How Does Microneedling Work?

35 year old blonde woman with clean fresh face and hands with long hairMicroneedling is a safe and straightforward procedure that can help firm and brighten your skin. It employs the help of your own body’s immune system to send fresh, new collagen to the treated areas, giving your skin a rejuvenated glow. It’s quickly becoming a prevalent type of cosmetic therapy because it carries fewer risks than many other cosmetic surgeries. 

What Microneedling Is

The procedure involves slightly poking the skin’s surface with tiny needles, small enough to be measured in millimeters. The minuscule injuries caused are very shallow and only penetrate deep enough to signal to your brain that it needs to start the body’s healing process.

Using a pen tipped with several microneedles, an aesthetician will run it across the skin in the areas you wish to have treated, and the needles rise and fall. This is how tiny puncture wounds are made. 

Why It Works

Damage to the skin tells your body to send collagen and new skin cells to the wounds. Collagen is the protein in our bodies that makes our skin strong and helps it maintain elasticity. Over time collagen starts filling in those wounds, and while it’s there, it will heal other damage. Wrinkles, scars, and hyperpigmentation are all conditions treated with microneedling. 

How To Get the Greatest Benefits From Microneedling 

When your session is finished, you’ll need to take extra care not to use any irritating lotions or products on the treated area and keep the skin clean. Because skin damage takes time to heal, you will likely need to set up several sessions to get the full benefit of the procedure. 

Damage to the skin is best treated with collagen and healthy skin cells. You can increase your collagen production by changing your diet, but that doesn’t mean it will reach the places you want it to. Microneedling is a safe and effective way to guide those essential proteins to the areas on your body where you want them to go to work and restore some youthful glow.

Try It Today

If you want to find out more about microneedling in Houston or learn more about Dr. Alfonso Barrera, check out, or call 713-468-5200 to schedule a consultation. We’ll be happy to chat with you!

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