Why Microneedling Works

Why Microneedling Works | Spectrum Dermatology, Scottsdale

Why Microneedling Works

For being a household name, many people still don’t understand exactly how microneedling works. Spectrum Dermatology offers this popular procedure, but don’t confuse it with at home treatments. Microneedling has been available for years and is so in demand that it didn’t take long for home remedies to flood the market. However, true microneedling is only available at dermatology clinics. Special technology and medical-grade tools are not available to the general public, which means that so-called “home microneedling” is a poor (and sometimes dangerous) substitute to authentic microneedling.

The procedure works by tapping into your own body’s healing powers. When skin is damaged, platelets are rushed to the injury site to boost repair. Collagen production is also increased. A side effect of boosting both collagen and platelets is healthier, younger-looking skin. The key is the perfect amount of “damage” that isn’t dangerous or painful.

Microneedling is exactly what it sounds like: tiny microneedles are used to puncture the skin. These needles are so small that there’s no risk of side effects when handled by an expert. The damage is so minute that it cannot be seen with the naked eye, and the process is not painful. However, the body will still jumpstart collagen and send growth factors to the “injury site” in response. The result? Dewier, plumper, fresher skin.

Microneedling is often complemented with other procedures such as microdermabrasion or a chemical peel. Customizing a solution to fit your skin goals and needs is a must for achieving your best results. Not all procedures are a natural fit for one another, but microneedling is so gentle and effective that it’s one of the best procedures to tack on to almost any other treatment.

Contact Spectrum Dermatology for Microneedling Today!

If you’re looking for a fast and easy solution for dull skin, wrinkles, or sun spots, microneedling might be for you. Find out more and call Spectrum Dermatology at 480-948-8400.