Introduction to Microneedling: Production of Collagen
Welcome to the month of May; where we feel the first pinch of cold air, the fresh blue mornings, yet warm afternoons, and we welcome our winter skin treatments! This month we are going to talk about all things microneedling because tis the season! As we discuss microneedling, we will also dive into hot topic – collagen, as the two a very closely connected.
What is Microneedling and how does it work?
Microneedling is a skin treatment strategically used to treat a variety of different skin conditions but also brighten & rejuvenate your skin, which is why so many have fallen in love with it – skin condition or not. The procedure involves pricking the skin with tiny, sterile needles creating small wounds all over your face. Causing a slight ‘injury’ to your skin, and the skin’s response to this injury is where the magic happens. These wounds force the skin to create collagen and elastin rich skin tissues, which heals your skin. This new skin tissue that is collagen-rich, makes you look younger and brighter and is more even in tone and texture. The ideal skin we all want!
What is Collagen?
Collagen is an essential protein that helps keep the skin looking youthful found in our dermis (second layer of skin). When we are collagen-rich, our skin’s dermis is nice and springy making it resistant to folding – nice way of saying, resistant to them darn wrinkles. As we age, our production of collagen declines, causing wrinkles and other signs of aging. (We briefly touch on anti-ageing and collagen in our earlier blog – read here!). All the s*** happens when we age, right?! Encouraging the production of collagen is how we can keep our skin youthful, healthy and bright, so microneedling is the ideal treatment.
Do I need Microneedling?
Microneedling is most often used to target the below issues, but most people can do microneedling as it helps everyone produce healthier brighter skin.
- Acne scars
- Age spots or sun spots
- Fine lines
- Large pores
- Scarring in general
- Loss of skin elasticity
- Uneven skin tones
To wrap up or microneedling introduction, it is key to understand that it is not a “quick fix”, microneedling involves the growth of new skin, therefore, it can take months to see the full results of the procedure. Be patient, wear your SPF and talk to your skin specialist for more information and your personal journey.