Everything natural might seem to be inherently better for your skin, but sometimes natural treatments just don’t produce the same effects as other treatments. We have good news: we have a natural treatment that works wonders. At Verve Weight Loss & Laser Aesthetics in Upland, CA, we offer microneedling; a collagen induction therapy that will help transform your skin from dull to glowing with the natural power of collagen production.
What Is It?
Microneedling a skin treatment that is also known as collagen induction therapy. It is a skincare treatment that induces the body’s collagen production. It relies on the body’s natural healing properties to heal, rejuvenate, and improve the skin. It is performed in-office and its effects are dramatic but cannot easily be replicated with at-home methods.
How Does It Work?
The aging process affects different parts of the body, including the skin. Collagen production is what keeps the skin plump, youthful, and glowing, but when that production starts to decrease, the skin suffers. Fine lines and wrinkles develop and the skin begins to age.
This treatment stimulates collagen production by using tiny needles packed within a hand-held device to induce collagen production. These tiny needles create tiny injuries on the skin called micro-channels. The body responds to these injuries in the skin by creating more collagen in the treatment area.
What Does It Treat?
Microneedling treats both healthy and problematic skin. You don’t have to have problematic skin to benefit from this treatment, but if you do, you’ll see an improvement in those skin conditions following your treatment. This treatment can improve skin conditions that are hard to treat at home. If you don’t have any specific skin conditions, you will still get better skin when you undergo this treatment.
Some of the skin conditions that this treatment improves include but are not limited to:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring and general skin scarring
- Acne-prone skin
- Stretch marks
- Skin laxity resulting from weight loss or liposuction
- Dull complexion
- Poor skin tone
What Happens During Treatment?
Microneedling can be combined with other treatments. Depending on whether or not you are undergoing microneedling as a standalone treatment, your aesthetician will begin by cleaning your skin. Then, she will use perform microneedling across the surface of your skin. The needles will insert in and out repetitively in stamp-like motions. Once the entire treatment area has been covered, nutrient-rich serums will be applied.
How Long Do Treatments Take?
What Does the Treatment Feel Like?
How Long Does It Take To Notice Results?
The results from this treatment appear gradually. You will notice an initial improvement in the appearance of your skin immediately following your session due to increased oxygen and blood flow to the area.
Collagen production takes time. You will see a gradual improvement in your skin as your body produces more collagen. Your results will continue to improve in the weeks following treatment and you will see your best results within a few weeks to months post-treatment.
How Long Do Results Last?
What Are the Benefits?
There are many benefits associated with this treatment. It relies on the natural powers of the body and delivers results every time. It can be combined with other treatments to increase its effectiveness and it is a natural way to heal the skin and improve its overall appearance.
One benefit of this treatment is that is it is completely natural. It relies on the body to produce results as it responds to the micro-injuries that are created by the tiny needles in the device. It doesn’t rely on harsh chemicals or irritating ingredients to deliver results.
It Doesn’t Require Significant Downtime
Many skin care treatments require downtime so that you have to rearrange your life to accommodate recovery. This treatment does not require that of you. You will have to follow some directives after your treatment is over to make sure that your skin gets the best care in the days following your treatment, but most people resume their normal daily activities immediately after their appointment.
It Can Be Combined With Other Treatments
The effectiveness of this treatment increases when it is combined with other skincare treatments. For example, this treatment can be used to deliver PRP, also known as platelet-rich plasma, deep into the skin for dramatic results. When used in conjunction with PRP, you will get even more rejuvenating benefits.
Your Products Will Work Better
All of your skincare products will be even more effective once you undergo this treatment. Your skin will be opened up so anything that you apply into it will seep deep into your skin and produce even more of an effect.
Who Is It Right For?
Those who want to naturally improve the quality and appearance of their skin make good candidates for this treatment. Those who have a problematic skin condition such as acne scarring, stretch marks, skin laxity, and hyperpigmentation, among other issues will see an improvement from this treatment and make good candidates for it.
During an initial consultation, one of our expert aestheticians will examine your skin and determine if this treatment is the best option for you and your goals. We will then develop a treatment plan that will be sure to leave you feeling like your best self.