Microneedling in St. Louis, MO
When it comes to reducing wrinkles, large pores, and scarring while stimulating collagen production and making the skin feel softer, nothing quite accomplishes the job like St. Louis Skin Solutions’ microneedling in St. Louis, Missouri. When performed by our skin care specialists, this skin rejuvenation procedure offers unparalleled collagen induction by harnessing the body’s innate ability to re-grow and repair the skin as a response to micro-damage.
This small, handheld device delivers up to 1,300 micro-punctures per second into the skin, thus stimulating the production of collagen and elastin while normalizing various skin functions. The controlled precision of our dermapen treatment promotes the three phases of CIT mechanics, thus allowing for new collagen growth to occur.
The Phases of Microneedling
The first phase begins with the release of the body’s own growth factors. This is followed by a cascade of new epidermal growth, fibroblast chemo-taxis, fibroblast proliferation, and matrix production.
This proliferation of the body’s tissue continues to release growth factors from fibroblasts, keratinocytes, and monocytes, culminating in the second phase of CIT mechanics. This is where the production of collagen I, III, and IV, elastin, proteoglycans, and glycosaminoglycans, and the process of angiogenesis occur.
The last phase of CIT and the desired result of the microneedling treatment is the tissue remodeling process. This is when the skin’s vascular matrix matures, causing skin to tighten. The body’s ability to remodel and heal itself is at the heart of this amazing product.
Moreover, because the process never involves heat or thermal energy, does not use harsh chemicals, and does not cause unnecessary trauma, the skin heals quickly. That means it requires virtually no downtime.
Because the process activated via microneedling essentially generates new, healthy skin cells to replace aged or damages ones, applications for microneedling are very diverse. The device has been used to treat visible signs of aging, such as skin atrophy and wrinkles, as well as various types of scarring, stretch marks, several types of pigmentation disorders, sun-damaged skin, hair loss, and much, much more.
Contact us to learn how our microneedling services help your skin repair itself. Our dermapen treatments are available to patients located throughout the St. Louis, Missouri, area.