Is microneedling the best treatment for wrinkles?
Since virtually the beginning of recorded history, mankind has searched for ways to fight visible signs of aging. From Cleopatra’s milk and rose petal baths to modern day lasers, we simply want to have fewer wrinkles, and glowing complexions with refined skin texture. Is microneedling the best treatment for this? The experts at EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center in Bend, OR explain.
Collagen induction therapy
Collagen is the primary structural protein in skin. It is largely responsible for the thickness, elasticity, and tautness of youthful skin. Our bodies produce less collagen as we age. At the same time, cumulative sun exposure and other environmental factors break down existing collagen. Skin becomes thinner, dryer, dull, and lax, sagging into wrinkles and folds.
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy or CIT. Hair fine needles penetrate the skin at a carefully controlled depth. These microscopic columns into the dermis stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, chiefly the production of fresh collagen.
Benefits of microneedling
- Takes less than an hour.
- No anesthesia is needed.
- Skin is temporarily pink, but there is no downtime.
- Improvement becomes apparent over the course of several weeks, as collagen builds.
- A series of microneedling treatments addresses fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and acne scarring.
- Periodic re-treatment maintains fresh, radiant skin.
The EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center never takes a “one size fits all” approach. The process begins with an unhurried consultation to understand your concerns and goals, followed by a thorough examination of your skin. Then we create a customized strategy for wrinkles and overall skin rejuvenation. Perhaps one of the biggest advantages of microneedling is how well it integrates with other treatments. CIT nicely complements Botox and injectable fillers, and extends the benefits of laser therapies and even cosmetic surgery.
Call (541) 303-9155 to schedule your skin revitalization consultation.Back to Light and Microneedling therapies Page