Microneedling – Cutting Age, Antiaging Treatment



Microneedling is a very simple, safe, effective, and minimally invasive therapeutic technique. It was initially introduced for skin rejuvenation, however, now it is being used for a very wide range of indications including acne scar, acne, post-traumatic/burn scar, alopecia, skin rejuvenation, drug delivery, hyperhidrosis, stretch marks, and many more. Moreover, during the last 10 years, many new innovations have been made to the initial instrument, which was used for microneedling.

The newest microneedling pen is a very small device with innovative technology that could successfully remove skin issues, thereby toning and tightening skin to rejuvenation with tone textures. The newest Microneedling pens on the market has adjustable needle depth from 0.25mm – 2.5mm and adjustable Speed- 8,000 – 18,000 rpm.

How dose Microneedling works?

The way skin needling works to rejuvenate the skin is by stimulating the body’s wound healing mechanisms. As the micro-needles penetrate the skin causing micro-wounds, it triggers an intense inflammatory reaction that begins a cascade of subsequent reactions. Once an area is treated, thousands of micro-wounds are created in the treatment area. Many cell types including new fibroblasts rush to close the wound by migrating to the point of intrusion. Fibroblasts are the cells that synthesize collagen protein, which integrate with existing collagen in the upper dermis. As each wound induces new collagen formation, it forms a new, healthy collagen layer in the treatment area. This reaction is called collagenesis. The wound healing process also stimulates rapid growth of endothelial cells (the thin layer of cells which line capillaries and blood vessels). In turn, this creates new capillaries for better blood supply to the skin itself. This reaction is called angiogenesis. Collagen increases gradually, which adds thickness and firmness to the skin, reduces stretch marks and fills in atrophic (depressed) scars, such as acne scars, and stretch marks.

How dose Microneedling works?

Once the collagen has formed, the body can then produce more elastin, lending to better elasticity which can mean less sagging in places where even plastic surgery is not typically performed such as saggy elbows, hands or knees.

When using microneedling a permanent damage to the skin is unlikely because the needles are very thin in diameter (.25mm, Japanese 5 gauge), much like an acupuncture needle. The integrity of the epidermis remains intact even though the skin reacts as if it had been “injured.” The micro-channels created by the micro-needles fully close within just a few hours after initial application.14 No tissue lesion can be detected, infections are rare, and there is nothing to repair. There is very little pain involved and there is no downtime as the dermal roller leaves the epidermal barrier fully intact.

Clinical studies have shown that micro-needle dermal rolling can be just as effective as ablative treatments such as laser resurfacing, dermabrasion and chemical peels or non-ablative treatments such as IPL™, Fraxel™, or CO2 laser in stimulating elastin and collagen production.7 In one study, biopsies taken from 10 different patients demonstrated an average increase in collagen and elastin fibers of 206 percent.

Another advantage to microneedling are the increased absorption rate of topically applied products such as homeopathics or serums. The micro-channels, which are created, aid in infusing therapeutic serums for better penetrating the skin and increasing overall efficacy. South Korea, Europe, and U.S. clinically-conducted studies have shown that the roller can increase serum absorption by as much as 1,000 times. This is especially beneficial when it comes to hair loss products. Microneedling can also remove sebum and DHT, which can interfere with the healthy growth cycle of hair.

Microneedling can also be used on patients who suffer from Bell’s palsy, stroke, or pain along a meridian or in place of needling certain heat conditions such as shingles, or when use of a seven-star plum blossom would be too painful.

Nano needling?

Nano needling?

Uses the same type of oscillating motion to treat the skin but the cartridge encompasses 81 silicone tips. These microscopic hair-like cones separate the cells within the epidermis to allow active products to be pushed into the skin. Nano-Needling only affects the epidermis, treating within the upper .15 mm of the skin. The benefits of this serum infusion treatment include pigmentation reduction, increased cell turnover, skin rejuvenation and an immediate glow with no downtime. This treatment can be done weekly to exfoliate the skin.

