As your skin ages, you will begin noticing that it gradually loses shape, volume, and elasticity, leading to thinner skin that develops wrinkles and starts sagging. These skin changes can lead to feelings of diminished self-esteem, anxiety, and even depression. Fortunately, a new skin enhancement technique called Collagen Induction Therapy, commonly known as micro-needling, can help tremendously with these types of unwelcome skin changes caused by aging and exposure to the environment.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is one of the least invasive and most effective skin enhancement techniques currently available. A small device with numerous tiny, sterile needles creates microscopic punctures in your skin. This process encourages the formation of brand new collagen that will gradually resurface and restructure your skin.
Other skin enhancement treatments only deal with the surface aspect of the problem, but this treatment penetrates more deeply into the skin to treat the source of the skin imperfections.
Is It Uncomfortable?
Patients generally tolerate their micro-needling treatments very well. We stand ready to apply a topical numbing solution to your skin prior to your treatment upon request. Any discomfort felt during a treatment passes very quickly. Your skin may look as though it has a mild sunburn for a few hours after the treatment, but this is normal and can be expected to also fade rapidly.
Can the Results of Micro-Needling Be Improved Upon?
One great thing about micro-needling is that it dramatically increases the absorption and effectiveness of anything applied to the skin before or immediately after treatment. The micro-punctures that are formed during a treatment act as tiny channels that allow liquids to move through them, easily penetrating the skin.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is one product that is often applied after a micro-needling treatment to enhance absorption. However, not every patient is eager to have their blood drawn for this type of treatment.
What is Micro-Needling with Growth Factors?
Using growth factors in combination with a micro-needling treatment has some scientific evidence behind it. We know that growth factors consist of larger protein molecules that have difficulty penetrating normal skin. The micro-channels opened by the treatment allow growth factors to penetrate into the lower dermis layer of skin instead of remaining at the surface of the skin.
Micro-needling with growth factors is one of the easiest ways to visibly rejuvenate your skin, and it is provided with expertise here at Glow Medispa in Seattle. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and find out if this treatment is right for you.