3 Things You Need to Know About Microneedling
Microneedling (a.k.a. Collagen Induction Therapy) is a treatment that causes micro-injuries to the skin stimulating the body’s own natural wound healing process. Causing minor trauma in the upper layer of the dermis induces the release of cytokines and growth factors that lead to the remodeling of collagen and elastin, therefore diminishing the visible signs of aging and other skin damage.** This concept is actually decades old, and is the same principle used in other more commonly known treatments such as Fractora. So why is it becoming so popular now? Newer modalities like the SkinPen II have been developed to quickly, safely, and comfortably deliver this treatment. The results are typically quite impressive, and patients experience very little pain or downtime.
Microneedling is preventative, not just corrective. Skin starts losing its ability to adequately hold moisture in the twenties and then the production of collagen and elastin significantly decreases in the thirties. Once that happens, the skin will start to lose its firmness and elasticity causing fine lines, wrinkles, and eventually sagging. Over exposure to the sun and other environmental factors can expedite this process. Since microneedling forces the skin to produce collagen and elastin through the body’s own natural wound healing process, being treated proactively will slow the aging process. In addition, it improves the appearance of other concerns like acne scarring, pigmentation, and lackluster skin.
The SkinCeuticals skincare regimen that we send you home with is essential. At home care, no matter what the treatment is, is hugely responsible for improved outcomes. The medical grade products we selected with SkinCeuticals for the SkinPen II treatment have been proven through published studies to support long lasting comprehensive results. The products in this regimen are specifically designed to aid in wound healing, and support the process of remodeling collagen and elastin. They also protect the skin from future damage, thus protecting your investment. Once your course of treatment is completed, we will recommend a customized maintenance regimen that may include products such as retinols, sun block, and growth factors that will continue to support your improved skin.
**Statements adapted from www.skinpen.com.