Utilizing your body’s natural healing abilities, Microneedling at Skincredible helps to wipe away fine lines, reduce acne scars, shrink pores and eliminate blackheads – all while dramatically improving the appearance and texture of your skin.
Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, this ancient therapy – now reimagined for the 21st century – works by stimulating the patient’s immune system and natural wound-healing mechanisms.
Utilizing a small array of tiny surgical needles to slightly penetrate the skin, Microneedling generates microscopic wounds in the dermis, triggering an intense inflammatory reaction that jumpstarts the body’s dormant collagen creation processes. The skin’s nerve receptors and defense mechanisms sense these fine needle intrusions as a specific type of injury and immediately set into motion the body’s positive healing mechanisms.
During this healing process, skin cells release growth signals to skin stem cells, stimulating the rapid growth of new fibroblasts and other wound repairing cells. These refreshed cells rush to close the newly-created wound(s), in the process transforming into new collagen fibers that merge with existing collagen, slowly reinvigorating the skin. These new collagen fibers thicken and reinvigorate the skin, filling and smoothing rough skin and atrophic scars.
From fine lines and wrinkles, to hyperpigmentation, to scars and stretch marks – the benefits of microneedling are numerous and can help to bring your skin back to the days of your youth. Most patients initially receive a series of treatments spaced roughly four to six weeks apart.
For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars additional treatments may be necessary to achieve the desired result. After the initial series of treatments, you may continue to see optimal results with only two to four maintenance treatments yearly.
Immediately after the treatment, patients generally notice a bright redness to their skin along with some slight swelling. On average, patients are red or pink for a period of one to two days. The total healing time may depend on the depth of needles used and the number of overlapping passes performed by your provider along with the health of the patient’s immune system and their individual body’s ability to self-heal.
There may be some mild discomfort and bleeding during the procedure. Anesthetic cream and topical cooling products are generally utilized to help with tolerance. Your Skincredible provider will work with you before and after your procedure to answer any questions you may have as well.