Young skin is resilient, firm and radiant with better tone and texture than older skin. One of the significant differences is the level of collagen in the skin. As you get older, the levels of elastin and collagen in the skin decrease. This can result in thinner, looser skin that is prone to sagging, lines and wrinkles. Microneedling is a non-invasive skin treatment that can stimulate or induce collagen production for more youthful skin. Maia Plastic Surgery offers microneedling treatment at our clinic in Tysons Corner, VA.
What is microneedling treatment? Simply put, microneedling uses tiny needles to penetrate the skin for collagen induction therapy, or CIT. When the skin is wounded, the body initiates more collagen production to heal and repair the skin. With microneedling, many small punctures in the skin are made in the treatment area to spur this healing response. The needles are so small that they do not damage the skin, yet collagen is still produced. The treatment is not painful and does not require downtime after the procedure – it can usually be performed in less than an hour in our clinic.
Collagen Induction Therapy for Youthful Skin
The benefit of microneedling is higher levels of collagen in the skin. This can firm and tighten the skin to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It can also repair damage to the skin and minimize flaws like discolorations or scars. Overall, the skin can appear more youthful, firm and radiant with regular microneedling sessions. Dr. Maia and our team can perform professional microneedling CIT sessions to rejuvenate your skin. This procedure can be combined with other procedures to enhance the effects of plastic surgery or cosmetic treatments.
You cannot stop the aging process, but it is possible to slow the evidence of aging in your skin. If you are interested in learning more about microneedling or collagen induction therapy, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery in the greater Washington, DC area.