Collagen Induction Therapy, also known as Microneedling, is a minimally invasive procedure which aims to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, inconsistent pigment, scars, and uneven texture. It is ideal for patients who wish to revitalize and refresh the appearance and actual health of their skin. Microneedling is one of the least invasive, yet, effective treatments which is aimed at directly remodeling collagen. At Aesthetix Skin & Surgery, we pride ourselves on utilizing only top of the line, FDA approved devices such as SkinPen and InMode Morpheus 8 (maybe include morpheus link?) to achieve recognizable and often, life-changing results.
Microneedling is a relatively painless procedure aimed at restoring collagen and elastin in the skin. We begin all microneedling treatments with proper skin cleansing and photography using Visia Complexion Analysis to analyze pore size, red and brown spots, skin texture, and wrinkles. This allows us to create a measurable comparison between treatments with quantifiable areas of improvement and focus.
The skin is numbed using a topical cream and sterilized for patient safety, while areas of special interest and skin concerns are pointed out. The treatment, itself, allows the provider to effortlessly create controlled micro-injuries to stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. By passing microneedles to the correct layer under the skin, this technique stimulates fibroblasts to make new collagen. Collagen Induction Therapy provides changes to the naked eye, as well as microscopic rejuvenation beneath the skin which supports long term skin health.
The Result: Effective remodeling of the collagen and elastin network, which occurs while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact. Patients note that skin looks younger, healthier and more vibrant within a few days to weeks after treatment with continuously improving results. Procedures take about 30 minutes, depending on the area treated and your individual goals. The process can then be repeated for continued optimal and long lasting results in 6-8 weeks.
Patients who are looking for enhanced results have accessibility to the highest standard PRP collection and concentration procedures through our practice, utilizing the ProGen Versa. Addition of PRP allows for growth factors to penetrate the deeper layers of the patient’s skin through channels created by the microneedling device. This equates to less downtime and improved outcomes, as skin is bathed in it’s own regenerative factors.
No problem! Check out our favorite tool which combines high power delivery of radiofrequency energy with microneedling. (provide link to Morpheus page) Energy is delivered into the skin to stimulate and heat the dermis, causing it to contract while regenerating. It’s everything you love about microneedling with an energy boost upgrade. This procedure is best if you have sagging jowls, loose facial skin, crepey skin, wrinkles, or under eye skin laxity.
MICRONEEDLING IS MINIMALLY INVASIVE, REQUIRING LITTLE DOWNTIME.
MICRONEEDLING IS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE FOR ALL SKIN TYPES, EVEN DARKER COMPLEXIONS WHO MAY NOT BE ABLE TO UNDERGO OTHER THERAPIES FOR SKIN.
IT’S CONSIDERED EFFECTIVE IN TREATING MINOR SCARRING RELATED TO ACNE, WOUNDS, AND AGING.
YOU’LL NOTICE BRIGHTER, FIRMER, HEALTHIER SKIN.
IT’S AN IMPORTANT PART OF MAINTENANCE EVEN FOR SKIN WHICH IS ALREADY HEALTHY. IT STRENGTHENS THE SKIN, MAINTAINS COLLAGEN, AND SUPPORTS LONG TERM SKIN HEALTH AND YOUTHFULNESS, ESPECIALLY WHEN USED AS A PREVENTATIVE TREATMENT.
OUR MEDICAL GRADE, FDA APPROVED, MICRONEEDLING DEVICES ARE FAR MORE EFFECTIVE AND SAFER THAN AT-HOME ROLLERS.
INVESTING IN YOUR SKIN IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE YOUR SKIN IS YOUR MOST IMPORTANT ACCESSORY, AND IT WILL BE WITH YOU FOR A LONG TIME.