Our skin has an amazing ability to heal itself given the chance to do so. Tiny wounds in the skin stimulate an acceleration in collagen production, and newer growth tends to be healthier than the material that is being replaced. The trick is to control when and where these injuries occur. Collagen Induction Therapy, also known as microneedling, is a proven means to promote healthy skin growth.
Unlike a cut or scrape that leaves scars after healing has occurred, Collagen Induction Therapy produces tiny channel wounds that bore through the epidermal layer. These channel wounds fill with liquid scar tissue, nutrients, and lymphatic fluid. The body uses these as signaling mechanisms for the production of replacement tissue. Microneedling can help smooth the skin surface, reduce the appearance of certain forms of hyperpigmentation, and even strengthen the subcutaneous tissues.
As the name implies, Collagen Induction Therapy results in an increase in collagen production. This gives the skin more structure and elasticity. It also evens out the tone over the entire surface area.
Collagen Induction Therapy can reduce visible scarring, smooth out stretch marks, correct dyspigmentation such as melasma and rosacea, and tighten up skin that is loose. The results aren’t immediate, but after a series of treatment sessions, individuals typically notice visual improvements in skin texture and tone, and even dark spots such as freckles and age marks become less noticeable.
How Does It Work?
It all starts with a consultation. When we consult with the client, we outline the procedure and offer suggestions for designing a treatment schedule. The treatment itself is performed in the comfort of our office and works by using your body’s natural healing properties. After a period of healing, the treatment can be repeated.
The majority of the channel wounds created during subsequent treatments are adjacent to the original ones. This means that eventually, most of the treatable area has been punctured. The end result is a smooth skin surface with fewer problems in texture. Dark spots such as acne scars and injury scars are now less visible.
A Natural Healing Technique
Collagen Induction Therapy doesn’t involve the use of pharmaceuticals, and it’s considered minimally-invasive because the skin isn’t ablated. Given the chance, our bodies are more than capable of producing healthy tissue using the nutrients we take in on a daily basis. Microneedling is a perfect example of this.