Micro-Needling With ProCell
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. The resultant creation of thousands of micro-perforations from this treatment causes the skin’s Fibroblast cells to produce more collagen and elastin. The micro-channels created also allow the penetration of applied growth serum to be tremendously increased – by up to 300%!
At the Randali Centre, we use the ProCell MicroNeedling device. This apparatus was developed by a Vermont dermatologist and is made in the USA. (How often can we boast that anymore?) It’s the newest micro-needling device on the market and clearly superior to its predecessors. We also use ProCell’s proprietary serum which is derived through human stem cells. This serum’s high concentration of natural human growth factors and cytokines support cellular renewal and potentiate cellular regeneration. This combination ensures improved skin firmness, elasticity and tone leaving the skin looking brighter, more luminous and healthy.
A ProCell treatment begins with thorough skin cleansing followed by application of a topical numbing cream. After 20 minutes, this cream is cleansed off, the serum applied and micro-needling is begun. The depth of micro-needle penetration ranges from 0.5mm (superficial) to 1.5mm (aggressive). Following micro-needling, serum is then 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 2 – 4 weeks if further enhancement is desired. All skin types can be treated.