Acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, blackheads, sun damage, and so much more can be treated with microneedling treatments at LiveYoung Medical.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, a form of Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a minimally invasive skin treatment which encourages the production of new collagen and elastin through controlled skin micro-injury.
Using our state of the art, Swiss-made device (the Advanced Cell Stimulation, or “ACS” Pen), our Microneedling CIT treatment creates controlled punctures in the skin which encourage your skin’s natural repair system. An influx of various growth factors including collagen and elastin are produced. The dermis of the skin is made up of 80 percent collagen; however, beginning around age 21 collagen production decreases by approximately one percent per year. The production of elastin, which keeps your skin from sagging, also decreases dramatically over time. Microneedling helps restore the natural production of both elastin and collagen to help reduce the effects of ageing on the skin.
Here are eight reasons why you should consider microneedling:
1) The texture of your skin will be instantly improved.
After your first Microneedling CIT treatment, you will notice smoother skin in as little as 48 hours. Visible results increase over the weeks to follow. Because microneedling isn’t an aggressive procedure, minimal downtime is needed. We recommend booking your appointment end of the day, as it is essential not to apply makeup for 12 hours following your treatment.
2) Your at-home skin care products will work more effectively.
The microchannels formed during a Microneedling CIT treatment allow for serums, specialty products, and active ingredients to reach deeper into the skin where they are the most beneficial.
3) It increases collagen production and reduces fine lines.
Microneedling is known for its collagen-inducing capabilities. The tiny, controlled punctures created during a Microneedling CIT treatment help your skin rebuild collagen, naturally plumping your skin and filling in fine lines and wrinkles.
4) It helps to diminish the appearance of acne scars or “pockmarks.”
Microneedling is a simple and effective in atrophic acne scar treatment, according to The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. The Microneedling CIT process breaks up the fibrosis underneath the skin which causes “tenting,” allowing for new collagen to be produced and for old, dysfunctional collagen release back to its natural shape.
5) It reduces blackheads while tightening and shrinking large pores.
Blackheads result in clogged hair follicles and can be a precursor to active, inflammatory acne. Due to the neocollagenesis and revascularization which occurs post-microneedling, the size of your pores is reduced for approximately four weeks. To maintain blackhead relief it is recommended you book your Microneedling CIT treatments every four to six weeks.
6) You will be able to say, “goodbye!” to oily skin.
Acne is caused by an excess of oil (or sebum) on the skin’s surface, which eventually penetrates the skin. This clogs pores, thus creating space for bacteria to foster. Microneedling dramatically reduces sebum production and pore size to stop your skin concerns before they occur.
7) It can reduce hyperpigmentation and melasma.
Hyperpigmentation can be caused by sun exposure, pregnancy and even acne, while melasma is a medical condition that is complicated to treat. The highly-skilled team of practitioners at Live Young Medical are skin health experts and know exactly how to design Microneedling CIT treatments to target and address pigment-related concerns. Microneedling is exceptionally useful in diminishing hyperpigmentation as it reaches melanin build up in both the epidermis and the dermis - which is too thick for other types of skin treatments (such as chemical peels) to achieve.
8) You can treat almost any area of your body.
Microneedling treatments are not limited to the face. Stretch marks, scars from trauma/surgery, and skin texture irregularities anywhere on your body can be treated with Microneedling CIT. Common areas to treat including the neck, hips, breasts, backs of hands, and decollete.
To experience the benefits of Microneedling CIT for yourself at our low introductory rate of just $200, book your complimentary consultation with us today. Save a visit, consultation and treatment can be arranged the same day. This promotion is available for a limited time only.