Microneedling is an aesthetic treatment that is also known as collagen induction therapy. Through a series of microchannels, the body’s natural regenerative process is triggered. This process increases the production of collagen and elastin, which make your skin more youthful and radiant following the treatment.
The treatment works through very fine, sterilized needles that gently puncture the skin, creating micro-injuries. As the body begins to heal these tiny punctures, it creates more collagen and elastin. This strengthens your skin and helps it resist signs of aging. As the body works to heal these micro-punctures, the top layer of skin is replaced with newer skin that is full of collagen and elastin. As a result, you will have a naturally radiant, younger-looking skin.
These two proteins are what gives the skin its strength and elasticity. As we age, our skin slows down this process, which results in thin, sagging skin that is prone to fine lines and wrinkles. Once the production of these two proteins picks up again, your skin begins to tighten as it grows stronger and is able to hold its shape better.
Most people begin to see results within four to seven days after the first treatment. Since the collagen and elastin are being produced, you will see optimal results about a month after your treatment. Results will vary based on your goals for the treatment. Some people may need multiple treatments to reach their desired goals.
If you are over the age of 18 and in relatively good health, you are a candidate for microneedling or Collagen Induction Therapy.
If you are considering this microneedling treatment, reach out to Smith Facial Plastics. Our friendly staff is ready to help you determine the best treatment plan for your needs. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.