Micro-Needling is an FDA approved electronic device that uses multiple fine needles to vertically Pierce the skin. This causes collagen remodeling and enhances skin rejuvenation. Unlike needles rollers, dermapen uses a precisely controlled stamping method to reach a set depth in the skin while minimizing excess damage to the epiderm.
Medical Micro-Needling is a treatment that constitutes a form of collagen induction Therapy (CIT). It is also referred to as a non ablative skin treatment. This means that the deeper parts of the skin are treated without removing the top layer of skin it is designed to treat various skin conditions such as fine lines and wrinkles, light scarring from acne and photo damage and improve skin color and other skin texture changes.
- Anti-again, Anti-wrinkle
- Acne scar remodeling
- Stretch mark flattening and smoothing
- Surgical and burn scar remodelling
The procedure is normally completed within 30-60 minutes, before the procedure starts a topical anaesthetic will be applied to your skin to ensure a comfortable experience. After the skin is numbed, the technician gently moves the dermapen ever the your skin to puncture the epidermis layers and create miniscute sub-cutaneous injuries. A visible results of skin rejuvenation are generally seen after just 6-8 weeks following procedure and improve further overtime.
Conteraindications of skin needling:
- Keloid or raised scarring
- Active bacterial or fungal infection
- Warts, history of solar keratosis
- Facial fillers in the past 6 months
- Scleraderma, collagen vascular diseases
- Blood clothing problems
- Diabetes (uncontrolled)
- Immuno suppression condition like chemotherapy, radiotherapy
Subcision is a minor surgical procedure for treating depressed scars and wrinkles using a tri-beveled hypodermic needle inserted through a puncture in the skin surface, and its sharp edges manoeuvred under the defect to make subcuticular cuts or cisions. The principle of this procedure is to break the fibrotic strands, which tether the scar to the underlying sub-cutaneous tissue. The depressions is lifted by the releasing action of the procedure, as well as from connective tissue that forms during the course of normal wound healing. It is mainly useful for rolling scars. Subcision is performed under local anaesthesion. Number 18 or 20 gauge needle or a nokor needle is inserted adjacent to the scar with the bevel upwards parallel to the skin surfaces into the deep dermis and moved back and forth in a fan-like motion under the scar to release fibrous bands at dermal or deep dermal sub-cutaneous plane.
Post-operative care: Ice application on the operated site on the day, antibiotics and anti-inflamatory drugs for 5-7 days.