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MICRONEEDLING

The SkinPen device also known as “microneedling” causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process.

Microneedling is a revolutionary skin care procedure that involves creating tiny perforations in the skin to stimulate the bodies healing process. Your body has an amazing healing system in place that activates when you get an injury. It starts by sending proteins, called growth factors that promote cell growth to the site of the injury to begin collagen and elastin production which helps the skin to look and feel younger and healthier. An in-office microneedling procedures use your body’s own healing process to boost collagen production by 200 percent! It may seem like the newest trend in beauty skincare, but it’s actually been around and evolving for over 50 years.

What can SkinPen Microneedling help with?

Treating everything from wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation and dull skin to issues such as scars, acne scars and stretch marks. In a 2009 study, 37 patients underwent microneedling procedures to treat atrophic facial scars (those sunken scars that result from acne, chicken pox, etc.). After several treatments, over 80% of the patients saw a reduction in scarring. This repair process begins almost immediately and results in a thicker dermis, softened wrinkles, and beautiful skin.

 

Understanding Your Skin’s Dermal Layer:

Your skin is composed of three layers: the epidermis, the outer protective layer; dermis, middle layer; and hypodermis, subcutaneous tissue. The dermis is a thick layer of connective tissue that gives the skin its strength and flexibility. The dermis contains most of your skin’s specialized cells and structures. It regulates body temperature and supplies the epidermis with nutrient-rich blood. The dermis is where acne forms, and it’s also the skin layer responsible for wrinkles.

The Dermis Layer Contains:

Collagen

Most of your dermis is made of collagen. Collagen is skin’s primary protein, comprising 75 percent of your skin. Collagen supports your skin, giving it structure and strength. According to WebMD, collagen is your “fountain of youth,” because it’s responsible for warding off wrinkles and fine lines.

Elastin

This protein gives your skin structure and elasticity. Elastin allows your skin to spring back into place when it’s stretched.

Nerve Endings

These are what sense pain, touch and temperature.

Blood Vessels

These provide nutrients for your skin and help regulate body temperature. Blood vessels increase blood flow to the skin, causing you to flush, and allow heat to escape or reduce blood flow when it’s cold.

Sebaceous Oil Glands

Oil from these glands is secreted into hair follicles. Oil moistens and softens the skin and protects it against an overgrowth of bacteria and fungi. When the oil glands produce too much sebum, the extra oil can clog the pores and produce acne. If bacteria get into the pores, you can wind up with swelling, redness and pus, aka pimples.

Hair Follicles

Hair found on your body grows from these tiny openings. Hair regulates body temperature, protects against injury and enhances sensation.

Sweat Glands

These hardworking glands produce sweat in response to heat or stress. As sweat evaporates, it takes heat with it, cooling your body. Sweating also removes waste fluids such as urea and lactate from your body.

How does it affect the dermis?

Medical micro-needling uses needles (.5 mm and longer) to create micro-injuries to the dermis. When your dermis is injured, your skin repairs itself by triggering a natural wound-healing process that produces collagen. SkinPen needles reach the papillary dermis to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and longer SkinPen needles reach the deep dermis, making it possible to soften the appearance of acne and other scars by breaking up scar tissue and assisting in your skin’s natural ability to induce skin remodeling.

Which areas of the body can be treated?

SkinPen® Microneedling can be used on all parts of the body; face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.

Before & After

At LVWellness we want to provide you with younger, clearer looking skin with long lasting results. The SkinPen is the only FDA cleared device in the U.S. Don’t risk your face and beauty with anything or anyone else. We offer complimentary consultations to determine if this treatment is best for your skin type. Our Aesthetician would love to meet you and discuss your skin goals. 

 

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