How Microneedling Works for Ageing Skin
Biological processes that occur within our skin can often sap its vitality, health and appearance. To rejuvenate ageing skin, sometimes treatments and procedures that reach deeper levels in the skin are needed to enact real change. Topical creams and serums are all well and good, but as the ageing processes continue to change the skin from the inside out, treatments also need to adapt to this too. So, does microneedling really work on the deeper levels of skin?
How the ageing process affects the skin
Subcutaneous changes – or changes that occur beneath the skin – happen during the ageing process that can cause thinning, degradation, and loss of volume. Part of the reason you lose facial volume and structure in soft tissues is due to the loss of fat in areas like the cheeks, temples, and under eyes or tear troughs. The fat we have which is stored in our upper face tends to shrink and sag and, in our lower face, tends to bag around the chin and jowls. From our 20s, we stop producing collagen and, by our 30s, we begin losing our remaining stores at a steady and unyielding rate. Collagen is essential to skin elasticity and quality, so its depletion leads to loss of volume and thinning. This is why, in ageing skin, treatments that change beneath the surface often produce the most effective results.
How microneedling improves ageing skin
Microneedling improves ageing skin through the stimulation of the fresh production of collagen. Microneedling uses tiny needles to pierce the skin, creating needle columns beneath the superficial surface. These micro wounds prompt the skin into healing mode, producing fresh skin cells and collagen in order to close the columns and heal the tiny punctures. In doing so, it produces the collagen whose production was ceased years ago. It improves blood flow to the treated area, ushers in a healthy skin glow, and transforms it from the inside out.
How it benefits your skincare routine
Interestingly, topical creams and serums can actually become more effective in the days following your microneedling treatment. The tiny columns in the skin make your skin more porous, meaning that serums and moisturisers used on the surface can be absorbed to the deeper levels of your skin. This greater product penetration helps your skin to heal and better itself while the collagen production is kick-started.
If you’re considering microneedling in Brighton, then trust the professionals here at Allison Jeffery and contact us today.