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Collagen Induction Therapy

Collagen therapy Dr. Sarah Shell
Collagen treatment Dr. Sarah Shell
facial treatment Dr. Sarah Shell

Do you have one or more of these concerns?

  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Brown spots, sun spots
  • Melasma
  • Acne or acne scarring
  • Fine lines, large pores
  • Loose skin

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive, painless and clinically proven therapeutic technique for skin and scar enhancement. Tiny, invisible micro-injuries are created in the skin, stimulating the body’s natural wound healing cascade. A highly sought after result is the natural increase in collagen, arguably the most vital component necessary to achieve the quality, tone and texture of healthy, beautiful skin.

What are the benefits of microneedling with Dr. Shell? Microneedling with Dr. Shell is an unparalleled treatment from what you might receive at a med spa. Prescription numbing cream is used to allow for multiple passes at maximum depth settings, with virtually no pain or down time. The depth and number of passes are absolutely critical for an effective treatment, but these protocols are not strictly followed elsewhere. When performed by a licensed physician, you can feel confident that your skin will enjoy the maximum benefits.

What are the advantages of adding PRP to my micro-needling treatment?
The benefits of microneedling can be intensified with the addition of platelet rich plasma (PRP). Dr. Shell will draw a vial of your blood and isolate a highly concentrated portion of collagen stimulating, growth and healing factors. Your own wound-healing material is applied topically to the treated area and the tiny channels created facilitate maximum absorption deep into the dermis. The immediate and long-term benefits are significantly amplified with the addition of PRP and the healing time is reduced. 

How many treatments are needed?
Although this is determined on an individual basis, the average patient will have a minimum of 3-5 treatments (with PRP), 3 to 4 weeks apart, before following a maintenance protocol of 1-2 treatments per year. There are many factors that will play a significant role in the final results including individual skin condition and especially, one’s overall health. Patients with an untreated medical condition should notify the doctor prior to microneedling treatments. The principal mechanism of the procedure is to extrapolate the body’s own natural physiology of wound healing. For this reason, addressing an underlying pathology or strengthening the immune system and optimizing overall health in the absence of disease, can allow for incomparable results. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Shell to see if you are a good candidate for microneedling.

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