How Does Microneedling Work?

How Does Microneedling Work?

Pores, uneven colouration, scarring, stretch marks, fine lines… These naturally occurring skin imperfections affect many people and can increase feelings of self-consciousness and displeasure in our appearance. When you look in the mirror, you want to see the version of yourself that makes you happiest, and it can be hard to do that when you are focusing on these perceived flaws. With the help of microneedling from a professional medspa, you can improve the appearance of your complexion and can feel more confident and happy in your appearance. Microneedling creates smoother, healthier, and younger-looking skin that leaves you looking and feeling radiant. Here’s how it works.

Microneedling Benefits

What Is Microneedling?
This minimally invasive skin treatment helps to create naturally firm, youthful, and rejuvenated skin. Microneedling involves creating micro-injuries in the treatment area with a collection of very small, sterilized needles. When performed by a professional skin care specialist at a spa, microneedling goes as deep as 0.5mm into the skin. By creating small abrasions in the skin, your body is signalled to repair those areas. This will naturally cause the body to produce more collagen in the skin, which is a protein that provides structure and elasticity to the skin. This added elasticity makes the skin firmer and plumper. Microneedling also increases cell turnover to create a new, youthful-looking skin.

Which Skin Concerns Can Microneedling Address?
Microneedling is used to address various skin concerns. The natural repair process that this treatment encourages and the stimulated production of collagen helps to:

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As the skin produces more collagen, this will produce a natural plumping effect that will minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Reduce the appearance of scarring and stretch marks. As the skin plumps, scars will become less indented and will appear less noticeable. Scarring such as stretch marks that are in the epidermis (the top layer of the skin) will be the most reduced in appearance whereas deeper scars may still be slightly noticeable.
  • Shrink pores. While you might think that pricking small holes in the skin would make pores look larger, microneedling will actually reduce pore size. Once your skin heals, it will become more plump and firm, partially closing pores and making them smaller.
  • Break up dark spots or hyperpigmentation. When the microneedle makes contact with the skin, the body signals for repairs to begin. This leads to a high turnover rate of skin cells, replacing them with newer and healthier cells and reducing uneven skin colouration.
  • Increase skin elasticity. The production of collagen doesn’t only plump the skin, it also increases elasticity, which helps to make the skin more taut. This will help your skin look youthful and healthy.

Microneedling In Edmonton

Whether you want firmer, younger-looking skin or you want to address a specific issue such as scarring, uneven skin colouration, large pores, and more, microneedling can help. This skin rejuvenation technique is often used as a form of facial rejuvenation, but it can be used on various parts of the body depending on the results you desire. At Glo Skin and Medspa in Edmonton, our staff of skin care specialists will assess your skin and discuss your desired outcomes to create individualized treatment and ideal results. To speak to a skin care specialist, contact Glo Skin and Medspa at 1-780-481-9772 or fill out the online contact form.


Q: Can I do microneedling at home?
A: While there are at-home rollers available, these are not as effective and come with added risks. At-home products are not likely to be sterilized properly and can cause infection. At-home rollers also have smaller needles to help keep users safe, but this means they will not go as deep and will therefore not offer the same results as professional microneedling.

Q: How many microneedling treatments might I need?
A: It is typically recommended to have 3 microneedling treatments 4 weeks apart, although this may vary depending on your skin type, your desired treatment outcomes, and the area of treatment. Book a complimentary consultation with a Glo Skin skin care specialist to discuss your personalized treatment.

Q: What skin care treatments other than microneedling can help to rejuvenate my skin?
A: Glo Skin offers several skin rejuvenation treatments that can help create youthful skin while reducing the appearance of acne, scarring, fine lines, and uneven skin pigmentation, including:


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