Why is collagen important in keeping the skin looking young and refreshed?

Collagen is a component of our bones, tendons, and most importantly our skin. It is a fibrous protein that connects and supports our body. Despite making up approximately 30% of all of our body’s proteins, collagen also acts as a skin rejuvenator. It gives our skin a youthful, refreshed glow.

Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with an abundance of collagen production in their skin. Dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and aestheticians have found microneedling to have a substantial impact on skin that is lacking the glow collagen can help create.

Microneedling is a non invasive option that can be used on the face, neck, arms and legs, and abdomen for the following treatments:

  • Aged spots and black heads
  • Acne and the scars left by acne
  • Reducing or eliminating enlarged pores
  • Reduce the appearance of capillary vessels
  • Refreshing overall skin appearance
  • Softening fine lines and wrinkles
  • Softening the appearance of stretch marks

Dermapen Microneedling is a popular procedure in Dr. Devgan’s practice due to patients wanting to keep their skin looking youthful as well as to shrink pores, minimize acne scars, reduce wrinkles, lighten dark spots, and fade stretchmarks. Dermapen is a medical grade handheld device that punctures the skin between 2 and 7 mm. This depth punctures the dermis to initiate the body’s natural healing process of collagen production.

Typically patients can expect results after one session of microneedling. However, many choose to continue throughout their lifetime. Patients can choose to continue treatments as much as every 6 weeks or as little as once in their entire life.

For more information regarding Dermapen Microneedling, or any other procedures, please feel free to call us at (212)452-2400 or email us at office@LaraDevganMD.com.

You can also learn more at our dedicated Microneedling page.

Source: Lucas, Jay, MD. "Want To Restore Aging Skin? Try Micro-Needling." American Society of Plastic Surgeons. N.p., 23 Sept. 2015. Web. 23 June 2016.