Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin. The treatment is minimally invasive, and performed in the office by a trained, licensed professional. Don’t let the word “needle” scare you; the procedure is virtually painless and incredibly effective.
Here’s how it works: Microneedling creates micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing processes, resulting in cell turnover and increased collagen and elastin production. This reverses and prevents signs of aging by reducing fine and deep wrinkles.
The primary appeal of microneedling actually is its ability to stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin, which is the key to new skin that appears more youthful. It’s the most powerful way to stop aging in its tracks and prevent new fine lines and wrinkles from forming. With an ability to trigger the generation of new skin cells, just a few sessions of microneedling will noticeably reduce fine lines, crow’s feet, and deep wrinkles on the forehead.
At CASS Clinical Med Spa, we recommend microneedling because the body can use its own natural healing mechanisms, so the results are extremely natural. Downtime from the procedure is minimal, so it is recommended as a maintenance for people who are determined to stave off the signs of aging.
Visible scars can be repaired as microneedling provides a new way to achieve skin rejuvenation, tightening and scarre modeling. It is simple and effective for photo-aged skin, and older skin can greatly benefit from the treatment.
Sun damage and pigmentation are reversed via microneedling. Why? Collagen is arguably the most vital way to improve the lookof skin, and this treatment goes far beyond reducing wrinkles. By stimulating collagen growth with microneedling, you also can reverse sun damage and discoloration, including the hyperpigmentation that comes with melasma. That blotchy, brownish facial pigmentation that comes with sun-damaged skin really can be treated.
Microneedling shrinks pores and helps aging skin. You might assume piercing your skin hundreds of times would enlarge pores, but that’s not the case. Rather, a major benefit of microneedling is that it help spores appear much smaller by stimulating collagen in and around your pores.This causes them to plump and appear shrunken, if not closed. And, let’s be honest, who doesn’t want smaller pores? For older men and women, loose skin can be tightened, which is good news, since the older you are, the less collagen you’re naturally producing.
Did you know that only 4 percent to 8 percent of the serum you’re using on your face actually penetrates your skin? Microneedling can actually help your products work better as product absorption is tremendously increased. Topical medications penetrate skin more efficiently, allowing you to reap the full benefits of any product. Microneedling creates thousands of invisible holes in your skin that are ready to absorb products in a way clogged pores can’t. The tiny punctures function like little channels, allowing topical products to penetrate better and work more effectively.
Another significant benefit of microneedling is that it can be done over the entire body. Any area of skin that needs to be repaired– particularly areas that display stretch marks or acne scars (legs, chest, back, and buttocks) – can be treated. As few as four to six sessions could make a difference in these problem areas.