Most skincare regimens are aimed at not only cleansing the skin but also at making it more radiant and youthful looking. In fact, women often spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on skincare products each and every year in the hopes that they will achieve the beautiful skin they desire. However, the solution may not lie in the products we place upon our skin, but rather the natural treatments we give our skin and that activate its own healing and rejuvenating properties. This is what can be achieved through Collagen Induction Therapy.
What is Collagen Induction Therapy
Collagen Induction Therapy, which is also known as skin needling or microneedling, is a natural treatment that can be used to help improve the texture of your skin, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and soften scars. It triggers the skin’s natural repair system, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, smoothing out and tightening the skin and allowing for beauty products to penetrate more deeply.
There are many benefits of microneedling, and it is often considered one of the best facials for wrinkles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation issues. It is suitable for all skin types except ultra sensitive or acne-ridden and is especially effective on skin that has wrinkles, fine lines, enlarged pores, acne scars, chicken pox scars, surgical scars that are six or more months old, smokers lines or is dull. It allows for a wonderful rejuvenation of all areas of the face, neck, decolletage, and hands.
A single Collagen Induction Therapy treatment lasts for roughly forty minutes. It begins with a thorough skin cleansing. Numbing cream is then applied in order to minimize the small amount of discomfort that microneedling can cause. Once you are completely comfortable the aesthetician uses a sterilized microneedle to create microscopic punctures in the skin that stimulate collagen and elastin production. This can cause a flushing of the skin, which lasts between twelve to twenty-fours after treatment has been concluded. As the skin can be very sensitive during this recovery time, it is recommended that you do not use glycolic acid, retinol or acidic skin care products. It is also best to avoid makeup use during this time and restrain any urge to touch or rub your face. It is especially important to avoid sun exposure, as the skin is super sensitive and can therefore easily burn. Your aesthetician will be able to further advise you on proper skincare post-treatment, which can include the use of products that contain vitamin A, a mineral makeup that contains a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants and sunblock with an SPF of 30+. In the first week after the treatment is performed, there may be some skin peeling. This is normal and actually helps to lighten pigmentation or reduce scarring, allowing the skin to look more hydrated.
Most individuals discover that it takes at least three Collagen Induction Therapy treatments to achieve the skin rejuvenation results they truly desire. In the case of more significant skin scarring, five to six treatments may be needed to achieve the ideal skin rejuvenation results. Full results take time since collagen and elastin production takes time, but most individuals begin to see noticeable results between six to eight weeks after starting treatment. These results can be improved if the individual continues to receive consecutive treatments. Consecutive Collagen Induction Therapy treatments are best performed between four and five weeks apart. This allows the skin to heal in between treatments and allows for the maximum possible results.
If you desire to have truly radiant skin like you enjoyed in your youth, consider Collagen Induction Therapy treatments at Botanica Day Spa. Our trained and experienced aestheticians can answer any questions you may have and help you to achieve the best results possible through this amazing, natural skincare treatment.