Why is it so difficult to find information on collagen induction therapy? How long has this therapy been around? How long does it last? Thanks!
What is Collagen Induction Therapy?
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This is a curious sort of treatment. The skin is numbed and then an instrument ( whose inspiration may have come from the Marquis de Sade) laden with tiny needles is rolled across the skin. The needles penetrate to a depth corresponding to the dermis.
The injured dermis sends signals to fibroblasts encouraging them to produce collagen to replace the collagen which has been damaged. This is the basic mechanism underlying the photorejuvenation found in laser and IPL treaments. With derma rolling or collagen induction therapy the impetus is direct physical injury.
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