Micro-Needling - Collagen Induction Therapy

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Micro-Needling | Collagen Induction Therapy2016-12-03T17:54:13+00:00

Micro-Needling

Non-Invasive Micro-Needling Treatment

Do you want to “freshen up” your look? Do you want rejuvenated, younger looking skin, without the downtime of a laser treatment?  Micro-Needling is a non-invasive treatment that takes only about 15-30 minutes and it can help:

  • Fine lines and Wrinkles
  • Acne Scars
  • Stretch Marks
  • Improve your skin’s overall appearance

Micro-needling is effective on all parts of the body, face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back.

Unlike lasers, micro-needling breaks up pigment mechanically and stimulates collagen formation without heat, making for a safer, more comfortable treatment, with very little downtime.

How Does Micro-Needling Work

Automatic Micro-Needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a procedure in which your body’s own natural healing response is used to create new collagen and elastin in your skin. By utilizing a Micro-Needling device, thousands of micro-channels are created causeing controlled micro-injuries to the skin.  These micro-injuries trigger the skin’s repair process, naturally producing collagen and elastin, resulting in an improvement in the appearance wrinkles and fine lines.  In addition, superficial micro-channels are created which can be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the epidermal layer of the skin.

There are 3 phases to the healing process in your skin as a result of micro-needling.

Phase 1: Inflammation
Penetration of the dermal tissue releases growth factors, which signal your body’s immune response to clean and repair your tissue. This results in an increased blood supply that brings nutrients and immune cells to the surface of your skin from which you get the beginnings of fresh, new, regenerative cells.

Phase 2: Proliferation
Cells in your dermis (deep layer of your skin) & epidermis flood to the “wounded” skin and secrete growth factors, elastin and collagen.

Phase 3: Remodeling
New tissue has grown in the dermis with a rich blood supply that provides a plentiful supply of oxygen and nutrients to your new skin. Old collagen has been replaced with stronger collagen and connective tissue (thicker dermis, softer wrinkles). The result of this process is tighter, smoother skin.

Automated micro-needling creates hundreds of superficial micro-channels every few seconds, which can be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the skin. Also, these micro-channels create micro-injuries which stimulate the skin’s natural ability to heal itself, resulting in new collagen and elastin production. This results in softer, firmer skin, which can result in a reduction of wrinkles, acne scars, other other textural issues.

Micro-needling FAQs

A typical micro-needling treatment takes about 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated.
You will notice that your skin looks bright red after your treatment. This redness can last up to 2 – 4 days, but typically lasts only 24 hours.
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after a treatment as collagen production continues.
While you usually see improvement in one micro-needling treatment, we recommend a series of three treatments, spaced apart about 4-6 weeks.