Skin Needling (Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation) preserves the epidermis, and stimulates new collagen deposits. Similar results to Laser, Chemical Peels and other Dermabrasion treatments but with less damage to the epidermis. Ongoing treatments are possible, unlike other methods of resurfacing the skin due to the destruction of whole layers of epidermis. An alternate to laser resurfacing, preserves the epidermis and stimulating collagen deposits in the skin.
A needle only penetrates through the epidermis and does not remove it, the epidermis is then able to heal. Multiple shallow puncture wounds are made through the skin creating dermal damage. This dermal damage induces the release of growth factors stimulating the production of collagen. This is the object of all skin resurfacing and rejuvenation treatments. Skin Needling (Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation) creates minimal dermal damage without the removal of the healthy epidermis. Because the epidermis is left intact, the healing period is rapid. The skin does not experience sun sensitivity, skin color loss, hyper-pigmentation or thinning of the skin.
The skin is red and swollen for a few days with a light scab covering the treated area. This happens with any skin penetration procedure. However, a light cover of make-up will conceal any marks so a normal routine may be continued. Outer healing occurs within 4-5 days. Although some immediate improvement is noted, inner healing (dermis) continues to smooth and tighten the skin for the next 6-9 months as collagen is laid down in a smoother, more regular manner.
Procedures for Skin Needling (Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation):
• Fine lines and wrinkles may only need one to two procedures.
• Medium depth wrinkles may initially need two to three, each treatment being 4-6 months apart.
• Severely deep wrinkles may initially need three treatments or more 4-6 months apart.
Skin Needling for scars, acne, and wrinkles has been popular in many countries and its use for scar tissue is well known and utilized by plastic surgeons all over the world.