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Microneedling: A Minimally Invasive Solution for Youthful Skin

  • Microneedling Reduces Wrinkles and Fine Lines: Stimulates collagen for plumper skin.
  • Shrinks Enlarged Pores for Smoother Texture: Collagen production tightens pores.
  • Fades Acne Scars and Hyperpigmentation: Promotes new, even skin growth.
  • Boosts Absorption of Skincare Products: Micro-channels allow deeper penetration.
  • Treats Sun Damage and Age Spots: Triggers cell turnover process.
  • Minimizes Stretch Marks and Scars: Induces collagen for smoother skin.
Microneedling is one of the facial collagen boosting treatment that is gaining in much popularity, due to good reason. The process of microneedling is using a dermapen or a device attached with a disposable cartridge of many mini-needles to create tiny wounds on the skin. These needles create wounds which are miniscule and skin-deep. Nevertheless, the body reacts to the wounds and then goes about healing the wounds, thereby creating new collagen and elastin that not only helps to create younger-looking skin but also helps to clear scars, pigmentation and wrinkles over time.


In my years of experience in the aesthetics industry, I’ve been asked about microneedling countless times. It’s a popular treatment that promises to address various skin concerns. From reducing fine lines and wrinkles to improving acne scars and hyperpigmentation, microneedling has gained a reputation for its versatility.

At Wellaholic, we’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative power of this minimally invasive procedure. I’ve had the privilege of guiding many clients through their microneedling journeys, and the results have been truly remarkable.

In the rest of the article, I will provide more details on the ten most notable effects of microneedling, backed by my expertise and the latest research in the field.

Collagen and elastin in your skin helps to add strength and structure, giving the skin a youthful quality.

1. Microneedling can help reduce appearance of lines and wrinkles

Skin ageing is a process that cannot be avoided. Yet premature ageing which manifests as fine lines and wrinkles do happen. Microneedling is able to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen and elastin to fight lines and wrinkles. Collagen and elastin in your skin helps to add strength and structure, giving the skin a youthful quality.

Microneedling is a safe procedure that uses the handheld Dermapen device to create microscopic injuries in the surface of your skin tissue. These micro wounds stimulate your body’s own healing response and its ability to regenerate and heal itself. Your immune system works to prevent infection, increasing the flow of your blood to remove debris and impurities. Your natural repair system also stimulates the growth of new, healthy skin cells. As new skin cells continue to develop in the weeks after treatment, they will start to replace weak, old cells that no longer support your skin. Because of this, your skin becomes firmer, tighter, and younger-looking. Wrinkles and lines become less noticeable and your skin tone appears fresher and brighter.

Why is Microneeding so effective?

Microneedling is a safe procedure involving the Dermapen, a handheld device that creates tiny injuries on your skin’s surface. These micro wounds kickstart your body’s healing abilities, promoting regeneration and self-repair. Your immune system steps up to prevent infection, boosting blood flow to clear out debris and impurities.

Kiss Fine Lines Goodbye: Achieve Firmer, Tighter Skin with a Youthful Glow

This natural repair process encourages the growth of fresh, healthy skin cells. In the weeks following the microneedling treatment, these new cells gradually replace the old, weaker ones, enhancing your skin’s structure. The result? Firmer, tighter skin with a youthful appearance. Wrinkles and lines become less visible, and your skin tone gains a fresher, brighter look.

As we age, our body's collagen production decreases, leading to thinner, less elastic skin that is prone to wrinkles and sagging.

2. Microneedling has anti-ageing properties

Upping Collagen Production

Microneedling is a proficient technique that significantly encourages the production of collagen within the layers of your skin. Collagen is a pivotal protein that acts like a scaffold, maintaining the structural integrity and youthful elasticity of the skin. As we age, the natural production of collagen tends to decline, which is where microneedling comes into play, providing a substantial boost to this essential protein’s production.

