Collagen induction is perhaps the most effective means to combat the visual signs of facial skin aging. A decrease in the amount of collagen in the skin results in wrinkling, smile lines, crow’s feet, and nasolabial folds. As we age, discolorations such as freckles, acne scars, and other forms of hyperpigmentation become more prominent. Micro-needling, a specific type of collagen induction therapy, can significantly decrease the appearance of both wrinkling and discolorations. It is actually a very simple, safe procedure.
Skin cells reproduce themselves without much change, and this is why discolorations persist. Brittle skin that contains very little collagen will wrinkle more easily. It doesn’t matter if moisturizing creams are religiously applied. The decrease in collagen is the primary reason for brittle, dull, wrinkled skin.
Micro-needling is a minimally invasive treatment that can help add much-needed collagen to the skin layers. The process involves making many tiny micro-channels in the skin. The micro-openings created signal injury, and the body responds by sending additional nutrients to the affected area as a means to accelerate the healing process. This will also kickstart the production of collagen. As the skin heals, it will be much suppler and taut, and fine line wrinkles will all but disappear.
Consultation and Treatment
We examine the facial features closely during the consultation so that we can determine the best treatment. The micro-needling treatment itself is performed in the comfort of our office. The depth to which the micro-needles puncture the skin is easily controlled. The micro-channels are barely noticeable because the needles are very thin.
The channels will begin to fill with lymphatic fluid, blood, and nutrients. After some healing time, we may repeat the procedure. Over the following months, the skin becomes much younger-looking. Collagen production has greatly increased, and discolorations are now less apparent because the replacement skin tissue is healthier.
Advantages of Micro-Needling
This cosmetic treatment stimulates natural healing without the use of chemicals. No abrasive resurfacing is performed. The skin is smoothed by the increased production of collagen. No skin ablation is necessary, and no lifting of the skin is required in order for the surface to become smoother. Positive results last for quite a while. Many of our clients have the procedure repeated from time to time in order to maintain their youthful, healthy appearance.
You may not need a facelift or an invasive procedure to get the look you desire. Our team at Huntington Women’s Health can give you complete information on how micro-needling can help turn back the aging clock. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Huntington.