Collagen is a natural type of protein in the body, made up of amino acids, that forms the connective tissues that hold skin, bone, tendons, muscle and cartilage together. Collagen is important in the way our skin looks and feels because it is the main structural component providing firmness and […]
One of the challenges for patients and doctors alike is dealing with treatment modalities, methods by which one may attack a medical problem. What works and what doesn’t, what is good for one thing but not great for another, is the issue at hand.
The delivery of biological and non-biological materials through the dermal barrier with the assistance or a microneedle device, known as microneedle transdermal delivery, is perhaps the most exciting emerging and potentially powerful uses of the Dermapen device. The creation of minute transient punctures in the dermal barrier will obviously facilitate […]
Micro-Needling vs. Dermal Rolling? The Dermal Roller — a simple mechanical tool with a rolling drum on a handle, festooned with thin surgical steel needles of a specific length and rolled across the skin to create numerous perforations as it is moved. Needle length may vary between rollers but stay […]
Microdermabrasion, or abrasive removal of epidermal tissue for therapeutic ends, has numerous applications and has long been a less aggressive alternative to indications treatable by laser- or other energy-based therapies.[Karimipour 2010] In terms of the microneedle realm, microneedle dermabrasion (also known as percutaneous collagen induction, or PCI) could be simply […]
Striae distensae, also known as stretch marks, are similar to mild atrophic scarring associated with discoloration and “thinning” of the skin. Microneedling with Dermapen is an ideal therapy for stretch marks. It is excellent for areas of atrophic scarring, and stretch marks can be seen as areas of mild atrophic […]