5 Reasons Microneedling Is So Beneficial for Your Skin

Are you looking for a facial rejuvenation method that improves the appearance of your skin? Microneedling is a great choice.

Some cosmetic procedures only take care of one type of problem. Microneedling can solve several skin imperfections at once, saving you time and money.

The procedure involves making evenly spaced microscopic wounds in your skin. Your body then rushes healing nutrients to the site. New, healthy skin cells develop and replace the old cells that were depleted of collagen and elastin, two proteins that keep skin youthful.

Our supervising physician, Kenneth Thompson, MD, and our trained aestheticians at A Beautiful You Medical Spa perform microneedling on many of our patients who want to correct stretch marks or get a skin refresh without undergoing a surgical facelift. We’re ready to help you look your best.

Want to know more? Here are five ways microneedling benefits your skin.

Reduces appearance of large pores

Large pores can look like hundreds of blackheads — not very attractive. It’s counterintuitive, but microneedling masks large pores. Even though the procedure is pricking tiny wounds in your skin, it stimulates the production of new collagen.

As the new skin cells mature, they plump up the skin around the pores. Smoothing out your complexion by masking large pores is one of the most common reasons patients ask for microneedling.

Diminishes visibility of fine lines and wrinkles

Do you have those telltale signs of premature aging? You can smooth them away with a microneedling procedure.

Treating your skin now instead of waiting until the wrinkles become deep grooves keeps you looking youthful. Who wants to age before their time? Microneedling works great on those vertical lines around your mouth and elsewhere on your face.

Reduces appearance of scars

Perhaps you have scars from a previous surgery, old acne scars that look like craters, or unsightly stretch marks. Microneedling can significantly reduce the appearance of these skin blemishes.

It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, the skin proteins that produce healthy new skin cells, while old, dead cells are sloughed off.

Microneedling works best on depressed scars where the skin is indented, not raised scars. We can inject vitamin C during the procedure, aiding its effects.

Smooths out uneven skin tone and age spots

If you’ve been a sun-worshipper, you may have developed dark spots on your skin, the result of sun damage. Microneedling helps get rid of this blotchy complexion and evens out your skin tone. The procedure is also safe for darker skin and sensitive skin.

Smooths out loose skin

If you’ve had liposuction and have some loose, flabby skin left over, microneedling can tighten your skin and smooth out its appearance. Your face may show the effects of aging from loose skin that’s lost its elasticity. New collagen and elastin form in the weeks following the procedure, tightening the skin.

Microneedling isn’t right for everyone. We examine your skin and your medical history and explain whether the procedure is going to help improve your skin’s appearance. If microneedling isn’t the answer, we provide another option that works for you.

For expert skin rejuvenation, call us at our medical spa in Memphis, Tennessee, or book an appointment online. Get ready for the compliments.