What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, uses a device with multiple tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the outer layers of the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural repair process and in turn promotes collagen and elastin production.
Collagen and elastin are essential proteins produced by fibroblast cells to assist in wound healing and provide structural integrity to every connective tissue in your body. However, our body naturally produces less collagen and elastin as we age, leading to numerous skin conditions and problems.
Once the body begins to heal these micro-injuries, remodeling begins in the deeper layers of the skin creating new dermal tissues and blood vessels. This process thickens the epidermis, stimulates collagen and elastin production, and leaves your skin smooth and youthful.
The procedure is minimally invasive and down time is minimal. You can expect some redness and inflammation for up to several days post treatment as this is part of the natural healing process. Sun protection is essential during the healing process. We will discuss aftercare in depth during your consult.
What Does Microneedling Treat?
By inducing an influx of collagen and elastin into the skin in the treatment area, microneedling can treat a wide variety of skin conditions and problems. Some examples of the skin conditions and issues that microneedling is commonly used to treat are as follows:
At your consult, we will perform a skin assessment and discuss your goals, formulate a treatment plan and discuss how many and how often treatment is recommended as this varies greatly from person to person.