Collagen induction therapy is fast becoming one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for uneven skin tone, facial wrinkles and superficial scarring. Known in the industry as micro-needling, this therapy involves the creation of tiny channels that stimulate the production of collagen as well as the formation of new capillaries.
After several micro-needling treatments, the facial skin becomes more elastic, firmer and more even-toned. The increase in collagen also means less visible wrinkling, especially in trouble spots, such as around the mouth, eyes and on the forehead. Before choosing this type of treatment, we encourage our clients to learn more about exactly how micro-needling differs from other skin rejuvenation procedures.
Who is a Candidate for Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling works to even out the skin tone by stimulating healthier tissue growth. The ideal candidate will have tiny, non-set wrinkles on the face, depigmentation or small, dark areas caused by injury scars or acne. Micro-needling can be effective in treating all of these problems because it actually promotes the creation of new skin tissue.
How It Works
As the name implies, there are tiny needles involved. The pen-like device that is used has a circular disc on one end, from which project needles that are about three millimeters in length. The needles penetrate through the skin layers, creating microscopic channels in the skin. The body responds to this by sending nutrients to the affected area. The tiny channels eventually fill themselves in. Collagen and elastin production increases, and the collagen also helps to fill in the channels. Over the next few months, the resulting skin growth gives the face a more youthful appearance, with less wrinkling and dark spots.
Benefits of Micro-Needling
Although it is minimally-invasive, micro-needling isn’t reported to be highly uncomfortable, and the controlled channels heal very quickly. This means little or no downtime for the client. Unlike abrasive resurfacing techniques, micro-needling is effective on those with super sensitive or very thin facial skin. The needles used penetrate through the epidermis without damaging it, meaning that the client’s appearance does not suffer.
Normally, several treatment sessions are scheduled, with the appropriate healing period in between. Regular activities can be resumed immediately after each treatment. The client does not need to worry about extensive cleaning and maintenance of the treated area between sessions. Bandages need not be worn, so there’s no problem with self-conscious issues.
Best of all, micro-needling isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment. The number of needles used and the depth to which they penetrate is controlled by our specialist, so a custom plan can be created for each client.
Learn More During a Consultation
Schedule a consultation at MD Age Management in Winter Park and learn how this minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment can restore your youthful appearance without the need for surgery or chemical procedures. Micro-needling can help to turn back the aging clock and give you the wrinkle-free face you desire. Our office also serves the Orlando area. Contact us today to book your appointment to learn more.