Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT).
This treatment uses a device with fine needles to puncture the top layer of the skin to create controlled skin injury. In response to the stimulus, the body fill the wounds with new collagen and elastin. Microneedling improves skin’s texture and firmness as well as an overall reduction in acne scars, pore sizes, and stretch marks.
There are two types of micro needling, in-home and professional. For microneedling devices used in the home, they tend to have shorter needle length than the ones designed for skin professionals. It is required to replace the device after certain amount of time. Many studies have stated that in home micro needling don't work as well as the professional treatments. However, if you are willing to try either type, below are some of the main benefits of microneedling.
Microneedling Treatment Benefits
• It is a simple and quick method for treating wrinkles and scars
• Suitable for regions where laser treatments and chemical peels cannot performed
• Improve the appearance and quality of photo-aged skin
• It is well-tolerated by patients and has minimal downtime
• Stimulates circulation and collagen production
• Cost effective compared to other resurfacing procedures
• Suitable for all skin colors and types with no risk of burning a patient’s skin
Over the course of multiple treatments, acne scarring, stretch marks, wrinkles, and deeper scars will slowly begin to subside. The procedure starts with an anesthetic cream applied to the treated area. Most treated areas only take 10-20 minutes per session. An interval of four to six weeks between treatments is recommended. Afterwards, products such as moisture and anti-aging serums tend to absorb better into the skin.
Microneedling is slowly gaining popularity in the cosmetic procedure industry. There is a surge in available microneedling gadgets entering the market because micro needling treatment offers a minimally invasive method to improving the skin. Eclipse is one of the top contenders and is used by skincare professionals across the globe.
If you are interested in learning about the benefits of microneedling, contact It’s a Secret Med Spa and speak with one of our cosmetic aestheticians today! We are one of the best medical spa in Dallas to offer this treatment.