Microneedling unlocks your skin’s natural repair abilities for visible improvements in firmness, texture, and wrinkle reduction

Through the creation of minute micro-channels in the skin, microneedling stimulates the body’s innate healing mechanisms, prompting an accelerated production of not only collagen but also elastin, another crucial protein that contributes to the skin’s elasticity and suppleness.

The enhanced level of collagen and elastin works diligently to restore and rejuvenate the skin’s texture and tone, leading to a noticeable improvement in firmness and a significant reduction in the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.

Harnessing the Power of Collagen

Microneedling harnesses the power of collagen to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin. By undergoing this procedure, you can experience the benefits of increased collagen production, which leads to improved skin firmness, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, and an overall more youthful complexion.

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Microneedling creates thousands of tiny channels. These micro-channels allow active ingredients from topical products like serums and creams to penetrate deeper into the skin, enhancing their effectiveness.

3. Microneedling can help shrink pores

Understanding Pores and Aging

Pores are the tiny openings on the surface of our skin that allow sweat and oil to be secreted. While the size of pores is often determined by genetics and skin type, they can also enlarge with age. As we get older, our skin loses elasticity and produces less collagen, resulting in the appearance of larger pores. Enlarged pores can make it easier for dirt and debris to accumulate, leading to skin imperfections.

The Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling has emerged as an effective treatment for addressing pore size, skin texture, discoloration, and even fine lines. This minimally invasive procedure involves using a device with tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. These micro-injuries stimulate the skin’s natural healing response and trigger the production of collagen and elastin, leading to smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin. In addition to its overall benefits, microneedling specifically targets enlarged pores, helping to reduce their appearance and improve the overall texture of the skin [1].

Tailored Treatment for Optimal Results

When it comes to treating open and enlarged pores, it’s crucial to ensure that each pore is individually addressed. Areas of the face that are more sensitive or have thinner skin, such as around the eyes, forehead, and lips, require special attention. For these areas, using a microneedling device with a needle length of 0.5mm is recommended. This allows for precise and effective treatment, leading to optimal results and outcomes.

By incorporating microneedling into your skincare routine, you can target and improve the appearance of enlarged pores, refine skin texture, and address other common skin concerns. It’s an innovative and customizable approach to achieving a smoother, more youthful complexion.

Acne scars are markings that are left behind on the skin after an acne breakout. There are many different types of acne scars, and not all of them can be treated with the same method

4. Microneedling can improve sun damage & hyperpigmentation

Microneedling is effective in reducing hyperpigmentation and age spots, especially as a results of long-term sun damage. If you have a blotchy, brownish complexion, which is probably a result of too many days out in the sun, especially in the sunny climate of Singapore, Microneedling and its ability to stimulate new collagen and skin cells can reinvigorate your look and even out your tone.

Microneedling: Banishing Blotchy Facial Pigmentation

A study in Brazilian Annals of Dermatology showed Microneedling to be a promising treatment for the blotchy, brownish facial pigmentation that comes with this chronic condition. To improve extra pigmentation from sun-damaged skin, needles should range from 1.0 mm to 1.5 mm in length.

5. Microneedling can help treat scars

Microneedling can also help treat acne scars. The process promotes the growth of new collagen in your skin, encouraging your skin to heal itself, reducing the appearance of ice pick, boxcar, and rolling acne scars.

Most customers or patients will see a noticeable reduction in acne scars after a few microneedle treatments. Deep scars or pockmarks are lessened and skin has a more even tone and texture in as few as three to four treatments. The new skin that’s created will be firmer, brighter, and smoother. Even those without acne scars will see an improvement in their skin’s appearance.

6. Microneedling can help treat stretch marks

Stretch marks happen when our bodies develop at a rate faster than our skin can react to. Microneedling kickstarts your body’s healing process to create new skin cells to replace the stretch marks damaged by the needles. The target skin area is then restructured, thereby smoothing the appearance of stretch marks. Stretch Mark Microneedle uses the microneedles to effectively break up the tough fibres that make up the stretch mark scar tissue. Microneedling has been clinically proven to fade the appearance of stretch mark scarring. A series of six treatments every two to four weeks is recommended for the best results.

