Microneedling is often talked about in the context of creating a wound response. With the use of a roller or mechanical pen creating a controlled skin injury without damaging the epidermis. In technical terms, it creates a wound healing cascade which in turn releases growth factors such as platelet-derived growth factor (PGF) transforming growth factor alpha and beta (TGF-α and TGF-β), connective tissue activating protein, connective tissue growth factor, and fibroblast growth factor (FGF). For the client, a rejuvenated complexion and increased collagen production with diminished fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen production of type I, III, and VIII, a laying down of new capillaries and elastin is clinically proven after receiving the treatment. Skin suppleness and elasticity is increased and a reduction in pore size.
What is often overlooked is how effective (CIT) is when combined with topical serums. Indeed, the wound response mechanism is only half the treatment benefit. Vitamin C based serum is often used when treating scar tissue or for skin rejuvenation. It plays a key role in the fight against skin ageing, both in photo ageing and chronological. Vitamin E is known for its ability to absorb well into the skin and acts as an excellent moisturiser and a potent anti-inflammatory. Hyaluronic acid efficiently restores elasticity and promotes cellular regeneration. When paired with a micro-needling, the skin is densified and softened. Quality of the serum is of paramount importance so too the molecular weight. We cover serums during the course, their application and what to look for in a quality serum.
While the results from roller type devices gain good results, using a pen is less traumatic to the skin and allows a more uniform plus an increased number of channels.
Benefits of using a Micro Needling Pen include:
- More Precise Treatment – Rollers often present a challenge around the eye area, nose and upper lip.
- Less Epidermal Damage – Using a pen produces a vertical penetration, rollers can often produce small tears or scratches and a less than an optimal angle of penetration.
- Faster Treatment and less discomfort for the client – Pens allow a uniform treatment at an exact depth. Resulting in less downtime for the client, less pain, and more uniform outcomes.
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