Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure. In addition, microneedling helps minimize the signs of aging, improve the appearance of acne scars and rejuvenate aging skin.
The skin pen microneedling device causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process. Also, the micro-injuries trigger the release of cytokines and growth factors that lead to remodeling of collagen and elastin.
Microneedling has three phases:
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 re-built with new granulation cells, as well as a temporary (type III) collagen and elastin, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
Phase III: Remodeling – In this phase, the wound is replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels and the type III collagen in the newly formed tissue is replaced with stronger type I collagen. This can contract to create a tightening or “shrink wrap” effect on the skin.
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