of these supportive proteins, which is why your skin begins to sag. 

As it stimulates your body’s built-in healing powers, microneedling also activates the production of collagen and elastin. These powerful proteins restore your skin’s strength and resilience. 

3. Microneedling reduces wrinkles

When your skin makes more collagen and elastin, it also forms new connective tissue. So microneedling thickens and plumps your skin. You gain additional strength and volume, which translates into smoothed lines and wrinkles, making years disappear. This anti-aging tool is especially effective at improving the vertical lines around your mouth. 

4. Microneedling evens out tone and texture

If you have dark spots and an uneven skin tone because of sun damage, acne scars, or a rough, large-pored texture to your skin, microneedling smooths things out. The device breaks up the excess pigment in sun spots and age spots. It also breaks up the disordered collagen in scars, so your skin smooths out.

5. Microneedling boosts your beauty products

Using the microneedling device, our aesthetic experts create microchannels in your skin. Those channels improve absorption of topical products. When you combine microneedling with medical-grade skin care products, you get impressive results. 

Even better, Dr. Katabay can combine microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy or exosome therapy. These regenerative medicine processes accelerate healing of the microwound channels and speed up your recovery time.

Microneedling only takes about 30 minutes. Though you’ll notice a difference in your skin right away, it takes months for your skin to refabricate itself with new, fresh, rejuvenating collagen and elastin.

We’ve found that people get optimal results with three to four microneedling treatments spaced at four-week intervals. If you’d like a personalized consultation to talk about what microneedling could do for your appearance, call or request an appointment online today at Elite Rejuvenation today.

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