Microneedling: A Complete Guide

Are you worried about signs of premature aging impacting your skin? With the right medspa treatments, you don’t have to worry. Instead, you can boost your natural collagen production to keep your skin looking firm and young.

For example, you might want to consider microneedling treatment this year. The global microneedling market reached $472.32 million in 2020. By 2028, the market could reach $992.49 million.

What exactly does this medspa treatment entail? How can it help you accomplish your beauty goals for the year? Keep reading to find out!

After reading this guide, you can determine if this treatment option will meet your needs. Then, you can schedule your appointment to experience the stunning results for yourself!

Read on to learn everything you need to know about this stunning beauty treatment today.


First, let’s answer the question that likely brought you here: what is microneedling?

This minimally invasive cosmetic procedure involves pricking the skin with small needles repeatedly. Each tiny hole encourages your body to start producing collagen.

Collagen is a natural protein found throughout the body. It’s responsible for keeping your skin firm and taut. Unfortunately, your natural collagen production will decrease as you continue to grow older.

In time, wrinkles could start to form, causing signs of premature aging.

During a session, your skin will perceive the small holes as wounds. It will work hard to heal the wounds by boosting collagen and tissue production.

After four microneedling sessions, treatment could increase collagen and elastin levels by 400%.

Don’t worry; the holes aren’t wide or deep enough to cause any real damage to your skin. Instead, each pinprick creates an opportunity for new, rejuvenated skin to grow. As new skin grows, large pores, wrinkles, and scars will get the chance to heal.

The procedure is performed using needles to target different layers of the skin.

The outer layer, or stratum corneum, is thin and easy to penetrate. The epidermis is underneath. Your epidermis is responsible for pigmentation.

Underneath is the dermis where oil glands, hair follicles, and nerve endings are located.

Each layer involves different skin imperfections. For example, scarring occurs in the deep dermis. Your esthetician might use a 2.5 mm microneedle to reach this layer.

If you’re more concerned about pigmentation, your esthetician will use a 1 mm microneedle to reach the center layer of the skin instead.

Before scheduling your first session, make sure to find a medspa with a qualified esthetician. They’ll ensure the best possible results.


You can use microneedling on the face to target different concerns, including:

  • Large pores
  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Reduced skin elasticity
  • Other scars

In fact, you could even use microneedling to treat stretch marks on other parts of the body. For example, you could use it for stretch marks on your abdominal area or thighs.

It’s even used for hair growth.


One of the top benefits of a microneedling treatment is that it’s noninvasive. You can return to your daily life immediately after your appointment.

Treatments also encourage your skin’s natural healing process, encouraging natural collagen production. This form of treatment is a quick, direct means of targeting skin imperfections. You can start experiencing visible, lasting results in as little as a few weeks.

Microneedling treatments are ideal regardless of the skin imperfections you want to treat.

Stimulating the body to encourage natural collagen production will help promote healthier tissue. You could experience benefits in the future, too. For example, your skin could become less susceptible to skin lesions, including:

  • Infections
  • Rashes
  • Acne
  • Cancers

Consider scheduling a consultation appointment at your local medspa. Your esthetician can help you determine if this treatment option is right for you.

You can also combine this form of treatment with other options, including:

The right combination of treatments can help you achieve your beauty goals for the year.

During your consultation appointment, make sure to ask about the potential risks. Remember, this treatment option is minimally invasive. You can return to your daily routine after an appointment.

However, you might notice your skin is a little red during the days after your treatment. Minor skin irritation is common immediately after treatment, too.

Let a doctor know if you’re experiencing other side effects, such as peeling, bruising, or bleeding. Call a doctor if you develop an infection.


Microneedling isn’t ideal for everyone. For example, you might find you’re not an ideal candidate if you have a history of skin scars. You’re likely not an ideal candidate if you have open wounds or skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis.

Pregnant women aren’t considered ideal patients, either.


Talk to someone at your medspa about preparing for your procedure beforehand. They’ll likely recommend you stop using topical retinoids before your session. You might need to stop taking certain medications like those used for acne treatment, too.


You can go back to school or work after the treatment if you’re comfortable. Some patients choose to camouflage the redness with makeup during the first few days.

Make sure to wear sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun.

Remember, a little skin irritation and redness is normal. Let someone at the medspa know if these symptoms persist, though.

Your skin should work quickly to rejuvenate new tissue after a session. You should begin to see results a few weeks after the appointment.

Consider scheduling another session after your initial treatment. Multiple sessions can help you maintain the results. You can also use complementing treatments like neurotoxins (fillers + Botox) to accomplish your beauty goals.


To recap, what is microneedling? It’s an amazing treatment option that can help boost natural collagen production. Stimulating collagen production can help your skin remain firm and supple.

Experience the benefits of this stunning medspa treatment for yourself today!

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