Posted July 12, 2023 in Blog
It’s no surprise that Microneedling has become a mainstay skin rejuvenator. Commonly performed on the face and beyond, Microneedling creates hundreds of tiny controlled injuries that force the skin to heal, leaving it far smoother, softer, brighter and with fewer visible pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. Like other aesthetic treatments that benefit other parts of the body, Microneedling isn’t just for the face and neck! Microneedling can treat many areas of your body.
Microneedling ranks as a top skin-rejuvenating treatment and garners rave reviews for its ability to stimulate new, healthier skin cells and new collagen and elastin.
Not only can microneedle facials improve the look and feel of the skin, but they can also work wonders in reducing acne scars, lines, and wrinkles. And while at-home microneedling is a great way to rev up more collagen in the skin, in-office microneedling is where the real magic happens. As expected, a microneedling treatment your doctor performs is more invasive than what you would do yourself at home with a dermal roller.
How does microneedling under your eyes help?
Microneedling under the eyes will help firm and tighten the skin so that the eyes appear brighter and less sunken. Treating the under eyes with microneedling helps to promote collagen production, which in time can lead to firmer, more youthful-looking skin, especially under the eyes where puffy bags can persist. Besides helping to mitigate the look of under-eye puffiness and bags, microneedling under the eyes can also help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. This is just one of the many areas Microneedling can target.
While the results are substantial, they last three to six months on average. Repeat treatments are often recommended to help prolong the results.
Does microneedling work for beard growth?
Microneedling for beard growth is believed to stimulate collagen and keratin production to help improve beard hair growth by boosting nutrient-rich blood flow. Healthy circulation is necessary for healthy hair growth and healthy skin.
You can expect to see improved hair growth within a few months after starting microneedling for beard growth. Some patients couple microneedling for beading growth with minoxidil for an enhanced effect.
How effective is microneedling for stretch marks?
While microneedling for stretch marks helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks, there is still no cure. Microneedling for stretch marks, which are tears in the collagen of the dermis that occurs whenever the skin is stretched beyond its limits, will help fade them over time by stimulating new collagen in the area where collagen damage exists. The skin will emerge plumper, tighter, and smoother after a complete treatment.
Microneedling for stretch marks can be performed anywhere stretch marks exist, like the abdomen, thighs, hips, and buttocks. By microneedling areas of the body plagued by stretch marks, the treatments improve the skin’s texture and can also help reduce hyperpigmentation associated with stretch marks.
Can microneedling neck treatments help turn back the clock?
Microneedling neck treatments use tiny needles stamped into the skin, creating minor injuries that promote collagen production for tighter skin. Many fans of microneedling neck treatments say the treatment helps to lift sagging skin while evening out dark spots, uneven skin tone, and fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, any skincare products applied to the neck after an entire course of microneedling neck treatment help the products absorb better.
Will microneedling treatments help with wrinkles?
Microneedling for wrinkles will help improve skin tone and texture and smooth wrinkles on the face, neck, chest, and body. When paired with PRP or RF, microneedling packs an even larger punch.
While microneedling works differently than Botox to improve wrinkles, microneedling for wrinkles doesn’t work on muscle activity but rather collagen and elastin production to repair damaged skin. Microneedling for wrinkles is effective when collagen loss and sun damage cause wrinkles.
How does microneedling help with hair growth?
The principles for microneedling the hair are similar to that of the face, and anywhere else the treatment is performed. But for a microneedling treatment for hair to be effective, longer needles are used on the scalp to penetrate the skin deeply and pass through the hair. Using microneedling to rejuvenate the hair helps to stimulate blood flow to the scalp, reduce the appearance of miniaturized hairs, improve a loss of pigmentation in the hair, and also aid in regrowth in areas where there is thinning hair or hair loss (but not balding).
Often, hair microneedling is combined with PRP for even better results, especially in those patients with androgenic alopecia and other types of non-permanent hair loss or hair-related changes. The results, which at first look like baby hairs, most likely won’t be visible for about six weeks after treatment. However, once there is new hair growth, it is permanent, and maintenance treatments every three to 12 months are often recommended.
Can microneedling for scars help improve my skin?
Yes, microneedling for acne scars can help improve the skin’s tone, texture, and smoothness. Microneedling is minimally invasive and safe for all skin tones, especially those affected by stubborn acne scars.
Some patients can treat acne scars with microneedling alone, while others may require platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or radiofrequency (RF). These treatments further stimulate the skin’s ability to create new collagen.
Remember that when seeking treatment with microneedling for acne scars, the results are gradual and correspond with the amount and quality of collagen the skin creates. You may see improvement in the acne scars in a few weeks or months, and usually, several treatments are necessary to see the results.
How should I take care of my skin after a microneedling facial?
Face microneedling works wonders for rejuvenating the skin, but you’ll need to be careful with what you use on it after each treatment. You’ll need to pause your usual skin-care regimen, which includes avoiding supercharged actives such as retinol, retin-A, vitamin C, AHAs, or BHAs. Instead, it’s best to stick with a gentle moisturizer that helps speed healing and lots of sunscreen. You’ll also want to avoid abrasive exfoliators, cleansers, scrubs, and anything else that can inflame or irritate the skin.