Microneedling (Collagen Induction Therapy)
This minimally invasive treatment done by a trained aesthetician, dermatologist, or plastic surgeon is virtually painless and incredibly effective. This therapy involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wound in the top layer of skin.
The micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural wound healing processes, resulting in:
Increased collagen and elastin production
Reversing and preventing signs of aging
Believe it or not, microneedling has become hugely popular among skincare fanatics— Vogue is calling it the next big thing in anti-aging.
It works the same way lasers do, only you’re injuring the skin mechanically instead of using heat or light.
With Microneedling, we promote skin repair and reduce the appearance of:
Scars (acne, surgical, burns)
Fine lines & wrinkles (vertical lip lines, crow’s feet)
Skin texture (enlarged pores)
Hyper-pigmentation (age spots, sun spots, etc)
Microneedling also known as Collagen Induction Therapy is perhaps the most successful treatment in combating the common concerns of aging skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
With its ability to trigger the generation of new skin cells, just a few sessions of microneedling will noticeably reduce pour size, scaring, pigmentation, fine lines, crow’s feet, and deep wrinkles on the forehead. Best results are seen between 3 and 6 treatments.
In a 2009 study on the effects of microneedling, nearly 100 percent of acne-scarred participants reported a marked improvement in the visibility of their acne scars. With at-home microneedling, a .5-mm handheld roller can be long enough to improve the appearance of acne scars. However, for severe acne scars, you may need even longer needles for maximum results. Which is why you’ll want to book with one of our trained esthetician who perform microneedle treatments. Our professional grade microneedling devices goes as deep as 3 mm, which is much more effective and will treat deep acne scars that occur beneath the surface of the skin.
In case you’re wondering how microneedling compares to fractional laser treatments when it comes to resolving acne scars, a head-to-head comparison published in the journal Dermatologic Surgery in 2016, found both treatments to be comparable and effective, but gave credit to microneedling for being better tolerated, with fewer side effects and less downtime.
Collagen is arguably the most vital way to improve the look of skin, and this goes far beyond reducing wrinkles. By stimulating collagen growth with microneedling, you can also reverse sun damage and discoloration, also the hyperpigmentation that comes with melasma. A 2015 study showed microneedling to be a promising treatment for the blotchy, brownish facial pigmentation that comes with this chronic condition. To improve extra pigmentation from sun-damaged skin, your needles should range between 1.0 mm and 2 mm in length.