Micro-Needle Collagen Therapy: For Younger, Healthier Skin
One of the best ways to achieve healthy, smooth, ageless
skin is by undergoing Dermaroller Therapy. Dermaroller therapy, better known as
Micro-Needle Collagen Therapy, gives you the same smooth skin you can get from
chemical peels or laser resurfacing, but for a price that can’t be beat.
Collagen in The Human Body
Three-fourths of our skin is made from a fibrous protein
called collagen. There are several types of collagen, but two of them really
are the most important for healthy skin growth: Type I Collagen and Type III
Young children have a very large supply of Type III
Collagen. This allows skin to quickly regrow in the damaged areas. Children have
very soft and supple skin that is filled with this rapid growing collagen,
which explains why their smaller bodies heal faster from most injuries. Type
III Collagen quickly heals their wounds, then Type I steps in and makes the
skin stronger and more durable.
As we age, and become adults, Type III Collagen
production begins to decrease because the growing process has stopped. However,
as Type III decreases, Type I starts to ramp up its production. Injuries may
heal a bit slower than they do in children, but they do heal, and the skin
remains in the best of conditions until we reach our mid-thirties.
During our late 30s – early 40s the production of Type I Collagen begins to slow down dramatically. This is when most people begin noticing the signs of “old age”: all the sun damage and facial veins become more noticeable; pores that were once small suddenly appear to be gaping craters; the skin no longer looks young, due to loss of elasticity; thinner skin shows every fine line and wrinkle that appears on the body, especially the face. As we all know, these problems only get worse the older we get, and the only solution is cosmetics or permanent makeup. If you go this route, make sure you receive professional advice.
This is the reason most people opt for some type of
therapy to restore their skin to its former youthfulness. Micro-needle collagen
therapy helps stimulate the skin to produce more of both Type I and Type III
Collagen. A medical grade dermaroller that has either 1.0 mm or 1.5 mm
micro-needles in it is carefully rolled over the skin. As the needles pierce
the skin they leave behind hundreds of tiny holes in the deepest layers of the
skin. This stimulates the collagen, and the regrowth leaves the skin fuller and
much healthier looking. The process is simple and usually takes a little over
an hour from start to finish.
The Benefits of Micro-Needle Collagen Therapy
Micro-needle collagen therapy is cost-effective, and
affordable for most people. Treatment consists of needles being used to
stimulate the skin in various places. This safe and natural process stimulates
the production of elastin and collagen cells, which are needed to help
regenerate and repair the skin naturally.
The needles do not damage the skin, and the treatment
will not make your skin sensitive to the sun. Your skin will glow with renewed
life. It will look smoother and healthier – all done naturally.
Micro-needling collagen therapy allows new skin to grow
without doing any damage, simply because this therapy is a natural process that
benefits the skin. This non-abrasive therapy is great for every type of skin.
Because there is no harsh chemical used, healing time is usually of short
Post-treatment problems are usually minor and mild. There
may be some discomfort, but most patients report pain is minimal and side
effects seem to be mostly absent. There is absolutely no risk that the skin
will become permanently discoloured.
Conditions That Micro-Needle Collagen Therapy Can Help
Micro-needle therapy helps to repair sun-damaged or aged
skin. Old age spots, freckles, and other types of skin blemishes can be
lightened considerably. Scars from surgeries, chickenpox, acne, measles, or other
conditions can be removed or greatly diminished.
Micro-needle therapy shrinks pores, lessens thread veins,
tightens the skin, and smooths out wrinkles and lines on the face. As each tiny
hole heals it fills with collagen I and III; this plumps up the skin, making
imperfections of all kinds disappear. Further treatment increases the amount of
collagen resulting in softer, younger looking skin.
It is normal for the skin to become red, most often
resembling a sunburn. Within a day or two the skin should be back to its normal
colour. By the end of a week there should be a noticeable improvement in both
the overall tone and texture of the skin.
The first two days post-treatment should be spent trying
to avoid the sun. Tender skin will not tolerate the harsh sunlight. Make-up
should also be avoided for at least 12 hours after treatment.
Is More Than One Treatment Needed?
Depending upon what condition you want treated, you may
need only one treatment, or you may need up to five of them. The more
treatments you have, the better your skin will look.
The skin needs time to heal and completely regenerate;
further treatments will not be scheduled for at least a month or more. Beautiful
skin takes time to restore. Micro-needle collagen therapy is the help aging