Medical Micro Needling “AWAKENS” an important cell, the fibroblast, in the lower layer of the skin to increase the production of new, healthy collagen. The newly formed collagen lends support and structure to the skin to help the signs of aging, sun damage, and acne scars.
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that helps minimize the signs of aging, improve the appearance of acne scars and rejuvenate aging skin.
How it works
Bellus Medical SkinPen device causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cell damage. The micro-injuries trigger the release of cytokines and growth factors that lead to remodeling of collagen and elastin. More specifically, Medical Grade Micro Needling starts the three-phase wound-repair process
- Phase 1: Inflammation, the body’s natural response to controlled micro injuries. Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow, and create new tissue. After the micro channels has been inflicted, homeostasis begins – the blood vessels constrict and seal themselves off as the platelets create substances that form a clot and halt bleeding. Once homeostasis is achieved the blood vessels dilate, letting nutrients, white blood cells, antibodies, enzymes and other beneficial elements into the area to promote good wound healing. This is when someone would begin to experience the physical effects of inflammation swelling, pain, heat and redness.
- Phase 2: Proliferation, the micro channels begins to be rebuilt with new, healthy granulation tissue. For the granulation tissue to be formed, the blood vessels must receive a sufficient supply of nutrients and oxygen. This new tissue is made up of a mixture of extracellular matrix and collagen, which allows for the development of a new network of blood vessels to replace the damaged ones (a process called angiogenesis).
In addition to developing granulation tissues, the body transforms damaged mesenchymal cells into fibroblasts, which serve as bridges that help cells move around. These fibroblasts begin to appear within three days and will secrete liquids and collagen. This secretion helps to strengthen the skin. During proliferation, the skin continues to grow stronger as the fibroblasts continually reorganize aiding in the development of new tissue and accelerate the healing process.
- Phase 3: Remodeling, is the last stage of the wound healing process. It occurs after the micro channels have closed up. During this phase, the dermal tissues are overhauled to enhance their tensile strength and non-functional fibroblasts are replaced by functional ones. Cellular activity declines with time and the number of blood vessels in the area decreases and recede.
We highly recommend Skinfuse Post-Procedure Protocol. It bundles post-micro needling skincare products formulated to improve patient outcomes for 90 days. It provides the right ingredients at the right time for cleansing, calming, fortifying, hydrating, and shielding the skin. Skinfuse is formulated specifically for micro needling, it delivers essential nutrients into the skin cells to optimize the results of micro needling. As important as feeding the skin cells the right ingredients, equally important is introducing the nutrients at the appropriate time post procedure. Skinfuse omits ingredients with potential to hinder the rejuvenation process, further enhancing the micro needling results and the experience.