Micro-needling…All Created Equal?

What is micro-needling and how does it work?

Micro-needling, also called skin needling or collagen induction therapy (CIT), is a treatment in aesthetic medicine that utilizes a micro-needling device to create controlled skin injury to address concerns such as fine lines, acne scars, and overall facial rejuvenation. As a result, the skin deploys its natural repair mechanism and begins producing collagen and elastin to repair these micro-perforations.

What devices are used for treatments?

While there are many micro-needling devices on the market, at Clarkston Dermatology, we utilize innovative technologies we are confident will deliver the desired results our patients are looking to achieve.

Rejuvepen: The Rejuvapen utilizes 9 precisely spaced micro needles in a small cartridge to create invisible, vertical, micro perforations into the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis. As a result, the skin shifts its natural repair mechanism into high gear and starts producing collagen and elastin to repair these micro-perforations. Rejuvapen treats fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, and stretch marks.

Infini: The LUTRONIC INFINI is the ideal solution for improved wrinkle reduction and tightening. Infini’s proven design delivers 3-dimensional radio frequency energy through insulated gold-coated micro needles to create precise and controllable fractionated coagulation zones within a specific layer of dermis. Adjustable depth control allows for customized and reproducible treatments of delicate areas. Infini effectively lowers the risk of PIH in dark skin types and can be safely used on patients with melasma and other types of pigmented lesions. Lutronic’s patented ComfortFlow™ technology maximizes comfort and patient satisfaction.

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