Collagen Induction Therapy (Microneedling) Questions and Answers
Collagen Induction Therapy can help with a multitude of skin concerns you may have on your face or body. Contact Illume Aesthetics today to learn more about how our collagen induction therapy can benefit you! Call now for more information or schedule an appointment. We are conveniently located at 993 Siskiyou Blvd #1, Ashland, OR 97520.
Is collagen induction therapy the same as microneedling?
Yes! Collagen Induction Therapy is also known as Microneedling. The other names you might also hear in the medical spa industry include Dermarolling or Skin Needling. These are all the same cosmetic procedure which involves repeatedly puncturing or causing trauma to the skin with tiny, sterile needles.
How does microneedling therapy work?
Microneedling works by puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles to help treat any skin concerns via collagen production, hence the term Collagen Induction Therapy. This treatment can help clients looking to reduce the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks on their face or body, and is also used in many anti-aging procedures like eyelid lifts and sun spots.
Collagen Induction Therapy works by motivating the skin to make more collagen. Due to the pinpricks during the procedure, it causes a slight “injury” to the skin, making the skin respond to it by making new collagen-rich tissue.
This tissue that is created has a more even tone and texture. It is normal for your skin to lose collagen as you age or due to an injury, by encouraging the skin to make new tissue, there make be more collagen available to help make the skin firmer as well.
Your doctor or specialist will use a topical anesthetic before the treatment to help reduce any pain or discomfort during the treatment. The microneedling treatment will take about 30 minutes, and will use a tiny pen like tool that has the sterile needles in them to make the small puncture-like “injuries” to the area of skin you want to treat.
What does microneedling treat?
Microneedling is used to treat and improve conditions on the body and face that clients may be looking to rejuvenate.
The targeted areas you can treat with collagen induction therapy include:
- Acne scars
- Sun spots
- Fine lines
- Large pores
- Other types of scars
- Reduced skin elasticity
- Uneven skin tone
- Stretch marks
- Anti-aging treatments
- Loose skin
Does microneedling increase collagen production?
The treatment is called Collagen Induction Therapy for a reason, as this method of treatment helps to treat multiple skin conditions. This treatment involves a pen-like tool that has tiny, sterile needles in it to puncture the skin and cause physical trauma or injury to the skin it’s going to treat. This injury prompts the derma, which is the deeper layer of skin to rebuild by producing more collagen in the specific area where the treatment occurred.
Collagen is an essential protein that is needed to keep the skin looking more youthful, firm, smooth with a stretchy texture. Aging can cause collagen to decline over time in the skin, contributing to the signs of fine lines and wrinkles as well as other types of aging skin signs.
What to expect during and after treatment?
Due to Collagen Induction Therapy not being an invasive procedure like plastic surgery, the recovery time after this treatment is minimal. Some clients have noticed skin irritations and redness within the first few days after treatment, but this is considered a natural response to the treatment that was made by the needles puncturing the skin.
Your skin will also be more sensitive to the sun, so wearing sunscreen is highly recommended after a collagen induction therapy. Your skin will start to heal quite quickly, and rejuvenate the new tissue. Usually within a couple of weeks after your treatment, you will start to notice the results from it. Some may have to do a few treatments to see clearer results, as each individual’s skin condition they are trying to treat will be different than others.
If you are interested in collagen induction therapy (microneedling), contact Illume Aesthetics today! We are able to answer any questions or concerns you may have about the therapy as well as anything else you are wondering about. If you are interested in collagen induction therapy, call us or request an appointment online! We are located at 993 Siskiyou Blvd #1, Ashland, OR 97520. We serve clients from Ashland OR, Medford OR, Talent OR, Central Point OR, Eagle Point OR, Grants Pass OR, and Yreka OR.
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