Smoother, more evenly-textured skin is what most adults desire. As the years go by, fine wrinkles become more set and permanent. Regions of hyperpigmented skin become more noticeable.
One of the newest and most innovative skin rejuvenation methods involves actual injury to the epidermis and lower dermal layers. When the skin is damaged, the adjacent tissues respond by building up new skin cells.
Micro needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a procedure that causes tiny, column-shaped punctures in the skin. These tiny wounds stimulate collagen production, the result being healthier facial skin.
We perform this type of procedure for our clients who wish to encourage healthy skin growth without the need for any sort of skin repositioning.
Collagen Production is Key
As many of our clients have found out, various skin resurfacing techniques and plumping treatments don’t do much to stimulate the production of collagen.
Collagen is what makes our skin elastic, and it also creates a firm base of supportive tissue beneath the skin layers. When production of collagen begins to decrease as we enter our mature adult years, the negative consequences soon become apparent.
However, regions of wrinkled, uneven skin can be smoothed out simply by making tiny injury holes. The procedure is minimally invasive, and the results can last for years.
Micro needling is an outpatient procedure, meaning our clients can schedule this type of treatment around their other daily activities.
What the Procedure Involves
Most micro needling instruments look something like a fat pen. The end of the wand is studded with tiny needles, and the wand has a control that determines the depth to which the needles can penetrate the skin.
The pen is then placed against the skin and the needles are projected. The tiny columns of affected tissue are very close together, but there is enough healthy subdermal tissue between each column to produce an adequate amount of replacement cells.
After Micro Needling Treatment
The affected area will be slightly reddened for several days after treatment. The puncture wounds are barely noticeable, however, and the tiny spots disappear quickly. We may give the client a salve to use in order to minimize the discomfort and to keep the area clean.
Who is a Candidate?
If you are suffering from the onset of fine line wrinkles, rough texture of the facial skin, or color variances due to sun exposure or other environmental factors, this might be the ideal treatment.
We encourage you to contact Medical Aesthetics of New England today to schedule a consultation so that we can determine if micro-injury cosmetic treatment is right for you.