Microneedling in Miami, FL
Microneedling with Dermapen
This technique is known as Collagen Induced Technique (CIT). All this is a very complex process, but the principle is quite easy to understand.
In Microneedling we simply utilize the body’s self-healing mechanisms. It reacts to the intrusion of micro-needles like it would react to any other skin penetrating object. But the difference is the size of the object – the micro-needle. The intrusion of tiny surgical needles (provided they are professionally designed) is sensed by skin nerve receptors as an injury stimulus. But the needles are so fine and thin that tissue damage is unlikely.
The skin integrity actually stays intact. However, this “nerve-stimulus”, transported by electrical signals, triggers the cascade of the healing process.
Skin cells, in a radius of 1 to 2 mm around the pricking channel, release growth signals to undifferentiated cells. These signals in return stimulate the proliferation of new cells, e.g. fibroblasts to transform into collagen and elastin fibers. The task of fibroblasts is to migrate to the point of intrusion for wound closure.
And here comes the trick: The pricking channels, caused by the micro-needles, close very quickly and no tissue lesion can be detected, and none has to be repaired.
The transformation for wound repair cells (e.g. fibroblasts and others) is an automatic process – like a one-way road. Their final mission is to transform into collagen fibers.
Microneedling for collagen formation
They integrate into the existing collagen formation in the upper dermis. This new fiber formation – in terms of many hundred percent – thickens the skin and fills former atrophic scars.
As single needle prick is not worth mentioning. But if thousands of microscopic small needle-pricks are set, the induced collagen formation becomes confluent and forms a new collagen layer. This body reaction is called neo-collagenesis.
In addition, the inner cells that coat our vessels (endothelial cells), and in particular these of our capillaries, are also stimulated to proliferate. They react to this stimulation by sprouting out new capillaries that in return results in more and better blood supply of the skin. This reaction is called neo-angiogenesis.
The result is new regenerated skin in the treated area. This technique is used to treat wrinkles, hyper pigmentation and scars. There is no downtime and 2 or 3 treatments are recommended per year.
Best results are seen when microneedling combined with PRP.
Microneedle therapy in Miami, FL
Microneedle therapy is a skin treatment whereby a roller with tiny fine needles is rolled over the skin to create very tiny invisible holes or micro-wounds. This treatment stimulates the production of collagen. The collagen helps to rejuvenate, smoothen, and produce firmer toned skin. It is done by a dermatologist for the purpose of treating skin problems such as wrinkles, acne, scarring, stretch marks, etc. It is also used for skin rejuvenation.
How long does it take to see results from micro-needling?
Microneedling procedure result takes place almost immediately. Patients who undergo the procedure are overwhelmed to know that the results are almost immediate, as the initial skin tightening and pore reduction can be seen immediately after the procedure.
As the micro-wounds are made in the skin, the body starts the healing process to heal the wound created. That is, the production of collagen is increased along with cellular turnover. Microneedling results may be almost immediate but the best results are not usually visible until about 4-6 weeks after the procedure.
What is a microneedle roller used for?
A microneedle roller also called a derma roller is a small device used to care for the skin. It has a handle at one end and on the other end is a roller that has on its surface a lot of small fine needles.
It is used to treat the skin in order for it to produce new collagen and skin tissues to make the skin look firmer and smoother. This device is used on the face for the treatment of wrinkles and different scars.
How do you perform a microneedle at home?
When performing a microneedling at home there are various steps to be taken these steps includes:
Selecting a microneedling device
To carry out a microneedling at home you need to choose a particular device that suits you. There are various microneedling home products. They are derma stamp, derma roller and derma pen. In all derma rollers are the least expensive option.
Secondly, determine the length of the needles
home microneedling is carried out by using shorter needles than the ones used by aestheticians. Clinic needle’s length ranges from 0.5mm-3mm depending on the treatment.
When performing treatment at home, the length of the needle should be at the range of 0.25mm-1mm. When treating acne scars you have to use a longer needle of about 1.5mm. Always sanitize your microneedling device before use.
Wash your face to remove makeup before use
Before you begin treatment wash your face properly and remove all makeup. Wash your face using a cleanser. The cleanser will help remove all the dirt and makeup from the skin.
Take the derma roller and glide it across your face
When performing the procedure turn on your derma and gently glide it across your face moving it vertically, horizontally and diagonally. It should be done in stripes covering every section of your face.
Do not apply too much pressure; lift the roller when changing directions. Do not wash your face for about 6-8 hours after treatment.
How do microneedle derma rollers work?
Microneedle derma roller is a roller with tiny needles attached. When the roller is being rolled over the skin, the tiny needles create very tiny invisible holes or wounds on the skin. The tiny wounds stimulate the production of collagen that helps to rejuvenate the skin and reduce wrinkles.