There is minimal pain and no downtime. The recommended needle length (millimetres) for treating stretch marks is 1.5 to 2.0mm. At Wellaholic, we use professional derma-pens with 36 needles. Each needle is one-time use only for hygiene safety reasons. To take the results to the next level, we apply Hyaluronic Acid (HA) serum after treatment to hydrate, heal and increase collagen production. 

The ruddiness and skin thickening of rosacea can be addressed with Microneedling

7. Microneedling can reduce the appearance of rosacea

The ruddiness and skin thickening of rosacea can be addressed with Microneedling. If you suffer from this skin condition, you experience a hastened breakdown of collagen. Microneedling may offer promise as a treatment for clients with rosacea, according to research presented at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting.

Microneedling + Tranexamic Acid: A Powerful Duo for Rosacea?

Twenty women with erythema­totelangiectatic rosacea ages 27–65 were studied, divided into two treatment groups. Both groups were treated every 15 days over four sessions; the first was treated with a wet dressing infused with tranexamic acid solution for 20 minutes, while the second group added simultaneous microneedling with a tranexamic acid solution topical application.

Tranexamic acid is an antifibr­inolytic medication, often used to improve clotting for women with heavy menstrual cycles and to prevent major blood loss after surgery, trauma, tooth extraction, etc.

Both groups showed improvement, as assessed by Investigator Global Assessment of Rosacea Severity Score (IGA-RSS). However, Microneedling proved more effective, with patients showing an improvement of 3 units, in comparison to the 2 units of IGA-RSS seen in the other group. Clinical photos and dermoscopy were also used to assess improvment.

8. Microneedling can lead to acne improvements

If you still suffer from acne or blackheads, you may benefit from Microneedling treatments. As the sterilized needles poke holes in the uppermost layer of your skin, they remove the source of the recurring blackhead in the process. Nevertheless, while it can work wonders at improving acne scars, Microneedling can actually spread bacteria in the skin, making breakouts worse.

This is why over at Wellaholic, we usually do not recommend using microneedling for acne or pimples or patients with a pimple breakout although it is able to treat acne – due to certain risks inherent in the treatment procedure.

For even more flawless skin, you can combine Gold RF Microneedling treatments

9. Microneedling can improve the effectiveness of topical products

The tiny punctures from the Microneedling treatment actually act like little channels, allowing topical products to penetrate better and work more effectively. At Wellaholic, we use a blend of powerful serums to improve the effectiveness of our microneedling treatments.

Here’s what each serum can do for your skin after the Gold RF Microneedling treatments:


  • This formula uses three forms of HA with varying molecular weights, as well as an HA Crosspolymer.
  • This offers full-depth hydration and visible plumping without drawing water out of the skin.
  • B5 further enhances surface hydration.


  • This formula combines very high concentrations of two of the most powerful and important antioxidants in skincare: Resveratrol and Ferulic Acid.
  • Skincare formulations generally incorporate Resveratrol at 1% or less and Ferulic Acid at 0.5% or less.
  • This formula has an exceptionally high concentration of resveratrol.


  • Matrixyl™ is a trademarked peptide composition developed by Sederma Inc. in France.
  • This highly-effective composition has been shown to reduce the look of static and dynamic wrinkles.
  • This formula contains two generations of Matrixyl™, at a combined concentration of 10% by weight in a specialized Hyaluronic Acid delivery system.

