If you’re curious about the benefits of Collagen Induction Therapy (aka Micro Needling), then you came to the right place! Whether you’re interested in shrinking your pores, banishing hyperpigmentation, diminishing wrinkles, or simply want that “glow” back, a Collagen Induction Therapy treatment is worth your time. This is, of course, because it successfully treats a variety of skin care problems. And it provides astonishing results!
Micro Needling/Collagen Induction Therapy: Overview
- Micro Needling Definition (AKA Collagen Induction Therapy)
- What Are the Proven Micro Needling Benefits?
- Popular FAQs
- How to Schedule a Micro Needling Facial in Southern California
What is Micro Needling?
In order to understand Collagen Induction Therapy, you need to understand how instrumental collagen and elastin are in the health of your skin. Perhaps you’ve already spent a lot of time trying to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or lines on your face. If you have tried that method, then “collagen” and “elastin” are probably familiar terms. However, here is a quick summary for newbies in the world of skin care. Besides, it’s always wise to review things. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, after all! It’s complicated.
As you grow older, your body produces less and less collagen and elastin. A protein called elastin is a pliable connective tissue that makes up the outermost layer of your skin, called the dermis. As you can imagine, when your body isn’t producing enough elastin, your skin just doesn’t return to it’s normal shape after all the contracting and stretching it does on a daily basis.
Collagen is another type of protein that’s necessary for keeping your skin, bones, and muscles healthy. Without an ample supply of this precious protein, the skin becomes dry, wrinkly, and tired.
Multiple scientific studies have shown that aging skin becomes more elastic and has less wrinkles after undergoing Collagen Induction Therapy. Therefore, using professional skin care products or services that are designed to make your skin produce more collagen can be truly life changing!
An Overview of a Micro Needling Session
Collagen Induction Therapy is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment involving an electric pen-like wand with micro-needles. Your esthetician will use a pen, such as the RejuvaPen, to create multiple minuscule wounds, or “micro channels” on the surface of your skin.
This will take about an hour, as a good skin care specialist makes sure to be thorough and leave no stone unturned!
As you might have guessed, Micro Needling treatment definitely do trigger temporary inflammation and redness on the top layers of the skin. However, this momentary discomfort opens the door to something bigger than ourselves. The beauty of these micro channels is that, when open, they are able to accept the nourishing ingredients from top-tier skin care products.
In technical terms, these pin pricks cause “sub-cutaneous injuries.” Again, don’t let the lingo scare you off. Before the treatment even begins, you’ll receive a topical anesthetic cream. This will help numb your skin.
Due to these micro-wounds, your cells start to produce more collagen and elastin. This is because they are rushing into rapid “repair mode.” This a healthy sign! Your body is doing exactly what it should be doing! At the same time your cells are rapidly replenishing themselves with collagen, they are also making way for the regrowth of new, rejuvenated skin tissue.
In other words, this anti-aging facial is like a “reset button” for tired skin.
Below, you can see each individual layer of skin and how it tears during treatment. But in the end, the Micro Needling facial has seemingly taken years off your life!
Remember, Collagen Induction Therapy is one of the healthiest, most natural type of facial rejuvenation.
Understandably, you might not like the idea of needles poking into you. But one of the reasons Spela offers this treatment as part of her holistic skin care services package is because what happens during the facial is completely normal and healthy. In other words, this technique is actually working in conjunction with the natural way your skin functions.
Remember, the idea behind Micro Needling is that your skin is innately capable of repairing itself, especially after small pin pricks. And when the cells in your skin jump into “repair mode,” they provide firmer, healthier, younger-looking skin for you!
What Are the Proven Benefits of Micro Needling?
In addition to increasing collagen and elastin production, Collagen Induction Therapy also spurs on better circulation in the skin. As a result, the deepest roots, or “depth,” of your skin is open and ready to receive the nutrients that it so desperately needs! It can’t help but glow.
