If you have lived through more than one winter in the Hoosier State, you know that the cold weather is arguably the worst thing that could happen to your skin! 

Long periods of exposure to central heating, drastically low temperatures and lack of a healthy dose of sun exposure makes for a dull, unhealthy, and dry skin appearance. Additionally, it can end up promoting the increase of wrinkles and fine lines, making you look much older (and tired!) than you should. But did you know that while environmental factors can damage your skin during the colder months, wintertime is actually the best time of the year to get facial peels and microneedling done?

Experts have long suggested that the longer period of isolation and low exposure to the sun prompted by the colder weather can offer those who undergo such procedures much needed time to rest and recover. In the end, having the time and the opportunity to stay home and recover will pay off. 

So what exactly is microneedling and why should you get the procedure done this winter at Beauty & Grace?

A Procedure that Heals You Skin — From the Inside Out!

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy or simply derma needling, is a treatment that relies on your body’s own self-healing mechanism. By puncturing the skin using microneedles to increase the production of collagen and elastin, your skin gets a boost of energy like you have never seen before. 

Thanks to microneedling, issues such as wrinkles, fine lines, enlarged pores, stretch marks, and acne all heal more quickly — and thoroughly. Additionally, your complexion gets a much-needed boost. However, this type of procedure simply won’t yield the same type of benefits in summer or spring. When it comes to non-invasive skin treatments, winter provides the perfect environment for healing as the cold weather keeps you at home, where you are less likely to be exposed to the sun.  

Skin Rejuvenation and Microneedling: What to Expect?

Before deciding whether microneedling is for you, it is important to be fully aware of what it entails. 

While sessions depend on the severity of the issues being treated, the low-pain-level procedure only takes 45 to 60 minutes on average. Praised for being efficacious without exposing patients to side effects and complications, microneedling is recommended even to those with sensitive skin. 

Following the procedure, the patient can expect to experience minimal downtime as there will only be slight redness and minimal bleeding — all effects that should subside in just a few hours. 

Most patients are back to their regular schedules 24 hours after a microneedling session. 

Microneedling’s Long Term Benefits

One of the most glaring benefits of microneedling is the achievement of youthful-looking skin. 

Over the years, dermatologists have noticed that just a few sessions of this miraculous treatment will noticeably reduce fine lines, deep wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Thanks to the procedure’s ability to trigger the creation of a brand new generation of skin cells, most patients report noticeable improvement within just a few days. 

But the war against prematurely aging skin isn’t the only one that benefits from microneedling. 

When it comes to acne scars, studies show that the procedure is nearly 100 percent efficacious in helping improve acne-scarred skin. By the same token, microneedling helps the skin to reverse sun damage and discoloration, especially those associated with melasma-related hyperpigmentation, all thanks to the stimulation of collagen growth. 

And if all of these benefits don’t sound good enough, wait until you hear about what microneedling can do to large pores!

While this may sound counterintuitive due to the fact microneedling involves the piercing of the skin with several needles, pores actually appear much smaller after the procedure. Thanks to the boost in collagen production, the patient’s pores become smaller and might even shrink.  

So whether your goal is to improve your skin, fight the signs of aging, or simply help your skin heal from acne scars, keep in mind that winter is the best time of the year to get your microneedling done.