Microneedling: Healthy Skin for All at Youthful Obsession

Microneedling: What it is, Pros and Cons

Here at Youthful Obsession, we understand the desire for a radiant, youthful complexion. Microneedling has become a popular treatment for achieving just that. But what exactly is it, and how can it benefit your skin?

Microneedling 101: Controlled Injury for Collagen Production

Microneedling involves using a roller with tiny needles to create controlled micro-punctures in the skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing response, encouraging the production of collagen and elastin, the building blocks of youthful, plump skin.

Benefits of Microneedling:

  • Reduced wrinkles and fine lines: By boosting collagen, microneedling plumps the skin, smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Improved scar reduction: Microneedling can soften the appearance of acne scars and other scars by stimulating new tissue growth.
  • Enhanced skin texture and tone: Microneedling can minimize enlarged pores and improve overall skin texture and tone for a smoother, more even complexion.
  • Increased product absorption: Microneedling creates temporary channels in the skin, allowing topical skincare products to penetrate deeper for better results.

Considering Microneedling?

While microneedling offers fantastic benefits, it’s important to consider both the pros and cons:


  • Minimally invasive with minimal downtime
  • Safe for most skin types (with proper consultation)
  • Effective for various concerns like wrinkles, scars, and enlarged pores
  • Can be customized with different techniques like PRP/ PRF or RF microneedling


  • Can cause temporary redness, irritation, and discomfort
  • Multiple sessions may be needed for optimal results
  • Not a one-time fix; requires maintenance treatments
  • Not suitable for everyone (see below)

Who is NOT a Candidate for Microneedling?

Microneedling may not be suitable for everyone. Here are some contraindications:

  • Active acne: Can worsen breakouts
  • Keloid scarring: May stimulate further keloid formation
  • Open wounds or infections: Increases risk of infection
  • Skin conditions: Consult your doctor if you have eczema, psoriasis, or other sensitive skin conditions
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding: Safety not fully established

Consultation Before Microneedling

A consultation with our expert providers at Youthful Obsession is the first step. They can assess your unique skin concerns and recommend the most suitable microneedling option for you, considering both your desired results and suitability for the treatment.

Remember: Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure, but some downtime is expected. Your aesthetic provider will discuss aftercare instructions to ensure optimal healing and results.

Ready to take the first step towards youthful skin? Contact Youthful Obsession today to schedule your microneedling consultation!


"*" indicates required fields

Please include non-medical questions only.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

ISPAN logo
university.logo .small .horizontal.blue
american association of nurse practitioners aanp logo vector
Drexel logo


Monday to Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Sunday: Closed

Accessibility Toolbar