Top 5 Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling is a popular cosmetic procedure chosen by people who want to claim their youthful appearance. It is commonly used to prompt plumpness, minimize discoloration, restore even skin tones, and encourage younger looking skin. Whether you call this procedure microneedling or skin needling, the benefits of scheduling it into your busy routine are many. The microneedling process only takes about an hour long, but it delivers visible and tactile results that last for weeks.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a cosmetic process that goes by several different names, including collagen induction therapy and skin needling. A skilled technician gently moves a small wand containing numerous fine-point needles over your skin. Each needle makes a tiny prick in your skin. The body identifies each prick as an injury and begins to immediately trigger a reaction designed to stimulate recovery for your skin.

The process is nearly painless, but you will see tiny bits of blood where the pricks were made. You can expect minor redness and residual bleeding for about a day and a half. Despite these mild side effects, you should see visible improvement in your facial appearance immediately after the procedure has taken place.

Many of today’s celebrities are choosing not only to embrace this technique but also to share their fondness for it. In fact, an increasing number of today’s celebrities recognize the value of microneedling because their skin as one of their most important assets.

Minka Kelly shared her thoughts on Instagram, stating “I’ve been trying the Micro-Needling with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) that seems to be all the rage for those of us with dull skin, fine lines, and sun spots. Good times.”

Jennifer Aniston also has positive thoughts regarding this process, sharing the following comment “I do micro-needling! I just learned about it a couple of months ago from a facialist in New York. It allows the serums and whatever products you’re using to really soak in.”

Currently, skin needling achieves an 87% thumbs-up approval rating on realself.com out of 584 user reviews. If you aren’t yet convinced, you may want to learn more. Please take a look at the top five benefits of microneedling presented here.

1. Promotes Natural Collagen Growth for Beautiful, Younger Looking Skin

As people age, the production of elastin and collagen within the skin begins to slow down, causing unwanted changes in the epidermis. The microneedling process stimulates new production by triggering the body’s response to perceived damage. Even though the tiny pin pricks of the needles on the microneedling wand aren’t excessively large or damaging, the body goes into quick action. Not only does this process enhance the production of collagen but it also stimulates revacularization or the growth of new blood vessels in the skin.

Collagen-enriched skin looks plumper and smoother. Since microneedling boosts collagen production, it restores plumpness to the skin, creating a more youthful appearance. Typically, visible results are apparent within minutes. As each micro-injury receives new collagen, the tiny wounds are filled, restoring a more natural appearance to the treated area.

While this cosmetic process does deliver microtrauma to your skin, it does so in a targeted, monitored procedure. If you have any questions, the technician is available to answer your concerns. As long as you schedule your skin needling procedure with a qualified professional and follow all of the instructions, your treatment is safe and gentle.

The specialized wand features a small head, which is covered with tiny needles. As the wand is passed over your skin, it vibrates at a high speed. There’s no need to worry, though, because the needles can only pierce the superficial or uppermost portion of your skin. The depth is minimal, but the results are major. The high-powered vibration causes the microneedles to prick your skin thousands of times in just a few moments, triggering skin recovery and rejuvenation.

Your skin begins to look better immediately after the procedure. Renewed production of elastin and collagen help to maintain and refine the results, leaving you with smoother, more even-toned skin. Your youthful appearance is semi-restored as the tiny holes are filled with collagen and elastin and your skin looks plumper and fresher for weeks.

2. Reduces Signs of Acne Scarring and Pock Marks

Facial scarring and pock marks become more common as you age. While establishing a good skin-care routine can help to minimize both of these issues, it cannot eliminate them entirely. In fact, dermal fibrosis or scarring that appears on the skin typically occurs during the body’s wound healing process. Pock marks are often the result of adolescent or adult acne, including black heads, white heads, and pimples.

Facial scarring is often difficult to minimize, particularly if the damage also involves pock marks. The deeper the scars are, the more difficult it is to successfully treat them.

When the skin undergoes damage due to sun exposure, environmental toxins, or hormonal fluctuations, the skin attempts to heal itself in an attempt to return to its original state. During the natural healing process, the skin is pulled downward, a process that often leads to pock marks with deep crevices and light-to-moderate scarring.

This process results in fibrosis or thickening of the skin tissue. In most instances, it is a normal part of the healing process that leads to stiffening of the skin in the afflicted area. Fortunately, microneedling is successful in breaking up the fibrosis, allowing the skin to relax and resurface itself with a smoother appearance than prior to the skin-needling treatment.

A number of studies indicate that visible improvement in the appearance of pock marks and scarring can occur immediately in some cases or after just two skin needling procedures for other patients. Various circumstances can affect how quickly optimal results appear, including the depth of the pock marks and scarring as well as the patient’s existing medical conditions. As the microneedling process breaks up the fibrosis beneath the skin’s surface, the pock marks and/or scarring become less noticeable. Your overall complexion begins to look more beautiful as the skin becomes smoother and less constricted.

