Microneedling Can Help Give You Healthier-Looking Skin

By: Cyndie Nohr


Microneedling is a popular cosmetic treatment that can help to improve the appearance of your skin without the need for surgery or downtime.

At The Skin Shop Medspa Scottsdale, located in Scottsdale, AZ, Cyndie Nohr, BSN, RN, helps clients boost their collagen production, fade fine lines, and even out skin tone using microneedling along with skin serums and platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

Keep reading to find out how microneedling can help you improve the look and feel of your skin.

How can microneedling help me get healthier-looking skin?

Microneedling uses a device with tiny needles that are rolled across the face to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. The creation of these injuries stimulates the body's natural healing response and promotes collagen production.

Collagen production is essential for maintaining healthy, youthful-looking skin, but its production naturally decreases as we age. By stimulating collagen production through microneedling, we can help to improve the overall appearance of the skin and reduce the signs of aging.

Microneedling can also help to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as acne scars and hyperpigmentation. The tiny needles used in the procedure create microscopic channels in the skin, which can help to increase the penetration of topical products and stimulate the body's natural healing response. This can lead to smoother, more even-toned skin with fewer lines, wrinkles, and scars.

What can I expect during microneedling treatment?

Microneedling — also called collagen induction therapy — takes roughly 30 – 60 minutes. Cyndie Nohr will use a numbing cream or local anesthesia on the treatment area if you're concerned about pain. However, most patients are able to tolerate the treatment without experiencing much discomfort.

Next, the treatment area will be cleaned before the handpiece is rolled over the skin. After your microneedling treatment is complete, Cyndie Nohr will choose the topical treatment (such as a PRP or a vitamin-infused serum) best suited for your skin to apply to your face. These serums will be able to penetrate more deeply than topical treatments.

Finally, we'll massage a moisturizer and sunscreen into your skin to protect it from the elements while your healing and collagen regeneration begins.

What does collagen production have to do with healthier-looking skin?

Microneedling is thought to stimulate collagen production through a process known as "controlled wound healing."

When the tiny needles create controlled micro-injuries in the skin, it triggers the body's natural healing response. This involves the release of growth factors and cytokines, which promote the migration and proliferation of fibroblasts — the cells responsible for secreting collagen during tissue repair.

As new collagen fibers are formed, they can help improve the skin's overall appearance and reduce the signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.

Additionally, microneedling can help to increase the penetration of topical products, which can further stimulate collagen production and enhance the overall benefits of the treatment.

How do I make sure I get the best results possible after microneedling treatment?

Before your treatment, you may be advised to avoid certain skin care products and procedures, such as chemical peels or laser treatments, for a week or more.

To get the best results possible after microneedling, it's essential to follow the post-treatment care instructions you're given before leaving The Skin Shop Medspa Scottsdale. For example, you'll need to avoid direct sunlight and skin care products that soothe and protect the skin. It's also important to stay hydrated and avoid smoking or other skin-damaging habits.

You may need multiple sessions of microneedling to achieve the desired results.

Get healthy-looking skin with microneedling in Scottsdale, AZ

While microneedling may sound intimidating, all it takes is one session to put aside your fears and put your skin on the path to a better complexion.

If you'd like to learn more about what microneedling can do for your specific skin needs, schedule an appointment with Cyndie Nohr, BSN, RN, at The Skin Shop Medspa Scottsdale in Scottsdale, AZ today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.