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The Science Behind Microneedling: How It Works and Its Benefits


Microneedling is a treatment that is widely used today as a supplement to a healthy skincare routine and also as a specialized treatment for specific skin concerns. It can help address dull skin, scarring, uneven skin texture, skin tone concerns, and much more. 

At Maryland Plastic Surgery and PURE MedSpa, we enjoy being able to pass on the benefits of microneedling to our patients in Millersville, MD. If you are searching for a skin rejuvenation treatment that is non-invasive and will allow you to get right back to your normal routine, you can look into microneedling.

What Is Microneedling? 

Microneedling, sometimes known as collagen induction therapy, is a procedure that can stimulate your skin’s natural healing abilities to create a more evenly textured surface on the skin. It does all of this through the use of rows of sterile needles set in a medical-grade device that controls penetration depth and angle. 

How Microneedling Works

When the tiny needles puncture the skin, they create tiny microchannels. This controlled process works by triggering the body’s wound-healing mechanism without causing tearing or damage to the skin. During this process, inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling all take place in the skin. This results in the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that are essential for skin elasticity and firmness.

Six Microneedling Benefits

Improved Skin Texture

The increase in collagen and elastin production is crucial for attaining smoother and more youthful skin. Over the course of several treatments, you can enjoy a more even skin texture. 

Reduction in Acne and Acne Scars

We use microneedling for acne scars to help break down old scar tissue and stimulate skin cell regeneration. For those suffering from acne scars, this can lead to a significant reduction in scarring.

Decreased Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Loss of collagen is a key factor in the appearance of lines and wrinkles. By restoring more of this protein in the skin through microneedling services, fine lines, and wrinkles can smooth away, giving your skin a more youthful appearance. 

Minimized Appearance of Pores

While microneedling treatments can’t actually shrink the size of your pores, they can create more volume in the skin surrounding the pores. This can lead to pores that look much smaller and are less noticeable.

Enhanced Product Absorption

By creating microchannels in the skin, microneedling enables more efficient absorption of skincare products. You may notice that you receive more benefits from your moisturizers, toners, and serums after your microneedling treatments. 

Rejuvenation of Sun-Damaged Skin

When exposed to harmful UV rays, your skin can develop wrinkles faster, become hyperpigmented, and lose its soft and glowing appearance. Microneedling treatments are a good way to treat sun-damaged skin. It can help to break up the excess melanin in the skin and make the skin soft and smooth. 

What to Expect From Your Microneedling Treatments

Navigating any new skincare treatment can be daunting. But understanding what to expect at each stage of the treatment can make you more prepared. At our medspa, we guide you through each step of the microneedling process from your consultation to your results. 

Microneedling Consultation

Our consultations are an essential step as they allow us to determine whether microneedling is the right treatment for your skin. During this appointment, we can discuss your skincare goals and go over the treatment in detail, answering any questions you may have along the way. 

Microneedling Treatment

On the day of your treatment, we will clean and sterilize your skin, applying a topical anesthetic if necessary. Our small handheld device is used to create the microchannels. This device is different from dermal rollers that you may have seen in the store. They are pen-like devices that quickly and efficiently press the needles into the skin rather than rolling them across the skin. This increases comfort and minimizes damage to the skin. 

Microneedling Results

It can take time after your treatment to begin to see microneedling results. The healing process will begin immediately and may cause your skin to look pink. To protect your skin during this stage, you will want to stay out of the sun, use sunscreen, and gently cleanse and moisturize your skin. After several weeks, your skin may begin to show improvement, and this can continue to develop in the weeks after your treatment. 

Who Should Consider Microneedling Treatments?

Microneedling can be a beneficial treatment for individuals of all skin types. Under the direction of your doctor, it can even be suitable for those with sensitive skin or those who have a darker skin tone. It is recommended for anyone who is seeking to improve the health and appearance of their skin without having to undergo a more invasive procedure. 

Microneedling may not be right for patients with active skin infections, patients with clotting or bleeding disorders, or active eczema. We will take a medical history and ask these questions before recommending this treatment. 

Improve Your Skin Health and Appearance With Microneedling Treatments

At Maryland Plastic Surgery and PURE MedSpa, we always look forward to improving the health of our patient’s skin. We provide all the most cutting-edge services and have doctors who are actively seeking to improve the cosmetic industry. We offer friendly services in Millersville, MD, that are customized to each patient. Our experts will take the time to listen to your needs and create a treatment plan tailored to your goals. 

Let us help you achieve the results you desire. If you want to learn more about microneedling and how it can benefit your skin, you can talk to us by calling (410) 553-9444 or by requesting more information online

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