Dermapen Offers Breakthrough Micro-needling Treatment

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Micro-needling

 

Micro-needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy has been around for a while as a skin rejuventation treatment that can help get topical medications where you want them to go while encouraging the skin to revitalize and repair itself. Basically, micro-needling makes tiny microscopic punctures in your skin that open up pores and stimulate collagen production through the minor trauma that is causes in the dermal layer of the skin.

In the past, micro-needling has been often done using a roller with tiny needles on it but today, new technologies have enhanced the process of micro-needling. Though consumers can still use rollers to micro-needle their skin at home, using newer, automated methods has become possible with Dermapen, a product that makes micro-needling safer and less painful while still offering patients the ability to encourage collagen growth and get topical treatments to penetrate the top layer of the skin.

Dermapen is a new and exciting breakthrough technology coming to plastic surgery clinics and cosmetic treatment facilities near you!  The Dermapen offers patients improved skin needling treatments designed to give skin extra tone, lift, and rejuvenation without the discomfort and pain caused by similar, but less advanced products.

The Dermapen was designed to target several different skin issues including, of course, wrinkles and fine lines, acnes scars, and uneven tone. But that’s not all it can do. This small, handheld micro-needling machine can also help plastic surgeons deal with keloid scars, melasma, hair loss, and pigmentation issues. Stretch marks and pore size can also be targeted with the device. Dermapen makes it easier for topical treatments like PRP, Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and hydrogenated collagen to absorb into the skin via the tiny needle holes made in the epidermal layer of the skin.

Dermapen micro-needling appears to help patients with a variety of different skin problems including wound healing. The needle-tip can be used to stimulate the skin and encourage new growth offering new alternatives to reduce scarring. Indeed, for individuals who are simply looking for skin revitalization, the tool can help to tighten and tone the face.

Other micro-needling devices on the market have shown similar results, but the Dermapen is safer and offers greater control to cosmetic and plastic surgeons using an automated, spring-loaded motion that keeps pain at a minimum without sacrificing results. The depth of the needles can be controlled, which isn’t possible with the roller micro-needling devices. Because the depth of the needle can be adjusted, it’s possible to treat more sensitive areas on the face around the eyes and nose to get even better results.

Though some patients are skeptical about the possibility of achieving results using tiny needle punctures in the face, many proponents of the treatment actually argue that it can achieve better outcomes than microdermabrasion or laser therapies. Dermapen is taking micro-needling to the next level by making it even more controlled and safer for patients and offering new alternatives to treat scars, melasma, thinning hair and other problematic skin conditions by encouraging the skin to simply repair itself.

Breakthroughs in Collagen Synthesis Could Prove Valuable in Cosmetic Applications

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Scientific Research Collagen Discoveries

Collagen is widely known as an important component of healthy, young-looking skin. It has many specialized uses in medicine, providing useful repair functions in cardiac applications, as well as a healing aid for burn victims. In the cosmetic industry, collagen has enjoyed much fame and importance as well as a dermal filler to reduce wrinkles and diminish signs of aging. For patients in need of reconstructive surgery, collagen has been utilized in the construction of artificial skin. But the collagen that has been used to perform many medical miracles over the years  is bovine collagen derived primarily from cows. The collagen of the future, synthetic collagen, resembles human collagen more exactly and presents health fewer dangers to patients.

Collagen in the most abundant protein  found in nature and, in the body, it is a key component of skin, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and blood vessels. Its protein structure forms strong cables and sheets in the body that support the structure of the organs, cartilage, skin, and bones. All of the connective tissues in the body contain cartilage as well. When tissues are damaged by burns or as a result of the aging process, doctors often use animal-derived collagen to repair and rebuild different parts of the body. If collagen was needed to obtain a particular goal for a patient, the only type of collagen available was bovine or pork, which could produce strong immunological rejection reactions in sensitive individuals.

Over the past 2 years, scientists have made some exciting discoveries regarding collagen that has the potential to impact plastic and cosmetic surgery. In 2010, scientists were able to create a particularly strong breed of collagen that may be useful in the treatment of arthritis and other health conditions that result from collagen defects. During the summer of 2011, scientists were able to produce a plant-derived collage from maize seeds, which represents a less expensive alternative to animal-derived collagens. Last September, scientists are Rice University were able to develop the first synthetic collagen that closely resembles the collagen produced in the human body.

The widespread distribution of collagen throughout the body has made it important in the field of regenerative medicine where stem cells and collagen are used together to grow tissues that can be transplanted directly into humans without fear of an immunological rejection. The potential for immunological rejection is a serious threat and the development of synthetic collagen that can be used without this fear makes cosmetic procedures accessible to more people.

The synthetic collagen that has been developed by scientists goes through a self-assembly process that is similar to the process observed in the human body to build collagen. Although synthetic collagen is not approved for use yet in medical applications, it seems hopeful that the substance will prove useful because scientists have observed that the human body can break down the synthetic collagen at a similar rate that it breaks down natural collagen. Scientists intend to continue researching the substance to determine whether it behaves in the same way as natural, human collagen before it is released for use in the general public.