The biological processes in the skin can really 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 do this too. So, does microneedling really work on deeper levels of the skin?
How the ageing process affects the skin
Subcutaneous, or below the skin, changes happen during the ageing process that cause its 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 stored in our upper face tends to shrink and sag, and in our lower face is tends to bag around the chin and jowls. Also, 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 also leads to loss of volume and thinning. This is why, in ageing skin, treatments that enact changes 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.
One of the most attractive things about microneedling for ageing skin is that the results are subtle and natural-looking. Rather than looking like you’ve ‘had something done’, which we understand many people would like to avoid, your results develop over the period of a few weeks. This means there is no stark contrast between pre-treatment and post-treatment you, but there is definitely something different about you… The results use natural skin processes and are therefore natural-looking, so they simply improve your skin quality rather than augment or change your features.
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 you use 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 kickstarted.
If you’re considering microneedling in Exeter, then trust the professionals at James Willis Faces. We use the reputable and industry-leading Dermaroller to help your transform your skin. Get in touch today to book your initial consultation on 01803 864407.