What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?

What Is Microneedling?

This minimally invasive cosmetic procedure uses thin needles to help reduce the appearance of skin blemishes like wrinkles, stretch marks, or acne scars. It has been around for more than two decades in some way, shape, or form. With the evolution of techniques and equipment, the treatment is more prevalent within the skincare field.

During the procedure, your healthcare provider will use thin needles to puncture the top layer of your skin. The goal is stimulating your skin’s natural healing process to produce more elastin and collagen. These proteins help keep your skin smooth and firm.


Who Gets Microneedling?

Most people undergo this treatment on their faces. However, you can use it to treat other body areas with aging or damaged skin, such as your legs, neck, or back. This procedure has medical and cosmetic uses. You might consider it if you are dealing with the following issues:

  • Wrinkles or fine lines

  • Stretch marks

  • Enlarged pores

  • Uneven skin tone

  • Mild scars

  • Loose skin

  • Excessive sweating

  • Hair loss due to an autoimmune disorder


Nowadays, this treatment is all the rage in skincare. It involves rolling a pen or wand affixed with tiny needles to create minuscule punctures that are only skin-deep. Your body responds to these wounds with alarm. It sends healing factors that enhance skin radiance, strength, and health.

The treatment can make your skin glow after just one session and continue improving your complexion for months afterward. Some of the most notable benefits of microneedling include the following:

Reduced Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Premature aging presenting as fine lines and wrinkles can make you look significantly older than you are. The tiny skin punctures from a treatment session boost elastin and collagen production to fight signs of premature skin aging.

These compounds add strength and structure to your skin, producing a youthful quality. The healing mechanism also stimulates the production of new skin cells, making wrinkles, crow’s feet, and fine lines less apparent.

Sun Damage Treatment

This treatment effectively reduces the appearance of age spots, hyperpigmentation, and other signs of sun damage. It can stimulate new skin cells and collagen to reinvigorate your look if you have a brownish, blotchy complexion from too much sun exposure.

Scar Treatment

Since the treatment stimulates elastic and collagen production, it is highly effective in reducing the appearance of acne and other scars. However, it cannot treat raised or keloid scars.

Other benefits of microneedling include the following:

  • Anti-aging

  • Shrinks pores

  • Fights stretch marks

  • Reduces rosacea


The effects of microneedling are comparable to those of chemical peel and laser treatments but without extended downtime. So, you can enjoy a better complexion one to three days after treatment, unlike the three to ten days with laser skin resurfacing. Schedule an appointment with a cosmetic surgeon to determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure.

For more on microneedling, contact Aesthetic Surgical Associates at our office in Metairie, Louisiana (also serving New Orleans). Call 504-226-8200 to schedule an appointment today.