If you are not happy with noticeable wrinkles or scarring, especially on your face, collagen induction therapy might be an option for you.
At a fraction of the cost of fractional laser resurfacing, collagen induction therapy can subtly reduce the appearance of scars and other imperfections when used in conjunction with retinol-based products or retinoic acid. Collagen induction therapy is usually a long-term solution, requiring about 1-2 years of treatments.
The procedure, also known as “skin needling,” usually involves the manual application of skin rollers that are covered in hundreds of extremely fine surgical needles measuring 0.25 – 1.5 millimeters in length. The device is rolled across the skin, puncturing the skin’s surface, the immediate reticular dermis. The inflammatory response from the body can stimulate healthy tissue formation and, in some cases, stimulate the production of collagen. As these micro-wounds heal, some independent doctors have reported that scars and wrinkles become less noticeable.
Sometimes your treatment will be combined with skin-smoothing ingredients like retinol and peptides to boost the results of your procedure. After collagen induction therapy, many dermatologists will provide anti-inflammatory medication to calm and soothe the skin.