Microneedling, sometimes called collagen induction therapy, is a breakthrough in skin resurfacing. Microneedling not only helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but also has a positive effect on uneven skin tone and acne scars, improving the skin’s overall appearance to give you a fresher, younger look. This versatile treatment is fully customizable and can treat a variety of common skin texture concerns, from acne to wrinkles. The best part of microneedling is that it uses your body's own healing process, rather than chemicals or surgery, to rejuvenate your skin.
Microneedling uses very small needles to puncture the top layers of the skin. These discreet perforations, which are difficult to see with the naked eye, stimulate the skin's own healing process. As the skin heals itself, it increases production of collagen and elastin, two important proteins that are critical in keeping the skin soft, toned, and resilient. Since microneedling relies on a natural biological process, there's no risk of allergic reaction. Although microneedling cannot alter the structure of the face, it can improve the appearance of many surface or skin texture concerns.
The LTSC Experience
To begin, a qualified member of our clinician team applies a light topical anesthetic to ensure a comfortable experience. Once the anesthetic takes effect, our clinician then runs the microneedle over the targeted area of the face. A typical microneedling session lasts 1.5 – 2 hours and most patients require a series of 3 or 5 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. Although, microneedling creates impressive results on its own, the process also makes the skin more receptive to topical skincare products, enhancing their effectiveness. Our experienced clinicians will help you decide which skin care regime will contribute most effectively to your desired outcome.
Anticipated Recovery & Results
Most people can return to their normal, daily activities immediately after their microneedling treatment. The skin might be pink 1 to 3 days after your treatment. Afterwards, you can enjoy benefits like wrinkle reduction, texture and tone improvement, softer, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging and acne scar/traumatic scar improvement.