Microneedling is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure for skin rejuvenation. Microneedling utilizes a device, which creates microinjuries in the skin, providing a rejuvenation effect. The controlled micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. Microneedling results are similar to laser resurfacing treatments and deep chemical peels, but at the fraction of the cost and minimal downtime.
The microinjuries or channels that are created to the dermis triggers the body to stimulate a wound healing response. The response triggers growth factors to be stimulated; filling the micro-wounds with collagen and elastin. In addition to the wound healing that is created, new capillaries are formed leading to greater oxygen and nutrient absorption for a brighter skin complexion.
There are the phases that take place within a wound-repair process:
- Phase I: Inflammation.Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.
- Phase II: Proliferation.The wound is rebuilt with new granulation cells, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
- Phase III: Remodeling.The wound is replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels.
How many treatments do you need? It is recommended that one has a course of 3-6 treatments for the reduction in scarring, improved skin texture, pigmentation, skin rejuvenation and firmness.