As we get older, our skin is one of the first things to show our age. Besides damage from years of exposure to the sun, our skin also shows the scars, blemishes, and wrinkles that come with living a full life. Collagen induction therapy can help you to have younger-looking, healthier skin, to fight skin damage and the effects of aging!
What is collagen and why is it important?
Collagen is important for healthy skin. It makes skin look youthful by providing structure, elasticity, and hydration – but it actually does so much more. It is a protein that helps to build healthy muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and even hair. Unfortunately, your body stops making as much collagen once you hit your mid-20s.
There are some things you can do to protect your collagen, such as taking care of your skin by wearing sunscreen. You can also eat a diet high in antioxidants, such as broccoli and carrots, and, of course, foods that are good sources of collagen, such as fish, citrus fruits, and eggs whites.
What is collagen induction therapy?
Collagen induction therapy (also known as “automated micro-needling”) is done with the Eclipse MicroPen. Before the process, the area to be treated will be covered with a topical anesthetic. Then, the MicroPen will be rolled over the skin – it uses tiny needles to create “micro-injuries” in the skin, which the body responds to by creating new collagen and elastin. In effect, the process encourages new, fresh-looking skin to grow. These tiny holes in the skin can also be filled with a gel, serum, or cream that will encourage healthy skin. The procedure only takes about 30 minutes.
This procedure can be performed not only on the face, but on other parts of the body as well. It can be used to treat acne and other scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and can even help sagging and loose skin.
If you are looking for an effective way to get rid of blemishes and have younger-looking skin, collagen induction therapy may be the answer. Call Stockton Dermatology in Phoenix, AZ, to schedule a collagen induction therapy appointment. Call (480) 610-6366 today!