Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is minimally invasive skin revitalization treatment, used for management various skin conditions. This revolutionary method based on creating controlled micro-wounds into the skin with sterile needles, which provokes healing response. During this process new collagen and other remodeling factors surround the wounded area, resulting in a thicker epidermis and rejuvenating skin.
- Microneedling is one of the best treatments for acne, pox and other types of scars:
Due to promotion of collagen and elastin production, microneedling helps to improve scars of all etiologies. Studies of 2015 showed that collagen induction therapy reduces post-acne scars on 80%. Moreover, microneedling is extremely effective for post- burn, post-traumatic and post-varicella treatment (improvements up to 80%).
- It rejuvenates the skin:
Studies of 2010-2015 revealed that microneedling decreases the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, pore size and improves the skin`s overall look (80-89% overall improvement). The production of new percutaneous collagen increases skin tone and elasticity. In order to enhance the effect of the procedure, specialists combine microneedling with serums containing vitamin C and growth factors.
- Microneedling improves stretch marks:
Researches of 2015 demonstrated that almost 86% of patients were satisfied or very satisfied with the aesthetic appearance of stretch marks after the course of microneedling therapy. Microscopic tests of stained skin biopsies revealed increased volume of epidermis which was caused by elevated number and improved quality of percutaneous collagen and elastin fibers.
- Microneedling is highly effective for hair loss treatment:
Recent studies proved that microinjuries caused by collagen induction therapy stimulate dermal papilla and stem cells. Furthermore, microneedling increases blood supply to the hair follicles, causing stimulation of hair growth. 82% of patients reported more than 50% improvement in hair growth after course of microneedling sessions. Today microneedling therapy is becoming more and more popular in management of different types of alopecia.
- Singh, Aashim, and Savita Yadav. “Microneedling: Advances and Widening Horizons.” Indian Dermatology Online Journal, Medknow Publications & Media Pvt Ltd, 2016, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4976400/.
- El-Domyati, Moetaz, et al. “Multiple Microneedling Sessions for Minimally Invasive Facial Rejuvenation: an Objective Assessment.” International Journal of Dermatology, U.S. National Library of Medicine,
Dec. 2015, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26096653.
- Casabona, Gabriela, and Paula Marchese. “Calcium Hydroxylapatite Combined with Microneedling and Ascorbic Acid Is Effective for Treating Stretch Marks.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open, Wolters Kluwer Health, 26 Sept. 2017, ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5640351/.
- Chandrashekar, Bs, et al. “Alopecia Areata-Successful Outcome with Microneedling and Triamcinolone Acetonide.” Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Medknow Publications & Media Pvt Ltd, 2014, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3996798/#ref2.
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