How Microneedling Improves Your Skin

How Microneedling Improves Your Skin

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses small, sterilized needles to prick the skin in the desired area. The needles are rolled over the treatment area with light pressure so that they penetrate only the dermis layer of the skin. This technique is often used on the face, however it is not limited to this location and can actually be used in various places on the body. Microneedling offers naturally plumper skin and the results typically last for 3 to 5 months, depending on the individual's response. This technique is becoming increasingly popular due to the variety of benefits it offers.

Benefits Of Microneedling

Reduces Scars
When your skin is pricked with the needles during treatment, it signals your body to heal the areas that are punctured. This causes collagen (a structural protein in the body that provides support) and elastin (extracellular matrix protein responsible for elastic recoil) to develop in the skin. When these proteins are produced, they make the skin plumper, which causes scars to fill out or flatten and results in a reduced appearance. This plumping effect also helps to reduce the look of wrinkles and fine lines.

Shrinks Pores
While it may seem as though micro-holes may make your pores seem larger, they heal quickly and the collagen and elastin develop and work to plump the skin. Because pores are rather small, this can make them disappear completely for a time.

Improves Skin Colouration
When the skin is exposed to microneedling, the signal that the skin is damaged and needs repair not only fosters the development of elastin and collagen, it also encourages cell turnover. This new cell skin growth helps to reduce skin discolouration such as hyperpigmentation and sunspots while creating a more even complexion.

Rosacea Reduction
Rosacea affects both the colour and texture of the skin, both of which are addressed by microneedling. The production of collagen and elastin can help make the skin more full and even, reducing the appearance of uneven textures caused by rosacea. The improvement of skin colouration due to cell turnover also helps to reduce the appearance of rosacea, which often creates redness in the face. Microneedling will have varying effects depending on the severity of the rosacea.

Makes Skin Products More Effective
Because microneedling is making small holes in the dermis layer of your skin, any skin products you use after treatment can penetrate further into the skin and be more effective. The micro-holes in your skin will deliver topical products deeper into the dermis than usual to improve skin. Moisturizers, anti-aging serums, and acne treatments will be much more effective shortly after your treatment 

Fades Stretch Marks
Microneedling isn’t only for use on the face, it can be used on most areas of the body. When the skin rapidly expands, which is common during pregnancy or periods of weight fluctuation, stretch marks can result. Whether the stretch marks are on your arms, thighs, breasts, or other areas, microneedling can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

Microneedling From A Calgary Dermatologist

Microneedling can help resolve a variety of skin insecurities on various parts of the body. This simple but effective treatment is a great way to help yourself feel comfortable in your own skin. If you want to improve the texture and colour of your skin to make it more even, full, and flaw-free, schedule an appointment with Dr. Danny Guo at Rejuvenation Dermatology. Dr. Guo and his staff are highly experienced at administering microneedling and will discuss your skin care, skin type, and more in order to give you personalized treatment. To schedule a free consultation, call Rejuvenation Dermatology at 1-403-286-6888 or fill out the online contact form.


Yes, receiving microneedling from a trained dermatologist is completely safe. Going to a reputable dermatologist such as Dr. Danny Guo ensures that all tools are sterilized, all staff is highly knowledgeable, and the treatment is fast and effective. There may be some minor pain and swelling as a side effect after treatment, but this is normal and your dermatologist will discuss with you how to manage any side effects.

While there are some at-home or medi spa options, you will likely receive better results and have a safer treatment with a dermatologist. At-home kits put you at greater risk of user error, such as improper sterilization or too much pressure, which can cause pain and damage to the skin.

One session is typically 10 to 20 minutes, with 4 to 6 treatments needed to yield optimal results. Clearer and tighter skin will become apparent after 1 to 2 weeks when the skin is fully healed. There will be further improvement to skin over the next 1 to 2 months after treatment.

Distinctive Dermatology

Distinctive Dermatology

Dr. Danny Guo promises informative, compassionate, and the most competent care for every dermatology patient he serves in the Calgary and Edmonton areas. He is highly educated and one of fewer than 30 fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons in Canada. For information on medical referrals or to book your complimentary cosmetic consultation contact our office at 1-403-286-6888.

Healthy. Beautiful.

Danny Guo MD is committed to serving patients in Calgary and Alberta as a trustworthy, knowledgeable, and reliable source for expert skincare. With a careful and compassionate approach, Dr. Guo offers medical and cosmetic dermatology services allowing patients to choose health and to feel good in the skin they are in.
Connect with our office at 1-403-286-6888 for your free consultation.

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