Microneedling is a popular treatment that many medical spas will offer clients. It’s a quick and simple (in the right hands) way to reduce the signs of aging and give you more youthful, fresher-looking skin. However, microneedling can do a lot more than this, and it might be that it can help you in ways you hadn’t realized. Read on to find out more.
Reduces Pock Marks and Scarring
If you had acne when you were younger and you have been left with pock marks and scarring on your face, you might feel self-conscious about this. Although you can use makeup to cover these marks, you’ll know they are still there, and it can truly reduce your self-confidence.
Did you know that microneedling can help to reduce the look of these acne scars? These marks are known to be difficult to reduce, which is why they are such an issue for a lot of people, but one thing that has been shown to work time and again is microneedling with PRP. This works because the microneedling procedure breaks up the fibroids beneath the skin that cause the scarring. When they are no longer grouped, the skin can relax, and the scars will fade.
As well as treating the scars that acne leaves behind, microneedling can help with the acne itself. Although studies are still ongoing as to exactly how this works, current ideas suggest that because microneedling makes the skin less oily (it reduces how much sebum is produced), this leads to less acne. As an additional benefit, microneedling can reduce blackheads as well, likely due to the same reasons.
If you have acne breakouts or you have ongoing acne even as an adult, the microneedling procedure could be what helps you, and it means not having to take any medication or put any lotions on the skin, which is a plus point as well.
Exfoliates the Skin
Exfoliation is good for the skin. When you exfoliate, which is something you are meant to do on a regular (even daily) basis, you will remove dead skin cells and leave fresh, healthy-looking skin behind.
Even if you already exfoliate regularly, it’s always good to have it done professionally. Just take a look in the mirror after you have had a microneedling procedure and you’ll instantly see a difference.
Evens Your Skin Tone
Another excellent benefit of microneedling is that it will improve your skin tone by making it more even, and it can help with hyperpigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation is any change to the color of your skin, and it could come from inflammation, acne, blackheads, or even sunburn. Essentially, anything that changes the color of your skin so that it looks different to the skin around it will count as hyperpigmentation.
If you find this is a problem, you can try microneedling to make it less of an issue. By combining microneedling with vitamin C, the melanin in the skin is balanced, and this also balances out your skin tone.