What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-Needling Therapy also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), and Percutaneous (through the skin) Collagen Induction (PCI), is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of the Microneedle Pen.
The mechanical action of the pen allows the needles to puncture the skin and create a controlled injury at a specific depth. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body’s natural healing process to fill these micro wounds by producing new collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis. In addition, new capillaries are formed for improved blood supply.
With Micro-Needling, the top layer of the skin is parted without being damaged, leaving the skin intact. It does not “burn” your skin like peels or more invasive lasers. The needle penetration depth can be adjusted from 0.25 mm to 2.50 mm into the skin depending on the area of the body and the skin condition being treated. Using skin needling consistently will trigger the body’s repair process until the desired level of skin rejuvenation is achieved. Micro-Needling results in the production of new collagen and elastin, improvement in skin tone and texture, firmness as well as reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks.
How Is Professional Micro-Needling Different Than At Home Treatments?
The mechanism of action differs between the professional grade devices and home devices. The professional device I use, AcuMicro, uses a vertical action at 18,000 rpm, versus a rolling action or vibrating action that can cause excess damage to the skin. I’ve researched many pens and found Acumicro to be the best micro-Needling pen because of the high quality manufacturing of the cartridges and that its vertical action pierces the skin at the ideal depths. This provides the best results and patient outcomes.
Micro-Needling is Combined With Plant Stem Cell Serums
Micro-Needling can be used in combination with Hyaluronic Acid and other serums to hydrate and heal the skin. I use medical lab grade Plant Stem Cell serums to address specific concerns such as under eye discoloration and drooping, pigmentation imbalances, & skin firming.
The micro-channels created by the needles allow for deeper penetration of topical serums for more effective results. This procedure can increase the skin’s ability to utilize the nutrients by up to 3,000 %.
What Is Nano-Needling?
Both the Nano-Needling and Micro-Needling treatments use a pen like device that oscillates a tip up and down to stimulate a skin reaction. They both induce cell turnover, serum infusion and provoke the healing process that results in skin transformation.
Nano-Needling on the other hand works a little different. The nano cartridge oscillates like a microneedle cartridge, except it has 81 microscopic silicone cones and doesn’t puncture the skin. I use it in specific cases, or in the more sensitive eye area to help significantly reduce fine lines and wrinkles with each treatment.
The nano cartridge’s cones separate the cells within the epidermis encouraging active products into the skin. Nano-Needling only affects the epidermis, treating within the upper .15 mm of the skin. The benefits of this serum infusion treatment include pigmentation reduction, increased cell turnover, skin rejuvenation and an immediate glow with no downtime. Most people can have this treatment weekly to exfoliate the skin.
What Can Micro-Needling Treat?
What Does Each Session Include?
Your treatment begins with an LED Light to activate your collagen. I apply medical grade hyaluronic serum to increase hydration and skin healing.
You may upgrade your treatment with Plant stem cell serums to address specific concerns such as under eye discoloration and drooping, pigmentation imbalances, & skin sagging.
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