Beauty Tips and How-Tos
MCCM Medical Cosmetics has indeed taken microneedling up a notch - with MCCM Derma Pen the technique has never offered more satisfactory and exciting results. The device is confirmedly safer and at the same time more effective than its traditional alternatives on the market, hence perfectly combining comfort and performance.
With its built-in multi-speed and adjustable depth systems as well as a set of the highest quality Carbon Fibre needles, it pierces the stratum corneum more efficiently thus easily reaches the areas which are difficult to access - such effectiveness directly translates into a more prominent skin rejuvenation and well-being. Without a doubt, MCCM Dermapen’s stature is nothing but well-deserved and will never let you down.
Microneedling itself is a novel treatment in dermatology - its original conception can be traced back to as early as 1995. It is synonymous with collagen induction therapy and percutaneous collagen induction not without a reason - its main target is to effectively induce collagen production which will bring about multiple benefits for the skin including its rejuvenation, lift and tightened structure.
During a session, specially designed needles penetrate the stratum corneum and create micro-conduits with minimal damage to the epidermis in order to reach the deeper layer of the skin - the dermis.
This gently generated physical trauma serves as an incentive for the skin’s natural wound healing response - shortly after the piercing numerous growth factors are released which ultimately results in the deposition of collagen and elastin in the skin. Moreover, blood flow to the treated skin tissue is largely increased which greatly contributes to an enhanced influx of nourishing ingredients. If you compare the before and after photos of the patients, the skin is visibly invigorated and better-looking after the treatment.
Microneedling effectively diminishes the appearance of scarring including acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, striae, skin keratosis, photodamage, and hyperpigmentation as well as significantly improves skin laxity and texture. It has even been proven effective in recruiting growth factors in the hair follicles on the scalp and subsequent induction of hair growth and restoration.
To fully benefit from a Dermapen treatment, appropriate aftercare is needed. Microneedling is known to substantially increase the absorption of many topical agents across the usually thick stratum corneum - the post-treatment time is perfect to treat your skin with a hydrating and moisturizing boost.
The hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, which is especially recommended after microneedling, are neutral to the skin and can even enhance the collagen production stimulated by the piercing. On the other hand, there are numerous ingredients that are definitely unrecommended during the few days of aftercare - among them, you can find potentially irritating vitamins A and C, AHA and BHA acids as well as scented cosmetics. Remember to regularly apply a high SPF sunscreen to protect the skin against sun-related damage.
Undoubtedly every patient would like to know how long the effects of the treatment are going to last. Since the results of microneedling vastly rely on the naturally-induced skin repair cascade, they will not remain intact forever but will embellish your face for as long as four to six weeks on average. Many factors do play a role here including age, the severity of skin issues, skin type as well as an individual response to the treatment.
For the above reasons, you most likely should repeat the treatment every four to six weeks, depending on the recommendations of your physician, until the maximum results have been reached. The latter most often happens after around 90 to 150 days (three to five months). Once it is attained, maintenance sessions are highly advisable for luminous, radiant skin every day for years. Every boost-treatment like that should be scheduled every six to eighteen months.
As long as Dermapen facial is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure with an extraordinarily high safety profile, you still may experience certain mild and transient side effects which should persist for 24-48 hours or sometimes slightly longer. The first most frequent reactions are erythema (skin redness) and edema (localized swelling). In other words, you may look as if you had a mild to moderate sunburn.
In some patients, other side effects might occur which include: bumps, dry skin and mild, temporary breakouts. To prevent their aggravation, it is highly recommended not to cover the skin with any makeup until the side effects subside - it may block the pores, irritate the skin and subsequently lead to undesired excessive skin reactions.
Luckily, as mentioned, the side effects go away really shortly after the treatment while its results long-term are unquestionably worth it!
By Dr Alexandra Postlethwaite
July 27, 2021