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4 Little Known Benefits of Microneedling

As microneedling becomes more popular, people are beginning to see new and unique benefits of the treatment. Over time, microneedling can notably improve the health and appearance of your skin, even treating deep skin issues and slowing down the aging process. The best part? Microneedling is one of the most versatile treatments available, making it perfect for nearly anyone.  

At New Image Medical Spa in Fremont, California, Dr. Surinder Sandhu provides microneedling services to rejuvenate your skin, giving you a fresher, younger look and the self-confidence to match. 

The science behind microneedling 

If you’re squeamish about needles, don’t let the term microneedling throw you off. The needles used are extremely tiny, and normally don’t even draw blood. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that causes little, if any, pain, and you’ll be amazed at the results.  

During microneedling, we roll a tool lined with small, sterile needles gently over your skin. Your body senses these “micro injuries” and leaps into action, kickstarting the regenerative process to brighten your complexion and stimulate the lower layers of skin to promote healing more deeply. 

Little known benefits of microneedling 

Microneedling doesn’t just tone and tighten your skin. It has many other benefits, including these that might not have crossed your mind.  

1. It works on acne and acne scarring 

It might seem counterproductive to roll needles over an acne scar to heal it, but this method really works to minimize the appearance of old scars. While you should avoid microneedling while you have open wounds or scabs, this procedure can smooth and fill in the scars left behind. These include pockmarks and rolling scars, as well as boxcar and ice pick scars. 

2. It slows down aging 

You don’t need to wait for your skin to wrinkle to benefit from microneedling. In fact, having appointments on a regular basis can actually prevent you from developing wrinkles. When you regularly stimulate your skin, your body produces more proteins, keeping skin layers plump, supple, and soft. 

3. It’s effective against blackheads 

Blackheads are notorious for being difficult to remove and prevent, but pore strips and chemical peels aren’t always the best option for use on a frequent basis. By shrinking your pores with microneedling, you can prevent them from becoming clogged. Sebaceous filaments, dark pores often mistaken for blackheads, can also be treated using microneedling. 

4. It can be combined with other treatments 

Whether you want to enjoy a soothing facial or harness the power of your own blood, microneedling can be done in tandem with other treatments to boost its efficacy. 

This includes platelet-rich fibrin, a substance derived from your own blood. By spinning a sample in the centrifuge, Dr. Sandhu can isolate the platelets and white blood cells into a healing serum. This is applied after the microneedling, where it’s absorbed into the pores and used to reinforce the skin. 

Since PRF uses your own blood, your immune system accepts the cells immediately and begins utilizing them in the healing process. Not only does this help you heal faster, but it also improves how your skin looks once it's healed. 

Alternately, you can have a calming, nourishing facial after your microneedling session, to further encourage your skin to heal and thrive.

To learn more about microneedling and what it can do for you, schedule a consultation by calling New Image Medical Spa at 510-269-2324, or request an appointment online.

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