Microneedling the skin as a cosmetic procedure sounds mysterious. It seems counter-intuitive to damage the skin by piercing it with micro-fine needles. A little bit of explanation can simplify the science behind this remarkable treatment.
When a trauma occurs, such as the controlled trauma of Microneedling, the skin goes into an accelerated cellular turnover. This action is very different from it’s daily maintenance. Healing is a very rapid and very efficient specific function. The quicker metabolism creates a collagen cascade in response to the “injury”. For instance, during acne scarring, collagen production overdoes it, creating thicker, stiffer tissue. Microneedling cannot create scarring because as the name says, it is a controlled injury on a micro level. In fact, Microneedling can remodel acne scarring into a softer, smoother complexion.
Microneedling the skin as a cosmetic procedure sounds mysterious.
The skin loves doing what it does best, which it does very well if we get out of the way and let it do it! It is, quite simply, doing what its function is: To create, repair and maintain an intact, healthy barrier for the body against infection.
Production of Collagen Type I and Type III are responsible for healthy healing. During repair, the complexion is redefined minus fine lines, wrinkles, scar tissue, texture irregularities and large pores. Additionally, the newly refurbished dermis created in the weeks following the Microneedling procedure creates some tightening of tissue which appears as firmer contours.
In fact, Microneedling can remodel acne scarring into a softer, smoother complexion.
Collagen Induction Therapy is not for every skin type. Active acne and rosacea are two types that should avoid Microneedling, both at home in an office setting. Those clients with a history of Herpes Simplex Infections must pre and post treat with prescribed Rx.
For a comprehensive list of benefits, precautions and contraindications of Microneedling, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(First published 06/05/16)