Microneedling: Collagen Induction Therapy for Skin Rejuvenation
The human body has a perfect design for healing. It responds to wounds by producing the components needed to rebuild tissues. Our miraculous bodies immediately produce new collagen, elastin, and skin cells after even the tiniest wound.
In collaboration with our natural healing response, scientists have created skin rejuvenation treatments that stimulate our bodies’ natural rejuvenation and healing response.
Our specialists at The Facial Bar are dedicated to providing the most effective and safe skin rejuvenation treatments. With microneedling, many patients are able to achieve a more youthful and glowing complexion. You will appear younger while still looking like your natural self.
What is Microneedling?
Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, microneedling is a safe and effective cosmetic procedure with little downtime. Your skin receives tiny punctures with sterilized needles, which triggers the healing response. As your body works to heal the microscopic wounds, it naturally produces collagen and elastin.
Collagen and elastin are proteins that keep your tissues intact. They are the “glue” that holds your body together and gives it tone. These proteins naturally decline with age, but you are able to stimulate the body to produce more with methods such as this rejuvenating procedure.
It leaves your skin firm, toned, plump, and brighter. You will see it take years off your appearance while still allowing you to preserve your natural features. There is no downtime, only mild redness after the session. This means you are able to return to your normal day after your appointment.
How Does it Work?
The therapy stimulates the tissues under the skin to produce new collagen. This action is triggered in response to the tiny punctures. Although these tiny wounds heal in just a few hours, your body continues to produce collagen for several weeks. It results in months of younger-looking skin that is healthier and more youthful.
Microneedling may be combined with other skin rejuvenating therapies. During the procedure, your therapist will give you the option of applying various topical serums that boost the skin. You may also opt for getting an application of platelet-rich plasma or other compounds. In addition, radio frequency and other rejuvenation therapies may also be combined in one session.
After your initial consultation, your provider will create a customized plan for you where you will be able to choose what therapies you want to integrate. Besides the face, you may also receive the procedure in different parts of the body.
Depending on what areas you are treating, the procedure can take 20-60 minutes. Your aesthetician will apply a topical numbing cream for your comfort. The tiny punctures should not be painful; most patients experience no pain.
You must follow the recommended aftercare instructions to ensure your skin stays protected as it heals. Your therapist will explain the whole procedure, so you know exactly what to expect before and after.
Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling is becoming increasingly popular because of the significant results it provides. As a safe therapy, it has some of the following benefits:
- Lightens age spots, hyperpigmentation (dark spots or patches)
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Treats hair loss
- Improves acne and scars
- Reduces large pores
- Lifts sagging skin
- Treats stretch marks
- Corrects sun damage
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, microneedling is also a very accessible therapy. It is more affordable than laser procedures, which are known to cost multiple times more. This therapy is also safe for dark skin tones. Since it does not involve heat like a laser, dark skin won’t be at risk for damage.
Your highly trained Aesthetician at The Facial Bar will do a comprehensive examination to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. It is important for us to address all of your concerns and make sure you fully understand which options can be effective for you.
Start a Consultation
If you would like to know if microneedling is right for you, contact our specialist at The Facial Bar. We are licensed professionals experienced with various therapies. We will create a customized treatment plan that addresses your goals and allows you to choose from various options.
Call us at 352-584-8763 or click here to schedule your consultation!