Collagen Induction Therapy also known as micro-needling or micro-channeling is a minimally invasive procedure where small needles are used to create microperforations in the skin. These tiny “holes” give the skin the opportunity to react as if it were injured, which stimulates collagen and elastin production. Results can include improved texture and firmness, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, as well as a reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks. These microperforations also support the penetration of special serums that are infused into the skin during the treatment. During the healing process, the skin is renewed due to the collagen production and it can take 6-8 weeks for the full result to be seen.
There are no major contraindications for Collagen Induction Therapy. As with all cosmetic treatments, the ideal candidate should have realistic expectations and be in generally good health. The treatment is suitable for all skin types, unlike some laser or chemical peels procedures. If you have any of the following concerns, you may be a suitable candidate for Collagen Induction Therapy: Premature aging, skin laxity, lines and wrinkles, scarring from acne, chicken pox, injuries or surgery scars.