Quick fix or long term solution? Sometimes you want to go straight to the quick fix, i.e Botox and fillers. Hey…no judgement here — especially with my Juvederm addiction in my lips— but, you can actually work with your natural collagen to help either buy time before your first introduction to injections or to build natural collagen for volume along with your injectable fillers.
Microneedling is a Collagen Inducing Treatment (CIT) that helps your body produce more collagen naturally, lasting until it is broken down by the body the way all collagen eventually is. Needles on your face may sound scary but your aesthetician should numb you for comfort. The treatment consists of micro-needles at different depths being painted in a pattern over your face and or neck. A hydrating serum is applied to push hydration in to your skin and also aids in the glide of the microneedling device. The micro wounds produced by this treatment help with product penetration and signals your body to help repair the damage by producing collagen at a faster rate than your body normally would. The treatment could also give you a slight peeling effect, removing the dead skin cell build up that contributes to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedling usually works best in a series and will have residual collagen producing effects up to six months after treatment. The downtime can vary from person to person but usually makeup can be used the next day to cover the redness.
Results are glowing skin and a diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment also helps to shrink large pores and help build up divots caused by acne scarring. Consistently encouraging your body to produce more collagen will help diminish the appearance of aging and give you an overall more youthful look.