A lot of our clients tell us they are overwhelmed by all the conflicting information floating around about skincare treatments. So, read on for information about microneedling straight from the experts.
Over the past year or so, microneedling has become the go-to celebrity treatment for rejuvenation and anti-aging. In fact, microneedling is not as complex as some would have you believe.
Cosmetic microneedling penetrates the skin at relatively limited depths of up to 0.3 mm, only reaching the outer layer of the skin: the epidermis. This promotes the release of growth factors and promotes the regulation of epidermal growth factors.
When used to infuse serums, a cosmetic roller makes channels into the epidermis that allow 80% more product into the skin compared to 10% with topical application.
Cosmetic microneedling encourages the skin to strengthen and thicken. This also delivers nutrients to the fibroblasts in the skin, encouraging them to make collagen and elastin as well.
Medical microneedling can penetrate the skin at far greater depths ranging from 0.5 mm to up to 3.0 mm. Penetration of these deeper layers of the skin produces far more impressive results.
Create a controlled injury
The stainless steel needles penetrate the dermis stimulating the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. This creates controlled micro-injuries to stimulate the skin’s own natural healing response. The injury response triggers clotting to the cell to stop bleeding and close the wound, which then leads to immune cells protecting the wound and preventing infection. The resulting bleeding is essential in triggering the desired healing response.
White blood cells kill bacteria and remove damaged tissue in order to improve the healing of the healthy tissue. This releases chemical factors like growth factors and fibroblasts.
Creation of new cells
Subsequent to needling, new tissues with fibroblasts form producing type III collagen. This fills the defect left by the open wound replacing scar tissue with healthy collagen.
Interested in microneedling? Call us at (210) 600-3335 today. Or, you can also request a complementary cosmetic consultation online.
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