If you are wondering what the next cutting edge treatment is in aesthetic medicine, we would like to share our experience from the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology. We’ve learned a lot about micro needling therapy.
What is micro needling?
Micro needling therapy or collagen induction therapy is an aesthetic medical procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles (micro-needling the skin) in order to create controlled skin injury and to induce production of collagen.
Does it sound confusing? Imagine each fine needle punctures the skin and creates a micro-wound. The controlled injury triggers the body to fill these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. In addition new capillaries are formed, this leads to improved skin texture, firmness and hydration.
Skin concerns and how micro needling works for you
When we are talking about skin rejuvenation (have in mind facial, hand and neck rejuvenation) micro-needling can significantly improve conditions, commonly associated with aging, by producing natural collagen and elastin, and also helps to tighten and thicken the skin.
Micro-needling for scars (acne or surgical) and stretch marks has the ability to break up old scar tissues and stimulate collagen production that is similar to healthy skin.
In the other hand, hyperpigmentation, caused by acne, wounds or prolong exposure to the sun, is triggered by an unusual production of melanin. Micro-needling reduces the hyperpigmentation by shedding the top layer of the skin and producing normal melanin.
Acne and enlarged pores can also be cured by increasing blood circulation and of course producing more collagen. Resulting in a significant reduction of enlarged pores and the smoothing of rough skin. The important thing to know is when it comes to acne or rosacea is your face needs to be cleared up before the procedure.
The benefits of micro needling
- There is no skin damage;
- Reduced risk of hyperpigmentation and scarring therefore being a safe procedure on many different skin tones.
- You don’t have to avoid the sun, because there is no skin sensitivity to UV lights
- Suitable for thin and sensitive skin
How long is the downtime and when will I start seeing results?
There are no major side effects, but you may experience redness for up to 12 to 48 hours afterwards. However, downtime is minimal and you can resume your normal activities after the treatment.
CosmoPen is an advanced medical micro-needling device for professional skin needling and it is considered to be one of the safest skin treatment procedures. Keep in mind that the treatment should be performed by a trained and knowledgeable specialist. The risks are drastically minimized if you go to the right place.
Also, you must know collagen production takes place over time, so significant results will start occurring after 2 to 3 treatments, one to two weeks apart. The results may vary, but commonly skin will continue to improve over the next 6 to 12 months.