Microneedling – All You Need to Know about Collagen Induction Therapy

Microneedling Skin Treatment

Your skin is repeatedly transforming. Aging, sun damage, injuries, improper nourishment – all these factors impact our skin, and our facial skin the most. No matter what you do, sometimes, taking care of your facial beauty expands more than just using expensive creams and figuring out a skin routine.

If you are looking for a procedure that can enhance your youthful appearance and even encourage hair growth, microneedling treatments might be just the right pick for you.

Microneedling is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy because it can increase the production of collagen in your body. This minimally invasive therapy may be applied all over the body – from your head to your ankles.

A common and easy remedy for stretch marks, wrinkles, and UV damage, microneedling uses rolling needles all over the skin to re-enforce its vibrant appeal and glow!

Who is Microneedling Intended for?

In the aesthetics world, microneedling is utilized for people that have stretch marks and cellulite, enlarged pores, acne scars, and minor wrinkles on their top lip and eyes. Also, it can hide the under-eye bags and correct uneven skin tone. Microneedling promotes overall skin regeneration through a minimally invasive approach that soothes the skin and regains its lost collagen and elastin.
This microneedle stimulation treatment can also work on hair follicles, and have new hair growing back in no time.

The Treatment

If you are interested in microneedling, the first thing you should know is the way the procedure is done. Microneedling requires the use of sterilized hair-thin needles to prickle your skin. These “needle prick injuries” will trigger the production of elastin and collagen in the body whilst promoting skin healing and correcting minor and visible imperfections. As a result, the treatment can deliver a more youthful appearance and replenished skin.

The most common equipment used for this process is the derma roller, a tool with hair-thin needles in the range of 0.25 to 2.5 millimeters. You can use this tool at home, but the procedure is far more safe when done by a licensed physician. The derma roller barely penetrates the first layer of your skin but a medical physician will use PRP, supplemented from your blood, to make the process more efficient to achieve your aesthetic goals. PRP consists of proteins and enzymes that encourage the skin to restore its former glow.

The Microneedling procedure usually lasts from twenty to thirty minutes. Your doctor will apply a numbing lotion on to-microneedle areas in an efficient and pain-free manner. After the needle-rolling procedure, you’ll notice microscopic punctures on your skin, which may result in slight bleeding. This is superficial and to prevent it, the doctor will finish the procedure by applying cream or serum for the ultimate absorption.

For a long-term skin reduction, doctors advise the microneedling process to be combined with radiofrequency treatments.

When Can You See the First Results?

People using this method should be aware that this is not an easy fix. The efficiency and results come with the skin’s ability to recuperate. Typically, the healing time is short, lasting only a few hours. Any visible redness will also fade in no time, and your skin will go back to its glowy and dewy texture

Most people see the results of the treatment within four to six treatments. For best results, it’s advised these treatment sessions be spaced one month apart.

Side Effects of Microneedling & Other Tips

Even though this procedure is practically safe, there are minor side effects that can appear if this method is used frequently. If you overdo microneedling, it might lead to a plastic appearance of your skin, and/or damaged capillaries. Never use this method on active acne, infected skin or if you have skin conditions that might obstruct the healing process.

You should always stick to the advised one-month period when microneedling.

When your skin fully recuperates, you can book your next appointment and consult your aesthetician on the number of sessions you have left. Also, the first day following the treatment, it’s best to avoid exposing your skin to the sun, and to steer clear of excessive sweating as both may irritate the skin further.

As for skincare following the procedure, your aesthetician might recommend creams and lotions that will further enhance the treatment effects.

At Line Eraser MD we follow rigorous safety and health precautions to ensure you have a safe and comfortable microneedling experience.

Dr. Carol Eisenstat

Dr. Carol Eisenstat

is a highly trained and skilled board-certified anesthesiologist with a passion for facial aesthetics. She completed an accelerated 7-year combined Bachelor of Science – Medical Doctor program from CUNY – Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and SUNY-Stony Brook University. Her education was achieved with high honors and she graduated with Magna Cum Laude distinction.

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