Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that has become all the rage in the skincare world. It involves puncturing your skin with hundreds of tiny needles that are affixed to a pen or a wand.
While wounding your skin may seem counterintuitive, the process is highly effective as it triggers your skin’s healing process and boosts skin renewal, ensuring glowing and healthy skin.
Microneedling can be done anywhere on the body, but it’s more commonly done on the face. Keep reading to learn about some of the major benefits of microneedling.
1. Boosts Collagen Production
Collagen is the most abundant protein found in our bodies and is integral to the connective tissues. It helps keep our joints strong and our skin healthy and resilient.
While collagen products are abundant on the market, the protein is naturally occurring in our bodies and does not necessarily need supplementing. However, as we grow older, we produce less collagen.
Microneedling helps increase collagen production by causing micro-tears on the skin to trigger healing and stimulate collagen production. This essentially helps reverse the effects of aging. This is also why microneedling is sometimes referred to as collagen induction therapy.
2. Improves Skin Texture
It’s hard to fight textured skin, but microneedling is proven to be highly effective against scars and uneven texture. Since microneedling triggers collagen production, it helps boost the firmness and elasticity of your skin.
Rough skin texture can result from genetics, excessive sun exposure or sun damage, a buildup of dead skin cells, or aging. Microneedling can significantly help with refining and smoothening your skin texture through the skin healing process.
3. Treats Acne Scars
Acne can be a frustrating skin condition on its own, but some severe forms of acne also leave behind acne scars. These are atrophic scars that are caused when our skin tissue fails to regenerate properly over the acne wound, which creates uneven skin texture in the form of rolling scars, box scars, or ice-pick scars.
These atrophic scars, or the facial indentations caused by acne, are formed because of the lack of proper collagen production. Since microneedling creates tiny wounds and stimulates collagen production, it can help fill in these scars with healthy skin tissue and make your skin more plump and even.
4. Helps Eliminate Stretch Marks
Stretch marks can be considered a form of scarring or streaks that are commonly seen in the abdomen, hips, and buttock areas. These marks develop when your skin stretches or shrinks drastically in a short period, such as during weight gain, weight loss, or pregnancy.
Many people find it uncomfortable to see these red, pink, or purple streaks on their bodies. Microneedling can help with that. The boost in collagen production and skin regeneration that microneedling triggers can help diminish these unwanted stretch marks. However, this process is gradual, with older stretch marks taking much longer to fade.
5. Gets Rid of Wrinkles
Wrinkles and fine lines are obvious signs of aging. As we grow older, our skin becomes naturally less resilient. There is also less collagen production in your 40s compared to your 20s. The lack of collagen causes the skin to become dry, less elastic, and more fragile, thereby inducing wrinkles.
With microneedling, you can help regenerate your skin to eliminate and prevent wrinkles. It can help restore firmer and tightened skin with a youthful glow.
Microneedling Pen: Advanced Microneedling System at Home
Microneedling should ideally be done under the care of a professional. However, not everybody will have the time to book an appointment with a dermatologist to undergo this treatment.
With a microneedling pen, you can perform microneedling at home without any hassle at your own convenience.
A professional microneedling session involves using a surgical needle. On the other hand, at-home microneedling is not as invasive while still offering the same benefit of increased collagen production.
Besides, a microneedling service may cost you at least $550 per session, with each session lasting around 30 minutes. It costs more if you call for home service. But when you have your own advanced microneedling system at home, you can save both money and time!
Make sure you pair your microneedling sessions with antioxidant or collagen-based serums to boost the effectiveness of these treatments.
Get Younger-Looking Soon Within the Confines of Your Home
Solray Beauty offers an advanced microneedling system that allows you to do your microneedling sessions in the comfort of your home. The set comes with the device, five refills, a charger, a storage case, and a travel sleeve so you can take it with you wherever you go!