MICRONEEDLING, COLLAGEN INDUCTION THERAPY
The mechanism of Microneedling action is based on Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), a treatment which aims to restore youth and smoothness to your skin by stimulating the natural production of collagen, the protein responsible for keeping the skin tight and firm.
The microneedles create small channels into the deep layers of the skin which break up the old collagen strands and stimulate the creation of new ones. The Collagen Induction Therapy has proven to be a quasi side-effect free form of treatment to improve skin structure and skin tone.
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What concerns will microneedling help improve?
Microneedling may be performed anywhere on the face or body. It is effective for improving skin texture and reducing signs of aging including fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. It will also help reduce acne or burn scars, hyper pigmentation, trauma scars, stretch marks, or other surface cosmetic imperfections. Anyone looking for skin rejuvenation will benefit from microneedling, beacause this treatment is safe for all skin types.
What is the microneedling treatment like?
Each microneedling treatment takes approximately 60-75 minutes. During the procedure, your technician will apply a hyaluronic acid serum to your skin before gliding the ACS–PEN® over the skin’s surface in a precise pattern, allowing the micro-needles to enter the skin vertically. This will ensure a uniform treatment, with the precise number of micro-injuries necessary to generate results. The depth of the treatment will be determined by which skin concerns are being targeted. After the treatment, your technician will apply the appropriate post-treatment products, and provide you with post-treatment instructions.
How does microneedling work?
The microneedling device is motorized, with a sterile tip containing very fine needles. When the device is run over the skin, the needles create tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, triggering the body to create new collagen and elastin.
Is there downtime?
Due to advanced technology, downtime may be minimal or non-existent, and typically differs among patients. Some patients experience skin redness or sensitivity after the treatment, which may resolve in hours or days. Other patients may experience no redness whatsoever. Most patients return to routine activities immediately after the treatment. It is recommended that patients wait 24 hours before applying makeup, and avoid direct sun exposure until the skin has healed.
How many treatments will I need?
For optimal results, 6 microneedling treatments are recommended. For general skin rejuvenation, scarring, or stretch marks the treatments are performed every 4 weeks. For aging skin, the treatments might be performed every 2 weeks.
What results to expect?
Many patients notice an immediate glow in their skin after their first microneedling treatment.
As you go through your series, you will begin to notice smoother skin and improved skin tone, as your natural exfoliation process is optimized. Within 4-6 weeks you may begin to see visible improvements in fine lines and pore size as the skin’s epidermis thickens. Improvement in scars may continue up to two years after the treatments, as new healthy tissue is generated beneath the scars.