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Microneedling, also sometimes called skin needling, is an incredible new cosmetic technology with proven results on the skin. However, because this technology is so new, few people understand the many benefits microneedling can have. Let’s take a look at five surprising microneedling benefits for skin.

It Instantly Improves The Texture of Your Skin

Before detailing the ways microneedling can benefit your skin’s texture, we’ll first go over how microneedling works. Microneedling treatment involves puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles to stimulate new collagen growth in the skin. Collagen is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that helps it look tight and smooth.

So, now let’s talk about how microneedling can instantly improve the texture of your skin. When microneedling is used across the face, it stimulates collagen growth deep within the skin. When collagen in the face is increased, it creates a smoother, plumper look. You’ll see an instant tightening of the skin, after which even more dramatic results will be seen over the course of two months as the body creates more collagen.

It Treats Oily Skin

If you have problems with oily skin, microneedling can help. When microneedling is applied to the skin, is works to dramatically reduce oil production, stopping oily skin before it begins. Additionally, reducing the production of oil in the skin can also help treat the root cause of certain kinds of acne.

It Improves Scarring and Pock Marks

Certain kinds of facial scars (including acne scars) are very hard to treat. But with the new technology used in microneedling, many mild to moderate forms of scarring can be greatly reduced. Many kinds of scarring are caused by fibrosis, which is the creation of excess fibrous tissue. Fibrosis happens when the skin heals itself from a trauma. However, this creation of extra tissue can also leave behind scarring, as the process of fibrosis causes connective tissue to stick tightly together under the skin, causing indented scarring on the surface.

Microneedling works on scarring by loosening these tightened pockets of skin and causing the skin on the surface to even out. Microneedling is particularly effective at treating small acne scars.

It Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles

One of the best benefits of microneedling is that it can treat fine lines and wrinkles in a natural-looking way. Often wrinkles are caused by a loss of collagen in the skin, which happens naturally with aging. After microneedling, this lost collagen can actually begin to grow back, reducing wrinkles and fine lines from within.

It Reduces Black Heads

One of the most surprising effects of microneedling is that it reduces blackheads. When the needles in the microneedling device work on the skin, they not only stimulate collagen, they can also knock out black heads you may have on your skin’s surface. In addition to eliminating these black heads, microneedling will also cause a temporary pore tightening. For about three to four weeks after a microneedling treatment, your pores will be smaller in size as the treatment takes effect.