Collagen induction therapy, also known as microneedling, derma rolling, or skin needling, is a cosmetic procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles. Microneedling is a derma roller procedure that generates new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin. Microneedling is mostly used on the face and may treat various scars, wrinkles, and large pores.
As soon as the needles penetrate the deepest layers of your skin, “micro-wounds” are created. This stimulates your body’s healing processes to restore the small facial wounds immediately. There is almost no downtime with this procedure, and the most dramatic results will not be visible until four to six weeks after treatment.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that prompts collagen production. Also known as collagen induction therapy, it is also used in certain anti-aging procedures, such as eyelid surgery, and can address sunspots.
This newly regenerated skin tissue is more even in tone and texture. It is a normal process for the skin to lose collagen via age or injury. The increased collagen that may accompany the healing helps make the skin firmer.
Targeted Areas for Microneedling
Microneedling is most often used on your face to target acne scars, age spots or sunspots, fine lines and wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.
In addition to facial concerns, microneedling is sometimes used to treat stretch marks in other areas of the body. It may be effective for stretch marks on the thighs and abdominal area when combined with fillers. Scarring on other body parts may also be treated with this procedure.
To learn more, talk to our expert dermatologists at LM Medical NYC to see if this is the right option for your skin.