Do you have fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and sun damage but don’t have the time to heal from laser treatments? Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is the treatment for you. It is a procedure that uses a needle-studded wand to create micro-wounds to the skin which promotes the products to penetrate deeper into the skin. It stimulates collagen by creating these tiny channels in the skin which trigger the healing cascade, so your own fibroblast cells start producing new collagen. The microneedling treatment can be combined with a dermaplane or microdermabrasion exfoliating treatment to further enhance product penetration.
Why is collagen regeneration important? Collagen is a natural protein produced in our bodies that keep the skin plump and youthful. Collagen helps smooth wrinkles and fine lines while making the skin more elastic and firm. Microneedling utilizes the body’s own repair system to enhance its appearance. For instance, controlled skin injury prompts collagen creation, which in turn becomes a form of anti-aging!
The Microneedling Process
If you are concerned with the amount of pain this procedure causes, do not fear! The discomfort is low considering numbing cream is always applied before the procedure, it feels like a cat licking your face. The downtime is very minimal and the cost is more affordable compared to laser treatments. Your skin may appear red for the initial 25-72 hours and in 24 hours you can apply make-up.
Combining Microneedling with other treatments
At Skin Secrets, we offer our microneedling treatment as a stand alone service, or as an advanced treatment in combination with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) or stem cells. In laymen’s terms, microneedling + PRP becomes a result oriented facial that essentially uses your own blood to help promote the healthy activity of your skin cells! Our patients have seen a decline in skin issues, and a brighter, plumper, and more even complexion. When requesting this treatment, ask for the PRP or Stem Cell Anti-Aging Facial. Microneedling can treat an assortment of skin issues, including acne scars and sun damage. Likewise, it also promotes collagen development for those unpretentious signs of aging. It will smooth lines, wrinkles, and enhance the skin surface.
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Many DIY tools on the market may have you thinking you may want to try this at home. However, leave this to a professional as performing such a treatment could make your face worse, cause an infection, or even cause permanent damage. Always confirm your provider is trained, experienced, and licensed to perform a microneedling treatment. Feel free to contact Skin Secrets as we welcome questions and offer a free consultation to find out which treatment is best for you!