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What Is Collagen Induction Therapy AKA Medical Microneedling?

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It is often described as a lunch hour treatment as you won’t leave bruised or excessively swollen as with other treatments with similar results. Please note though that you will need to avoid makeup for 24hours post treatment. It is suitable for all skin types, has long-term effect, good portability and a minimal contraindications.

What is Collagen Induction Therapy?

 It is known that collagen and elastin keep our skin firm and elastic, but with age, acne, sun damage etc. these structures can start to break down leaving us with less then desirable skin tone, texture, scars and sagging. By the time we are 35 we will have lost half the collagen (the ‘scaffolding’ of the skin) in our skin and elastin (which gives our skin its elasticity), and quite simply Micro Needling stimulates collagen and elastin production.  It is the controlled stimulation of the skin’s ability to self-repair.  The thousands of micro ‘channels’ created in the skin, not only trigger new collagen production but also allow any products applied to penetrate deep into the skin and heal the skin further.  “The production of new collagen continues for up to 12 month after the procedure.”

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Procedure

The skin should be prepared. Usage of vitamins and antioxidants strengthens the protective properties of skin. Depending on the characteristics of skin, exfoliation might be needed.

The area to be treated is anesthetized for 30 minutes before microneedling.

The microneedling pen glides across the treatment areas in several directions. Tiny needles create micro channels in the skin, stimulating skin’s natural ability to produce collagen and elastin. The small channels close very quickly and the skin begins a healing process. The procedure lasts up to 20 minutes.

Natural serums, *(Hyaluronic Acid+ Vitamin C) are applied immediately after Micro-Needling, as the channels the needles have made in the skin also allows the products to enter far deeper into the skin than they would without the skin needling being done first.  This will significantly aid the success of the treatment as the skin’s ability to soak up nutrients increases by whooping 3000% for an hour after the treatment!!

For dramatic visible results Collagen Induction Therapy can be combined with other treatments for facial rejuvenation. The number of procedures depends on the individual skin condition. With 1-4 needed on average depending on concern treated and individual desired results.

Post-Procedure

Microneedling is a tolerable procedure. The punctured epidermis heals really quick. However, erythema (swelling) may be seen after treatment. No other side effects have been reported.

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The skin passes three stages of healing after Microneedling:

  1. Inflammation after the treatment. At this stage the skin becomes red.
  2. Inflammatory response. This stage is characterized by stimulation of tissue growth.
  3. Tissue formation. (up to 1 year)

 Some weeks after Microneedling is performed, there is a need to use products that contain vitamins A and C for wound-healing effect and stimulating collagen synthesis. Any topical serums, ointments and moisturizers that you apply in the week post treatment will have a greater affect then usual as they are able to further penetrate into the skin.

Swelling and redness usually are invisible on the second day. ‘
The skin will look and feel dry for days 2-5 so and a gentle enzyme exfoliation can be used.

 

Benefits of Medical- Micro Needling

  1. Cost effective–less than laser treatments

  2. Refines pores
  3. Stimulates Tissue Regeneration
  4. Fades Scars and Stretchmarks
  5. Skin is thickened, tightened and elasticity is restored

  6. Safe Suitable for all skin types–even thin skin and previously lasered

  7. A natural response of collagen is induced

  8. Can be performed on all skin types pigmentation marks are lightened

  9. Fine lines and wrinkles are softened

  10. Quick healing time

  11. Can be repeated

  12. No ablation of the epidermis

  13. No risk of discoloration to the skin

  14. All areas of the face, neck and body can be treated

  15. Can last 2-10 years–or with natural aging process

Call or Text to Book Your Appointment Today: 403-877-1395 (Lindsay)

2 thoughts on “What Is Collagen Induction Therapy AKA Medical Microneedling?

  1. Interested in how much this costs? Do I need a consultation before price figure is decided?

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