The Science of Rejuvenation
Our skin develops wrinkles, loses elasticity and can become hollow or sunken as we age largely due to the loss of collagen and elastin. It’s simply a reality that as we grow older, our bodies produce less of these essential compounds that make youthful skin firm and smooth.
How Microneedling Works
Microneedling has been used by doctors for over 20 years to treat facial scars, accelerating healing and replacing scar tissue with healthy skin. Now this natural process is being used to erase years from our appearance.
Microneedling (also called skin needling or collagen induction therapy) uses tiny needles to cause micro-injuries to our skin. This is actually a good thing, because the body reacts to these tiny injuries by producing more collagen and elastin to repair the damage. Because the microneedliing process uses very small needles spaced relatively close together the individual punctures heal very quickly, while the additional collagen and elastin our body produces in response spreads to the surrounding tissues. This means that the entire surface of the skin in the treated area actually rebounds and becomes firmer and smoother, not just the immediate area of the micro punctures.
Because of this, microneedling can not only reduce the depth of wrinkles and fine lines, but also lighten scars and discolored areas. This procedure is also very effective for sunken areas such as the cheeks. Finally, microneedling can be used anywhere on the body where more youthful skin is desired, such as the hands, arms, legs, abdomen, back and neck.