Automated Micro-Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy ( CIT) is naturally induced skin rejuvenation and is an excellent new innovation which is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and improve the skin’s overall appearance.*
Tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to naturally produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in softer wrinkles and overall skin rejuvenation. Automated micro-needling also creates superficial micro-channels which can be used with PRP, hyaluronic acid, and serums such as Micro Glide GF (Stem Cell Growth Factors) to optimize the skin’s response to the Micro-needling procedure.
*Please note that individual results will vary and may not exactly match Before & After Videos.
How Does Micro Needling Work?
Skin needling also called micro needling therapy, is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that triggers the body to produce collagen and elastin. Through the process of neovascularization and neocollagenesis, there is improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as a reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks.
Microneedling depths can be adjusted during the course of the procedure to take care of different treatment areas. The procedure itself only lasts 15-30 minutes, and the healing time, while dependent on the patient’s skin, can last as little as 24 hours.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy in conjunction with micro-needling.
Micro-channels created by the treatment allows for optimal absorption of topical products and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), enhancing their effects in the deeper layers of skin.
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma is a concentration of platelets in the blood. Platelets are crucial to wound healing and when used for skin rejuvenation have been proven to release growth factors to expedite the body’s own repair process and stimulate new collagen and elastin in the skin.
What does the PRP procedure entail?
First, about 2 teaspoons of blood are drawn. (hence the name Vampire Face Lift has been used to describe similar procedures). Using a centrifuge, platelets are isolated from the blood (platelet-rich plasma or PRP) containing growth factors that her body would normally use to heal damaged tissue.
- “Activated” platelets release growth factors that would normally be used to heal injured tissue.
- These growth factors cause increased collagen & new blood flow.
To Rejuvenate new skin, these growth factors must be put into your face.
Using a very small needle, the PRP with growth factors is injected into the face. PRP with its growth factors then activate multi-potent stem cells (already in the skin) which are in effect tricked into “thinking” there’s been an injury and thus trigger new tissue to be generated.
PRP can also be used topically directly after micro-needling. Micro-channels created by micro-needling provides a direct pathway deep into skin layers of skin for optimal effect and skin rejuvenation. Micro-needling with PRP application is ideal for smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and increasing plumpness and overall skin rejuvenation.
MicroGlide GF is the latest addition to the Eclipse MicroPen procedure.
– It is specifically designed for use during micro-needling to aid in Skin enhancement.
– MicroGlide GF uses human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell growth factor (GF) to optimize the skin’s response to the Eclipse MicroPen procedure.
– Benefits of GF are skin cell proliferation and neocollagenesis.
– Naturally occurring peptide and protein signaling molecules – GFs control cellular growth, proliferation, healing and differentiation
MicroGlide GF can also be used in conjunction with other applications including microdermabrasion and laser resurfacing.
Needling Acne Scars
The MicroPen can provide results for improving the appearances of acne scars. The physical nature of “skin-needling” breaks up fibrous and uneven scar tissue and encourages the growth of new tissue. Currently, there are ablative (creating a wound to incite healing) and non-ablative treatments offered, which can damage the epidermis and evaporate the skin leading to thinner epidermis problems. Conversely, MicroPen maintains the full integrity of the epidermis fully intact, quickening healing time and causes less pain.
Micro-Needling for Burn Scars
The challenge of a burn scar lies within the matrix of all the forms or categories of the scars involving hypertrophic and keloid scars and pigmentation flaws. These scars thicken over time. Burn scar therapy has been historically limited. MicroPen’s unique vertical stamping and depth control, up to 2.5mm, helps alleviate the appearance of surgical scars and can be a better modality to rolling or other methods. With surgical steel integrity, the robust nature of the automated needle tip (11 needles total and sized at thirty-three gauge) penetrate difficult burn scar tissue dramatically improving appearance, texture, elasticity, size, and mobility.*
Scars have altered physiology compared to other skin conditions. Multiple sessions are recommended and may vary depending on the severity and type of scar.*
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