What is Collagen Induction Therapy
Anti-aging services are some of the most popular services we offer—understandably so. I mean, who doesn’t want to turn back the clock on wrinkles and age spots?
One of the most exciting parts of being an aesthetician is having the opportunity to learn about and try new, cutting edge skin treatments and technologies as they are developed. Micro-needling, or Collagen Induction Therapy is an effective skin treatment we are very excited to now offer our clients at Botanica!
What is Micro-Needling?
So just what is micro-needling? Don’t let the word “needle” frighten you. This treatment is minimally-invasive and works by triggering the skin’s own repair mechanisms. Using a micro-needling pen with very fine points, small channels are created in the skin to stimulate growth factors and the production of collagen and elastin—the natural anti-aging proteins which exist in our skin.
What are the Benefits?
Micro-needling is very unique in that it calls upon the skin’s natural healing processes to fill the microscopic wounds that are created by micro-needling. This stimulates production of new collagen and elastin while improving the texture and firmness of skin, and reducing scars, and reduce pore size. Last but not least, micro-needled skin allows for the active ingredients (such as vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and others) to penetrate more deeply and effectively. Giving it the proper nutrition it needs.
- Acne scars
- Age spots
What to Expect After Micro-Needling Collagen Induction Therapy
Your aesthetician will go over with you any special instructions following your micro-needling session, which might include staying out of the sun or avoiding certain chemicals in your skincare regimen.
Is this Treatment Right for Me?
Micro-needling can be performed on all skin colors and types, and is often preferred over laser treatments as there is no risk of burning. As opposed to laser treatments or chemical peels, micro-needling can be done on sensitive areas around the eyes, mouth, hands and chest. This treatment is customizable and during your consultation with the aesthetician, you will point out areas which are sensitive or which you want to tackle more aggressively.
Depending on your skin, micro-needling is usually recommended every four weeks.
Micro-needling is a wonderful anti-aging and rejuvenating treatment for addressing wrinkles, age spots, scarring and hyper-pigmentation. This treatment is not suitable for clients with open wounds, any current skin infections, recent radiation treatments or who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Micro-needling is not recommended for those with very sensitive or acne-prone skin.
If you’re a do-it-yourselfer or short on time like many of our clients, at-home micro-needling systems are sold at the spa as well and are a great option if you are interested in learning proper self-treatment technique. Talk to our aestheticians and we’ll recommend, based on your skin type, a micro-needling self care product and program you can easily maintain at home.
Bet You’re Curious Now…
Ready to try micro-needling, or have more questions? Our spa experts will be happy to talk with you. Give us a call at 727-441-1711, and click here for 15% off your first service at Botanica!