Collagen induction therapy, also known as microneedling, is nearly painless and has been shown to have incredible effect on the health and beauty of your skin. The concept is simple, by inflicting thousands of imperceptible injuries to the top layer of skin, the body is encouraged to produce additional collagen and regenerate the surface layer with fresh, unblemished skin. It’s no surprise it’s becoming one of the most popular beauty treatments around.
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Microneedling is essentially performing the same process accomplished by using lasers, but does so without the application of heat or light. The process is instead mechanical, and produces some amazing anti-aging effects by encouraging the body to rejuvenate itself. Additionally it has a lower downtime and doesn’t lead to the same photo-sensitivity as can be experienced with the laser treatments.
Can Microneedling Reverse Sun Damage?
Absolutely. One of the best things for damaged skin is an influx of new collagen, an influx that occurs when the skin is treated with microneedling. Collagen has been shown to help reverse sun damage and help with discoloration. Even more amazing is that this process has been shown to be effective in the treatment of melasma, a condition in which hyperpigmentation results in brown blotching on the skin.
I’ve Got Large Pores, Will Microneedling help?
Absolutely! While poking your skin full of thousands of tiny holes may not sound like the most intuitive way to shrink your pores, but the results speak for themselves. Pores actually dramatically reduce in size as a result of the plumping effect of renewed collagen, making them appear smaller or completely closed.
Where Can I Receive Microneedling?
Microneedling can be done anywhere on the body where you want to see shrunken pores, tighten skin, and renewed elasticity. Most treatments of this type are only able to be used on the facial area, while microneedling can be done anywhere you have stretch marks, acne scars, or just aging skin you’d like to see rejuvenated. Some of the most popular locations are the back, legs, and butt.
Is Microneedling Safe For Use With Scarred Areas?
Not only can you use microneedling on scars, this process has shown incredible restorative effects when used on patients experiencing acne scarring. If you’re looking to address particularly severe scars, you’ll want to speak to your dermatologist for treatment. Using specially designed microneedling equipment they’ll be able to help you restore elasticity and vibrancy to your scars, reducing their visibility dramatically.