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What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-Needling creates healthier, younger looking skin and regarded by many to be as effective as laser resurfacing. Skin is slightly injured (essentially scratched), which causes an increase in natural production of collagen and elastin to plump, fill, firm and smooth while leaving the dermis intact (unlike invasive surface treatments such as chemical peels and dermabrasion). Compared to surface treatments such as peels, Micro-Needling is an effective and affordable alternative that is quick, safe, painless, and rapidly heals with no down time.
You may benefit from Micro-Needling if you have:
~Scars from Acne, Burns, Injury, & Surgery - Soften the appearance and reduce the depth of pitted and depressed scars for a smoother texture. Shallow scars such as those from acne, surgery, injury, and chicken pox can become smoother, flatter, and less noticeable. Needling may also help restore color to the scarred area.
~White Scars - Activate the production of melanin to restore a more even, natural skin tone to white or light colored scars.
~Enlarged Pores - Effectively reduce the size of enlarged pores.
~Wrinkles & Fine Lines – Your skin can look younger without a face lift! Diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines with much longer lasting results than Botox or fillers.
Micro-Needling offers many benefits when compared to more expensive and invasive procedures such as laser resurfacing and chemical peels, including:
~Results can be similar to laser treatments, without the risk or high cost;
~Risk of scarring and permanent damage (change in color or loss of color) is less likely than with more invasive treatments;
~Healing is rapid and there is no down time.
~Micro-Needling is an all natural solution, as no substances are injected into the skin; It's also a safe procedure which does not require general anesthesia.
Although results vary, multiple sessions should be anticipated to achieve desired results. Skin improvement is cumulative with each treatment, and can continue for up to one year after treatment. Micro-Needling may not be for everyone and is not recommend for anyone with darkly pigmented skin, as it could cause discoloration or hyper-pigmentation. Some other contraindications include individuals with a history of diabetes, herpes simplex virus, cold sore breakouts, STDs, or keloidal scarring.
History of Micro-Needling
Micro-Needling has been performed for many years, using a variety of instruments, to soften depressed scars and deep facial lines.
The Early Stage
The evolution of Micro-Needling (aka skin abrasion, collagen induction therapy, needling) for its common use today began in the early 20th century. In 1905, a German dermatologist, Dr. Kromayer, first reported controlled resurfacing abrasion of the skin. His technique involved the use of rotating wheels and rasps for treating acne scars, keratoses, and areas of hyper-pigmentation. Despite this early report of successful use of skin abrasion, the treatment did not gain widespread popularity until the early 1950’s when doctors Kurtin, McEvitt, and others published numerous articles on skin abrasion. Dr. Kurtin presented the first series of patients who underwent skin abrasion to Mount Sinai Hospital in 1953 using high-speed rotary abraders, intra-operative freezing, and other abrasives.
Moderate skin abrasion technique was developed in Italy in early 1980's by dermatologist Dr. Philippe Simonin. His ground breaking technique was used successfully throughout Europe prior to its introduction in the United States. In his initial study, 600 patients were examined and divided into 2 patient groups - one with skin aging and the other with old scars. He performed 10 treatments on all patients. In the patient group with skin aging, 40% showed significant improvement, 22% moderate improvement and 13% some improvement - as measured by comparative skin imprints. In the patient group with old scars, 60% improved with 5-6 treatments.
Another pioneer of Micro-Needling is Dr. Andre Camirand, a Canadian Plastic Surgeon. He observed improvement in the texture and depression of the scars on some of his facelift patients who had undergone tattooing for scar camouflage. He experimented with Micro-Needling facelift scars without pigment, and noted immense improvement in texture, appearance, and color. He published an article on his results in JACPS in 1992.
Following to Dr. Camirand's development, Dr. Des Fernandes introduced a Micro-Needling device, a small needle stamp, to induce collagen and used as a regular treatment in his surgical practice. He delivered his first paper on skin needling of the upper lips to the ISAPS congress in Taipei 1996.
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