Rejuvenate Spa NY in the Bronx offers Collagen Induction Therapy, also known as microneedling treatment, one of the latest techniques to restore skin’s tone, texture and elasticity. It is one of the safest and most effective methods for treating acne, hyperpigmentation and aging because it uses your body’s own healing processes.
Microneedling Treatment History
Modern Collagen Induction Therapy was first practiced in Europe in the 1980s. Swissfrench dermatologist Phillipe Simonin used microcurrent and acupuncture needles for skin abrasion to incite the healing process. However, microneedling did not gain popularity in the United States until the mid-1990s. The introduction of the needle stamp (1997) and roller (2004) have made the treatment easier and more comfortable in both spa and clinical settings.
The Microneedling Process
Collagen Induction Therapy works by gliding a roller with small hollow needles across the skin. The needles create microscopic puncture wounds, and that revs up the body’s natural skin-healing processes. The treated skin is flooded with oxygen, nutrients and skin-building compounds like collagen from the blood as well as nutrients delivered through the needles, which may include:
- Aloe vera
- Amino acids
- Green tea
- Hyaluronic acid
Collagen Induction Therapy is a European technique, so we at Rejuvenate Spa NY use European and Australian products for our treatments.
What To Expect During Microneedle Treatment
Collagen Induction Therapy is one of the best treatments because of the long-lasting effects. Many clients notice an immediate glow after the treatment. A few days post-treatment, your skin may peel and become red—this is the body’s natural healing processes at work. Once the redness and peeling dissipate—about three to five days after the treatment, you will notice:
- Smaller pores
- Clearer skin
- More even skin tone
- Improved firmness
And these results continue for up to six months after a single treatment! (Although, we recommend routine treatments to better maintain your results.)
Benefits Of Microneedling
Collagen Induction Therapy stimulates blood circulation, collagen and elastin production and new cell growth. When combined with the nourishing nutrients in the products we use, the treatment:
- Reduces fine lines, wrinkles and pores
- Reduces dark under-eye circles and puffy eyes
- Tightens, tones and firms saggy skin
- Fades acne scars, stretch marks and other scars
- Eliminates hyperpigmentation
- Hydrates, brightens and rejuvenates to improve skin texture and produce a natural glow
- Stimulates hair growth (when performed on the head)
Microneedling also exfoliates and has antibacterial properties, so it helps eliminate acne.
Microneedling Treatment Preparations And Contraindications
Collagen Induction Therapy takes about an hour, but it can only be done on skin that is ready for treatment. In order to prevent complications or delays in results, you must:
- Stop taking vitamins A and C
- At least three days before treatment if taken orally
- At least one week if delivered topically (in skin care products)
- Not scrub your face for at least two days before the treatment
Some medications may contraindicate treatment. Please tell your estheticians about all medications you are taking during your consultation to ensure your health and safety.
Is Microneedle Right For You?
The team of estheticians at Rejuvenate Spa NY can help you determine if Collagen Induction Therapy or another of our facial spa services will help you reach your skin care goals. Contact us to schedule a free consultation today. You will get your first facial service the same day as your consultation, so you do not have to wait any longer to see results!