Micro needling (also called Collagen Induction Therapy) is based on the use of tiny needles either through dermal rollers or by needle pen to create micro channels (tiny holes) in the skin. The treatment is painless in that these needles do not puncture through the skin but only through the upper tissues of the skin (epidermis) and creates micro injury sites. This process stimulates your skin to heal itself and in the process produce collagen and elastin as well as fine wrinkles and scarring due to acne or the aging process. The skin will naturally repair itself after these micro injury sites by producing collagen which will result in improved texture and skin tone as well as reducing or eliminating wrinkles and scars.
This repair process begins almost immediately and results in a thicker dermis and softened wrinkles or scars. We use a micro needle pen since it is adjustable and is predictable in performance and safety profile that allows us to treat around the eyes, perioral regions around the mouth, hands and décolleté.
There is no destruction of tissue with micro needling, as the small micro channels produced in the epidermis will close very quickly and the skin will begin to healing immediately. Depending on the depth of the skin defect, you may see only redness or you may experience some pinpoint bleeding which stops almost immediately therefore eliminating any downtime with the procedure.
Micro needling eliminates the need for many collagen producing laser treatments and the results are long lasting. In addition, the superficial micro-channels also allow for various topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed effectively into the skin. We offer numerous specific treatment products that are customized to the area and the effect depending on your personalized treatment options and presentation. As an example of the infusion of topical serums that can be used are:
- Hyaluronic serums for hydration of skin
- Lightening or bleaching agents for pigmentation
- Stem cells formulation to multiply new young cells
- DMAE for skin tightening effect around eyes and lips
- Vitamin C for strengthening and antioxidant boost
Alternative uses for micro needling include Stage III cellulite, alopecia treatments, and platelet rich plasma treatments (PRP). Micro needling can safely be used on nearly all parts of the body with the most popular treatments being for the
There are various devices such as dermal rollers that are for “one-time” use in various gauge needle types and lengths as well as micro needle pens that allow for the replacement of the needle tips with variable controls of depth and oscillation. Depending upon the body part area for rejuvenation usually determines the micro needling method to be used.