How Microneedling Works to Stimulate Skin and Make You Look Younger

How Microneedling Works to Stimulate Skin and Make You Look Younger

Every year in the United States, millions of people look for ways to improve the way their skin looks and feels without undergoing surgery or other invasive treatments, like laser ablation. And for many, microneedling is the perfect treatment.

Microneedling helps your skin look and feel firmer, smoother, and younger. And it does it without incisions, sedation, or prolonged downtime.

Michael Paltiel, MDJohn A. Perrotti, MDZina Goldvekht, PA-CAleksey Babakhanov, FNPParth Patel, MD, and the team at Adult and Pediatric Dermatology of Forest Hills in Queens, New York, offer microneedling treatments using state-of-the-art techniques and technology for beautiful results. Here’s what Dr. Michael Paltiel of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology wants you to know about how microneedling works.

Collagen: The youth protein

Microneedling works in part by stimulating collagen development. To fully understand how microneedling works, you need to know a bit about this essential component of your skin. 

Collagen is a protein produced in abundance by your body while you’re young, and it plays a significant role in healing. In your skin, collagen fibers link together to form strong networks that support your skin, keeping it firm and resilient.

As you age, though, your body makes less collagen. As a result, your skin loses some of that natural firmness and begins to sag. The result: fine lines, wrinkles, and skin that looks worn.

Microneedling helps increase collagen production, improving the tone of your skin and the texture, as well. Together, these effects help turn back the clock on skin aging and skin damage. So how does it work?

Microneedling and your skin

Just like its name implies, microneedling uses tiny and very thin needles — much smaller and thinner than the needles used for vaccines. These needles are embedded in the microneedling device, which is either passed over your skin or stamped against your skin in the area that’s being treated.

Each microneedle makes a tiny and controlled injury in your skin. These tiny injuries stimulate natural healing responses, including ramped-up production of collagen.

In addition to helping your skin look and feel firmer, microneedling and collagen production help remodel your skin, promoting rapid turnover that rids your skin of damaged tissue and replaces it with healthy and new tissue. Afterward, you’ll notice benefits developing over a period of a few weeks as new collagen networks form.

Benefits of microneedling

Because microneedling restores and replenishes skin, it’s an ideal treatment for many skin concerns, including problems associated with aging, sun damage, stress, illness, and other conditions that take a toll on your skin’s health.

Zina Goldvekht of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology uses microneedling to address an array of skin concerns, including:

Often, microneedling is combined with nutrient-packed serums, creating tiny channels that allow those serums to penetrate deeply. Better still, microneedling can be repeated for continued benefits. 

Enjoy more beautiful skin

Are you ready to put the science of microneedling to work for you? We’re ready to design your treatment plan. To get started, call 315-860-1185 or book an appointment online with the team at Adult and Pediatric Dermatology today.

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