( For the texts and pictures books, publications, guidelines for example in awmf.org and contributions of colleagues were consulted.)
photodamaged skin with fine lines
The micro-needling provides a method for skin smoothing and skin tightening with microneedles that have a length of 0.25 to 2.5 mm by means of a roller-type applicator or by means of an electrically operated needle plunger inserted into the skin. There are in each case several dozen microfine needles per square centimeter introduced in the skin. The resulting micro-injuries provoke reparation of the skin with secretion of growth factors and tissue hormones to build new collagen fibers. This causes a thickening, hardening and tightening of the skin by rebuilding collagen and elastic fibers. Following the micro-needling treatments, rich preparations can be applied to the skin, which are then introduced through the resulting micro-channels in the depth of the skin (eg, hyaluronic acid, growth factors, vitamins). Thus, the anti -aging effect is enhanced.
The treatment can be performed more than once every 14 days, thereby the smoothing and tightening effect is intensified. The treatment can be performed with or without topical anesthesia and is painless. From 1 mm length produces fine capillary bleeding. who are breastfed with cold saline envelopes. The microfine grooves are after 1-2 days no longer visible.
Side effects :
After the treatment the skin is red for 1-2 days. In darkly pigmented people occasionally a hyperpigmentation may occur, which must be treated with a bleaching cream. Scarring has been described only in extremely rare cases. However, this should be considered in people with a tendency to an excessive scarring (keloids).