How Does Microneedling Work?

Jul 24, 2023 | Microneedling, SkinPen Microneedling


Collagen is one of the keys to smooth, younger-looking skin. It can improve skin’s elasticity, hydration, and texture. Your body uses it as a building block to create and refresh your skin, especially when it perceives damage to repair.

Using your body’s own healing process to perfect your complexion is a genius way to improve your skin’s appearance. It’s also the theory behind microneedling, a treatment offered by The Skin Clinic. How does microneedling work to address fine lines and wrinkles, as well as scarring, stretch marks, and loose skin? Read on!

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is also called collagen induction therapy. It uses thin needles to create tiny holes in the topmost layer of your skin. While this treatment doesn’t cause “damage”, because the microscopic channels close over right away, it does stimulate your body’s natural healing processes. This causes your body to release collagen and elastin, which keeps your skin smooth and firm.

How is Microneedling Different from Microdermabrasion?

Both microneedling and microdermabrasion can improve your skin’s texture and appearance. However, they do so in different ways. Microdermabrasion uses a rough instrument to exfoliate your skin on the surface level. Microneedling penetrates to a deeper layer of the skin, making it well-suited for both surface-level imperfections and deeper issues, such as scarring.

Does Microneedling Require Any Recovery Time?

Professional microneedling, such as with the SkinPen microneedling device used at The Skin Clinic in North Scottsdale, doesn’t require recovery time. You might notice a bit of redness and mild swelling as you’d get with a sunburn, but that will ease within one to four days. Many people find it disappears within 24 hours!

What Concerns Can SkinPen Microneedling Address?

Microneedling offers you a solution to many different skin concerns. Best of all, you can use microneedling almost anywhere on your body! It’s a versatile way to mitigate many issues, such as:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scarring
  • Stretch marks
  • Skin trauma
  • Loose skin
  • Burn scars
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Enlarged pores

Your medspa professional can advise you on how well SkinPen microneedling will work to address your concerns. They can also answer any questions about the procedure. Information is just a consultation away!

SkinPen Microneedling at The Skin Clinic in North Scottsdale

Curious about how microneedling can work for you? Contact The Skin Clinic in North Scottsdale! You can book an appointment online, or call us at 480-513-2888.