As we age and battle skin conditions the natural architecture of our skin deteriorates, which can lead to fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and uneven skin texture. Collagen induction therapy, also known as microneedling, is a great way to address these signs of aging at the cellular level. Microneedling creates thousands of micro-injuries in the skin to trigger the body’s natural wound healing process. This results in skin remodeling, including the formation of type I and type III collagen, the two proteins predominately responsible for the skin’s structure. The outcome is beautiful, youthful looking skin. The procedure is safe for all skin types.
Benefits of Microneedling
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Promotes Collagen production (continues over the next 6 months)
- Improves overall tone and texture
- Reduces acne scars and appearance of stretch marks
- Treats hyperpigmentation and evens skin tone
- Exfoliates skin and accelerates cellular turn over
- Reduces pore size
The Microneedling Procedure
Before the procedure begins, the skin is cleansed and a numbing cream is applied. This usually takes 20-25 minutes. Individually targeted post-treatment care regimens are discussed at this time. The numbing cream is removed and a topical glide ointment, called Lyft, is applied to the area being treated. Our Master Esthetician will adjust the depth and speed recommended for your specific skin type and condition. The procedure lasts about 30 minutes. For continued improvement treatments should be repeated every 2-4 weeks, or until desired results are achieved. You may alternate microneedling, IPL, and chemical peels for optimum, lasting results.
After the procedure, your skin will be red and flushed in appearance, similar to a moderate sunburn. You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch in certain treated areas – this will diminish significantly within a few hours following the procedure. Over the next 24-48 hours, the skin will have returned to normal. Our Master Aestheticians will provide in-depth post care instructions to optimize and prolong your results.
Precautions and Warnings
Microneedling is contraindicated for patients with: keloid scars, scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases, cardiac abnormalities, hemorrhagic disorders or hemostatic dysfunction, active bacterial or fungal infection, scars and stretch marks less than one year old, women who are pregnant or nursing, and patients with a history of eczema, psoriasis, or other chronic dermatological conditions.
We chose the SkinPen for its efficacy and high standards. It’s the only FDA approved U.S. engineered and manufactured microneedling device on the market with patent-pending, single use, sterile needle cartridges.