Skin Needling / Microneedling
Skin Needling is also known as micro-needling therapy, collagen induction therapy, Miso Therapy or Vampire Facials.
It is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical and non-abrasive procedure for facial rejuvenation that involves the use of a micro-needling device to create a controlled skin injury.
How does skin needling work?
As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound. The micro channels created spontaneously close after 10 minutes so that epidermal barrier integrity remains intact.
The needles injure superficial dermal collagen strands and small blood vessels triggering a controlled cascade of inflammation including the release of platelet-derived growth factors transforming growth factor-alpha and beta, connective tissue activating protein, connective tissue growth factor, and fibroblast growth factor. These lead to the production of new collagen, elastin, lead to thickened skin and a reduction of scars, with improved skin texture, firmness, and hydration.
Benefits of skin needling
The number of needling procedures depends on the individual skin condition. 6 to 8 treatments may be needed for moderate acne scars. Scars from thermal burns and stretch marks may require up to 10 procedures.
In the case of wrinkles associated with skin ageing, one or two refresher skin needling courses every 6 weeks for 3 times are recommended every year.
Skin needling can: