Microneedling

Why drive all that way? Check out microneedling in Jacksonville!

P.S. She also goes by the name Collagen Induction Therapy

Microneedling is an amazing way to heal skin damage and refine imperfections of both texture and tone (discoloration). By relying on the principle of neocollagenesis (new collagen production) and neovascularization (formation of new microscopic blood vessels which increase nutrient delivery to the skin) microneedling can address and improve acne scars, enlarged pores, creases and fine lines over a series of sessions in what is also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT).

Microneedling for acne scars
Microneedling for acne scars.

By creating thousands of micro channels using an electrically driven single-use cartridge with multiple sterile needles at its tip CIT stimulates the skin’s traditional wound healing process. According to the American Medical Microneedling Association, “these micro channels create a confluent zone of superficial bleeding that acts as a powerful stimulus for the release of various growth factors such as platelet derived growth factor (PGF), transforming growth factor alpha and beta (TGF-a and TGF-b), and fibroblast growth factor (FGF), which initiate the normal process of wound healing by stimulating the migration and proliferation of fibroblasts that promote collagen deposition.”

Rejuvepen Microneedling

Microneedling can also be used to refine the texture and appearance of stretch marks. Three to four sessions performed 4 to 6 weeks apart can result in a 40 to 50% improvement in elasticity, tautness and smoothness.

Microneedling for stretch marks.

Key Terms:

Collagen- The most abundantly found protein in the body (present in the bones, muscles, tendons, and skin). By forming a scaffold to provide tensile strength and structure in skin and connective tissue elasticity and resilience can be observed as skin serves in its unified, protective capacity.

Collagen deposition- The production and/or secretion of collagen by fibroblasts into the extracellular matrix.

Fibroblast- Type of stem cell found throughout the body and most common type of cell in connective tissue. Of interest in microneedling, the fibroblasts in the skin synthesize/secrete/produce collagen.

Discoloration- Typically seen as brown spots or patches on the face, such as melasma or chloasma. May also appear as excess redness of the cheeks or hypopigmentation (white spots).

Proliferation- To increase rapidly in number.

Migration- Movement towards an area of concern. In the case of microneedling, the micro channels created by the device cause both an increase in number of fibroblasts (proliferation) and the movement of fibroblasts to the microscopic injury (migration) thereby increasing the amount of collagen in the surrounding tissue.

Fibroblast role in collagen induction.


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