The quest for young skin, and an attractive glow is the goal of many women around the world. Few women have flawless, clear skin. This is why it’s not a surprise that rejuvenating the skin as well as the slowing of wrinkles are among the most frequently requested cosmetic issues that are presented to professionals in skin care. There are numerous beauty treatments to choose from and products for anti-aging that have incredible claims. How do we pick the most effective skincare treatment for our customers? What can we do to help our customers choose the top products? What are the best strategies for professionals to use to enhance the integrity of skin and smooth fine wrinkles and lines, as well as increase the skin’s appearance? Which treatment is the best that can provide noticeable results, improve the appearance of your skin, and provide lasting results for reasonable costs?


There are a variety of non-invasive and invasive skin treatments that are available at spas and clinics. Deciding which method and procedure to select for your clients is an intimidating task. It’s easy to be lured by the latest and most efficient equipment that promises incredible outcomes, yet it carries a huge cost to small spas and companies. The more aggressive procedures made with the most modern equipment, although highly effective in collagen regeneration and remodelling, can pose risk and complications along with delays and, in some cases lengthy recovery times. The less invasive procedures, although more palatable, could require repeated treatments to get similar results. There is however an increase in demand from the customer for treatments that require minimal or no downtime, are safe from complications and are cost-effective. One of the numerous non-ablative therapies that remain an option for professionals is microneedling , also known as collagen induction therapy.


Microneedling is a secure and efficient procedure that involves repeated puncturing of the skin using sterilized needles in order to create an epidermis-related trauma. The idea was first developed by Dr. Orentreich back in the year 1994 utilized skin needling to break up fibrous strands of skin that have depressed marks and lines. The doctor. Andre Camirand reported that needle dermabrasion with tattoo guns without ink could reduce scars and improve the appearance and texture of the surrounding skin. Then, Desmond Fernandes suggested that the depth had to be greater to increase collagen as well as elastin fibres. He was able to create the very first cylindrical roller. Later studies revealed a dramatic increase from 400 percent to 1,000% in collagen and elastin fibers 6 months after the dermaroller treatment.


As per Dr. Lance Setterfield, MD Dr. Lance Setterfield, MD, LED light therapy should only be applied following microneedling. “A issue has been raised about whether it is appropriate to be treating patients using LED immediately following medical needling. The opposition to this is on the grounds that inflammation is believed to be a necessary requirement for rejuvenation however, is it really? In the absence of any inflammation and consequently scarring in an embryo’s wound healing permits the conclusion that not essential however, it actually hinders optimal outcomes. In reality, it is due to the inflammation, that scar tissue forms and it is not ideal. Inflammation draws myofibroblasts, in contrast to normal fibroids. The latter produce abnormal scar tissue unlike normal basket-weave collagen made by the fibroblasts. (In The Expanded Edition to my medical book I go over this concept in depth on page from 78 to 90.) 
Thus, apply LED immediately following an application of needling (or any treatment that causes an injury or damage to skin) along with using products within the following days that turn off the process of inflammation off ASAP is the primary goal.”

The efficacy of microneedling lies in stimulating a controlled inflammation and healing reaction , and development of collagen by releases of growth factor, including vascular endothelial vascular growth factor (VEGF) as well as fibroblast and epidermal growth factors (FGF as well as EGF) as well as platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) and the transforming growth factor (TGF). Research has shown that VEGF is increased following needling and plays a significant part in angiogenesis, as well as the function of keratinocytes.

Microneedling can help regulate the release of the melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH) which is reduced of two weeks after the procedure. Since it is a non-ablative method, the results are comparable to other surgical procedures, however without the negative consequences, like hyperpigmentation. Additionally, it is a flexible procedure in treating various skin issues with a very brief time to recover. The popularity of light emitting diodes (LED) continues to increase in popularity. The research continues to prove that this non-thermal light therapy offers significant advantages in treating skin issues. The cost is low, it’s easy of use, and superior safety profile , paired with the visible and tangible outcomes achieved assure its position among the most sought most sought-after treatments among experts and users alike. The LED therapy specifically the red wavelengths, go deeper in the skin and alter cells’ intrinsic activity using methods of biomodulation.

Chromophores that are present in the skin absorb photons which result in changes to the skin’s biophysiology, which triggers an increase the proliferation of cells, inflammation, as well as collagen production. The effects are a rise in ATP and activation of reactive oxidative species and collagen production, as well as an increase in blood flow, and microcirculation. Red blue LEDs has proven to stimulate FGF which increases collagen type I and decrease the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP 1). The growth in fibroblasts is a proof of the growth in collagenesis.

Research has shown that the improvement in wrinkles and fine lines remains improved for after 12 weeks of treatment. Light therapy with red wavelengths has shown to be effective in healing wounds, photo damage as well as premalignant lesions. If you are looking for treatments that provide tangible outcomes that are cost effective with minimal downtime and adverse effects, combining microneedling with light therapy is a way to get the most effective of both treatments. The release of numerous growth factors, in conjunction with the rise in ATP and fibroblast proliferation that light therapy can bring about proves that the treatments of microneedling and light therapy is the perfect combination for achieving healthier, glowing, rejuvenated skin.

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