MICRO-NEEDLING PROCEDURE FOR THE TREATMENT OF
AGING - WRINKLES - SCARS
Micro-needling is used to treat and improve conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles,
loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks, and pigment issues. It's also called skin needling, and collagen induction therapy (CIT).
At St Croix Skincare we use the micro-needling device called SkinPen Precision.
WHAT IS SKINPEN MICRO-NEEDLING?
SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the first FDA-cleared micro-needling device. 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. With as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance for six months after your last treatment – and step out with confidence.
There are three phases to the wound-repair process:
Phase I: Inflammation. Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris,increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.
Phase II: Proliferation. The wound is rebuilt with new granulation cells, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
Phase III: Remodeling. The wound is replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels.