Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that your dermatologist may recommend for treating various skin blemishes. You may be an ideal candidate for microneedling Forest Hills if you are healthy. Therefore, your health provider may advise you against microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, if you have a blood disorder, are taking medications that prevent blood clots, or are dealing with cancer and undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Also, adverse skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema may make you unsuitable for collagen induction therapy or skin needling.

The treatment is excellent if skin problems persist even after relying on home remedies and other professional minimally invasive cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels. Your dermatologist may also prefer you undergo microneedling before trying other intensive cosmetic treatments.

During microneedling, your dermatologist uses a hand-held device with small needles to make tiny incisions in your skin. The precise, microscopic cuts on the skin stimulate the natural repair mechanism of your skin.

As a result, there is more production of collagen and other proteins that support healthy skin. Naturally, as you age, there is a gradual decline in collagen and elastin creation, reducing the ability of the skin to repair and regenerate itself.

A microneedling procedure can last between 20 minutes to a few hours, depending on the size of the treatment location. Then, it will take a few weeks before you start seeing your unsightly skin conditions disappear.

Below are the skin benefits you may get from collagen induction therapy (CIT).

1. Reduction of scars

You may get scars on your face or other parts of your skin due to acne, illness, surgery, an accident, or a burn.

Usually, your scars become less visible with time as the skin heals itself.

If you do not like the appearance of your scars, you can make them significantly less noticeable by undergoing microneedling.

Skin needling breaks down the tissues of scars and triggers collagen production, which improves skin elasticity and hydration.

2. Reduces wrinkles

Because needles create tiny incisions that promote the healing mechanism of your skin, more collagen and elastin help make the skin firmer and tighter. As our skin becomes more elastic, wrinkles become smaller and less pronounced.

Thus, the skin appears smoother and more youthful.

3. Minimizes the effects of the sun’s damage

Exposing your skin to intense sunlight for a limited time or longer period may cause various skin conditions, especially discoloration.

If you have more melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its color, you will often appear darker (sun-tanned). But excessive exposure of the skin to the sun’s harmful UV rays may destroy melanin, leading to irregular pigmentation of your skin.

More collagen and elastin production may promote adequate levels of melanin in your skin, which is essential for protecting you against sun damage. The regeneration of your skin reduces an imbalance in melanin that may be causing uneven skin tone.

Remember, excessive exposure to the sun may also cause your small blood vessels to stretch permanently, making your skin appear blotchy and reddish.

Contact Adult and Pediatric Dermatology today to schedule an appointment with a specialist in microneedling and learn more about the cosmetic procedure.