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What Does Microneedling Do for Your Skin?

Woman after Microneedling treatment

Sometimes your skin needs extra attention to achieve the glowing complexion you want. If thoughts of painful surgeries and recovery time have you discouraged from seeking out the skin of your dreams, microneedling may be just what you need. At any of the Skin MD locations in Orland Park, Evergreen Park, or Skokie, Illinois, our trained professionals can help you decide if this is the ideal treatment for you.

What Microneedling Does for Your Skin

This non-invasive treatment is one of the best options for helping a plethora of common skin issues. A simple process that delivers fabulous results without painful surgeries, microneedling can decrease the size of your pores, improve your complexion, and level out your skin tone and texture. Let’s take an in-depth look at what this incredible treatment can do for your skin.

Pore Size

Those of us with larger pores know how difficult it can be to minimize or hide them. This treatment will stimulate your skin to produce new collagen and elastin. These two proteins are found in your skin and help keep it looking healthy; they will also make your pores much smaller looking.

If you’ve ever tried to shrink your pores by using goopy creams or serums, you know how frustrating it can be. In addition to being messy and easy to forget, cream methods are slow to show results. And that is, if they work at all, many people will not see a difference in pore size from creams at all.


We all want a dewy, glowing complexion, but achieving our ideal aesthetic is a challenging venture. Skin can become dull for various reasons, such as age, air pollution, and dehydration. The same collagen production that helps shrink your pores does incredible things for your complexion. It increases elasticity and provides you with radiant skin. This treatment is the perfect choice for you if you are ready to have fantastic skin.

Evens Out Skin Tone and Texture

Uneven or splotchy skin tone is hard to address adequately with superficial treatments. Using topical products that are strong enough to correct unwanted skin tone irregularities can bring a whole new batch of problems such as dry skin, product sensitivity, or even chemical burns. This treatment is excellent at resurfacing your skin tone and texture safely and simply.

Redness and hyperpigmentation are handled efficiently by this treatment. You’ll be delighted to see how much more even your skin tone and texture are after your session is done.

More Youthful Skin

Your skin will give in to gravity’s constant pull eventually, but you don’t have to accept it! The lack of elasticity in the face can cause individuals to look more advanced than their age, but microneedling can help reverse that unfortunate trick of nature.

This kind of issue is more challenging to correct than others we’ve discussed. Don’t squander your time or money on treatments that won’t make a difference. Many of our patients prefer to jump right to microneedling, one of the few facial treatments that can address sagging skin, and they are beyond satisfied with their decision.

Minimizes Appearance of Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Another reason people commonly seek this treatment is to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Individuals who opt for this treatment see a significant difference in the amount and severity of their wrinkles and fine lines.

Microneedling takes on the most aggravating and enduring issues that arise with ease. Wrinkles and tiny lines are no match for this practical and effective treatment.

Fading Sun Damage and Acne Scarring

If we could go back in time, we would listen to our mothers’ admonishments to put on more sunscreen, but since we don’t have a time machine, microneedling is the next best thing. Prompting cell turnover and increasing collagen production, this treatment gently renews your facial skin. You’ll find your sunspots and damage faded significantly after your treatment.

The same factors that make this treatment a perfect remedy for sun damage make it a winner at erasing hyperpigmentation or scarring leftover from breakouts. Whether the scars are from hormonal or cystic acne, this treatment minimizes the leftover scarring flawlessly.

How It Works

This non-invasive treatment works by prompting the skin to renew itself from the inside out, promoting healing and collagen production. Tiny needles are pressed to the surface of the skin, barely breaking the top layer. This cues the skin to start the process of healing, which rejuvenates the appearance of the exterior skin.

Your body increases the amount of collagen and elastin it produces as well. These proteins occur naturally in our skin, but your body will typically decrease their production as you age. This treatment reinvigorates your collagen and elastin production, and your skin reaps the benefits.

The Treatment Process

First, you will have a consultation where our professionals will discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations. You’ll be able to ask any questions you have and schedule a time for you to receive the treatment. On the day of your treatment, one of our professionals will cleanse your skin to make sure it is free from oil, dirt, or makeup residue. This cleansing also ensures that no bacteria is on the surface of your skin.

