Microneedling is officially termed “Collagen Induction Therapy”. Microneedle treatments were originally used for the treatment of wrinkles, and the delivery of anti-aging skin infusions.
Microneedling is a controlled process that induces your skin to make more elastin and collagen, resulting in more youthful, healthy and glowing skin.
This minimally invasive skin rejuvenation and medical grade treatment uses a mechanical device to makes thousands of needle punctures in your skin. This process can be painful, and bleed. Therefore it is best done by a physician who can use prescription numbing creams and aseptic clean skin protocols.
The famous rejuvenating “Vampire Facial” done by beauty superstar Kim Kardashian was done with a professional microneedle device.
Microneedling is not just great for skin rejuvenation & wrinkles, but also large pores, pigmentation, photo-damaged skin & acne scars.
The microneedling done in your doctor’s office will not be the same as your home treatments.
Collagen and elastin are important components of our skin. They are made by fibroblasts present in the dermal layer of skin. Collagen is the main component of dermis and provides essential strength to the dermis. On the other hand, elastin gives elasticity to your skin.
As we age, collagen and elastin concentration in skin decreases and without elasticity from elastin and support from collagen, our skin starts to sag and wrinkle.
By plumping out the skin with more collagen, wrinkles and large pores are improved.
Microneedling not only induces collagen and elastin formation but also creates small channels in your skin that serve as entry ports for your skin and beauty products to penetrate and absorb effectively.
Sometimes, microneedling therapy can be combined with PRP, growth factors, stem cells & vitamins.
Unlike other minimally invasive skin corrective treatments, such as laser therapy, microneedling is considered safe for darker skin tones. This is because it doesn’t damage or remove the outer layer of skin. Microneedling is also considered safe for thin and sensitive skin as well.
Microneedling is truly is a great addition to your skin
care regimen as it is therapeutic for all ages and can help in the treatment of
a variety of skin issues.