Your skin is mostly collagen, a protein molecule that’s responsible for keeping it strong, supple, and elastic. When our body produces less collagen and skin cell turnover declines because of aging—or our collagen fibers in the skin are damaged because of exposure to UV rays, other damaging environmental factors, and unhealthy habits—this leads to wrinkles and sagging. If your skin needs a complete refresher to improve its overall tone and texture, consider having collagen induction therapy, otherwise referred to as microneedling, at our Chesterfield practice. This is an innovative way of kickstarting the production of collagen, elastin, and skin cells for a healthier complexion. There are several major benefits of microneedling.
Microneedling doesn’t require much preparation, takes only around a half hour, and needs no recovery time after.
Collagen induction therapy offers more dramatic results for improving dry, dull, or clogged skin that hasn’t improved with at-home or over-the-counter treatments. It causes controlled injuries with needles that create tiny, microscopic “pinpricks” to encourage the skin to create more collagen.
Microneedling addresses a variety of common skin irregularities, including acne scars and other scars, age spots or sunspots, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, sagging, acne, oily skin, and hyperpigmentation. The skin becomes thicker, firmer, brighter, and healthier after treatment.
In addition to the face, microneedling can also improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks on other parts of the body, such as the thighs and abdomen.
Microneedling is a deeper procedure than traditional techniques like facials and has a longer lifespan. It triggers processes that work gradually over the course of several weeks to stimulate collagen production.
Microneedling is safe on all skin tones and won’t cause trauma or hyperpigmentation if performed correctly.
Topical therapeutic products can penetrate the skin better and work more efficiently after microneedling, thanks to the numerous channels it creates.
Find out more about the benefits of microneedling and other cosmetic services available from West County Dermatology in Chesterfield. Call 636.532.2422, or submit a contact form to request a consultation.