Should You Try Microneedling For Rejuvenation?

skinpenaawomanRejuvenate literally means “to make young again”. While eighteen again might be a stretch, a number of treatments can restore your skin to a more youthful state. One of these techniques, microneedling for skin rejuvenation, has gained popularity in recent years. “You probably have seen articles about it in beauty magazines and online,” says Dr. Kellie Reed, board certified Dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. Before and after pictures fill magazines and  advertisements for spas, not to mention the at home “dermal rollers”.

Many refer to the treatment, perhaps more accurately, as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). “Tiny needles puncture the skin, creating small wounds that the body responds to by healing itself,” explains Dr. Reed. These healing mechanisms are one of the ways the body can build and induce collagen formation.

The new collagen helps to reduce wrinkles, minimize scars, and improve skin tone, as well as among other benefits.  CIT typically requires multiple treatments to achieve the best results. It isn’t an immediate fix; it takes time for collagen to be formed and plump up the skin and improve appearance. But it is an effective tool in the right hands.

“Even though some of these devices are available to the general public, we strongly recommend a visit to someone who has been specially trained in this procedure,” urges Dr. Reed. The chance for infection and other complications is not worth the risk.

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There are advantages to microneedling CIT and many have seen improvements in their skin after treatments. Contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation.

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