microneedling skin care

SKIN CARE | ANTI-AGING

AgelessMD Aesthetics & Weight Loss provides micro-needling treatments in Miami to patients looking for a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that helps minimize the signs of aging, improve the appearance of acne scars, and rejuvenate aging skin.

What is Microneedling?

Micro-needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a minimally invasive skin tightening treatment and cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a micro-needling device. Microneedling is safe and effective on all skin types without the risk of discoloration. Call our Miami anti-aging clinic to schedule a consultation today.

Microneedling treatments are suitable for:

  • Sun damage  

  • Wrinkles

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Rosacea

  • Enlarged Pores

  • Scarring

  • Stretch marks

The best and most common areas for treatment are:

  • Face

  • Neck

  • Arms

  • Décolleté (Low neckline)

  • Abdomen

ANTI-AGING
REJUVENATION TREATMEN

What is the Microneedling treatment procedure like?

There are many micro-needling devices on the market. We believe that the most precise, most effective is a pen-like device. The device is embedded with up to hundreds of fine micro-needles for penetrating the skin. The entire procedure is all-natural and fast:

  • Numbing cream is applied to the treatment area.

  • Then moves the micro-needling device across the treatment area, puncturing the skin in a specific pattern.

  • As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound.

  • This creates a controlled injury on and below the skin’s surface. The “injury” triggers the body to “fill” these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin, and by stimulating skin cell regeneration.

  • The patient resumes regular activities almost immediately.

 PHASE 1

INJURY

INFLAMATION

NEUTROPHILS & MACROPHAGES

 PHASE 2 

TISSUE
PROLIFERATION

FIBROBLAST PROLIFERATE IN THE WOUND AND RELEASE GLYCOPROTEINS, GROWTH FACTOR AND COLLAGEN

 PHASE 3

TISSUE
REMODELING

  • Fibroblasts replace COLLAGEN I.

  • Contraction of the wound for increased tissue integrity.

  • Secretion of antibacterial chemicals.

  • Removal of foreign particles and necrotic debris.

  • Initiation of angiogenesis and the granulation process.

  • Epidermal cell migrate from edge of wound.

  • Granulation tissue is formed.

  • Continued capillary formation.

  • Continued frobroblast pro-liferation.

SKIN TIGHTENING

COLLAGEN III           COLLAGEN I

How does our Miami Microneedling treatment work?

-Microneedling works by stimulating the immune system and wound-healing mechanisms. As the micro-needles penetrate the skin causing micro-wounds, it triggers an intense inflammatory reaction that begins a cascade of subsequent reactions.

The important point is: a micro-needling intrusion is caused by tiny surgical needles. The skin’s nerve receptors and defense mechanisms sense these fine needle intrusions as a specific type of injury and heals accordingly. During the healing process, skin cells (within a 1 to 2 mm radius around the pricking channel) release growth signals to undifferentiated cells otherwise known as skin stem cells. These signals also stimulate rapid growth of new fibroblasts and other wound repairing cells.

-Many cell types including new fibroblasts rush to close the wound by migrating to the point of intrusion. These new fibroblasts then transform into collagen fibers which integrate with existing collagen in the upper dermis. The new collagen fibers thicken the skin, filling in atrophic scars. This skin tightening treatment procedure creates thousands of micro-wounds in a treatment area. As each wound induces new collagen formation, it forms a new, healthy collagen layer in the treatment area. This reaction is called collagenases.

-The wound healing process also stimulates the rapid growth of endothelial cells (the thin layer of cells which line capillaries and blood vessels). In turn, this creates new capillaries for better blood supply to the skin. This reaction is called angiogenesis.

-During the micro-needling procedure, at our anti-aging clinic in South Miami,  tissue damage is unlikely because the needles are very fine and thin. In fact, skin integrity actually remains intact even though the skin reacts as if it had been “injured.” The tiny wounds caused by the micro-needles are repaired and close very quickly. No tissue lesion can be detected, infections are rare, and there is nothing to repair.

How many Micro-Needling treatments will I need?

Depending on the individual skin condition, skin sufficiently resurfaces after 2-3 Medical Micro-Needling procedures. To allow skin cell regeneration, one should wait at least 6-8 weeks between procedures. As aging continues, we recommend one refresher CIT treatment every year.