Sometimes called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that goes deeper than what over-the-counter exfoliators and seruma can achieve. Fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed away, age spots diminished, enlarged pores shrunk, and even acne scars are reduced. It works using tiny, sterile needles for the creation of micro-injuries whose purpose is to stimulate the skin’s healing response and collagen and elastin production. By creating microscopic punctures, your Longwood Plastic Surgery provider controls the depth and proximity of these channels, which replace the weakened or damaged collagen and elastin fibers beneath your skin’s surface. These new fibers act as your skin’s foundation and support structure, tightening and firming your tissues to smooth away wrinkles, tighten lax skin, and renew skin cells to replace dull, damaged cells. We apply a serum of hyaluronic acid (HA), a nutrient your body naturally produces to nourish and hydrate your skin, to restore suppleness and volume. You look younger with a more even skin tone and texture, and signs of aging that are slowly changing your appearance are turned back by years. Studies show that 6 months after 4 sessions, microneedling-treated skin experiences a 400% increase in collagen and elastin.
Microneedling rejuvenates the skin without harsh chemicals or lasers to:
- Diminish fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and age spots
- Reduce hyperpigmentation
- Minimize acne scars or unwanted texture concerns
- Improve the infusion of your skincare creams and serums, making them more effective