Roll Back the Clock With Microneedling
If you are seeking a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that addresses a variety of skin conditions, you may want to try microneedling. As a service offered in southwest Florida at Naples-based Tru Glō Medspa, microneedling works by stimulating collagen production and other skin healing factors. Also known as “collagen induction therapy,” the technique works by puncturing the skin with multiple tiny, sterile needles to provoke a rebuilding response from the deeper layers of skin.
This skin rebuilding response spurs the production of collagen, a natural protein found throughout the body. Collagen works to provide the skin strength and elasticity, among other properties. Natural collagen production decreases with age, which contributes to wrinkles and similar signs of aging. Collagen in the skin can also be depleted by injuries, stretch marks, sun damage, acne, and scarring.
According to the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, studies have shown microneedling as a safe and effective modality for rejuvenating skin and treating wrinkles and scars. It is unique in being a non-ablative alternative to minimally invasive treatments that can produce similar results.
Microneedling At Our Naples Medspa Treats Numerous Skin Conditions
Microneedling’s effectiveness in stimulating collagen production makes it suitable for treating numerous skin conditions. Among skin conditions that microneedling has been used to treat are:
- Fine lines
- Acne scarring
- Large pores
- Stretch marks
- Issues with skin pigmentation
- loose skin caused by weight loss or liposuction
Along with treating existing conditions, microneedling is also used as a preventive measure, as increased collagen can help forestall development fine lines and wrinkles. When used as a preventive measure microneedling also enhances the effectiveness of other anti-aging and skin rejuvenation products as it gives the skin a better absorption rate.
Your Tru Glō Medspa Microneedling Procedure
Tru Glō Medspa uses Induction Therapies’ Collagen P.I.N. (percutaneous induction needling) device, considered the most advanced microneedling device on the market. With adjustable depth capabilities and up to 36 single-use, sterile needle pins in the device head, the Collagen P.I.N. provides the largest available healing cascade and customizable collagen bedding, which helps deliver optimal results. The Collagen P.I.N.’s powerful motor ensures quick penetration that most patients describe as feeling like a vibrating tickle across the skin.
Your microneedling session at Tru Glō Medspa typically begins with the application of a numbing cream to the targeted skin areas. While microneedling is not considered very painful, we want you to be as comfortable as possible during the procedure. Once the skin is numb, your medical spa professional will gently glide the Collagen P.I.N. across the targeted skin in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered. This creates thousands of microscopic channels in the skin, in which fibroblasts immediately start synthesizing the production of new collagen, a repair process that can continue for up to one year after just one Collagen P.I.N. treatment.
The procedure generally causes some redness, swelling, and sensitivity for about three days. These effects are typically mild, and many patients often feel comfortable enough to leave their homes after one day of downtime.
Most patients see the first results within about a week with noticeable firming of the skin. Within a month, most patients see a healthier-looking complexion and some reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, and other skin issues. Because additional microneedling sessions stimulate more collagen production and resultant skin rejuvenation, many clients opt for multiple Collagen P.I.N. sessions spaced four to six weeks apart.
Contact Tru Glō Medspa to See If Microneedling Is Right For Your Skin
Your Tru Glō Medspa professional will be able to tell you if microneedling can effectively address your particular skin condition(s) and if you are a good candidate for preventive microneedling. Note that microneedling cannot be used on specific skin conditions, such as:
- Active acne
- Active skin infection
- Recent (less than six month) scarring
- Keloid scarring
- Chronic eczema or psoriasis
If you would like to learn more about what microneedling can do for your skin, contact us today through our website’s contact page, or by calling 239-919-7009.