This treatment uses tiny, sharp needles to create small holes, called micro-channels, in your skin. These micro-injuries trigger your skin’s natural healing process, including the production of collagen.
Cosmetic needling uses short needles (less than .5 mm long) to fractionally stimulate the epidermis and upper-dermis of your skin’s outer layers. Medical needling on the other hand, uses longer needles (.5 mm and longer) to stimulate the dermis, your skin’s deeper layers.
It causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.
Phase 1: Inflammation
Phase 2: Proliferation
Phase 3: Remodeling
Cosmetic needling uses short needles (less than .5 mm long) to fractionally stimulate the epidermis and upper-dermis, your skin’s outer layers. Cosmetic needling can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines but may not be optimal for treatment of acne scars or other scar types, which may require deeper penetration to mechanically break up existing scar tissue.
Medical needling uses longer needles (.5 mm and longer) to stimulate the dermis, your skin’s deeper layers. The longer needles (up to 2.5 mm) reach the deep dermis, making it possible to treat acne and other scars by breaking up scar tissue and inducing skin remodeling. Medical needling is overseen by a licensed practitioner and offers minimal risk of infection and scarring.