How Does Microneedling Tighten Skin?

Are you concerned with loose skin or want to target fine lines and wrinkles? If so, microneedling might be the perfect treatment for you. Microneedling involves using a SkinPen, a handheld device that makes small punctures in the dermis. Administered by an expert Aesthetician, microneedling treatments can rejuvenate your skin and help you achieve a youthful appearance.

If you’ve been wondering “how does microneedling tighten skin”, we’ve got the answers on how this innovative skin treatment works. Learn more below about how SkinPen microneedling can help you achieve your skincare goals.

Understanding Microneedling and Skin Tightening

Microneedling is a procedure that uses an FDA-approved device to create microscopic punctures in the skin. Creating these micro punctures in your skin triggers the body’s healing process, which stimulates collagen production. Collagen is a type of protein naturally found in the body, however, it declines as part of the aging process. The loss of collagen we experience with aging is often responsible for sagging skin.

You might also hear this procedure referred to as collagen induction therapy. By creating “micro injuries” on the skin, this procedure works by building back smoother, firmer skin.

Your Aiken Medical Aesthetics provider will walk you through the procedure each step of the way and ensure your comfort throughout the treatment. Although “microscopic punctures” might sound painful at first, the procedure induces little to no pain whatsoever. The device uses extremely small needles (between 0.1 and 0.3 millimeters) and the area will be prepped with a numbing cream to alleviate any discomfort.

How Does Microneedling Tighten Skin?

Microneedling treatments are designed to help your skin produce more collagen. As such, this treatment is extremely effective for tightening loose skin. Not only does using a SkinPen for microneedling help stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, but it also allows the ingredients in your skincare routine to penetrate deep into your skin – helping them to work more effectively. The microchannels created by the SkinPen help your skincare products to work optimally.

Each microneedling session takes only about 30 minutes, offering a fast and effective way to target loose or sagging skin. Following your treatment, your Esthetician will provide a few post-care instructions to follow in the hours immediately after treatment as well as the next few days and weeks. Always make sure to wear sunscreen and properly cleanse and moisturize your skin for the best results.

How Many Microneedling Sessions Will I Need?

Our Aiken Medical Aesthetics providers are passionate about providing individualized plans to help each patient achieve their skincare goals. With this in mind, each patient may require a different number of microneedling sessions to see optimal results. In most cases, patients will need between 2 and 5 microneedling sessions.

The results of a microneedling treatment with a SkinPen may take some time to notice. While some patients may notice immediate effects, most patients see better results after a few weeks. After the punctures have been made, it takes about 2 weeks for your skin to fully heal. Visible skin tightening will begin to be noticeable about 4 to 6 weeks after treatment.

How Long Does Microneedling Tighten Skin?

Microneedling results can last for several weeks to months, usually between 5 to 6 months. How long your treatment will last depends on your skin type and condition. This is because the treatment allows the body to continue to produce more collagen, resulting in firmer, youthful skin. Other factors, such as skincare routine and sun exposure, can also play a role in determining how long your microneedling treatment will last.

What are the Side Effects of Microneedling?

Microneedling is a safe procedure when performed by an experienced Esthetician. After the procedure, it is normal to experience short-term redness, skin flaking, or swelling as a result of the micropunctures. These mild side effects often resolve within a few days after treatment.

The SkinPen process can make your skin more susceptible to sun damage. With this in mind, we urge our patients to remain diligent about sunscreen application every two hours.

Does Microneedling Tighten Skin?

Ready to target areas of loose or sagging skin? Aiken Medical Aesthetics offers microneedling treatments that can help tighten skin and help you look and feel your best. Microneedling is an effective, minimally invasive treatment that can help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and effectively firm loose skin. Schedule a microneedling SkinPen treatment today to experience the skin-tightening effects for yourself!