What is Microneedling; and why are people making a fuss about it?
About 12 years ago I attended a class on Collagen Induction Therapy.
Wait, I thought we were writing a post on microneedling and what it can do?
Well, Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is another name for microneedling.
Microneedling has been around since the early 90’s, but this technique has recently resurfaced as the go-to treatment of our time.
Why? What makes it different is that it is the first method that conclusively regenerates tissue and helps restore the collagen network of the dermis, regenerating elastin, and can be used with varied skin conditions.
In english please!
It helps your skin repair itself by stimulating the skin with needles.
The man behind this study is Dr. Des Fernandes, and in his search for healing the skin, he noticed that the retinols that we are familiar with is not the dominant form that is stored in our skin.
Don’t know what retinols are? Basically retinol is another name for Vitamin A1. It’s a vitamin found in food and used as a dietary supplement.
What Dr. Fernandes also figured out was that by providing the tissue with ingredients that can help our own skin trigger healthy tissue, it helped increase the results from collagen induction therapy.
To get the full benefits of CIT or microneedling, it is important to support this treatment with the right products. A busy regiment isn’t required, but the product choice should be correlated with your goals and treatment choices.
What are some of the advantages of this CIT/Microneedling?
- You can receive this treatment on any part of the body
- The healing phase is short
- Needling does not damage the skin. The epidermis is in tact (Resurfacing has been a widely use technique. But if overdone, can diminish your protective layer, like tiles on a roof are placed one under another for enhance roof protection)
- Can improve broken capillaries (or also known as Telangiectasia)
- You can easily master with cosmetic rollers at home to enhance your outcome
- Topical anesthetic can be used for most procedures unless surgical CIT is done
- It is not as expensive as laser resurfacing and is not as likely to scar the collagen network
- The skin does not become photosensitive
- The process can be done on people who have had laser resurfacing or those with very thin skin
- Clients that are Mediterranean, Indian, African and Chinese do not need to worry about transient hyperpigmentation
- The skin becomes thicker, and smoother in texture and can repair fine wrinkles from photoaging-acne scarring, stretch marks, skin grafted areas