What is micro-needling?
Medical microneedling of skin, also referred to as collagen induction therapy, is a relatively new concept aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen and elastin production to tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin, as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, minimize pores, stretch marks, crepey skin, and scarring such as surgical and acne scars.
Modern techniques control the levels of dermal penetrations through the protective epidermis by an array of microneedles whose depths are adjusted precisely by settings on the hand piece. Each of the thousands of micropassages within the dermis activates and stimulates the cascade of normal positive wound healing by releasing growth factors for eventual collagen and elastin production and maturation.
Another advantage of microneedling is creation of thousands of micro-channels for the delivery of cosmeceuticals, bioactive peptides and growth factors.