Micro-needling, better than surgery or lasers?
Micro-Needling is one the newest, easiest and most effective skin treatments available and is a process which can be carried out clinically along with home care. As the amazing process gains awareness it is important to understand, what skin needling is, how it works, and whether it is a suitable treatment for you.
Scars, wrinkles, stretch mark’s and uneven skin tone are all lacking collagen. If your body would produce more collagen then you wouldn’t get them. Micro-needling offers Mother Nature a helping hand by encouraging collagen production in the skin, which helps prevent or reverse their formation. The technique of Micro-Needling has been shown to increase the remolding of the skin by creating thousands of microscopic channels thru the skin, to increase the formation of new tissue by activating the body’s wound healing cascade(homeostasis-inflammation-proliferation-tissue remodeling).
The micro-channeling causes the release of growth factors that promote scar-less healing and the deposition of normal woven collagen rather than scar collagen. There are various delivery systems in micro-Needling, but Micro-Needling via a roller system, which creates literally thousands of channels thru the epidermis, appears to be most effective. The roller system method is safe, cost effective, and simple. While it takes six weeks for collagen synthesis and about six months for the full effect of the treatments, the common response by patients after the initial treatment is that their skin has a “glow” and that fine lines are diminished.
Many clinical studies have proven that skin Micro-Needling is more effective than or as powerful as others including laser resurfacing, chemical peels or dermabrasion. ( micro-rolling can generate up to 500,000 micro-channels in 10 minutes – 1,000 per square cm – comparing to a fractional laser treatment which generates 2,000 micro-thermal zone per square cm after 3~4 treatments).