Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a minimally-invasive treatment that triggers your skin’s natural healing processes. This cutting-edge procedure is an excellent option for fine lines, old acne scars, discoloration, and many other imperfections. Here is a closer look at how microneedling is carried out and what you can expect following treatment in Tavernier.
Collagen Induction Therapy
Collagen is a structural protein that your body produces to keep your skin firm and toned. It also protects your skin from sun damage, environmental toxins, and harsh beauty products. As you grow older, your body’s supply of collagen will slowly begin to disappear. One of the most effective ways to improve the appearance of your skin is to “trick” your body into producing fresh collagen. During a microneedling procedure, a handheld device creates countless microscopic tears on the surface of your skin. Those tears won’t permanently damage your skin, but they will force your body to produce healthy new cells.
Your Microneedling Appointments
This can be a standalone procedure, but many patients combine microneedling with other treatments such as PRP. If you are only going to have microneedling, then your appointment should take 30 or 45 minutes. This outpatient procedure is conducted in the comfort of our Tavernier office, and there should be no downtime following each appointment. Following the appointment, you may notice slight redness and tenderness around the treatment site.
What Can Be Treated?
Collagen induction therapy is a great treatment option for many of the most common surface blemishes. That includes acne scars, hyperpigmentation, deep facial wrinkles, and fine lines. Some of our patients also have this treatment carried out on the legs and midsection to minimize the appearance of cellulite and old surgical scars. During your initial consultation at our office, we will carefully look over the blemishes that you would like to treat to make sure that you are a suitable candidate. Once that consultation is over, you may have the procedure done on the very same day.
Following Your Appointments
Some patients are completely satisfied with the results after a single microneedling session, but most need to schedule a series of appointments. In between your appointments, you must protect your skin from sunburns and other forms of damage. We might also suggest that you use certain topical products to keep the surface of your skin healthy.