Collagen Induction Therapy
Microneedling is an effective tool for skin rejuvenation and scar treatment in all skin types.
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What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, triggers the skin’s healing response, leading to the production of new collagen.
As dermatologists, we have in-depth knowledge of the skin and its structure. This allows us to precisely tailor your microneedling treatments to achieve optimal results.
Microneedling results in significant improvements in wrinkles, scars and stretch marks with minimal recovery time. It is a safe and well-tolerated procedure that is appropriate for all skin types.
Who is a Candidate for Microneedling?
In general, microneedling may be a good choice for you if:
- You want to treat specific aesthetic issues: fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, stretch marks and scars.
- You want to maintain youthful, firm skin.
This procedure is our go-to for treatment of lip lines and aging of the lower eyelids. Combination treatments featuring microneedling, laser, PRP (platelet-rich plasma), and skin-plumping hyaluronic acid dermal fillers provide optimal results.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling works by creating a number of micro-injuries in the top layers of skin with extremely fine needles. This stimulates the fibroblasts in your skin to increase production of collagen. The increased collagen plumps the skin, smoothing out wrinkles and scars.
While the face is the most commonly treated area, you can also target areas on the body, including the:
The results of microneedling treatments appear gradually. Over the weeks and months following their treatments, patients notice smoother, firmer skin.
Our Comprehensive Approach to Microneedling
The treatment begins with a thorough cleansing of the area to be treated. Topical numbing cream is applied to improve your comfort.
The SkinPen is gently passed over the target area. The SkinPen microneedling device features a unique needle cartridge and handle design to ensure a sterile environment. The depth of needle penetration is individualized for the patient and area treated.
Each session lasts about 30 minutes and patients typically experience one to two days of mild redness.
Microneedling has been shown to optimize the effectiveness of topically applied skincare products by increasing absorption. For this reason, you’ll receive a complete set of instructions on how to care for your skin following your treatment. This will include a customized skincare regimen based on pharmaceutical grade products containing essential active ingredients to enhance your recovery and results.
Following your microneedling treatment you are able to return to your normal daily activities immediately.
A series of 3-6 treatments at monthly intervals is typically recommended.
In the months following your microneedling treatments, the production of collagen within your skin is stimulated. Fine lines and wrinkles smooth out and scars become less noticeable.
Most patients find microneedling to be quite tolerable. However, some patients with a lower tolerance for discomfort may find the treatment somewhat painful.
A numbing cream is applied prior to your treatment to ensure your comfort.
Results from microneedling are seen 2-3 months following the treatments. This is because your body needs to remodel the skin in the treated area, a process that relies on your natural healing response.
A series of 3-6 treatments is recommended to start. Sessions are typically scheduled one month apart.
Redness lasts for one to two days following microneedling.
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