Microneedling: How Long Can You Expect the Benefits to Last?

Microneedling has surged in popularity as a staple of modern skincare regimens, promising immediate enhancement in skin texture and long-term rejuvenation benefits. But how lasting are these improvements? In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into what microneedling entails, explore its myriad benefits, and discuss how durable these effects can be. Whether you’re contemplating your first session or are a seasoned patron, understanding the duration of results can help you plan your skincare journey more effectively.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, involves using a device with tiny, sterilized needles to create controlled micro-punctures on the skin’s surface. This skin rejuvenation treatment stimulates the body’s natural healing response, boosting collagen and elastin production. These proteins are essential for maintaining the skin’s structure, firmness, and elasticity.

What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?

The allure of microneedling lies in its ability to significantly enhance skin appearance and structure without requiring more invasive procedures. The benefits include:

Reduced Appearance of Wrinkles and Fine Lines

By boosting collagen production, microneedling volumizes the skin, making wrinkles and fine lines less noticeable. This process helps rejuvenate the skin, giving it a smoother and more youthful appearance.

Improved Skin Texture and Tone

Microneedling can help minimize the appearance of enlarged pores and improve skin texture and tone. The treatment encourages the production of new skin cells, leading to a more even and refined complexion.

Reduced Scarring

Microneedling can minimize the appearance of acne scars and other scars by promoting collagen production to fill those areas. This collagen induction therapy helps to repair the skin’s structure, resulting in smoother, more even skin.

Stretch Mark Reduction

Similar to scars, microneedling can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks by stimulating collagen production in those areas. This treatment works by breaking down old stretch mark tissue and triggering the production of new, healthier skin.

How Long Do Microneedling Results Typically Last?

The results are gradual and typically become more noticeable over time. You might see some initial improvement within a few weeks, but the most significant benefits can take six to 12 weeks to appear as your body produces new collagen. The longevity of microneedling benefits, usually three to five months, depends on several factors:

Your Skin Concerns

Deeper wrinkles or scars may require more treatments and may not show results as long-lasting as those with minor texture issues. While minor skin imperfections can significantly improve after a few sessions, more severe concerns might need ongoing treatments for sustained results.

Your Age and Skin Health

Due to more robust collagen production, younger skin tends to bounce back faster and maintain results longer. In contrast, older or more damaged skin may take longer to show results and may need more frequent maintenance sessions to uphold the benefits.

Sun Exposure

Sun damage can break down collagen, so sun protection is crucial to maintain microneedling results. Regular use of sunscreen and protective clothing can help preserve the newly formed collagen and extend the longevity of the treatment’s effects.

Number of Treatments

Typically, microneedling sessions are recommended for optimal results, which can help extend the benefits. Regular maintenance treatments can also help sustain the improvements, with some clients opting for periodic sessions to keep their skin looking its best.

Lifestyle Factors

Smoking and unhealthy habits can negatively impact collagen production and shorten the lifespan of microneedling results. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and avoiding smoking, can enhance and prolong the effects of microneedling.

What Do We Use for Microneedling Treatments?

Here, we utilize advanced technology to deliver optimal results. One of the premier methods we use is RF microneedling with Morpheus8. This innovative treatment combines the benefits of microneedles with the powerful effects of radiofrequency (RF) energy.


The Morpheus8 device delivers tiny needles into the skin, similar to other microneedling devices. However, these needles emit RF energy directly into the targeted tissues, enhancing the treatment’s efficacy. This dual approach stimulates the skin’s surface and reaches deeper layers for more comprehensive rejuvenation. The combination of microneedling and RF energy offers a few advantages over traditional microneedling:

  • Deeper Penetration: RF energy reaches deeper skin layers than microneedling alone, potentially stimulating collagen production. This deeper penetration can result in more significant, longer-lasting skin texture and improvements in firmness.
  • Targeted Fat Heating: The RF energy can also target and heat underlying fat tissues, potentially leading to some skin tightening and lifting effects. This unique capability allows a more tailored treatment to address surface-level concerns and deeper structural issues.

While traditional microneedling and Morpheus8 aim to improve collagen production and address various skin concerns, Morpheus8 offers the potential for deeper treatment. This can result in more noticeable improvements, particularly for those seeking advanced anti-aging and skin-tightening solutions.

Maintain Your Beauty With Microneedling Treatments in Tucson, AZ

Microneedling is a refined therapeutic technique that naturally amplifies skin firmness, tone, and texture by stimulating collagen and elastin production. The benefits — remarkably improved skin appearance and reduced visibility of scars and hyperpigmentation — typically grace your complexion for three to five months. To sustain and enhance these transformative effects, we recommend routine sessions.

At AMG Aesthetics in Tucson, AZ, we elevate this experience further by offering Morpheus8, an advanced treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency technology for even more profound skin rejuvenation. Each treatment is meticulously customized to meet and transcend your skincare aspirations, promising you a consistently radiant and youthful appearance. To discover more about our treatments or to schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (520) 600-8558 today.

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