MICRONEEDLING WITH EXCEED
It’s almost impossible to remain unaware of the newest advance in skin rejuvenation: Microneedling. This novel treatment is discussed in many popular women’s magazines and has been touted by numerous celebrities. Micro-needling improves appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and stretch marks and refines texture and tone of the skin. It is less invasive than either chemical peels or skin lasers and the healing time is much shorter.
Microneedling, also known as Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI) is a minimally invasive procedure which employs hair-thin needles to cause tiny punctures in the skin. These selective micro injuries cause the release of the body’s own growth factors. This prompts a collagen-stimulating healing process. As a result, the skin is naturally stimulated to regenerate new collagen, elastin fibers and moisture-binding Hyaluronic Acid. The appearance of lines, wrinkles and acne scars are reduced, overall skin firmness is increased and pore size is diminished. The micro-channels created also allow the penetration of applied growth serum to be tremendously increased – by up to 300%!
Going beyond improving overall skin tone and texture, there are many benefits of PCI treatment:
- No ablation of the epidermis — no skin layers are removed therefore less pain and minimal healing time
- No destruction of Melanocytes leading to hypopigmentation
- Low risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Scar-less healing
- Clinically proven efficiency
- Safe to use on all skin types
MicroNeedling at the Randali Centre
At the Randali Centre, we use EXCEED – the latest microneedling device. Coming out of Germany (with its well-known German engineering) and recognized as one of the most powerful devices on the market, EXCEED is the world’s only double FDA-cleared automated microneedling device clinically proven to dramatically reduce the appearance of facial acne scars and wrinkles. Improvement of skin laxity, firmness, texture and decrease size of pores are experienced as well. Furthermore, treatments with the EXCEED are more comfortable than those using other microneedling devices.
Lines & Wrinkles
In addition to high-precision and adjustable speed for deeper penetration, EXCEED has a unique six-needle tilting plate hand-piece which adapts to the contours of the skin (much like the rotating head of a man’s razor) to insure complete contact for the most accurate skin perforation.
An EXCEED treatment begins with thorough skin cleansing followed by application of a topical numbing cream. After 20 minutes, this cream is cleansed off, growth serum applied to the skin and micro-needling is begun. The depth of micro-needle penetration ranges from 0.5mm (superficial) to 1.9mm (aggressive). Following micro-needling treatment, the serum is re-applied. Treatments are usually completed within 30 – 45 minutes. The mild sunburn-like sensation experienced after treatment is easily remedied with cool compresses. With superficial treatment, the skin may remain unchanged or exhibit a red glow that resolves by morning. With a more aggressive treatment, the skin will look sunburned for a day or two with possible pinprick scabbing which resolves in 2 to 3 days. Healing is normally uneventful and treatments can be repeated in 4 weeks. A series of 3 – 4 treatments yields best results. All skin types can be treated.