Stimulate Collagen Production for Bryn Mawr, Newtown Square, Main Line, and Beyond
Collagen is a vital element for healthy, young-looking skin. The problem is, as we age, collagen production decreases and collagen breakdown increases. A decrease in collagen in the skin leads to the formation of lines and wrinkles. Sun damage, smoking, alcohol consumption, and pollution all contribute to decreased collagen levels, leaving the skin looking worn out, dull, and old. An effective way to generate new collagen is with microneedling at the Bryn Mawr- and Newtown Square-based Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa.
During a microneedling treatment, an experienced medical professional uses a specialized microneedling device to trigger the production of new collagen. Higher levels of collagen in the skin result in smoother, younger-looking skin. Microneedling can also reduce the appearance of age/sun spots and acne scarring.
How Does Microneedling Work?
The human body is very efficient when it comes to healing injuries. Microneedling makes use of this ability by using small needles to create numerous tiny wounds in the skin, which rapidly heal. The miniature punctures do not lead to scar formation, but do trigger the body’s natural healing response.
The wound healing processes created by microneedling results in increased blood flow and collagen production. Smoother, younger-looking skin emerges. This improvement continues for weeks after a treatment as collagen levels continue to rise. Patients who choose this treatment enjoy long-term effects. After a microneedling session, patients should wear daily sunscreen and make healthy lifestyle choices to maintain the desired results. Microneedling treatments can be repeated.
Talk to the Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa team to determine if microneedling should be in your antiaging regimen.
What Can Complement Microneedling?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a treatment that makes use of the platelet-rich portion of a patient's blood. Blood is drawn from the patient, then spun down in a centrifuge, and the platelet-rich portion is either injected or applied topically to the skin. PRP is rich in growth factors, which induce changes in the skin, resulting in a more youthful look.
On its own, PRP can be a powerful option for anyone looking for skin rejuvenation. When paired with microneedling, it can be especially effective.
Radiofrequency (RF) energy can also enhance a microneedling treatment. Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa offers Infini™ RF microneedling. This sophisticated device uses the needles as transmission points for delivering RF energy to specific depths in the skin. Similar to platelet-rich plasma, the added RF element improves wound-healing processes and encourages new collagen production. Infini™ has been a "game changer" for acne scars, upper lip lines, and neck tightening.