Microneedling (also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy) is a useful tool at a dermatologist’s disposal that inspires new collagen growth relying on our skin’s unique ability to heal itself. Small, micro punctures are made with tiny needles which trigger new collagen production, leaving behind supple, more youthful-looking skin.
Microneedling is a Minimally-Invasive Alternative to Risky Surgery
This minimally invasive treatment is generally performed by dermatologists, trained aestheticians, plastic surgeons, and can even be done using a dermaroller at home. However, we do recommend having a trained professional from Innova Wellness Spa perform the procedure. In our DIY world, you should really leave skincare and beauty treatments to the folks who do this sort of thing for a living.
How Microneedling Works
The tiny needles involved in microneedling create microscopic channels in the skin, which jumpstart the body’s own natural healing processes, inspiring new collagen and elastin growth in the process. Collagen is a vital protein that helps give our skin structure and elasticity, acting as a net that holds our skin cells together and in place. Naturally, as we age, collagen starts to break down. As a matter of fact, once a person gets to age 20, their collagen production rate will drop by at least 1% every year thereafter.
Microneedling consistently and effectively yields the following benefits for our patients:
- Clears away fine lines and reduces deep wrinkles
- Reduction of visible scars
- Reverses photodamage and hyperpigmentation
- Helps slow or reverse the aging process
- Shrinks enlarged pores
- Enhances and collaborates with the skin care products you already use
Microneedling can be done all over the body and isn’t just exclusive to the face. Any area of the body with skin that needs repair can benefit from the procedure, especially areas affected by acne scars or stretch marks, including:
- The legs
- Chest area
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Most of our patients experience undeniable results in 4-6 microneedling sessions or less. If you have problem areas when it comes to your skin and complexion, we have solutions. There’s also very little downtime associated with microneedling. You might experience redness that looks like a mild sunburn for around 24 hours after your treatment. Your skin will start to flake after a day or two as dead cells slough off the skin, revealing a brighter, smoother complexion underneath.
Your Microneedling Consultation
Contact Innova Wellness Spa today to learn more about our microneedling treatments that provide undeniable, youth-extending results. During your consultation we’ll create an individualized personal skin care plan that works for you.