The Benefits of Microneedling for Wrinkles

By Ellie Taylor 18th March 2022 Category: Advice
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Medically Reviewed June 2023, by Charlotte Tundy, Regional Nurse Trainer, for sk:n. Next review due June 2024.

Microneedling (also known as skin needling or collagen induction therapy) is a treatment that involves puncturing the skin with small needles. These little contact points stimulate the body’s wound-healing response and increase skin cell renewal. The creation of collagen and elastin is initiated as your skin heals, giving you an almost instant plumping effect, which fills in any existing wrinkles whilst preventing new wrinkle formation.

Click here to discover everything you need to know about microneedling.

How Does Microneedling For Wrinkles Work?

Microneedling stimulates the production of collagen in your skin. The concept is that the procedure’s pinpricks produce minor skin injury, and the skin responds by producing new collagen-rich tissue. As a result, the new skin tissue has a more equal tone and texture. It’s natural for the skin to lose collagen as it ages or as a result of an accident or illness. More collagen may be produced as a result of encouraging the skin to build new tissue, resulting in tighter skin.

A pen-like tool is used by your dermatologist to make little pricks under the skin during the process. You won’t notice the pinpricks after the treatment because they’re so small. Your dermatologist will slide the instrument across your skin evenly, ensuring that the new skin that emerges is also even.

To lessen the risk of pain, your dermatologist will apply a topical anaesthetic before beginning. This is done about an hour prior to your treatment, and the microneedling procedure itself takes about 30 minutes. A serum or soothing therapy may then be applied by your dermatologist.

Chemical Peel Vs Microneedling For Wrinkles

Microneedling can repair collagen that has been damaged, resulting in a long-term reduction in wrinkles and drooping skin. Chemical peels safely remove the top layer of damaged skin, revealing a new layer that is smoother and younger-looking.

Chemical peels work by removing damaged layers of skin, while microneedling works by initiating a healing response that fills in the damage with collagen. Click here to read our ultimate chemical peel guide.

You can discuss the right treatment for you with one of our expert dermatologists.

Microneedling Results For Wrinkles

Before and after photos of microneedling show how much this non-invasive skin rejuvenation therapy may improve the overall appearance of your skin. Microneedling makes the skin plumper and more luminous. Under eye wrinkles and ageing signs are reduced. The texture and tone of the skin have improved. Additionally, imperfections on the skin, such as acne scars, are reduced.

Microneedling For Deep Wrinkles?

Microneedling can be used to address deep furrows and wrinkles on the face, as well as hard-to-reach places like the mouth. Microneedling works for eye wrinkles, wrinkles around the mouth, fine lines under the eyes, and more.


Key Learnings

  • Microneedling pricks your skin with fine needles, then to heal the microscopic wounds caused by the needles, your skin creates more collagen during the skin-pricking procedure. This helps to reduce scarring.
  • Microneedling and chemical peels are both effective treatments for wrinkles, you can discuss the right treatment for you with one of our dermatologists.
  • Microneedling works for eye wrinkles, wrinkles around the mouth, fine lines under the eyes, and more.

Find your nearest clinic and arrange a free consultation with one of our trusted dermatologists for advice on how microneedling can work for you.

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