Collagen induction therapy is a simple cosmetic procedure in which a group of sterile microneedles puncture the skin of the face. The goal is to promote the growth of collagen and new skin tissue.
Microneedling requires no recovery and is minimally invasive. It is also safe for most individuals when performed by a professional. Besides a bit of redness and slight irritation, patients don't have too much to be worried about. For many, microneedling is the easiest way to reduce the look of acne marks, scars, and other facial marks. It's a great option for those who have been let down by facial creams, masks, and peels.
After applying a numbing cream to clean skin, the treatment will be performed using a therapeutic serum, tailoring the depth and protocol specific to your needs. The needles themselves are thinner than a human hair and cause tiny punctures in the area being treated, directing your skin to release biomolecules that stimulate the production of collagen, elastin fibers, and new blood vessels. This not only heals the wound, but it also allows therapeutic products to penetrate through the skin barrier more effectively, significantly boosting your results. Afterward, your skin is cleansed and covered with a treatment serum that you will apply every few hours over the next 24 hours.
Recovery time is minimal after the procedure and most people need very little downtime, if at all. You may notice some skin irritation and redness within the first few days after your procedure but you can go back to work or school if you feel comfortable. Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun so wearing sunscreen is strongly advised.