Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment using several tiny needles to penetrate certain parts of the skin and promote collagen production and cellular rejuvenation. This treatment is used to address several cosmetic concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and volume loss of the face. At Simply.Aesthetics in Manasquan, NJ, we believe everyone should be comfortable and confident in their skin. Today, we’re looking at collagen induction therapy and what makes a good candidate.
Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
The best way to know if you’re a candidate for this treatment is to come see us for an initial consultation. In general, you’re a good candidate if:
You Are at Least 20 Years Old
While microneedling addresses many skin concerns related to aging, it isn’t just for the elderly. However, it is also not right for children or adolescents. Throughout childhood and adolescence, the body is still developing and will not benefit from the stimulation of new skin tissue.
Keep in mind that just about every adult is a good candidate for this treatment. When performed by an experienced physician with the right dermaroller, the length of the needles can be adjusted to penetrate thick skin just as effectively as thin skin. Moreover, it is safe for all skin tones and textures when performed by an expert with a medical-grade device.
You Are Free From Infections
You must also be free from any type of infection to be a good candidate for microneedling. If you have a rash, fever or any type of infection, your body should be focusing all of its energy on powering its immune system to fight the virus or bacteria.
Collagen induction therapy works by creating “micro-injuries” that your body works to heal. This healing requires precious energy that should be used to fight off illness if you are sick. If you are ill within a couple of weeks of your scheduled treatment date, let us know and we will reschedule your appointment.
You Hate the Appearance of Your Scars
If you are dismayed by the appearance of acne scars, trauma scars, surgical scars or certain other types of scars, there is an excellent chance that you are a good candidate for collagen induction therapy. Keep in mind, however, that you may need up to six treatments to improve the appearance of raised, dark keloid scars.
You Hate Your Stretch Marks
Some people love their stretch marks. They tell a story of pregnancy or gaining extreme muscle mass quickly. But most people wish there was a safe, effective, affordable way to minimize or eliminate the appearance of stretch marks.
That’s where collagen induction therapy comes in. It may take three or four treatment sessions, but microneedling can be used to minimize the appearance of stretch marks by breaking up the fibers comprising the scar tissue.
You Have Suffered Sun Damage
If you spent too much time using tanning beds in your youth, or you spend too long unprotected under the sun, you’re probably showing premature signs of aging. You may notice sun spots, wrinkles and sagging skin, just to name a few side effects. If you feel that you look older than your chronological age due to excessive sun exposure, you’re probably a good candidate for collagen induction therapy.
Your Skin Is Dull
The top layer of your skin is made up of dead skin cells. Collagen induction therapy tells your skin cells that there are micro-injuries that need healing. During the healing process, cellular turnover occurs. In other words, dead ruddy or dull skin cells are replaced with bright, vibrant, healthy skin cells. If you believe your skin lacks the “glow” it had when you were younger, you may be a good candidate for collagen induction therapy.
Your Skin Is Loose
One of the most profound benefits of collagen is it keeps your skin taut. If you’re concerned about sagging skin, but you’re not quite ready for an invasive medical procedure to tighten your skin, collagen induction therapy may be just the treatment for you.
Even better, collagen induction therapy prompts your body to produce more elastin, a type of protein which is essential for keeping your skin taut. Depending on your health, lifestyle and the severity of your skin laxity, collagen induction therapy may be the only skin tightening treatment you need.
Your Cheeks Are Sunken
Most people find that with drastic weight loss or age, their cheeks start to lose volume. But not everyone is healthy enough for a cheek contouring procedure. One of the roles of collagen is to keep your skin looking plump and youthful.
You Want Long-Lasting Results
Makeup may hide certain types of scars temporarily, but it requires daily application. Contrastingly, after the initial rounds of microneedling treatments, scars and stretch marks are gone for good. Considering how ineffective expensive creams are at reducing the appearance of stretch marks, you may opt for collagen induction therapy for no other reason than its efficacy related to scar and stretch mark treatment.
Learn More About Collagen Induction Therapy Today
Collagen induction therapy is a life-changing skin rejuvenation treatment with numerous benefits and is right for nearly everyone. To learn more about microneedling or determine if it really is right for you, contact the professional aesthetic experts at Simply.Aesthetics in Manasquan, NJ today to schedule your initial consultation. Located just over an hour from NYC, Simply.Aesthetics should be your go-to skincare treatment provider.