What is Microneedling?
Collagen Induction Therapy also known as Microneedling, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles. The needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill this microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. Through the repair process, there is a visible improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, pore size and stretch marks
Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid or Steam Cells are generally used during treatment
If we combine this technique with platelet-rich plasma, the rejuvenating effects are impressive. The main thing to highlight about microneedling is that it fights the physical signs of skin aging by smoothing the skin’s texture.
How does it work?
The procedure is done using a pen-like device with needles that range from 0.5–2.5 mm and rotate over the skin.
This device creates tiny wounds that open the top layer of the skin to reach the epidermis and deeper dermis. The idea is to create tiny controlled injuries to be able to promote collagen formation, which in turn allows the skin to remain tighter and thicker as we age.
At least 3 microneedling sessions must be performed to achieve good results, the sessions are held once a month. This process takes time since it is a process of skin regeneration.
What to expect Post Treatment?
Skin will be flushed after treatment depending on the needle depth. Pinpoint bleeding may initially occur and makeup shouldn’t be applied for at least 2 hours.
A red or pink hue may persist like a moderate sunburn. Swelling and slight bruising may be more noticeable on the second day. Apply serum and SPF.
Skin could still appear pink. All swelling should have subsided depending on the needle depth. Skin may feel dry or tight. A slight outbreak or acne is possible and light peeling may occur.
The following is achieved with microneedling:
- Improves the texture of the skin
- Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
- Improves acne scars
- Improves the appearance of open pores
- Improves skin tone
- Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
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