When you first hear about Microneedling, it sounds like some ancient, secret skin revitalizing strategy, used for centuries to smooth the skin of the rich and effective royalty in old Rome, Egypt or China. Somewhat of a legend, like bathing in milk – intriguing, basic, and actually efficient – only to lose its momentum in appeal through the ages as modern medication brought us more advanced, complicated and costly cosmetic procedures. However, although Microneedling is a simply wonderful skin rejuvenator, it has really only been brewing into the present “wonder” skin treatment it is today for the past 25 years or so! Can it help get rid of acne scars?
Microneedling is among the best and most efficient office based skin rejuvenation procedures in plastic surgery today. This non-destructive, naturopathic-like treatment in fact takes advantage of the skin’s own power to naturally rejuvenate, smooth and condition itself!
Way back in the 1950’s, Dr. Michael Pistor acknowledged the possibilities for “percutaneous collagen induction”, finding that the skin could be “stimulated” with needles to increase its collagen material. Still, it took another 30 – 40 years for this discovery to be acknowledged for its potentially tremendous practical relevance and the powerful utility it could have for cosmetic functions.
In the 1980’s, Dr. Phillip Simonin effectively used an “electroidopuncture” method to deceive scar tissue into smoothing and thinning itself without having to resort to any potentially dangerous lasers, damaging chemicals, injections or surgical treatment.
In the 1990’s, Montreal plastic surgeon Dr. Andre Camirand created an interesting idea for dealing with frustrating facial scars – he camouflaged the scars by tattooing them with flesh-colored pigment! Imagine his surprise when he discovered that the scars got considerable enhancement in smoothness, flatness, and invisibility whether he utilized pigment in the tattoo needles or not! Around this same time at an international cosmetic surgery seminar South African skin specialist Dr. Des Fernandez unveiled a special needling “roller” he had actually established for his clients. He revealed plastic surgeons that for the first time ever they could dependably and efficiently smooth out the fine lines and wrinkles around the lips (so-called “smoker’s lines”) with this needle roller alone – and with some very good long-lasting results! No lasers, no chemicals, no injections, no surgical treatment. Simply this interesting “needling” procedure coaxing the skin to tighten and smooth on its own!
But it stayed for medical research and innovation to overtake all this and develop the actual equipment that would allow for the performing of professional level medical Microneedling in an extremely efficient, effective, reproducible and constant way. That technology has arrived!
Pen-like gadgets, totally automatic and adjustable for appropriate depth and speed, are now made use of by certified aestheticians all over the world to carry out professional medical Microneedling in the workplaces of plastic surgeons today. Supertiny needles, much smaller than those used for Botox Â® or fillers, are utilized to produce acupuncture -like tiny channels into the skin. These microperforations are designed to penetrate through the external, superficial layer of the skin (the skin) into a somewhat deeper layer (the dermis) simply below. Nothing is in fact injected; the procedure is merely the needle action itself which in turn immediately promotes the dermis to release particular special active biomolecules into the involving skin. Early on, collagen production is boosted into high equipment in response. Collagen is the primary structural part of the skin supplying firmness, body, shape, fullness, and total smoothness.
It is not hard to understand how enhancing collagen production, especially in an area where it has actually been significantly lacking, would lead to considerable enhancements! Millions of dollars have actually been invested trying to get collagen into the skin when evidently all we had to do was encourage the skin to make more on its own! There is also a burst release of a number of essential skin growth aspects. The increased circulating quantities of these development elements contributes to skin smoothing and makes the skin softer also. These development elements are likewise responsible for enhancing firmness and tone by enhancing the elastin content, which helps to tighten up and snug up laxity in the skin. Physicians and clients alike love the idea of getting these nice modifications for the skin without the risks of severe chemicals (e.g. chemical peels), thermal damage/injury (e.g. lasers) or invasive surgery(and scars!). Quick, safe, and effective, there is truly very little of a recuperation or “downtime” to mention with Microneedling – maybe 24-48 hours of some soreness. Noticeable improvements in lines and wrinkles with better complexion can be seen in simply 1- 2 weeks! Results and improvements will end up being much more obvious in 3-4 weeks. In fact, after a series of Microneedling treatments the noticeable remodeling enhancements in the skin actually continue for some 6 – 12 months!
This treatment is removing in popularity because it so simple to have actually done and provides such pleasing results at minimal threat. Thinking about that it works in an extremely natural sort of method (with the body, not versus it) and that Microneedling is reasonably inexpensive as compared to other alternatives only contributes to its appeal. However there’s more: Microneedling can be carried out with security on practically any location of the body in addition to the face (e.g. back of the hands, or loose lower stomach, inner thigh or arm skin) and any skin type (e.g. darkly pigmented or very thin skin). This is not real for almost every other alternative. A speak with a board accredited plastic surgeon and a certified aesthetician is the most vital primary step and best method of exploring exactly what Microneedling might achieve for any provided person.