Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is one of the newest advances in cosmetic skin rejuvenation procedures. Perhaps you have heard about collagen injections to reduce signs of aging. This technique offers few, if any, real benefits to women who want to look younger, yet the concept of increasing collagen levels remains valuable.
Your body produces collagen naturally, and in younger women, there is a balance between the amount of collagen that is broken down and that which is produced by the body. As we reach our 30s, our bodies produce less collagen, and this means that we develop a collagen deficiency.
Microneedling uses a unique mechanism to stimulate collagen development — the body’s healing process. The tiny needles of the Eclipse MicroPen create micro-channels in the skin — essentially micro injuries. The channels are so small that no bleeding occurs. The body responds to the micro-injuries by stimulating collagen production to fill in the channels.
Benefits of Microneedling
- Minimally invasive
- No downtime
- Maximizes the body’s healing process to rejuvenate skin
- Safe for most skin types
- Recommended at any age
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that is proven to stimulate collagen production. The new collagen provides lift and volume to the skin and helps with cell turnover. Microneedling is recommended for:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Poor skin texture and tone
- Loose skin
- Stretch marks and minor scars
- Large pores
- Sun damage
How is Microneedling Performed?
We use the Candela Exceed Microneedling system for our microneedling treatments. The device has a series of very fine needles that create the micro-channels. We may complement the treatment with creams, gels, and serums that nourish the skin. The sensation of a microneedling treatment is similar to lightly pulling a fine grade emery board across your skin.
How Long is the Recovery from Microneedling?
Microneedling requires no downtime, but your skin may be slightly red or pink. We recommend that you stay out of the sun for the first 24 hours and use a high-quality sunscreen when you are outdoors.
How Much Does Microneedling Cost?
Pricing is based upon the recommended treatment plan we can discuss the cost of your microneedling treatment during your consultation. If you are interested in monthly payments for the procedure, you can learn more about our financing options.