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  • Writer's pictureClair Frankel

What is Microneedling, or Collagen Induction Therapy?

Microneedling or Collagen Induction Therapy uses the bodys healing response to rejuvenate skin.

Microneedling erases fine lines, improves overall tone and can dramatically fade scars. Microneedling is also know as Collagen Induction Therapy because it is so effective at boosting collagen synthesis. How can thousands of tiny pin pricks actually improve skin? Let's take a look at the science and details.

It all starts with your body's own healing response.

During a Microneedling treatment, surgical grade needles are used to create thousands of tiny controlled micro injuries. These injuries serve two purposes:

1. They create channels that deliver potent skincare ingredients into the dermal-epidermal layer of skin where they are most effective.

2. The tiny injuries reach into the dermal-epidermal layer of skin where they trigger your body's own natural regenerative healing response.

Superstar Ingredients

Restorative peptides, hyaluronic acid, growth factors and active vitamins such as A, C and E can do wonders for for skin when applied topically on a regular basis. When these superstar ingredients are applied to skin during Microneedling they are pushed through the superficial layers of skin to reach the dermal-epidermal junction. There, these active ingredients target cellular repair and rejuvenation. As an add-on, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) can be applied to the skin during Microneedling, making results even more spectacular.

Healing Response

Microneedeling induces collagen production for firmer, plumper skin.

Tiny micro injuries created through Microneedling do much more than deliver restorative ingredients. While leaving the outermost layer of the skin (epidermis) intact and unharmed, the controlled tiny pinpricks reach deep into the dermal-epidermal layer. Here, these small injuries signal the skin to launch into repair, remodeling and healing mode. The body's own healing platelets, growth factors and stem cells rush to the injury sites and begin impressive rejuvenation and renewal. Collagen synthesis is boosted leaving skin firmer, more even toned and lifted.

Personal Experience

Microneedling is a personal favorite because it is delivers such impressive results with essentially no downtime.

After a treatment, expect a bit of redness. As soon as the redness subsides, your skin will appear plumper, firmer and refreshed.

The real magic of Microneedling is it's outstanding ability to form new collagen. Collagen formation does take some time. The full results of Microneedling will be revealed 6-12 weeks post procedure.

For a free Microneedling Facial consultation office visit our Madison, Al office.

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