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Posted May 03, 2021 in Medspa, Microneedling

Does Microneedling Work as an Anti-Aging Treatment?

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Whether you have already started to notice the first signs of wrinkles and hyperpigmented age spots or are working hard to stave off the signs of aging, microneedling treatments may benefit your complexion and skin health. 

Microneedling is a non-surgical procedure that:

  • Promotes collagen production for healthier, thicker, and stronger skin
  • Tightens sagging skin
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
  • Minimizes scars, including acne scars
  • Produces younger-looking skin
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Microneedling is known as collagen induction therapy (CIT). As anyone who has spent time researching why skin ages knows, collagen is the responsible element. Collagen is a structural protein found in connective and skin tissue. This natural protein is responsible for giving your skin its strength and ability to bounce back. 

The good news is that your body produces collagen naturally (along with elastin); the bad news is that your body produces less of it as you age—which is why you visibly “age.” 

So, how does microneedling solve this? 

How Does Microneedling Produce Collagen?

Microneedling treatments work by creating thousands of microabrasions in the skin. These micro-injuries cause the body’s healing response to go into overdrive, rapidly producing new collagen to fill in the gaps. The result is tougher, more flexible, and younger-looking skin.

While microneedling can be performed on its own, it is often used in conjunction with PRP.

When combined with growth factor-rich PRP (platelet-rich plasma), the regenerative effects of collagen regeneration are turbocharged, providing faster and more impressive results. PRP treatments do take a bit longer than microneedling alone, but the results are worth it. 

If you are unsure if you want to add PRP to your needling session, ask our staff about PRP with microneedling

Does More Collagen Help Me Look Younger?

Collagen loss is one of the main factors of aging that cause your skin to sag, wrinkle, and age, and more collagen means a more youthful appearance. Microneedling (with or without PRP) can stimulate your skin to produce more collagen naturally, creating a more youthful appearance

The newly produced collagen will keep your skin looking younger and healthier for months or years. This means that fine lines and wrinkles, scars, age spots, and more can be prevented, reduced, or removed.

When Should I Start Microneedling Treatments?

There is no minimum age for collagen-stimulating treatments. Even teenagers consider microneedling to help with acne scarring. 

The earlier the treatments are started, the more collagen you will have over time. Many patients begin treatment in their early to mid-twenties as a preventative measure against aging. 

How Many Microneedling Treatments Do I Need?

If treating a specific condition, Dr. Hochstein usually recommends four to six treatments spread across several months. However, many patients choose to make microneedling a periodic anti-aging treatment. 

If this is the case, patients should schedule a treatment every four to six months for the best results. 

Is Microneedling Safe for My Skin?

Microneedling requires no downtime after treatment, which is a major benefit. Better yet, this treatment can be performed on all skin types and produce outstanding results. 

This stands in contrast to skin laser treatments that can often only be performed on lighter skin. For patients looking for an effective way to target aging skin, microneedling is a great choice.

So, What’s the Takeaway?

Microneedling can prevent the effects of aging before they start to appear. That alone is a significant reason to consider anti-aging treatments as soon as possible. 

Do You Want to Learn More About Microneedling?

If you want to learn more about microneedling or other anti-aging treatments, please call us at 786-802-6699. We can answer some questions over the phone or help you set up a consultation with our expert medspa staff. 

We are happy to answer any questions you have about anti-aging treatments.