Collagen Induction Therapy
Collagen is the largest protein in the skin. As we age, the production of collagen slows down, resulting in sagging and dull skin texture. Sun damage, smoking and stress also contribute to collagen loss and poor skin quality.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure used to boost collagen and elastin in the skin, using small, sterile needles. Microneedling can be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars, dark spots from sun damage and melasma, wrinkles and large pores.
Topical numbing with a numbing cream is done prior to microneedling, which is very comfortable and has minimal downtime. Minor redness and irritation are possible for a few days and is well managed with a proper at home skincare protocol. Each session lasts about 30 minutes. Multiple sessions are recommended for best results. Annual maintenance is recommended.
The procedure is very safe for most people. People who have active acne and using retinol products should postpone treatments. Also, people with eczema, psoriasis or lupus may experience a worsening of their skin and are not good candidates for this treatment.
Insurance does not cover this treatment.
Microneedling may be safer for skin of color than laser, which has high rates of pigment disruption.
Multiple benefits of microneedling include:
- Reduce scars, including acne scars.
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Reduce pore size.
- Reduce the appearance of dark spots.
- Improve skin elasticity.
- Promote hair growth.
- Reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Please call 860-999-4865 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Shternfeld, a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist.