Dermal Needling, also known as micro needling, has taken the world by storm. The procedure involves applying multiple needles to pierce the skin vertically, which stimulates and triggers a natural healing response in the skin. The result is tighter, softer and younger feeling skin without the downtime and cost of lasers. It also enhances the reproduction of natural collagen, reduces scars, improves stretch marks and can fill old surgery scars. To put it in perspective a dermal needling treatment is similar to those from the ablative treatments, such as IPL, Fraxel, laser resurfacing and even chemical peels at just a fraction of the costs.
The treatment is also clinically proven to be very safe and effective having started out in its earliest forms as acupuncture in China centuries ago. The concept of injecting active ingredients to eliminate wrinkles and lines in the skin was introduced in 1995.
The easy use and effectiveness has become a success for patients and practitioners everywhere. Now you can find different products of Dermal Needling all around the world, with great customer excellence and satisfaction.
In this article we will explain the features, mechanisms and the accessories used with Dermal Needling.
The ProcedureCompared with the skin micro needling rollers, Dermal Needling is more effective and much safer to use. Dermal Needling is based on vertical micro needling technology, which is unique in the market. Such technology can effectively supply active ingredients into the skin and deeper layers.
Dermal Needling makes use of the holistic way for skin therapy, which involves the injury mechanism.
The natural injury response involves four major phases, which stimulates the growth of new tissue. For the first few days after injury (Dermal Needling) the inflammatory response promotes the fibroblasts proliferation and response of chemotaxis. Platelets from the body also initiate the wound matrix, at this stage it helps to remove bacteria and debris and stimulates the next phase of proliferation.
At the second phase (day 4 to 6) proliferation of fibroblasts, keratinocytes, and monocytes continues. New collagen will be then deposited for formation of new tissue. For the phase of fibrotic response (day 7 to 22) growth factors are created and released, while collagen is released by fibroblasts. After treatment (from day 28 to two years) new skin grows, which is regarded as the maturation stage. Collagens stiffen and mature and the new tissue has 80% of the tensile strength.
The advantages and accessories of Dermal Needling
In order to increase the product absorption some brands of Dermal Needling have now introduced the automatic vibrating function. This function can successfully enhance the success rate of the treatment as well as reducing discomfort and pain from patients.
They also offer selectable parameters for physicians, such as the speed and depth of the needle. Depending on the situation of the patients, physicians can select the appropriate parameters piercing the skin vertically. It can help to enhance the success rate of the treatments because product absorption is increased. This also reduces the patient downtime and pain.
Risks and ComplicationsAlthough nearly no side effects are reported for Dermal Needling there are still some minor issues to be cautious of. Minor common side effects are pinkish or red skin, itching, stinging and even tightness of the treated area. Some patients have reported some minor bleeding after the treatments and this is found to be completely normal. Although the side effects are only temporary and may only last up to 48 hours it is recommended you consult your doctor immediately if any of these side effect are experienced. In the rare case that you have serious bleeding, there could be something wrong with the procedure and immediate help from a professional should be sought out.
After the treatments, physicians normally provide aftercare instructions for you. By following those instructions you should prevent any side effects, reducing chances of redness, itching, swelling and even discomfort.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: When can I see the results visible?
A: After about 6-8 weeks, you can generally see the results of treatment from skin rejuvenation. The results can even improve in the coming future.
Q: What areas of the skin can be treated?
A: Dermal Needling can treat sensitive areas that other treatments have to avoid, such as below the eyes, the neck and the back of hands.
Q. How many treatments are recommended?
A: Four to eight treatments, up to six weeks apart is recommended.
Q: What I can expect to see after the treatment?
A: Day 1: Red appearance and erythema might occur, depending on the aggressive of the treatment.
Day 2: A pink hue or red hue persists looking like moderate sunburn. Swelling may be anticipated on the coming day.
Day 3: Skin can be normal colour or pink. Swelling subsides.