Several of the most popular and effective cosmetic treatments available today have roots that go back decades or even centuries. One of them is micro-needling, which can be traced back to 1905 when noted German dermatologist Ernst Kromayer began experimenting with dental burrs mounted on motor-driven, flexible cord equipment to treat scars, birthmarks and hyperpigmentation.
Throughout the decades that followed, refinements were made and today, micro-needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is among the most popular options for a healthy, young looking complexion. Here are three reasons to consider treatment…
- Fine lines and wrinkles: Besides scars, birthmarks and hyperpigmentation, micro-needling also is highly effective at diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. It works by using hundreds of tiny needle pricks to create miniscule holes in the skin. While it sounds a bit unnerving, these micro-punctures actually are therapeutic because they prompt the skin to stimulate collagen production. New collagen fills in wrinkles and fine lines, plumping the skin and creating a shapelier, younger look.
- Stretch marks: Unsightly stretch marks come via a number of causes including pregnancy, delivering larger babies or twins, obesity, dramatic weight loss or weight gain and using corticosteroid medications. Micro-needling can help improve the color and texture of stretch marks and make the scars blend with the surrounding skin.
- Acne scars: In the same way that micro-needling helps to diminish stretch marks, it also can help reduce or eliminate the appearance of acne scars, which affect some 25 percent of the 60 million Americans who suffer active acne.
To find out whether collagen induction therapy will best address your skincare issues, schedule a consultation at your nearest Elements of Therapy location. Call our Intracoastal/Beaches location at 904-337-4159 or our Mandarin location at 904-619-1587.