The 7 Game-Changing Benefits of a Micro Needling Facial
After seeing how vital both collagen and elastin are, hopefully it’s easier to understand why an Oxygen Induction Therapy facial is so powerful! Without further ado, below is a list of the Micro Needling benefits you’ve been hoping for:
- Tightens and firms the overall shape of the skin
- Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
- Heals deep acne scarring
- Eases the symptoms of hyperpigmentation
- Soothes rosacea
- Causes age spots to fade away
- Shrinks and refines large pores
Collagen Induction Therapy/Micro Needling FAQs
Although the basics are simple, every different facial modality has its own unique set of quirks. Check out the list of the most frequently asked questions below. If I missed one, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment at the bottom of this post!
Do Collagen Induction Therapy /Miro Needling Treatment hurt?
Thank goodness for topical anesthesia! The answer is no, Micro Needling is not a painful procedure. Admittedly, it is an unusual and sometimes uncomfortable feeling. Since the numbing cream doesn’t completely numb you, you’ll feel something. For context, some people say it feels like rough sandpaper or an electric toothbrush is operating on the surface of their skin.
How long does it take?
Typically, this type of anti-aging facial takes an hour to complete.
How long does it take to see noticeable Micro Needling results?
Many clients notice results after their very first treatment! Typically, this is in the form of a relaxed glow. These fast results make sense, since the circulation in their face is “activated” from the treatment. But in order to see full results, I recommend scheduling a session of 3 treatments 30 days apart.
How long does the Micro Needling downtime phase last?
After your first treatment, your skin might redden and swell. Rest assured, this is natural! This is because the RejuvaPen temporarily irritates the blood capillaries in your skin. However, this noticeable swelling and inflammation usually subsides within one or two days. Additionally, your skin might feel dry or sensitive to touch after a Collagen Induction Therapy facial. But don’t fret; this only lasts about three days.
What does Micro Needling After Care involve?
It is imperative that you apply a quality, mineral-based Broad Spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher for a full week after the treatment and avoid direct sun exposure. Follow any other instructions from your skin care specialist!
Spela suggests using her patented Stem Cell Infusion Serum from Spalina, Inc. to speed up the healing proces. This is definitely a fabulous, professional-approved way to make sure the results of each Micro Needling treatment reach their full potential.
Are there any risks I should know about Collagen Induction Therapy?
Like everything in life, Micro Needling has its pros and cons. One thing to be careful about is the unlikely chance of developing hyperpigmentation. This is usually the result of immediate, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight too soon after the facial. As you can see, it’s very important to follow your after care instructions!
If you have a history of hyperpigmentation, then it would be a good idea to tell your practitioner before treatment. However, the risk is low even if you do have hyperpigmentation in your past. In fact, many clients find that the Micro Needling cured their dark spots!
In order to make the healing process easy, your esthetician will likely help you find the best skin care products to remedy any discomfort. I also suggest asking which types of skin care products are best to use while you’re undergoing treatment. This is because the ingredients in a professionally formulated skin care product can seriously amplify the effects of the Collagen Induction Therapy.
What kind of wand is used at Spela Skin Care in Lake Forest, California?
At Spela Skin Care and Waxing, the Micro Needling Wand used is a RejuvaPen.
Spela Hernandez is a reputable licensed esthetician and healthy skin care advocate in Forest Hills. If you live in Southern California, then it is definitely worth the drive to be seen by such a skin care professional with top-tier expertise!
The RejuvaPen‘s state-of-the-art technology was made with safety and comfort in mind:
- Clog-resistant tip
- Comfortable grip to ensure that you receive a consistent, steady treatment
- Needle depth is adjustable (This is helpful for deep acne scars.)
- Adjustable speed dial to customize your unique situation
- Medical-grade quality; created by a well-respected company
Are You Ready to “Restart” Your Skin?
Are you interested in booking your first Collagen Induction Therapy facial? If you hail from the sunny state of California, please don’t hesitate to call the salon direction at 949-500-7785! A Micro Needling facial must be scheduled directly with Spela. Her studio website does not include online scheduling for this particular facial treatment.
If this doesn’t sound like the right treatment for you, then rest assured. There are plenty of different options available to you! Don’t hesitate to check out Spela’s Description of Modalities.
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*Please note that Spela Hernandez uses the RejuvaPen on facial skin only.