Roll Back The Years

Micro-Needling

The MicroPen is an innovation in Micro-Needling, improving the appearance of ageing and damaged skin . This skin rejuvenation system is useful in improving fine lines and wrinkles, acne and surgical scars, stretch marks and overall skin tone and texture.

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT)

Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses tiny needles to create multiple microscopic injuries in the epidermis. The micro injuries trigger the production of collagen and elastin, the building blocks of smoother, healthier looking skin. The result is a more even-toned, tighter and radiant skin as the new healthy skin cells work to rejuvenate skin from the inside out, helping to fill in depressed scars and wrinkles and smooth skin imperfections.
In this way, it works like any fractionated procedure, perforating multiple pin-point holes at various depths in the skin to trigger the body’s natural healing response.

Benefits of Micro-Needling

The MicroPen is safe to use on numerous parts of the body, including the face, neck, décolletage, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. Benefits include:
• Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
• More radiant skin tone and texture
• Improved appearance of pigmentation
• Improved appearance of acne and surgical scars
• Improved appearance of stretch marks
• Overall younger looking skin

FAQs

What makes the Micro-Needling different?

The needles are arranged in a fractionated pattern in order to cause the necessary skin injury while leaving healthy skin in tact in between each micro-perforation.

How Does It Work?

The ultra-fast pulsation also enhances optimal patient comfort and shorter treatment time. Further, the MicroPen’s fractionated Turbo Safety Needle, as featured on the hit US TV show The Doctors, is designed to cause minimal trauma to the skin and surrounding tissue while still achieving desired end points necessary for collagen remodelling.

Is Micro-Needling Safe?

The MicroPen has an excellent safety profile, featuring a disposable tip and a cross-infection protection system to offer safe, reliable and consistent results. The new vented Turbo Safety Needle virtually eliminates the risk of crosscontamination by its unique needle cartridge which blocks the migration of fluids, even as it oscillates back and forth at a very high rate of speed

Will topical skin products be used?

Yes, The tiny microchannels created by the Micro-Needling are also ideal for the absorption of topical skincare products such as hyaluronic acid, lightening serums like vitamin C or wound healing topicals. This allows diffusion of the product into the deeper skin layers at a cellular level.

Is Micro-Needling as good as Dermal Rolling?

The MicroPen offers an effective alternative to common skin resurfacing techniques such as dermal rollers. It is also suitable for use in conjunction with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment, to maximise the skin rejuvenation results of PRP.

What does the treatment involve?

During the procedure, the pen is gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered. The Turbo Safety Needle depth is adjustable from 0 to 2.75mm, allowing the practitioner to adjust the level of treatment according to the patient’s needs. Each procedure takes around 15 to 30 minutes, depending on
the area treated.

How much down time do I need following the procedure?

Patients can typically resume their everyday activities straight after treatment. Mild redness and some inflammation of the skin is typical, but this usually subsides after a day or two and can be covered by mineral makeup if desired.

How long til I can see my results?

Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results are cumulative, and continue to improve up to six months after treatment as collagen production continues.

How many treatments will I need?

Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve, and maintain, optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of two to three treatments spaced around six to eight weeks apart.

For patients with deep-set wrinkles, advanced photo-ageing, stretch marks or acne scars, it is advised to receive six to eight sessions at six-week intervals.

Needling vs. Rolling

The illustrations show a comparison of Micro-Needling mechanism of action vs. manual dermal roller. The needles on the Micro-Needling Pen enters directly perpendicular to the skin’s surface at controlled depths ensuring minimized trauma and consistent treatment.