The Science of Collagen Induction pt1

The Science of Collagen Induction pt1

Collagen Induction Microneedling 101:

The Basic Science Behind Collagen Induction Therapy

Collagen induction therapy is not the newest kid on the block when it comes to skin care and dermal revitalization. But with celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Madonna, Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, Angelina Jolie, and even Brad Pitt showing off the impressive results that come from this relatively simple procedure, it’s really starting to pick up popularity.

Would you stick needles in your face if it took up to 10-15 years off your skin’s appearance?

“YOU BET I WOULD!” is the #1 most common answer we get from our clients… And it’s not hard to understand why, especially when you look into the hard science behind it.

A before and after image of collagen induction microneedling effects

Collagen induction therapy (AKA: Microneedling) is one of the most effective, yet affordable, therapies used to dramatically improve skin issues like:

  • wrinkles and “crinkles” (our term for crêpey skin)
  • fine lines
  • sagging skin and jowls
  • pigmentation issues
  • poor skin tone
  • acne
  • scarring
  • stretch marks
  • hair loss/alopecia

It’s not a stretch to say that collagen induction therapy provides that Goldilocks formula of skin revitalization solutions – fast, safe, and undeniably effective results with minimal down time. Collagen induction microneedling therapy delivers it all, and without the high prices and longer down times required by other treatments with equivalent results.

But don’t just take our word for it – the proof is in the scientific research.


Here at Viso, we believe in empowering our clients. After nearly 25 years of providing professional, reliable, and progressive medispa services in Calgary, we’ve learned that knowledge is one of our most potent tools.

If collagen rejuvenation therapy is something you’re considering then obviously we want you to rely on us to provide you with the best microneedling experience you can get. But it’s even more important to us that you understand the actual science behind collagen induction therapy[2] and the reasons why it’s so effective.

Helping Your Skin to Help Itself

It’s easy to forget just how amazing our bodies are.

A cross section illustration of human skin

Even as your body matures throughout the decades, it’s able to mend wounds and maintain an impressive balance of consistent cellular regeneration. Our awesome bodies produce the proteins and cells needed to keep our physical selves functioning in amazing harmony throughout our lives – it‘s a dirty job, but your body does it 24/7/365 for your entire life!

Thing is, sometimes these incredible, hard-working bods of ours need a little help… Especially as they go through the years.

Collagen induction therapy helps stimulate your own body’s release of a whole variety of growth factors in what’s called a “wound healing cascade”.

… “Wound healing cascade”?

In other words, microneedling therapy stimulates your body to ramp up the juices (ie. proteins and growth factors) that both heal and maintain skin’s health. These juices include:

  • Platelet-derived growth factor (one of the growth factors that regulate cell growth and division)
  • Transforming growth factor alpha (a protein that acts as a transforming epidermal growth factor)
  • Transforming growth factor beta (a protein important in cell signalling)
  • Connective tissue growth factor (a protein important to tissue wound repair and cell proliferation)
  • Fibroblast growth factors (a family of proteins that activate cell surface receptors)

Sound like complicated science stuff? Well, it kinda is… But it’s been around for 23 years and is proven to work.

A Super Quick History Lesson

In 1995, researchers Orentreich and Orentreich published a comprehensive research paper[3] in the peer-reviewed journal Dermatologic Surgery about the positive results they got when treating deep scars and established skin wrinkling with what they then called “subcision surgery” (“subcision” is short for subcutaneous incisionless, a name which is definitely not as catchy).

2 images of atrophic scarring caused by acne

Since then, collagen induction microneedling has been steadily gaining popularity. At first, its effectiveness on severe scarring[4] – particularly acne scarring – is what got the most attention. Collagen induction therapy dramatically reduces the appearance of “atrophic” scars (AKA: deep, indented scars that occurred and healed below the normal epidermal layer of skin tissue) and is effective on all skin pigmentations.

Most recently though, collagen induction therapy has proven effective in way more areas than rejuvenating deep scarring due to acne or other disfiguring skin ailments.

… And that’s where we come in!

The collagen induction microneedling therapy procedures and products used here at Viso are an FDA approved approach for the treatment of wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, pigment, skin tone, acne, facial scarring, stretch marks, and hair growth.

We understand the science behind collagen induction microneedling therapy. We also have the decades of experience and certified professional training to provide you with some of the most effective, efficient, and innovative collagen induction therapy regimens this side of the Rockies.

We also offer some of the most affordable collagen induction microneedling therapy services you’ll find.

Why? Because we firmly believe that everyone should have access to professional, top quality medispa services.

Want to know more? Then get in touch with us!

We don’t bite and we have a ton of knowledge on collagen induction therapy and all things skin care… We also offer 100% free consultations, so you literally have nothing to lose and a world of healthier skin to gain!





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