Micro-needling, which is occasionally referred to as “collagen induction therapy” or “fractional collagen induction,” is a state-of-the-art procedure for rejuvenating the skin on your face, neck, hands, or virtually any other part of your body. This treatment triggers your skin’s natural healing processes, which helps to minimize visible signs of aging.
Your skin consists of two key components that provide it with its youthful smoothness and volume: collagen and elastin. Collagen’s job is to promote the formation of new skin cells. Elastin, as its name suggests, supports elasticity and firmness. Unfortunately, as we grow older, skin loses its ability to produce these substances in significant quantities. This causes it to lose its youthful appearance. Instead, fine lines, wrinkles and sagging appear.
Micro-needling fights this transition by creating numerous minuscule “wounds” through the use of a hand-held device containing very tiny needles that rapidly pierce the skin. These needles break the old collagen and elastin fibers in the skin, which prompts your body to produce new, fresh ones. This helps to restore the youthful tightness, volume and texture of the skin.
Micro-needling is suitable for people with any skin color or type and can be used wherever the signs of aging are present. It’s an ideal treatment for anybody who wishes to address skin aging without resorting to plastic surgery.
Micro-needling is beneficial for treating:
Micro-needling treatments can be conveniently performed in-office. During your treatment, a small device is moved over the target areas of your skin and tiny needles pierce the outermost layer of your skin repeatedly at the desired depth. When these microscopic “wounds” are created, it triggers the skin to produce more elastin and collagen in order to heal them. The result of this procedure is a fresher, more vibrant appearance.
The procedure is tailored to each patient’s needs, and the depth and penetration frequency of the needles depends on the results you want.
Most people can go about their everyday routines after treatment. It’s possible to experience some mild redness, swelling and bruising. However, these should disappear on their own. It’s recommended to avoid exposing the treated skin to sunlight.
The full results may be completely apparent only after a few months. In order to optimize and maintain your results, the micro-needling procedure may need to be repeated every several weeks.
If you have been looking to regain firmer, youthful-looking skin, contact Skin Boutique today to schedule your appointment.