Microneedling also called collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. For most people, there is minimal discomfort, it feels like a mild sunburn, and there is little to no downtime, 24 hours without direct sun on the treated area. This makes it one of the quickest and easiest procedures for revitalizing one’s appearance!
Microneedling can be a great option for people who have undergone other procedures like chemical peels and have had minimal success. The current recommendations for healthy individuals are 3-5 sessions one month apart, and benefits last for 5-7 years.
Microneedling uses a pen-like structure that holds a small cartridge of tiny sterilized surgical stainless-steel needles and moves them up and down to create tiny microchannels or microtraumas to the skin. These microchannels elicit the body’s natural healing response which increases collagen production.
These microchannels also allow for greater absorption of any serums applied to the skin, such as hyaluronic acid and the oriental medical serums we use at Trinity Mobile Massage and Acupuncture. The oriental medical serums we use Trinity Mobile Massage and Acupuncture allow us to give you the custom treatment you need to achieve your desired results!
The list of benefits from Microneedling continues to grow:
- reducing the appearance of scars, including acne scars
- reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- reducing enlarged pores
- reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, or dark spots
- smoothing uneven skin tone
- improving skin elasticity
- reducing the appearance of stretch marks
- promoting hair growth in people with alopecia
- under eye bags and dark circles
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