Microneedling for facial rejuvenation, acne scars and stretch marks is one of the hottest topics in aesthetic medicine today. This technique is gaining popularity as an effective treatment option for improving overall skin tone and texture.
A skin-needling device with very fine needles is used to break down old scar tissue and stimulate skin cells to multiply. The body responds by creating new collagen and elastin fibers–two of the key building blocks of skin. The skin plumps and thickens, reducing the appearance of scars, fine lines and wrinkles.
This non-ablative skin procedure is gaining popularity as an effective treatment option for improving overall skin tone and texture.
The Microneedling Procedure
Collagen induction therapy (CIT) is a series of minimally invasive microneedling treatments that uses fine, stainless steels needles in the skin to stimulate collagen rejuvenation. CIT is often combined with PRP (plasma-rich protein) treatments, which use a specific protein rich portion of a patient’s own blood that serves as a catalyst to start cellular growth of collagen and elastin.
A fractional microneedle device that uses fine microneedles remolds the skin by creating multiple microscopic channels through the skin. This procedure breaks down old scar tissue and stimulates skin cells to multiply. The procedure creates a controlled non-thermal injury underneath the skin’s surface with the body responding through the formulation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fiber. These are two of the key building blocks of skin. The skin plumps and thickens, reducing the appearance of scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and acne. This procedure may be used on all skin types.
The procedure takes from a few minutes up to an hour to complete, depending on the area to be treated and the severity of the problem. Surprisingly, the pain level is minimal. Before the treatment, a numbing cream is applied to minimize pain that may be felt during the procedure. Recovery time is 1 to 2 days, with no downtime.
Recovery time is 1 to 2 days, with no downtime.