A growing number of our patients are looking for safe and effective alternatives to traditional cosmetic surgery or harsh procedures that lead to significant side effects, complications, or downtime. There are actually many such procedures and treatments available that can significantly enhance the appearance of aging skin without the need for surgery. One of them is highly effective at minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and requires virtually no downtime. We’re talking about Collagen Induction Therapy.
What is Collagen Induction Therapy?
Collagen Induction Therapy is a minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that offers serious results in the minimization of lines, wrinkles, scars, and uneven pigmentation. The procedure itself is quite simple. We pass a special device over the surface of your skin in a series of passes. Each pass of the device creates hundreds of tiny punctures in your skin, triggering your skin’s self-repair process. Over the following weeks and months, your skin remodels itself, and you will find that skin imperfections will gradually fade during this time.
Can I Have Multiple Treatments?
Yes. In fact, most patients experience cumulative results with each treatment that builds upon the results of the previous treatment session. It is important to remember, however, that you will need to wait a set amount of time between each treatment so that your skin has time to heal adequately.
You may notice some temporary, minor side effects after your treatment. These effects are normally minor and temporary, resolving themselves within just hours to a day or two at the most.
Can I Combine Collagen Induction Therapy with Other Treatments?
Collagen Induction Therapy greatly enhances the effectiveness of topical skin care products. If you require the application of ointments, creams, lotions, or serums, a Collagen Induction Therapy treatment will allow for greater penetration of these products than they are capable of by themselves. This is because the treatment creates many tiny micro-openings that act as channels, allowing the products to flow more easily through your skin.
Most patients require several Collagen Induction Therapy treatments for optimal results. It is important to remember that your skin will continue to age normally between treatments. Patients typically have additional treatments performed within several months of their last treatment to maintain a more youthful look.
Make an appointment at the office of Dr. Joseph A. Russo in Newton to learn more information about Collagen Induction Therapy in the Boston/New England area. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!