Micro needling is the procedure in which carefully administers tiny puncture wounds are used to activate the body’s natural healing process to reduce the appearance of scars and to make skin firmer and smoother.
The key ingredient in this treatment is a natural one—collagen. Collagen is an essential protein produced naturally by the body. Micro needling supercharges the body’s production of collagen by triggering the body’s healing abilities. The increased collagen results in skin that is smoother and firmer.
How does this work?
Collagen and Your Skin
Collagen is found throughout the human body—in connective tissue, bone, and muscles—as a fundamental building block of each. In fact collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body comprising 30% of all proteins. It essentially acts as a combination of a foundation and “glue” for all other proteins. Without it, the body wouldn’t be able to hold itself together.
Collagen is found in the middle levels of the skin, where it is essential in the process of replacing dead skin cells old fibers with new ones and for granting the skin elasticity. Collagen production tends to slow down as we age, explaining why as we get older our skin tends to sag and wrinkle.
Micro needling wakes collagen producers up and prompts them to make more than they would normally, which smooths out skin and makes it firmer.
You may ask why advertised creams and lotions can’t promote collagen production. There is a very simple explanation.
Micro Needling Works Where Creams May Not
Collagen can’t actually be absorbed into the skin—the protein is too large for the pores. Instead, it must be naturally produced by the body.
Some creams and other over the counter lotions claim to revitalize the skin, but their effects are limited to just moisturizing the topmost layer of skin. While this is a good thing in daily skin care, it can’t bring about the stronger, firmer, smoother skin that micro needling can.
Micro needling can be a remarkable and simple way to increase your collagen production and achieve smoother, firmer feeling skin. It can help you see actual, long-lasting results where creams and lotions may not. At the Elizabeth Roche M.D. MedSpa, Dr. Roche or her Physician Assistant can help you determine your aesthetic goals and determine whether micro needling is the right treatment for you. Contact us today to make an appointment and learn more about micro needling.