Unfortunately, microneedling isn’t successful in treating all types of scarring. This process offers more beneficial results for scarring that is not the result of surgical stitches or overly large in size. Even so, this minimally invasive procedure provides a safe way to minimize unwanted changes in the skin. Individuals with uneven skin texture can also benefit from the microneedling process because of its ability to smooth the skin’s surface.

3. Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Looking younger is one of the most popular reasons why women and men seek cosmetic treatments. Reducing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles is at the top of the list of reasons why microneedling has gained so much popularity in recent years. This minimally invasive procedure actually reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, encouraging a more youthful appearance as it does so.

As you probably know, it isn’t easy to get rid of fine lines or wrinkles once they appear. You can’t simply slather on face cream and hope for the best. Wrinkles and creases are the result of damage occurring to the skin whether through the aging process or exposure to environmental elements. It only makes sense that you need to regenerate certain skin processes in order to remedy the damage.

Microneedling does so by making tiny pin pricks on the upper levels of your dermis in order to kickstart your skin’s rejuvenation. The damage caused by skin needling is extremely minor but it is enough to encourage the release of growth factors which renew the skin’s levels of elastin and collagen. Your body doesn’t realize how minor the damage to your skin is, which is why it produces a surge of the growth factors needed to help repair the small holes created by the microneedles. At the same time, small blood vessels develop, bringing fresh supplies of oxygen, nutrients, and blood directly to your skin.

All of these developments lead to tighter, healthier looking skin as fine lines and minor wrinkles become less noticeable. In fact, as collagen production grows stronger, so does your skin. The process strengthens your epidermis, allowing your skin to resist the changes fine lines and wrinkles inflict on it. As a result, your skin looks and feels smoother and healthier once the procedure is over.

Much of the damage created to the skin is caused by sun exposure. Incorporating vitamin-C serum into your beauty care regimen can assist you in maintaining the beneficial results achieved through the skin needling process. Using vitamin-C serum helps to encourage collagen production, a necessary component of restoring the supple nature of your skin.

4. Reduce Hyperpigmentation and Promotes Even Skin Tone

While hyperpigmentation occurs gradually, it usually becomes a permanent issue that mars the natural beauty of your skin. Hyperpigmentation refers to the darkening of certain areas of your skin as excess melanin builds up and stays in place. This condition isn’t serious and doesn’t cause any real damage. Nonetheless, it does take away from an even skin tone, creating a less-than-beautiful countenance.

Hyperpigmentation is a common problem and almost anyone can experience it. The changes in skin color occur when inflammation arises from minor injuries, white heads, black heads, pimples, and cold sores. As more of these changes take place, the skin begins to lose its even tone and looks blotchy.

Microneedling is often successful in restoring the natural appearance of skin coloration as it reduces the damage caused by hyperpigmentation. It does so by increasing the presence of matrix mealloproteinases, unique enzymes found in the skin cells.

You can boost your results if you also include the use of vitamin-C serum to assist in the healing process once your microneedling procedure has been completed. Studies have indicated that vitamin-C serum is helpful in balancing melanin levels in the skin.

Women with darker skin tones may want to consider microneedling instead of laser treatments to correct hyperpigmentation issues. Lasers can actually worsen the problem as they make the discoloration even darker, making skin needling the preferred solution.

5. Reduces the Presence of Blackheads

The presence of blackheads can be annoying, particularly if you have many of these small bumps on your skin. Blackheads are caused when hair follicles become clogged by your skin oil that darkens as oxidation takes place. This oil is also referred to as sebum. This type of acne occurs on the face, neck, chest, back, and arms. When blackheads appear, your sebum isn’t doing its job of keeping your skin soft and supple. Unfortunately, an abundance of blackheads can damage your skin, creating large pores and increasing the risk of developing wrinkles and fine lines.

Microneedling offers distinctive benefits for anyone suffering from frequent blackhead outbreaks. This minimally invasive procedure opens pores, releasing the blackheads from their clogged status. As the tiny needles gently poke into the skin, they break through the sebum clogs. An immediate reduction in the number of blackheads occurs. Within a month’s time, pores in the treated area appear smaller as healing takes place.

Even though you will notice fewer blackheads after the microneedling procedure, it is possible that new ones will pop up. This is particularly true for someone who is prone to this type of acne. To keep blackheads away as long as possible, you should incorporate a good skin care routine. The results of your skin needling treatment should last about three to four weeks. Due to the gentleness and minimally invasive nature of the procedure, your skin is ready to undergo a new microneedling process after a month’s time.

Microneedling offers immediate benefits for anyone looking to give their facial skin a makeover. This process is quick and nearly painless. The results are immediately visible. The benefits go beyond simply minimizing and/or eliminating acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. The positive effects of the skin needling process last for weeks, giving you back the natural beauty of your countenance for weeks. Best of all – no known side effects exist. The procedure is safe, simple, and successful.


Looking younger is a popular goal among people of all ages. Today, it is easier than ever to accomplish this task, partly because so many non-invasive anti-aging solutions are readily available at medical spas throughout the San Diego area. If you are interested in learning more about Microneedling, please contact Ageless & Beautiful Medical Spa for a no-cost consultation.