Micro-Needle Collagen Induction Therapy Tool
Many experts believe that laser resurfacing is the most effective treatment for rejuvenation of facial skin. As an alternative to laser, there is a an effective technique that preserves the epidermis and stimulates collagen. Several professionals have used a dry tattoo gun to treat scars with "needle abrasion." In this technique, the needles and motion of the machine have been effectively used to break old collagen strands that bind the scar tissue.
The Micro-Needling treatment begins with the skin being prepared with topical vitamin A and Vitamin C for several weeks prior to the needling treatment. The tiny needles penetrate into the skin initiating a micro wound healing response. The surge of activity leads to the production of more collagen and elastin by the fibroblasts and ultimately a thickening of the epidermis occurs. Tissue remodeling continues for months. Continued use of Vitamin A and C will maximize the induction of new collagen.
This simple technique is accomplished with a micro-needling tool designed to mimic laser resurfacing leaving the epidermis intact. Collagen Induction Therapy can be also be used on areas that may not be suitable for chemical peels or laser resurfacing. Studies have indicated that baldness may also be treated with micro-needling collagen induction therapy. Repeated treatments will yield the best results contributing to the development of new healthy collagen.
Detailed instructions included. Professional or Personal Use.
General Standards: Always disinfect the skin and the tool with alcohol each time the skin is treated. After use, clean the tool with a toothbrush and antibacterial soap, then wipe or spray with alcohol. Do not submerge the tool in liquids. Do not use the tool on severe acne lesions, herpes, moles, eczema, dermatitis, infections, etc. Please wait for 6 months after any Accutane use. Never share the micro-needle tool without first changing the head!
The micro-needle tool may be used on all areas of the skin, except for the eyelids. Be very careful around the eyes. The skin around the eyes is very thin, so do not be very aggressive here.
Treatment Protocols: The Micro-Needle tool is held loosely in the hand and a rapid tapping motion is used on the areas to be treated. Hold the skin tight in one hand while the other does the tapping. Use a very gentle touch for a light treatment. This protocol mostly increases circulation and helps skin care products to penetrate. The object is to obtain some pinkness, but no bleeding or bruising. The skin may be treated every 3-4 days in this manner. For a more intensive treatment, use a more aggressive approach and create more of a micro-trauma to the skin by going over the area a few times. The skin should become quite pink with a few pinpoints of blood. Use the tool every 2 weeks in this manner. The advanced treatment uses more aggressive tapping, creating pinkness, pinpoint bleeding and some bruising. Topical anesthetic will probably have to be applied for comfort. The advanced treatment can only be repeated every 5-6 weeks because the skin needs time to heal and for the formation of new collagen and elastin. With aggressive micro needling, there can be redness, swelling, bruising, and minor skin peeling. There may be a day or two of down time. Mineral make-up may be worn to cover any signs of treatment.
The Micro-Needle Therapy Tool’s heads should be changed about every 2-3 months or more frequently if the tool is used more often.
The use of ice packs or topical anesthetics can make the micro-needling process more comfortable. The area above the lip is especially sensitive. Several commercial topical anesthetics are available. Some require a prescription in the United States such as EMLA. Other products containing Lidocaine 4% or 5% can be found on Amazon, online or in pharmacies. The topical anesthetic should be thickly applied 1-2 hours prior and then covered with plastic saran wrap. The skin should remain covered until right before the procedure. Leave areas covered with saran wrap while working on other areas. Uncover and wipe the skin clean in the area to be treated and then continue to other areas. For comfort, some individuals prefer to treat small areas on different days instead of attempting to do the entire face in one setting.
Studies have indicated that Collagen Induction Therapy requires Vitamin A and C to assist in the new collagen formation. The Micro-Needling treatment begins with the skin being prepared with topical vitamin A and Vitamin C for several weeks prior to the needling treatment. Tissue remodeling continues for months and results may not be obvious for several months. Continued use of Vitamin A and C will maximize the induction of new collagen. Topical Vitamin A and C should always be applied right after the treatment. Always use full sunblock on treated skin! Darker and ethnic skin could potentially hyper-pigment. Use a lightening agent before, during and after the treatment.
DISCLAIMER: Seller assumes no responsibility for use or misuse of device. Please use at your own risk. Results cannot be guaranteed due to the individual nature of the skin. Some bleeding may occur so universal sterile precautions should be used.