Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy or skin needling, is a minimally-invasive skin treatment involving a special device covered in tiny, sterile needles to trigger the production of new collagen and a reduction in common skin problems like the signs of aging or sun damage.
Although this skin rejuvenation technique is quite innovative, it actually has its origins in ancient times. It has been known for centuries that the delivery of controlled skin channels can foster the development of new skin tissue with fewer imperfections. It has only been in recent years that the technique has seen wider use as the method of delivery has been refined.
How It Works
Microneedling works through the use of a device that delivers thousands of microscopic punctures in the skin surface, triggering a healing cascade that results in old skin cells being replaced with new ones. Over the weeks and months after the treatment, skin tissue will be rejuvenated, and signs of sun damage and the aging process will diminish.
What It Treats
A microneedling treatment can improve the condition of most common cosmetic skin imperfections. It has been proven to be safe and effective for the treatment of lines and wrinkles, scars, hyperpigmentation, and enlarged pores, among other blemishes.
Unless you have very minor skin problems, you would likely benefit from multiple microneedling treatment sessions at our office. The process offers results that are very soft and subtle, building over time. Each successive treatment that you undergo will build upon the results of previous treatment sessions.
In addition to making a great skin rejuvenation treatment in its own right, microneedling works very well with the application of topical products. The outer barrier of your skin sometimes prevents topicals from penetrating very far, limiting their effectiveness. The thousands of micro-openings created by the treatment allow topicals to flow past this outer barrier, greatly amplifying their penetration and effectiveness.
You may make a good candidate for a microneedling treatment if you are dealing with skin problems like scars, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or other problems. If you are currently dealing with an active breakout or skin infection, you will need to resolve the condition prior to undergoing a session.
If you would like to receive more information about microneedling, we invite you to book an appointment at Orchidia Medical Group in Naples, FL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and get all the facts about this amazing treatment!