Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing fine lines, wrinkles, or scars from acne or chickenpox? Do you want clear, vibrant skin? Micro-needling therapy, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive and nonsurgical procedure designed to minimize lines and scars so that skin appears younger and fresher.
Micro-needling gained popularity in the early 2000s because it is quick and virtually painless. Your esthetician uses a dermaroller, a device covered in tiny needles, to prick the surface of your skin, creating micro-injuries that tell your brain to send more collagen to the epidermis. Collagen is a vital building block to creating radiant, healthy skin. To give your skin an even bigger boost, your esthetician may apply a serum to your face, which the dermaroller will push under the upper layer of your skin, allowing for a better penetration of the product. If the thought of needles makes you uneasy, your esthetician would be happy to provide a numbing cream to help you remain comfortable during the procedure. Following the treatment, your esthetician will apply a calming mask to soothe your skin.
The efficiency of micro-needling depends on the length of the needles used. Micro-needling can be performed at home, but the needles on at-home dermarollers are less than a millimeter in length, making them incapable of affecting scar tissue. Most dermatologists and estheticians use needles as long as three millimeters to reduce scarring and even skin texture and pigment.
If you are interested in experimenting with micro-needling in Pleasant Grove, Utah, we invite you to contact Alessandra Farra Skin Care to learn more about the procedure or to schedule an appointment. We strongly advise a minimum of six treatment sessions to see the best results. Micro-needling is especially recommended for dark complexions and suntans.
(treatment includes a 15 min LED mask treatment)