What Does Microneedling Do?

Micro needling has recently become a popular non-surgical procedure in the fight against wrinkles and acne scars. The process involves using needles to puncture the outer layer of skin, promoting collagen production underneath. The micro needling process is also used to help with hair growth, improve facial contours, reduce pore size and much more.

  1. Introduction
  2. What is Microneedling?
  3. Benefits of microneedling
  4. Other uses for microneedling
  5. Side effects of microneedling
  6. Wrap Up

Introduction to Microneedling

Microneedling is a simple and non-invasive technique that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny needles. This may sound painful, but it’s actually not. In fact, microneedling has been used for decades to treat scars and other skin abnormalities, and it’s also used in chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser resurfacing.

Microneedling works by stimulating collagen production to tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles and scars. Although some people see results after only one treatment, others need to undergo several procedures before they start seeing results.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is skin-rejuvenation technique that has been gaining popularity in recent years. It is also known as collagen induction therapy, or CIT.

Microneedling therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, uneven pigmentation, stretch marks and enlarged pores. It works by creating thousands of tiny punctures that trigger the body’s natural healing response, causing the production of new collagen and elastin. These two components help rebuild tissue and restore a more youthful appearance to the skin.

Benefits of Microneedling


The last thing anyone wants is to appear older than they are. We would all much prefer to look younger. Yet premature aging in the form of fine lines and wrinkles does exactly that, makes you look older! Microneedling produces collagen and elastin, which fights lines and wrinkles. Brilliant!

Compounds in your skin, such as collagen and elastin, give you a youthful appearance. Wrinkles on the forehead, crow’s feet, and fine lines on the nose disappear due to the wound-healing mechanisms.


Since microneedling stimulates collagen and elastin production, it’s also very effective for treating acne scars. The only type of scar that cannot be treated is a keloid scar.


In particular, microneedling can reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and age spots related to sun damage. Microneedling can rejuvenate your look and even out your skin tone if you have a blotchy, brownish complexion that is a result of too much sun exposure.


Wrinkles and discoloration are not the only signs of aging. Your skin becomes less elastic as you grow older, so it appears lax. Sometimes older skin can be missing that glow it once had, this is something microneedling can help revitalise.

In response to the microneedling method, the skin produces collagen. This production can improve skin structure and fight sagging of the skin.


I know, microneedling is actually punching tiny holes into your skin, but it does not increase the size of your pores. It can reduce the size of your pores. When collagen surrounding your pores is produced, it plumps up. This in effect reduces the appearance of the size of your pores.


The best time to apply anti aging or any other topical treatment is after microneedling. As the tiny holes are still open, it helps get those products deeper into the dermis layers than applying them directly onto the skin.


Microneedling is not just for the face. You can use it just about anywhere on your body. Therefore it can help to reduce stretch marks caused by rapid weight loss or pregnancy.


If you suffer from rosacea then you most likely suffer from a breakdown of collagen in your skin. As microneedling helps you produce more collegen in your skin, it can help your skin look less irritated and inflamed.


Regular treatments of microneedling can help your skin to absorb acne topical treatments better, therefore making them more effective.


The effect of a microneedling treatment can be compared to laser or chemical peels. After microneedling you can have a gorgeous complexion after 24-72 hours, however with alternative treatments you may have to wait 3 to 10 days to see results.

What other uses can Microneedling be used for?

Microneedling is not just for the face. It has many uses due to its ability to help the skin produce more collegen.

Anyone that suffers from acne, anywhere on the body. It not only helps with reducing scarring but can also help with the skins absorption of topical acne treatments.

Many of us have experienced the unwelcome stretch mark on our bodies from either rapid weight gain during pregnancy, or rapid weight loss. Those little thin scars on our bodies can be eased like any other scarring with the help of microneedling.

If you have been a bit of a sun worshiper or have lived in a warm climate or worked outdoors you may have hyperpigmantation or age spots from UV damage. Microneedling can help even out your skin tone and reduce the appearance and effects of too much sun exposure.

Side effects of Microneedling

You may have some redness or mild irritation in the first few days after treatment. That’s just your skin recovering. This should disappear within three days. You might also notice that your skin feels a little tighter or sensitive in the days following the treatment but thats nothing to worry about.

There are some people that this treatment is not recommended for. If you a pregnant, have any type of skin disease, a history of easily scarring, or have had any form of radiation treatment in the last year.

When choosing a clinic to perform your microneedling treatment, ensure you research them first. Check out their reviews from previous clients.

At our aUK Clinics we provide the highest standards of treatments and service to our clients. Contact us for any information on treatments or for advice on which treatment is best for you.