MICRONEEDLING (a.k.a. collagen induction therapy)
Microneedling is the fastest growing aesthetic procedure and, depending on depth of needle penetration, is performed
by estheticians (up to 0.3 mm) and medical personnel (0.5 mm and longer needles.) Professionals use needle rollers or
reciprocating pen-like devices with disposable cartridges containing multiple needles. Treatment with all devices
creates thousands of microscopic perforations in the superficial layers of the skin. Note: some state regulations do not
allow estheticians to perform microneedling procedures.
Microneedling is effective in skin rejuvenation due to enhanced penetration of topical actives (all needle lengths) and
because longer needles create injury within the keratinocyte layer, or deeper dermal layers. The procedure induces a
natural healing response without the trauma caused by ablative treatments that destroy tissue.
Cellular injury from longer needles initiates cascades of endogenous cytokines that promote cellular proliferation and
collagenesis. Injury into deeper layers also creates capillary bleeding that results in platelet growth factor and cytokine
release that enhance certain aspects of the healing process but also promote an inflammatory response. The use of
topical autologous platelet rich plasma is popular although this effort to provide growth factors is a two-edge sword.
Platelets are heavily loaded with pro-inflammatory bio-signals, exacerbating the normal inflammatory response. Skin
health experts agree inflammation in the skin, particularly on a chronic basis, is best avoided, making the prudence of
deliberately creating a heightened state of inflammation a questionable practice.
Microneedling is effective in producing smoother, firmer, softer skin with reduced pigment abnormalities, and
diminished fine and coarse lines. It is commonly performed as a series of treatments. When for enhanced penetration
of actives (aesthetic), treatments can be frequent (every few days to a week or two apart.) When longer needles are
used, the healing process is more extensive and takes four weeks to complete. A series of four to six medical dermal
needle sessions at monthly intervals can produce aesthetic changes that rival that of fractional CO2 laser resurfacing.
AnteAGE Microneedling Solutions
AnteAGE has developed products specifically formulated to enhance the healing process following microneedling, while
simultaneously quenching associated inflammation. The unique role of the human bone marrow mesenchymal stem
cell in the physiology of wound healing makes it particularly well suited as a source of topical growth factors and
cytokines for microneedling.
The bio-signals produced by laboratory culture of bone marrow stem cells are both pro-healing and anti-inflammatory.
No other type of cell culture produces this potent beneficial combination. Hyaluronic acid is added to provide skin glide
and enhance skin hydration. The results are rapid improvement in appearance with brief to non-existent downtime.
These ingredients are completely natural and found within skin throughout every stage of life. AnteAGE MD
Microneedling Solution also contains recombinant TFG-β3 to further reduce inflammation.
Use of AnteAGE Microneedling Solutions
Microneedling Solution is used during microneedling and immediately thereafter. Before treatment, the skin is cleansed
and disinfectant is applied. When longer needles are used, topical anesthetic is recommended. The topical anesthetic
is removed immediately prior to each section being treated. AnteAGE brand Microneedling Solution can be used to
provide glide and as an after treatment, or used as an immediate after treatment only. It should be reapplied at frequent
intervals during the first hour or so after treatment until the unit dose vial is exhausted.
Before and after photos of patients who received microneedling treatments are on the reverse side. A recommended
resource for learning about microneedling is The Concise Guide to Dermal Needling by Dr. Lance Setterfield, available
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