20th May 2019

How microneedling works

Microneedling is a skin treatment used to regenerate and reinvigorate tired, ageing, and scarred skin. It is becoming increasingly popular, with many clients realising the benefits of subtle skin rejuvenation, but how does it work and how does it really transform your skin? We explore microneedling and answer all of your questions in this blog post.

The microneedling treatment process

We use the Dermapen, a handheld microneedling pen, to exact true skin change. The pen’s tip contains multiple tiny needles that are pulsed at high-speeds on the skin. This creates tiny wounds in the skin’s surface. We treat the whole face in one treatment, and afterwards we soothe the skin and recommend you wear broad-spectrum sun protection.

How microneedling works

The tiny needle punctures in your skin are registered by your body as multiple and miniature wounds. The skin’s response is to start healing itself from the inside-out. Fresh collagen is produced to regenerate and fortify the damaged skin cells, and new skin cells themselves are produced to replace those soon to be shed by the body. As these processes occur over the days and weeks following treatment, it may take a few weeks before your results become truly visible.

What does microneedling treat?

Microneedling with the Dermapen treats a range of complex skin conditions where the quality of the skin has thinned or lessened. In skin experiencing fine lines and some volume loss, microneedling can help to refresh it from the inside-out by providing fresh collagen production. This makes the skin treatment ideal for those seeking to tackle the signs of ageing but aren’t quite ready for injectable treatments. Microneedling is also capable of remodelling acne scarring and enlarged pores, because it causes the skin to remodel. Pitted or dimpled acne scarring is caused by the destruction of collagen in the skin’s deeper layer, causing the top layer to sit lower than it should. This means that fresh collagen production can relevel enlarged pores and acne scars from the inside-out.

Microneedling for stretchmarks

Stretchmarks are caused by growth spurts or sudden weight gain, and it represents the body growing or expanding faster than the skin to react to. The skin, instead of growing and producing more cells, stretches and even breaks in places. The Dermapen treats and lessens the appearance of stretchmarks through stimulating the production of collagen and internal healing in the area to improve the quality of the skin.

Microneedling encourages the natural rejuvenation of the skin to treat complex skin conditions or simply to reintroduce a fresh and youthful glow. If you’re considering microneedling in Ipswich, get in touch with the Juliette John clinic on 01473 222145 to book your initial consultation.