Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic procedure that involves using a device with fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin’s surface. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, leading to increased collagen and elastin production.

Microneedling can help improve various skin concerns, including uneven skin tone, age spots, sun spots, fine lines, large pores, acne scars, other types of scars, thinning hair, thinning brows, a weathered lip surface, and stretch marks. Microneedling works to treat these skin concerns in a number of ways.

Uneven Skin Tone

Microneedling can improve uneven skin tone by promoting the production of new collagen and elastin. Additionally, the increased absorption of topical products during and after microneedling can further enhance the treatment’s effectiveness in addressing hyperpigmentation and discoloration.

Age Spots and Sun Spots

Microneedling can improve the appearance of age spots and sun spots by stimulating the turnover of skin cells and promoting the growth of new, healthy skin. The procedure encourages the skin to shed damaged outer layers and replace them with fresher, more evenly pigmented skin.

Fine Lines

Microneedling can reduce the appearance of fine lines by stimulating collagen and elastin production, which improves the skin’s elasticity and plumpness. This can lead to smoother and more youthful-looking skin.

Large Pores

Microneedling can improve the appearance of large pores by promoting collagen production and thickening the skin. As the skin becomes firmer and more structured, the visibility of oversized pores is reduced.

Acne Scars and Other Scars

Microneedling is effective for treating acne scars and other types of scars. The microneedles break up the thickened scar tissue, softening the appearance and texture of the scar. The new collagen and elastin also improve the look and feel of scars over time.

Thinning Hair and Brows

Microneedling can be used on the scalp and eyebrows to stimulate hair growth. The micro-injuries trigger healing in the hair follicles and promotion of thicker, healthier hair.

Lip Surface Rejuvenation

Microneedling can be used on the lips to improve their texture and appearance. It can reduce fine lines around the mouth and enhance the natural collagen and elastin in the lip area.

Stretch Marks

Microneedling can reduce the appearance of stretch marks by stimulating collagen and elastin production, which can lead to a more even skin texture and reduced visibility of stretch marks.

A Note

Microneedling treatments can help to improve the appearance of these concerns, but it will not completely eliminate them. It’s important to note that the results of microneedling may vary based on factors such as the length of the needles used, the frequency of treatments, and individual skin characteristics.

Find Out More

To find out if microneedling is right for you, it is best to get in touch with Dr. Melanie Tantisira at True Vision Center Hawaii. Schedule a consultation today and get answers to your questions about microneedling and our other treatments.