Collagen induction therapy, otherwise known as microneedling, is a treatment designed to stimulate the production of collagen through micro-injury to the surface of the skin. Microneedling is excellent for reducing the appearance of scars, boosting collagen, and improving concerns with hyperpigmentation, such as melasma. A 2008 study conducted on the benefits of microneedling determined that there was a 400% increase in collagen and elastin six months after completing treatment (Aust et al., 2008).
An additional benefit of microneedling is its ability to deliver products to the deep layers of the skin. A highly rejuvenating anti-aging treatment combines microneedlingwith platelet rich plasma (PRP). PRP utilizes the healing capabilities of our bodies by isolating the platelets in our blood which are loaded with growth factors that promote healing and tissue regeneration. Hyaluronic acid (HA) can be used to add volume and hydration to the skin. HA is able to hold 1000 times its own weight in water which leads to significant hydration of the skin. When combined with microneedling wrinkles and scars are softened and reduced. The repair process results in a thicker dermis, meaning less wrinkles and glowing skin!
Microneedling involves penetration of small needles into the upper layers of the skin to a depth of 0.5 to 3 mm, depending on the treated area of the facial skin. As a result, numerous small micro-traumas are created causing skin metabolism to become activated. This stimulates the formation of collagen and elastin, leading to the restoration of skin elasticity and firmness.
For Microneedling in Stamford, PURE Medical Aesthetics offers the Collagen for P.I.N. for treatments. This microneedling device utilizes 36 needles, allowing for a larger healing cascade when compared to other devices. Downtime is minimal, consisting of short-term redness in the area of application that typically lasts 1-2 days.