If you are interested in the other serums which you can use with your microneedling treatments, here is a table showing various serums that can be used with microneedling:

Hyaluronic Acid– Provides deep hydration to the skin
– Improves skin texture and elasticity
– Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Matrixyl– Supports overall skin health
– Reduces signs of ageing, including fine lines and wrinkles
Vitamin C– Helps to brighten the skin
– Improves skin tone and texture
– Reduces the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation
Growth Factors– Stimulates collagen production
– Promotes skin cell regeneration
– Improves overall skin health and texture
Retinol– Helps to increase skin cell turnover
– Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
– Improves skin texture and tone
Niacinamide– Helps to improve skin hydration
– Reduces inflammation
– Improves skin texture and tone
Peptides– Helps to stimulate collagen production
– Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
– Improve skin texture and elasticity.
Various Serums Which Can be Used with Microneedling, and Their Benefits

Using serums with microneedling can enhance the overall effectiveness of the treatment by delivering nourishing and active ingredients directly into the deeper layers of the skin.

 Microneedling punctures stimulate the body's natural healing process, which can lead to the growth of new hair follicles and the strengthening of existing ones.

10. Microneedling can treat hair loss and promote hair regrowth

Microneedling is a technique that can be used to treat hair loss and promote hair regrowth. This procedure involves using a device with tiny needles to create small punctures in the skin on the scalp. These punctures stimulate the body’s natural healing process, which can lead to the growth of new hair follicles and the strengthening of existing ones.

Microneedling can also increase the absorption of topical hair growth products, such as minoxidil or platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which can further enhance its effectiveness. This treatment is safe and minimally invasive, with little to no downtime or recovery required.

 Microneedling tackles Androgenetic Alopecia and Alopecia Areata

Microneedling for Scalp by Wellaholic helps treat hair loss and promote hair regrowth. Microneedling for Scalp is a Collagen Induction Therapy hair loss treatment in Singapore which is also able to cause controlled trauma in the scalp to promote hair growth.

Together with the use of Minoxidil 5%, Microneedling can lead to positive effects on hair growth over a 12-week period. Especially effective for patients with Alopecia Areata and Androgenetic Alopecia, or male pattern baldness, receding hairline and thinning hair.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What makes Gold RF Microneedling different from regular microneedling?

Gold RF Microneedling combines the benefits of traditional microneedling with radiofrequency energy. The combination of these two treatments can provide a more significant improvement in skin texture, tone, and firmness compared to microneedling alone.

How long does it take to see the results from a microneedling treatment?

Results can vary from person to person based on skin type and the specific skin concern being treated. However, most people start to see improvements within a few weeks after their first microneedling session.

Can microneedling help with hyperpigmentation?

Yes, microneedling can help to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation by promoting the production of new skin cells and the shedding of discoloured cells.

Are there any side effects associated with microneedling?

While microneedling is generally safe, some people may experience temporary side effects such as redness, swelling, and sensitivity. These symptoms typically subside within a few days following treatment.

What type of aftercare is required after a microneedling treatment?

After a microneedling session, you should protect your skin from the sun and avoid applying makeup for at least 24 hours. A moisturizer or serum may also be recommended to enhance the treatment’s results.

How does microneedling work to improve skin health?

Microneedling creates tiny punctures in the skin which stimulates the body’s natural healing process, promoting the production of collagen and elastin. This can result in improved skin texture, firmness, and overall health.

Founder and Managing Director for Wellaholic, an aesthetic chain with 8 outlets island-wide in Singapore.

Willie Chan, Founder

Willie Chan, a visionary leader and relentless pursuer of excellence, is the Founder and Managing Director of Wellaholic, a renowned aesthetic chain with 8 outlets across Singapore. With a strong belief in evidence-based, effective, and affordable aesthetic treatments, Willie ensures that customers receive the best care possible. His ENTJ Myer-Briggs personality drives him to set clear visions and pursue them without excuses. Willie holds a CIDESCO as well as Beauty Therapy & Salon Management from Brentwood College UK and has studied Operations Management at The Wharton School and Management at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, equipping him with a solid foundation in the business of aesthetics. 

Contact Willie at [email protected]


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