Enjoy the Results of Collagen Induction Therapy in St. Louis
Microneedling at the St. Louis-based West County Plastic Surgeons' spa is an innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines and acne scars, as well as improving the skin's overall appearance. The highly trained and experienced aestheticians will glide a sterile, single-use, surgical-grade disposable needle tip across your skin to create superficial micro-injuries. This technique, also known as collagen induction therapy or CIT, stimulates the regeneration of skin cells, known as re-epithelialization, leading to healthier skin with a smoother color and texture.
Microneedling at a Glance
- Anesthesia: Topical.
- Length of procedure: Up to 60 minutes.
- Estimated recovery time: None. You can get right back to what you were doing!
- Side effects: Some mild redness and/or swelling.
- Price: $300 per treatment, or three for $800.
What to Expect from a Treatment Session
Every person has unique skin needs and requirements. At West County Plastic Surgeons' spa, microneedling will usually take 60 minutes, which includes a topical numbing phase. The variable needle depth feature afforded by microneedling enables your professional aesthetician to customize your treatment for the best possible clinical results.
Each small channel made in the skin prompts a healing response, but leaves no lasting mark behind. The healing processes repair the tiny wound, as well as improve the health and look of surrounding skin by creating more collagen and elastin—the substances that help skin maintain strength and elasticity. Microneedling works gradually, and the effects will be noticeable in a few weeks.
There’s virtually no downtime after microneedling, and patients can return to their normal daily activities as soon as they are comfortable. Take measures to protect your skin from the sun while it’s healing, because it will be particularly sensitive. Also, avoid harsh exfoliants or alcoholbased skin products.
Microneedling for St. Louis: What Can it Treat?
A wide range of common tone and texture irregularities on the face and body can be improved with microneedling. These skin concerns include:
- Acne Scars and other types of scars
- Age Spots/sunspots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven textures
- Stretch marks
Today was my second microneedling procedure with my Esthetician Jennifer McGoogan. I am so happy with my results so far. Wrinkles and acne scars have softened and some completely disappeared. Jennifer is so nice and professional. She has answered all my questions each visit and explained what to expect afterward. I highly recommend West County Plastic Surgeons and look forward to my next procedure with Jennifer.
–M.T., Google Reviews, August 2018
*Patient testimonial. Individual results may vary.
More Skin Rejuvenation Options
Beyond microneedling, other spa services available at West County Plastic Surgeons include dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and facials. Similar to microneedling, these treatments are designed to enhance the tone and texture of skin.
Dermaplaning and microdermabrasion are manual exfoliation techniques to remove dull, dead skin from the outer surface, while peels involve applying a solution to induce a controlled effect that sloughs away the top layer. Facials consist of a combination of cleansing and extraction techniques.