Adults constantly struggle with age-related skin problems. The most common of these are fine wrinkles and crow’s feet, sagging skin, visually worsening areas of hyperpigmentation, and scarring. The skin can also become quite brittle in appearance, a negative consequence of years and years of sun exposure. Collagen induction therapy is a proven means of restoring a youthful suppleness and even tone to the facial skin.
This treatment, also known as skin needling or microneedling, is minimally invasive and doesn’t involve skin repositioning or the introduction of potentially harmful chemicals. Results are admittedly slow, but they’re also long-lasting. If you’re seeking a long-term solution to the problem of aging skin and its visual symptoms, you’ll find the following information quite helpful.
As the name implies, collagen induction therapy can result in a dramatic increase in collagen and other important proteins in the skin layers. A decrease in collagen and elastin in an adult’s skin leads to sagginess because the skin is far less taut and supple as it once was. Wrinkles, especially dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet and marionette lines, are far more visible.
Because the skin layers are slowly but surely being replaced with new tissue after skin needling is completed, dispigmentation such as melasma or rosacea can also be improved. Scarring such as acne scars, injury scars, and stretch marks can be treated with microneedling as well. The procedure is scheduled over a period of a month or so, with each treatment session completed in less than one hour. This makes skin needling preferable versus more aggressive treatments such as chemical peels and laser resurfacing, both of which are far more likely to cause unwanted skin damage.
How We Perform the Treatment
Specialized instruments containing a tip studded with needles are used for collagen induction therapy. The needles come in various lengths, and the proper needle tip is chosen based on the thickness of the skin being treated.
For the treatment of larger areas, a roller-style instrument is used. The process results in the creation of several microscopic channels in the skin. These channels quickly fill with lymphatic fluid, liquid scar tissue, and nutrients. Eventually, the wounds heal because they become filled with newly produced collagen, elastin, and skin cell tissue.
Each treatment session is performed by repeated the needling procedure, but each time we do this, new areas of previously untreated skin are subjected to the creation of channel wounds. After about four or five treatments, the entire skin surface has been needled.
Over the next couple of months, the skin becomes firmer because of collagen remodeling and the creation of new blood capillaries. The results can last for a year or more.
Enjoy Healthier Skin
All this is accomplished without the need for abrasive resurfacing, peel treatments, or laser energy. To learn more about collagen induction therapy and to schedule your no-obligation consultation, feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Eva Claiborne Beauty and Wellness. At our convenient location in Tiburon, CA, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!