Next, one of our professionals will use the small handheld needling device on your face or another treatment area. The device will be applied directly to your skin for a short period, gently and painlessly pricking the top layer of your skin. After the treatment, our professionals may use a cream or serum on the target area, depending on your skin’s needs. After that, you will be back to your daily activities with no recovery time needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is the Treatment Painful?

One of the many positive aspects of this treatment is that it is non-invasive and pain-free. You may feel slight pressure during the session, but nothing comparable to pain. If you are nervous about the possibility of experiencing pain during your treatment, let our professionals know, and they will talk you through what to expect.

2. Is the Treatment Safe?

This type of treatment is exceptionally safe. You avoid the risks associated with surgeries such as undergoing anesthesia, infection, and post-surgery complications. This treatment has grown in popularity mainly because it is incredibly effective as well as entirely safe.

3. How Do I Know if This Treatment Will Work for Me?

If you are an individual who is looking to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, age spots, or acne scarring, this treatment would likely be a wise choice for your desired results. Or, if you are looking to refresh and renew your complexion and achieve a youthful look, this is an excellent choice for you to consider.

During your initial consult, express what treatment results you are seeking to our expert. They will advise you on if this treatment is the best fit for the aesthetic changes you are hoping to achieve.

4. Is This Type of Treatment Only for Women?

This treatment is for anyone who wants to renew the appearance and texture of their skin and address common skin issues. Men and women can enjoy the incredible results of this treatment equally.

5. How Long Does a Treatment Session Take?

Typically a session will take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. This time frame is much quicker than any other treatment that could produce comparable results.

6. When Will I See My Results?

About one week after your treatment, you will begin to notice the changes to your skin. Of course, your results may come a little bit earlier or later than the typical patient due to each person being unique. Once improvements begin to appear, they will continue to intensify in the following days.

7. How Often Can I Receive This Type of Treatment?

While each person is different, the average patient can have this type of treatment every six months to a year. Depending on the cell turnover rate of your skin, you may be able to have treatments slightly closer together, or you may have to wait longer than the average.

8. How Long Will My Results Last?

Similar to the timeline of seeing results or having further treatments, individuals’ bodies will determine how long the treatment results last. Most commonly, the changes last for six months to a year. This type of treatment is also going to help the appearance of your skin as time progresses.

9. Can the Treatment Damage My Skin?

Our professionals are highly trained in performing this treatment and work diligently to give you the best results. This type of treatment is not going to damage your skin, as it is designed only to improve the texture and appearance of your skin.

10. How Much Recovery Time Will I Need?

With this treatment, there is no need to schedule any downtime to recover. Your treatment will be performed in the office and does not require anesthesia or sedatives. You will be able to go about your regular day as soon as your treatment has finished.

11. What Should I Avoid After Receiving This Treatment?

In the 24-48 hours following your treatment, there are a few things you will need to avoid for optimum results. Avoid direct sunlight and exercises that cause you to sweat profusely, as your skin will be sensitive and healing. Also, don’t use makeup, as this could result in clogged pores. If you are worried about any other activities impacting your healing process, share with our experts and have them determine your situation’s best practices.

12. How Should I Prepare for Treatment?

Usually, there is nothing special that needs to be done before coming in for your session. If your situation requires any prepping before treatment, our experts will be sure to let you know. Most individuals will only need to show up for their session, and our professionals will do the rest.

13. At What Age Should I Consider This Treatment?

This treatment is a phenomenal option for adults of any age. Microneedling benefits the skin in so many ways that there is no age limit for starting sessions. Different age groups may have various reasons for seeking treatment, but it is never too soon or too late to begin sessions.

Recharge Your Skin Today

If you are dealing with everyday skin situations like aging signs, acne scarring, or sun damage, you’ll have difficulty finding a better treatment option. If you’re ready to remedy skin issues non-invasively, Microneedling Treatment is right for you. Call Skin MD in Orland Park, Evergreen Park, or Skokie, Illinois, at any of our three offices and schedule a consultation with one of our professionals. Let us help you create your ideal complexion!

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