What is Collagen Induction Therapy?

a close up image of a microneedling device. The tiny needles are visible inside the pen like device

Collagen Induction Therapy, or microneedling, is a minimally invasive treatment designed to rejuvenate the skin by stimulating collagen and elastin production. The therapy uses fine needles to create micro-injuries in the skin, promoting a natural healing process that results in a firmer, smoother, and more youthful appearance.

What does collagen induction treat?

This treatment effectively reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and scars, improves skin texture, and enhances overall skin tone. It’s particularly beneficial for addressing signs of aging, acne scars, and enlarged pores.

Collagen induction treatment can be performed on almost any part of the body, including the face, neck, décolletage, hands, and arms.

Who is a good candidate for collagen induction treatment?

Ideal candidates are those seeking to improve skin texture and appearance without the downtime of more invasive procedures. It’s suitable for all skin types, especially individuals with early signs of aging, sun damage, or facial scars.

Real Results

Age: 18
Skin type: Acne prone

Treatment Plan:

  • Medical facial
  • Collagen induction with skin saver
  • Skin care

These photos are Visia pictures and show an improvement in redness, acne, and scaring. The photos are progressive over 4 months.

patient with acne concerns before collagen induction treatment patient four months after collagen induction therapy and skin care protocol. much improvement in presence of acne and redness

How to prepare for collagen induction treatment

  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning for at least a week prior to the treatment to prevent skin sensitivity.
  • Discontinue the use of retinoids, exfoliating acids at least 5 days prior to treatment.
  • Stay hydrated and maintain a healthy skincare routine leading up to your appointment.

What to expect during collagen induction treatment

A potent topical numbing cream will be applied for 20 min. Your face will be thoroughly cleaned. Followed by the microneedling procedure, which can last 30 minutes or more, depending on the treatment area. You may experience a sensation similar to light pinpricks. Some patients may appear sunburned following the procedure.

usk skin savers

Doc's tips for recovering well

  • Keep the treated area clean and moisturized with gentle, non-irritating products that will be recommended by our staff.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure and apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily.
  • Apply post procedure products (skin saver) as instructed.  
  • Refrain from using makeup for at least 24 hours post-treatment to allow the skin to heal.
A beautiful asian woman in her 50s or 60s. She has long silver hair and beautiful skin

When to Reach Out

While some redness and swelling are normal during the healing process, you should contact the clinic if you notice signs of infection, prolonged redness, severe swelling, or any unusual skin reactions. Following post-treatment care instructions closely and reporting any concerns is crucial for prompt advice and care.

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