Learn About Collagen Induction Therapy for South Jersey-Area Patients
Micro-needling is a simple, minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment commonly used to minimize acne scars, stretch marks, fine lines, and wrinkles. The treatment involves rolling a device containing ultra fine needles over the treated area, stimulating a natural healing response. The result is improved skin texture through the formation of new collagen. Micro-needling is also known as collagen induction therapy.
Minimal to no downtime, negligible risk, and long-lasting results, are a few of the reasons micro-needling in South Jersey has quickly gained popularity among patients looking to erase the physical scarring left behind by acne or stretch marks, and to restore healthy, rejuvenated, radiant skin.
Benefits of Micro-Needling Treatment
This treatment can be performed all over the body to treat large and small areas and is suitable for all skin types and skin colors. It can target areas of the face that are too small for procedures involving large devices. These areas include:
- Around the eyes and mouth
- Upper and lower lip
- Sides of the nose
Main benefits of the treatment include:
- Reduced appearance of acne scars and stretch marks
- Improved skin texture
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
- Smaller pores
- Natural results
- Safe for all skin types
- Minimal to no downtime (temporary redness)
How Does Micro-Needling Work?
The treatment involves creation of controlled micro-injuries to stimulate the skin's natural healing response. The process triggers the formation of new collagen, which results in reduction of scars, fine lines and wrinkles.
Topical anesthesia is administered to the treatment site about 10 minutes prior to treatment. Treatment is then applied by rolling a device composed of micro needles about 15 to 20 times on the target region.
Although the treatment is usually well tolerated, patients may experience redness and swelling with minimal inflammation and pinpoint bleeding. Less common reactions include mild acne flare-ups or milia, which are tiny white bumps under the skin.
The severity of side effects varies from patient to patient, but they generally subside within a few days.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments will depend on individual needs. However, most patients receive a series of four to six treatments. A minimum of 4 to 6 weeks is recommended between treatments to allow new collagen to form for optimal results.
Recovery After Micro-Needling
After treatment, the skin will be very sensitive to the sun, and regular use of sunscreen will be advised for about a week. Additionally, no make-up for 24 hours is recommended, but your normal make-up routine can be resumed the next day.
Complementary Treatments to Micro-needling
Many of our patients ask about the cost of micro-needling in South Jersey. Generally speaking, the treatment is very cost-effective, but costs vary depending on individual physician practices and patient needs. We recommend scheduling a complimentary consultation with our licensed medical esthetician for additional information.