The goal in any facial rejuvenation treatment is to make the fibroblasts in the skin produce more collagen. Collagen provides the scaffolding and support-read volume and lift here- for your skin. Slathering on cosmeceuticals will help to build some collagen-but only about 10 percent of a cream can be absorbed by the intact skin. Remember, your skin is the barrier between you and the outside environment, it cannot be too porous or you would evaporate! By creating micropunctures with a microneedling pen or derma roller, about 80% of creams and serums will be absorbed. These tiny holes also stimulate the healing response in your skin. What is healing? - it's the production of new, fresh collagen.
There is no risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation (pigmentation of the skin as a result of skin trauma) as the melanocytes and dermis remain intact during treatment. This is the major distinguishing safety feature when comparing microneedling and other invasive procedures that are used to treat deep lines and depressed scars, including laser resurfacing, deep chemical peels and dermabrasion - all of which ablate the skin, making it thinner and progressively more prone to wrinkling.
Your skin will become more firm, as it regains its elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles will be visibly reduced, pores become finer, circulation is stimulated and the overall condition of the skin improves for a more radiant complexion and youthful appearance.
(Read Amanda Beisel, Owner of SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic Inc.)
Microneddling device contains fine surgical needles precisely engineered to be drawn over the treatment area. This creates specific "micro-wounds" to induce Collagenesis, which triggers the body's natural healing process to create firmer, plumper, youthful skin with a healthy glow. In addition, Angiogenesis stimulates new capillary growth for better blood supply to the effected area of the skin.
COLLAGEN INDUCTION THERAPY (C.I.T.) SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF YOU:
Have had treatment using Botox®, Dysport®, Juvéderm®, or any dermal filler within 2 weeks of receiving C.I.T.
Have had any type of facial ablation (microdermabrasion, chemical peel, laser treatment, etc) within 6 weeks.
Have had any type of facial surgery within 6 weeks.
Have used harsh products, including Retin-A, in the past 7-10 days.
Have active acne.
Have rosacea or psoriasis within the treatment area.
Are currently pregnant.
Have a fever blister. If you are prone to getting fever blisters or are known to have HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus) around the mouth or treatment area, you may need to take an anti-viral therapy for 3-5 days prior to treatment.
Two of the biggest concerns from the clients are the amount of pain and downtime of the procedure.
On a scale from 1-10 with 10 being the most painful, mosst clients give dermarolling about a 3 or 4.
Downtime is nominal. There is usually a bit of erythema (redness) for one to two days after the treatment. By the next day, the skin can still be a bit pink, but you’ll be able to use make-up and no one will know that you’ve just had a facial rejuvenation treatment!
A prepackaged sterilized needle cartridge is used for every single treatment.
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