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5 Reasons Microneedling Is So Beneficial for Your Skin

Purposely poking your skin with a tiny needle may not sound like the key to better-looking skin. But the minuscule wounds created by the microneedling tool activate your body’s natural healing process — without actually injuring your skin — to restore strength and elasticity and improve tone and texture. 

At Nu Image Aesthetics & Wellness Institute, we specialize in helping you achieve your beauty goals so you can look and feel your best. Microneedling is one of our favorite beauty treatments because it’s so beneficial to your skin. Treatment is also safe and effective for all skin types and you may see improvements in your skin within a few weeks. 

  1. Initiates your skin’s natural healing

Your skin is the largest organ in your body and its primary purpose is to protect your internal organs from germs, damaging ultraviolet sun rays, and injury. Though your skin regenerates itself every 27 days, it doesn’t always retain its youthful look due to the structural changes that occur as you get older. 

When you scrape your knee or get a paper cut, your body responds by sending over the healing cells that stop the bleeding and begin the repair process. With our advanced microneedling tool, SkinPen®, we create fractional wounds in the top layer of your skin that cause a similar reaction. 

However, because the wounds we create are minuscule, microneedling doesn’t actually do any real damage. But your body reacts just as it would if you had a paper cut, healing the “injury” and regenerating new cells that rejuvenate your look. 

  1. Increases production of youth-enhancing proteins

Microneedling is also referred to as percutaneous collagen induction therapy. Collagen and elastin are the proteins that make up your skin’s supportive connective tissue. Production of these proteins decreases as you get older, which contributes to the development of lines and wrinkles. 

In addition to initiating your skin’s natural healing process, microneedling also activates the production of collagen and elastin to restore your skin’s youthful strength and resilience.

  1. Diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles

By creating new layers of connective tissue, our microneedling tool thickens and plumps up your skin. The added strength and volume help smooth out your lines and wrinkles to erase years from your look. The anti-aging tool is especially effective at improving the vertical lines that develop around your mouth.

  1. Improves your complexion

You may enjoy the sun-kissed glow brought out by your summer tan. But when your tan fades you may be left with dark patches and an uneven skin tone. Instead of covering up the sun damage with makeup, we can use our SkinPen to break up your pigmented skin, increase cell turnover, and restore your even-toned complexion. 

  1. Enhances absorption of your beauty products


The microchannels created by our SkinPen improve your skin’s absorption of topical gels and creams by as much as 200%. We often recommend combining your microneedling treatment with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is a form of regenerative medicine that accelerates the healing process.

At Nu Image Aesthetics, we apply a topical numbing agent to your skin before we begin your treatment so you won’t feel any discomfort during your 30-60 minute microneedling session. You may experience some redness following your treatment, but these side effects resolve within a day and your skin should fully heal within two days. To get the best possible results, we recommend 3-4 microneedling treatments set at four-week intervals.

To schedule a consultation with one of our beauty experts to discuss the many benefits of microneedling, call our Elgin, Illinois, office today or book your appointment online.

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