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Microneedling on a need-to-know basis

Your skin will go through many different changes over your lifetime. Each season brings new considerations, and even the daily wear and tear of sun exposure and toxins in the air can become visible after some time. Ageing skin, hormonal changes, and environmental factors can all lead to our skin’s quality diminishing, but microneedling can help.

 

If you’re noticing changes in your skin, professional skincare could revitalise and restructure your target areas. Here’s everything you need to know about microneedling.

 

Microneedling creates a controlled wound.

The tiny and precise needles used in this treatment create a controlled wound in the skin with punctures as small as your pores. This gentle breaking of the skin stimulates the body’s natural healing processes and fresh collagen production. These combine to heal the skin from within, generating new skin cells to refresh and rejuvenate the skin.

 

Microneedling can tackle acne scarring.

The stimulation of natural healing within the skin softens the appearance of mild acne scarring, achieving a more even complexion. The body forms acne scars after a particularly aggressive breakout, over-producing collagen to heal the sore as fast as possible. By stimulating the natural and far more controlled production of collagen in post-breakout skin, Glen Eden Medical Aesthetics can address acne scarring from the inside out.

 

We can reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Microneedling stimulates collagen production, which we naturally lose as we age. This protein is essential to maintaining firm, youthful-looking, and plump skin, so when we lose it our skin begins to sag. This can create unwanted folds, wrinkles, and hollows in our face. By stimulating fresh collagen, microneedling can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles while also reintroducing lost volume to the targeted areas.

 

Uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation can be treated with microneedling.

Our skin is affected by our environment much more than we realise. Toxins in the air and sun exposure, for example, can lead to dark patches and premature ageing. Microneedling combats these skin conditions by safely damaging the skin. This ensures the production of fresh skin cells to replace those that are damaged and also the gentle sloughing away of those treated. Areas of hyperpigmentation can be treated by the production of fresh skin cells to replace those that are discoloured, creating a more even skin tone.

 

We can also reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

Stretch marks for a lot of people can represent a journey of rapid weight gain or trauma to the skin. They can develop during periods of fluctuating body weight, puberty, growth spurts, and pregnancy, but some of us aren’t comfortable with them. Microneedling can target these by stimulating new skin production, softening the appearance of stretch marks and balancing the skin’s tone and elasticity.

 

Your results will continue to develop over a period of several weeks and months.

One of the greatest attributes to microneedling is its continual improvement over the months succeeding treatment. Because it centres itself around the body’s natural processes, the skin needs time to react and change after treatment. This ensures a gradual yet effective treatment journey that softens your targeted condition, allowing for discrete yet still noteworthy development of results. This makes this treatment ideal for those seeking facial rejuvenation whose treatment journey isn’t immediately apparent and tell-tale.

 

It is surprisingly comfortable and minimally invasive.

At Glen Eden Medical Aesthetics, we use a topical anaesthetic on your target area to numb the skin’s surface before treatment. This ensures minimal discomfort for our patients. There is no downtime with this treatment, which means you can continue your daily activities immediately after. You may find that some of your skincare products work better after microneedling treatment because your skin is more ‘open’, allowing them to penetrate deeper.

 

Microneedling in Grantham is not only safe but incredibly effective in the medically qualified hands of Dr John Elder and Nurse Practitioner Mary Elder. Rejuvenate, refresh, and revitalise your skin and book your initial consultation today.