Botox® and dermal fillers dominate your social media feed for a good reason — they work wonders on your dynamic and static wrinkles. But another treatment offers multiple benefits, and it may not be on your radar.
Microneedling offers an impressive lineup of skin-enhancing benefits, and it’s one of our most popular services here at Becky Does Botox. Our clients throughout Channelview and the greater Houston, Texas area love microneedling for its versatility and effectiveness, but it seems to be one of the best-kept secrets. So here, our team, led by Rebecca White, MBA, MSN, RN, takes a closer look at this nimble, time-proven treatment and the many ways it improves your complexion.
Microneedling’s goal is to create a healing response in your skin by creating countless tiny wounds. The repair process not only addresses the new micro wounds but also clears up several skin problems that existed before the treatment.
We start by ensuring your skin is sterile, then use a small handheld pen-like device to create the tiny punctures. The needles are minuscule — only about 0.5-3mm long and 0.1-0.25mm in diameter — so you barely feel them. But your skin registers the slight invasion as a wound and sends all its resources to the scene.
The two main healing factors are collagen and elastin, proteins responsible for your skin’s structure and resilience. As your skin heals and these proteins flow, it remodels and repairs itself.
Most skin problems stem from environmental factors and aging. Unfortunately, your best defense against these issues — collagen and elastin — wane as you age, beginning in your twenties. Microneedling restarts the production of these proteins and delivers several skin-enhancing boosts. Here are five of them.
Wrinkles are the first signs of aging skin and begin appearing long before they should. As collagen and elastin slow down, your skin loses its ability to bounce back after you wash, rub, and stretch it. Pretty soon, fine lines show up at the corners of your eyes, across your forehead, and around your lips. The texture becomes crepey and rough.
By boosting collagen and elastin, microneedling reinstates your skin’s structural integrity, so the lines and wrinkles fade away.
Another sign of aging is hyperpigmentation, also known as age spots. You can blame sun exposure for these little blotches of melanin that clump together like huge freckles. Over time, the ultraviolet rays damage your skin cells, causing a defensive reaction to protect you from further harm.
Call them age spots, sun spots, or liver spots, but if you want to eliminate them, try microneedling to reduce the appearance of these splotches and even out your skin tone.
Pores are the microscopic hotels in your skin that allow sweat and oil to leave your body, except in some people, they aren’t microscopic — they’re visible openings that detract from your complexion.
Microneedling reduces your pore size by increasing your supply of collagen to plump up the surrounding tissue and shrink the holes.
Scratches, nicks, acne, and overstretching can mark your face for good, leaving behind unsightly scars. Scar tissue and stretch marks are nothing more than skin repair gone awry. When your skin repairs itself, it sends a flood of collagen to the scene without regard to how you’ll look when healing is complete. Scar tissue builds up and closes the wound, but you’re left with a forever reminder.
Microneedling helps break down the excess scar tissue and restart the healing process with more control and finesses. Your scars won’t disappear completely, but they’ll be much less noticeable.
When you notice sagging cheeks and jowls and your eyelids and forehead begin to head south, you can blame a lack of elastin. This stretchy protein gives young skin its flexibility and helps it snap back into its original state after your grandma pinches your cheek.
Microneedling gives you a fresh supply of elastin and restores your skin’s youthful bounce.
If those five reasons aren’t enough to make you schedule your microneedling session right away, consider these other perks:
Call us at Becky Does Botox when you’re ready to improve your skin on several levels, or book your session using our online scheduler. Clearer, smoother skin is just a few short microneedling sessions away.