Microneedling has gained immense popularity in recent years as yet another way to inflame and micro wound our skin.  The trauma-based template was first laid in 1903 with the first chemical peel.  We now have many creative ways to stimulate the trauma-response of increased new skin cells production and we can add microneedling to the list.  The interesting thing to understand about all of these aggressively inflammatory practices  is that they over exercise our dermal layer.  

It is my belief, after 30 years in the field, that asking our dermal layer to repair and produce new skin cells at hyper chronic rates, is conversely causing it to diminish at a faster rate.  This is the opposite of aging delay.  In addition, scars can only heal with sustained and resourced new skin cell production.  Microneedling is not this…just an endless treadmill of work without food or rest.

In this blog, we will delve into the microneedling risks you should know about to help you make informed decisions and prioritize the safety and well-being of your skin. Let’s uncover the truth behind this increasingly popular skin care technique!

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that entails using small, sterilized needles to prick the skin. These tiny wounds cause a trauma-response of inflammation and excess fluid which is supposed to somehow be regenerative, but I assure you, it is not.  They say that it creates collagen and elastin, perhaps in novelty amounts, but the background of fluid, inflammation, dermal workload, and unresourced skin cell production that is created is the problem.  I know this goes against common popular belief.

What Happens When You Get Microneedling?

Microneedling operates akin to how “lawn aeration” benefits a lawn’s soil bed, except here, small punctures are made in the outermost skin layer (epidermis) instead of the soil. The underlying goal is to facilitate better product absorption of incorrectly assumed beneficial ingredients and simultaneously regenerate skin by increasing the dermal workload.  Many people have confused excess fluid in skin for healing and the temporary illusion that this inflammation and fluid provide.

Microneedling Risks You Should Know About

  1. Microneedling bypasses our skin’s natural barrier, causing micro-trauma and inflammation. This added wear and tear on delicate skin creates a temporary “puffed up” appearance, giving the illusion of fewer wrinkles, but it’s a well-known trick in the skin care industry.  Excess fluid is not the kind of volume we want in our skin as this wears our skin out rather than being anti-aging.
  1. Microneedling overworks our dermal layer which will lead to accelerated dermal thinning over time.  We want our dermal layer to be fat, thick, dense with capillaries so that it can be productive with new skin cells.  This is only possible by giving our skin Dermal Nutrients instead of poking holes in it.
  1. For individuals with keloids, which are scars characterized by large bubble-like formations on the skin, microneedling is not recommended as it could potentially exacerbate the condition. It’s important to avoid this procedure to prevent any worsening of the keloid appearance.
  1. Trauma, inflammation, and dermal workload without Dermal Nutrients can actually reduce our dermal layer’s capacity to regenerate itself rather than increase it. 
  1. Activation of our skin’s natural response to trauma and activate skin armoring.  Skin armoring is when our skin becomes subtly thickened in direct response to inflammatory ingredients, chronic irritation, chronic overactivation of sebaceous glands, bypassing our skin’s acid mantle, and not supporting it.

Final Thoughts On Microneedling

Despite having knowledge on the subject, I own a microneedling device. This device is beneficial for certain skin types and non-keloid scars when used alongside Dermal Nutrients. It aids in breaking down scar tissue and accelerating the fading of hyperpigmentation only when paired with Dermal Nutrients.  This way our skin gets the means to sustain a skin repair rather than just draining dermal vitality.

The ingredients we give our skin is an enormous responsibility.  Chemical peels are often paired with microneedling service.  Force feeding acids through micro holes will indeed aid in their penetration…but is this beneficial?  It is my belief that chemical peels are more like caustic pesticides for our skin rather than the miracle ingredient for short sighted so-called regeneration.  The truth is that our dermal layer wants food and wants to be left alone to merrily make new skin cells.  It wants the right amount of exercise, rest, food, and tranquility.  Microneedling is not on the list.

However, it is important to emphasize that only skin already benefiting from Dermal Nutrients’ natural skin cell regeneration, not from trauma, becomes remarkably soft, hydrated, luminous, and permeable, requiring no additional perforations. This type of skin can maintain its beauty for a long time with Dermal Nutrients, Hydration, Barrier Restoration, and supporting our skin’s native ability to push out old chronic congestion, and finally given serenity and consistency of these basic principles.  On the other hand, microneedling, despite being perceived as a step forward, may lead to setbacks, taking many steps back.

Should you have any inquiries about microneedling, and want to learn more about dermal nutrient healing as a holistic and potent alternative, we invite you to arrange a Complimentary Virtual Consultation. During this session, you will receive personalized 1:1 assistance to address any questions or concerns you might have.