Treatable area for Nano-Needling ( microneedling can not work)

  • Scalp
  • Eyes
  • Lips (with plumper)
  • Nose

What to Expect after Micro and Nano Needling

  • An average 206% increase in collagen and up to 1,000% increase in collagen production after a single treatment.
  • A possible 140% increase in epidermal thickness.
  • Patients described an average 80% improvement in post burn scars with micro needling.
  • Some forms of microneedling can increase the absorption of some products through the skin by up to 10,000 times.
What to expect after micro and nano needling

Microneedling isn’t invasive like plastic surgery, so the recovery time is minimal, most people require very little downtime, if any at all.You may notice skin irritation and redness within the first few days following the procedure. This is a natural response to the small “injuries” made by the needles in your skin. You can go back to work or school after the procedure if you’re comfortable. Some people apply camouflaging makeup during the first few days as the redness dissipates. Your skin will also be more sensitive to the sun, so sunscreen is a must.

After microneedling, your skin works fairly quickly to rejuvenate new tissue. In theory, you should see results within a couple of weeks.

To maintain the results of your treatment, you’ll need multiple sessions and perhaps other complementing treatments. Your doctor will advise you on the best plan of action based on your individual goals.

Treatable conditions for MicroNeedling

Treatable conditions for MicroNeedling

It can be used on all skin types and parts of the body including the face, neck, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.

  • Hair Growth
  • Wrinkles
  • Scars
  • Age Spots
  • Acne Reduction
  • Chest, Hands, Small Areas skin rejuvenation
  • Stretch Marks
  • Large Pores
  • 3,000% Increased Serum and Topical Absorption

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Microneedling

Combine Chinese medicine and acupuncture knowledge and modern technology for better cosmetic result.

Diagnose – face reading, meridian diagnose, Zang fu diagnose

Treatment principals – internal treatment and facial treatment combine to achieve longer lasting result.

Stimulating superficial facial points directing the flow of qi, combine meridian acupuncture using distal points for improve body contusion.

Using Natural Herbal Serum for micro and nano needling as external treatment and herbal medicine of internal treatment when necessary.

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Microneedling

Natural Herbal Serum for micro and nano needling

Collagen Builder Xiang GU 香菇 (Shiitake Mushroom)

Shiitake are edible mushrooms native to East Asia. Shiitake are low in calories. They also offer good amounts of fiber, as well as B vitamins and some minerals. They also boast polysaccharides, terpenoids, sterols, and lipids, some of which have immune-boosting, cholesterol-lowering, and anticancer effects

Shiitake mushrooms have long been used in traditional Chinese medicine. In Chinese medicine, shiitake are thought to boost health and longevity, as well as improve circulation. Studies suggest that some of the bioactive compounds in shiitake may protect against cancer and inflammation.

Natural Herbal Serum for micro and nano needling

TCM Actions: Facial Qi Strengthener, Expel Wind, Best for Dry Deficient Skin

Biomedical Actions: Natural Collagen & Elastin Builder

Promotes firmer of skin Boosts the synthesis of collagen

Reduces the deterioration of collagen Improves the quality of collagen

Prevents the degradation of matrix proteins, like collagen and elastin

Behaves as an anti-oxidant

Improves the structure, organization, and quality of collagen, all of which are associated with a firmer, smoother complexion.

APSTEM Stem Cell Builder Ping Guo 苹果 (Apple)

TCM Actions: Tonify Facial Qi

Biomedical Actions: Promote The Reproduction Of Facial Cells Under The Epidermis

A Revolutionary Technology to Protect Skin Stem Cells

A Revolutionary Technology to Protect Skin Stem Cells PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica (Apple Stem Cell Extract) is a liposomal preparation based on the stem cells of a rare Swiss apple. Uttwiler Spatlauber is an endangered apple variety that was well-known for its excellent storability and thus its longevity potential.

PhytoCellTec’s Malus Domestica is the first plant stem cell active ingredient on the market whose effect was evaluated on human skin stem cells. This unique and revolutionary ingredient is able to protect the most precious skin cells, the skin stem cells, against premature aging.

  • Decrease wrinkle depth.
  • Protect longevity of skin stem cells.
  • Combat chronological aging.
  • Increase vitality of skin stem cells.
  • Delay senescence of essential cells
  • Helps skin stem cells to maintain their characteristics and their capacity to build new tissues.
  • Delays aging and has an anti-wrinkle effect.
Traditional Chinese Medicine & Microneedling
Natural Herbal Serum for micro and nano needling

Age Spot Remover Zao Lei Seaweed

TCM Actions: Moves Blood & Fluid

Moves Blood & Fluid Biomedical Actions: Clears melanin pigmentation from the skin.

