With Micro-Needling, or procell™ Collagen Induction Therapy, patients see improvement in the overall tone and texture of their skin. This is an excellent skincare treatment for patients struggling with fine lines, scars, and other superficial imperfections.
Micro-Needling works by creating tiny micro injuries in the skin, stimulating new cell growth. The production of these cells can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, and irregular texture or pigment. These results may be further enhanced by adding specialized skincare products, such as a Hydrafacial treatment or Ultherapy sessions. Micro-Needling can be used on most parts of the body, but some areas are more popular than others.
Common Treatment Areas
How Micro-Needling Therapy Works
This treatment works by encouraging the skin to produce more collagen. Pinpricks, created by a dermaroller, micro needle, or SkinPen, cause minor injury to the outermost layer of the dermis. The skin reacts to these tiny wounds by producing a new, collagen-rich tissue. This new tissue creates the appearance of firmer, more clear skin.
At-home Micro-Needling devices have appeared in the past few years, but we strongly discourage the use of these tools. At-home treatments may produce a similar sensation, but the results are not often noticeable, and the lack of a sterile environment can expose a person to harmful side effects. Additionally, Micro-Needling treatment results appear gradually, with optimal results occurring 3 to 6 months after the last treatment. At-home treatments can make patients eager to see quick results. If a firmer skin texture does not appear, they may accidentally treat the skin too often, resulting in permanent damage.
If you’re interested in softer, more buoyant skin, but want to remain safe during the treatment process, make an appointment with one of our dermatologists.
What to Expect from Collagen Induction Therapy
A topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area for roughly 20 minutes and then small, controlled wounds are made using a micro-needling device. Patients may experience a mild sunburn sensation, redness, and swelling for 2 or 3 days, but side effects are generally minimal. Small areas of scabbing and peeling may occur 2 to 3 days after treatment. Any increase or decrease in pigment may take several months to resolve.
Most patients require up to 5 treatments, scheduled at 4-week intervals. Improvement to the skin is gradual, with optimal results occurring 3 to 6 months after the last treatment.
Visiting a doctor for Micro-Needling treatment is necessary. While home Micro-Needling treatments exist, they do not produce high-quality results and put patients at a greater risk for experiencing side-effects. Only a doctor can provide the collagen induction therapy treatment necessary to achieve a smooth, clear complexion, and Zel is equipped to do just that.
Our nationally acclaimed skin and laser center is led by Dr. Brian Zelickson, a Mayo-trained dermatologist. We focus on research and innovation to ensure that clients receive the finest, minimally invasive skin care treatments in the nation. Zel continually invests in the most advanced procedures and treatments in the industry. As a result, clients have access to a wide variety of highly effective, revolutionary skin care treatments, all backed by research and proven results.
If you’re ready to get the perfect skin you want, Contact Us to schedule a consultation today. Our Edina and Plymouth locations are waiting for your call.
*Results may vary per patient. Services vary by location.
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