Collagen Induction Therapy

Micro needling is all the craze these days, with at-home derma rollers to in-office collagen induction therapy treatments.  While the technique is popularly marketed for anti-aging, it provides so much more benefit than that.  Learn more about micro needling and if it's right for you!

What is micro needling?

Micro needling, or collagen induction therapy is a minimally invasive procedure where tiny needles are punctured into the skin to help promote collagen formation and improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, scarring and stretch marks.  Micro needling triggers the body's natural healing process to stimulate cell proliferation and the formation of new collagen.  And even six weeks after one treatment, differences can be seen.

How does it work?

Micro needling causes micro injuries to the epidermis and dermis, without causing open wounds or invasive damage.  The puncturing channels stimulate our bodies' wound healing cascade and close up a short time after.  This technique triggers the construction of new, healthy tissue to help minimize wrinkles, tighten and thicken the skin as well as fill and smooth scars.

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1. Treatment

Surgical grade micro needles puncture the epidermis and dermis, causing pinpoint bleeding and stimulating our bodies' natural healing response.

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2. Healing Cascade

The healing cascade begins shortly after puncturing, stimulating collagen-formating fibroblasts to activate and the growth-promoting response to begin.

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3. Renewed Skin

New collagen and elastin forms in an organized, grid-like fashion.  This contributes to not only collagen formation but also improved tissue elasticity and skin thickening.

Reproduced by permission from DermaSpark Products Inc.

Is it Right for You?

Micro needling can provide significant benefit to a number of skin conditions and/or prevention.  Whether your main concern is acne scarring or skin aging, micro needling is a viable option to consider for any age range and gender. 

What to Expect

A typical treatment series is one treatment every 4-6 weeks apart for a total of 3-5 treatments.  Depending on what the chief concern is, more or less may be recommended.  Each treatment lasts for about an hour and the downtime is minimal - on average redness may persist for about 24 hours.

See the Difference

Micro needling can be used to help remedy a number of varying skin complaints.  From acne scarring to skin rejuvenation to lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and stretch marks, see the difference micro needling can make.

Minimizing the appearance of acne scarring.

Minimizing the appearance of acne scarring.

Reduction of lines and wrinkles, an improvement of skin elasticity.

Reduction of lines and wrinkles, an improvement of skin elasticity.

Minimizing the appearance of acne scarring.

Minimizing the appearance of acne scarring.

Post-hyperpigmentation scarring reduction.

Post-hyperpigmentation scarring reduction.

Micro needling can even be effective for stretch marks.

Micro needling can even be effective for stretch marks.

Reproduced by permission from DermaSpark Products Inc.

To schedule a treatment, please contact Dr. Cole HERE.