281-320-2888
130 Vintage Park Blvd Suite L
Houston, Texas 77070

Micro-Needling | Vintage Wellness

Vintage Wellness Center,

130 Vintage Park Blvd. Ste. L
Houston, TX. 77070
T- 281-320-2888   

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Micro-Needling/Collagen Induction Therapy:

What Is It?

Microneedling, also know as Collagen Induction Therapy, is one of the most popular and effective skin-care treatment alternatives to laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, chemical peeling as well as other aesthetic procedures.

When passed over the skin, the micro-needles create tiny, evenly-spaced channels on the skin. Another way to look at this treatment is we are creating controlled dermal damage to certain areas on the skin making tiny dot-like injury patterns, leaving the other areas of the skin perfectly intact; hence only causing “fractional” damage. This allows the skin to heal much faster than if we treated the entire area. During the body’s natural wound-healing process, collagen and elastin are regenerated (collagen inducing therapy). This results in thicker, plumper skin, just like when you were younger. For scaring, when new elastin is produced, the tight bands of scar tissue become more flexible. Collagen Induction Therapy can be performed on the face and/or body.

Resulting micro-channels also aid in infusing cosmeceuticals for greater penetration and increasing overall efficacy. Many clinical studies have proven that serum absorption is increased by as much as 3,000 times when applied with collagen induction therapy.

How Does It work?

Microneedling uses very fine needles to create channels into the epidermis and dermis to release growth factors that promote scarless healing and deposit
of normal woven collagen rather than scar collagen. This procedure is similar to Fraxel Laser, without thinning of the epidermis, the negative
loss of dermal papillae (skin density), potential destruction of melanocytes, abnormal collagen, coagulated vasculature, and growth factors.

What Are The Most Effective Uses Of Dermal Needling?

If you desire the look your skin would receive with laser treatments but are not able or willing to endure the cost and/or the downtime of these procedures, Collagen Induction Therapy may be the perfect option for you. This therapy is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment with quick recovery and is designed to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. This is a unique way to address:

Treatment Protocol

Although Microneedling is safe for all skin types, there are contraindications/precautions that will be discussed. Other invasive procedures such as laser resurfacing are not recommended for darker skin tones (Fitz Patrick Type IV and above) due to the potential risks of delayed wound healing, pigment changes and scarring. This is where microneedling has an advantage as these potential risks are very unlikely due to the epidermis remaining intact. Skin care consultations are complementary and are required to determine recommendations for a customizable treatment plan.

What Are Features Of Healthy Skin?

Typically, we look at a child’s skin as the gold standard. Healthy skin is smooth, firm, evenly pigmented, well hydrated and free of damage. When skin is healthy, it will look its best, and so will you.

What Can We Do To Optimize Skin Health?

Supply skin cells with the essential building blocks they require through oral nutrition, topical serums and creams,
and vigorous exercise to increase blood flow and encourage the lymphatic system.

Tell the cell what to do (manipulate cell function) with the release of growth factors and cytokines.

What Are The Key Goals of Skin Rejuvenation?

First Priority: To balance cell function by targeting three key cells (Keratinocytes, Melanocytes, Fibroblasts) and to regulate
their function.

Second Priority: To preserve the epidermis as it provides a natural barrier against pathogens, and protects against external
environmental influences such as UVR & free radicals.

Dermal Needling is the only rejuvenation treatment that maximizes penetration of essential cell nutrients and maximizes release of growth factors associated with the positive aspects of wound healing simultaneously.

How Does Needling Diminish Wrinkles & Lax Skin?

Increases availability of cell nutrients and the triggering of the wound healing cascade brings platelets, fibroblasts, epithelial & immune cells together
to facilitate wound healing. Rapid re-epithelialization leads to restoration of normal cell to cell communication, thereby
increasing collagen.

How Does Needling Improve UV Damage?

Increases availability of cell nutrients & antioxidants; Releases growth factors. How Does Microneedling Improve Hyperpigmentation? Increases availability of skin lightening actives; Restores keratinocyte function which normalizes cell cross
talk with melanocytes and restores fibroblast function.

How Does Needling Improve Scars?

Mechanical breakdown of existing scarring and allows for new, natural wound healing cascade.

How Does Needling Improve Stretch Marks?

Needling improves the density of the epidermis through EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) due to the atrophied
and support structure beneath being compromised.

How Does Needling Improve Rosacea?

Needling stimulates epidermal growth factor which increases the density of the epidermis, lessening the appearance of vessels beneath the skin thereby improving overall redness; strengthens collagen in both vessel walls and connective tissue that supports the vessels; Increases availability of cell nutrients and antioxidants.

Contact our office at 281-320-2888 to schedule a complementary consultation!