Is your face looking older than you’d like? Collagen can get it looking youthful once again. Collagen is an essential protein that the skin needs to stay young, but unfortunately, your body produces less of it with age. So how can you boost collagen?
How can I boost my collagen?
You can boost your collagen with microneedling. Microneedling also known as collagen induction therapy is considered the ultimate collagen booster, and it also treats a variety of skin concerns.
How does microneedling boost collagen?
During microneedling a small handheld device is used to make hundreds of tiny pricks in the outer layer of the skin. These invisible puncture wounds help to stimulate the body’s skin repair process, and contribute to the growth of new collagen fibers.
Boosting collagen stores improves the tone and elasticity of the skin. Microneedling also makes the skin thicker, which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also minimizes scars and promotes youthful-looking skin.
Microneedling is often combined with platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) therapy, which involves using the patient’s own blood to rejuvenate the skin. A small amount of blood is taken from the arm and then spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma, which is rich in growth factors. The PRP is applied to the skin after microneedling, and further stimulates collagen (click here to learn more).
How many microneedling sessions will I need
You will need about 4-6 microneedling sessions to achieve optimal results. However, this may vary, depending on the results you want to achieve.
Are you ready to boost your collagen stores with microneedling? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the greater Southwest Missouri area, Derma-Tech Medical Spa, Joplin, MO, is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.derma-tech.com, or by calling (417) 206-4884.