Gets Rid Of Age Spots and Melasma. Acts on diverse stages of melanin deposition and production in the skin to improve luminosity and decrease visibility of hyper pigmented areas to balance out the skin tone TCM Action: Moves Blood & Fluid Vial

Reduced melan-A protein levels (40%), thus interfering with development of melanosomes Diminishes the amount of human tyrosinase protein by up to 48.9%, and its activity by 24.3% Decreases the amount of melanin pigment produced by melanocyte in culture by 61.3% In acting on melanocytes, resulted in a 69% lower uptake of particles (phagocytosis) Neutralizes hyperpigmentation, that which is related to age spots, in epidermis

Nano-Needling For Eye Bags Hai Zao 海藻 (Algae)

TCM Actions: Moves blood and interstitial fluid.

Glycerin Or Water Eye puffiness appears due to liquid retention as a consequence of higher permeability of blood vessels, which when added to bilirubin accumulation (from hemoglobin breakdown) induces vascular pigmentation and therefore dark circles. In addition, the deterioration of skin support proteins, like collagen and elastin, contributes to an increased visibility of such signs, besides the development of wrinkles. Decreases vascular permeability to ameliorate eye bags and dark circles Enhances bilirubin degradation to reduce the vascular pigmentation that causes dark coloration under the eyes Promotes the production of type I collagen and elastin by dermal fibroblasts Diminishes glycation of collagen to maintain strength and elasticity of the dermis In vivo, it improves the appearance of all signs of aging in the eye contour area including dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Microneedling
Natural Herbal Serum for micro and nano needling

Mature Older Skin Tian Men Dong 天门东 (Asparagus Root)

TCM Actions: Boosts Primal Kidney Qi Essence of Facial Cells

Biomedical Actions: Helps cells regain their ability to grow and divide.

Extensive research has shown that Tian Men Dong substantially combats two principal signs of skin aging by providing the skin a more firm and thicker appearance. Aging skin is included to lose its appearance of youthful resilience and elasticity. Skin aging is the principal cosmetic apprehension. Research data show that skin layers are thinned and protein concentration, such as collagen, decreased. Its unique action mechanism helps reduce noticeable signs of the naturally occurring cellular again process we know as senescence, which delays the appearance of skin aging by decades heightens the skin’s innate strength to delay cellular aging by decades, accelerates the skin’s detoxifying processes, independent of age. Delivers an overall skin rejuvenation effect.

Elastin FL+ Acne Prone or Greasy Skin Fu Ling (Poria Mushroom)

TCM Actions: Spleen & Kidney Qi Deficiency Commonly Seen With Older Thin Skin

Biomedical Actions: Natural Collagen & Elastin Builder.

Best For Damp Acne Prone Greasy Skin & Older Thinning Skin. Elastin FL+™is a multi-purposed active component that builds skin thickness, microcirculation, and radiance. And, it lessens the appearance of wrinkles characteristic of aging. It is best for menopause or mature skin. Fu Ling is a celebrated fungus in traditional medicine of Asia, where it is used as an antioxidant and purifying and softening agent.

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Microneedling

The part used in Elastin FL+® is the sclerocia (mycelium), which is rich in triterpenes and polysacchrides (pachyman). CDRR: trans-membrane glycoprotein which acts as the main receptor of hyaluronic acid and maintains its homeostasis that acts as the principal receptor of hyaluronic acid and sustains its homeostasis. Interaction between this receptor and hyaluronic acid makes possible cellular differentiation and strengthens tissue union. During menopause and aging, expression of hyaluronic acid and the DD44 receptor diminishes, leading to reduced skin firmness and thickness, and cell renewal. Mature FL intensifies the expression of this receptor, thus improving the hyaluronic acid binding the dermis and epidermis. Collagen IV maintains the skin’s mechanical stability because it is a crucial element of the dermal-epidermal junction. Age reduces collagen and menopause even more accentuates this loss. Mature FL enhances the expression of Collagen IV and strengthens skin stability. SPRR is a family of small proteins located in the dense envelope of the epidermis. Because of aging and menopause, these proteins become over-expressed and this leads to important skin imbalances. Elastin FL+® diminishes the expression of SPRR and improves the appearance of mature skin. Elastin FL+® rolls back aging’s effects in skin microcirculation, radiance, skin thickness, and firmness, resulting in a younger and more radiant skin


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