The Power of Microneedling: What to Expect from This Popular Treatment

The Power of Microneedling: What to Expect from This Popular Treatment

June 05, 2024

6 min read

Commonly referred to as collagen induction therapy, microneedling has been shown to improve skin texture by up to 50 percent. Using the body’s natural ability to heal itself, it can reduce various imperfections, from aging signs to sun damage. 

At Metropolitan Skin Clinic, we believe that some of the best treatments come in a simple form. For this reason, we recommend microneedling for those women and men who are trying to look more youthful or revitalize their skin. When combined with suitable serums, microneedling can rejuvenate the skin from the inside out!

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a needle-tipped device to create micro-injuries in the skin. The damage sends a signal to the body’s healing system, which responds by increasing collagen production in the area. Collagen increases by up to 860 percent within a week, and the results continuously improve with time. 

The rate of collagen induction depends on the depth at which the needles are delivered. When the SkinPen® is set at a depth level of 0.25 mm, it can reduce the skin’s fine lines and superficial imperfections. However, when set at a maximum of 2.5 mm, it can diminish deeper wrinkles and assist with elasticity concerns.

The microneedling results take an average of two to four weeks to appear, which is plenty of time for the skin to produce enough collagen. The effects will continue to improve within the next few months. To maintain these results, our providers at Metropolitan recommend two to three treatments yearly to keep collagen production going. 

Top Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling brings a series of benefits that aid in healthier, radiant skin. At Metropolitan Skin Clinic, we recommend the treatment for the following reasons: 

1. Better Skin Tone and Texture

In an attempt to heal a wound, the body’s natural response to an injury is to create more collagen and elastin. These proteins also keep the skin from sagging, offering structure and volume. Once performed, the collagen fills the gaps within the skin (for lack of a better term), diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The healing process also causes the top skin layer to shed, reducing potential discoloration and offering an even skin tone.

2. Acne Scar and Pore Reduction

The same collagen-induction benefits that encourage wrinkle reduction can also help treat acne scars. Microneedling has shown to be particularly effective in treating atrophic scars as the increase in collagen fills the acne pits. As more collagen is produced, the skin will also push the walls of the pores, decreasing their size and offering a smoother skin texture.

3. Minimal Downtime

The micro-injuries created by microneedling are enough to trigger the healing response but not to create actual damage. Most patients only notice some swelling and redness, which usually fade within two days after the treatment. Clients associate the feeling with a mild sunburn, allowing them to return to their routine almost immediately.

4. High Procedure Simplicity

Unlike other skin treatments that use various chemicals and equipment, microneedling with SkinPen® only uses the power of needles. High-end treatments with multiple products and technologies can help improve the skin, but for those with high skin sensitivity levels, we recommend microneedling. Once the micro-wounds have been created, the body will do the rest of the work.

5. Enhanced Skincare Absorption

The fine punctures created in the skin serve as pathways between the epidermis and the dermis. This allows skincare serums to travel deeper into the skin, nurturing a bigger surface. As the serums and other skincare products take less time to be absorbed, the results are also faster.

Get Your Microneedling Treatment at Metropolitan!

Microneedling can give the skin the rejuvenation power it needs, resurfacing the healthy skin cells. At Metropolitan Skin Clinic, we can offer you effective microneedling treatments so that you can reach or enhance your skin goals. In the meantime, feel free to visit our Instagram page, where we provide daily skincare tips for our followers!


To find out more about microneedling, you can contact Metropolitan Skin Clinic at 952-288-2230. We will offer all the guidance necessary to ensure you get the best results. We invite you to visit our website for more details or use our portal to book an appointment with us!

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