Overview

Micro-needling, also referred to as collagen induction therapy can be very effective for treating a multitude of skin conditions including:

  • Scars post-surgery including tummy tuck – post acne – breast reduction – burns –cuts and chicken pox
  • Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Stretch mark scars
  • Thinning hair
  • Uneven texture & pigmentation including acne scar tissue

The treatment of micro-needling creates microscopic perforations into the skin – allowing your pores to open temporarily. Your skin then sends communication that this is a wound and or damage to the skin, which then sends a release of several growth factors which then activate the production of collagen and much needed elastin. The skin then reacts by encouraging the healing process. Healthy skin – creates more new collagen. Compromised – thin and sun damaged skin will create less collagen and elastin. Multiple treatments create an ongoing new chain of collagen & elastin being produced resulting in a positive end point.

The skin is actually made to believe that there is a need for continuing this healing process until the individual’s skin has been restored to the level of repair desired by the patient and the therapist. The healing process may continue to improve the appearance of the skin for several few months following each treatment. However, results in texture may be visible in as little as a few weeks. The cellular turnover of healthy skin is approximately 38-40 days, providing ongoing stimulation of collagen and elastin through follow-up treatments. The ideal protocol for noticeable results is specific to the patient – the skin care challenges presented with – goals of the patient as well as the care taken outside of the office visits.