Microneedling: Minimally Invasive Treatment for Acne Scars and Fine Lines

This minimally invasive procedure improves fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and the overall texture of your skin.

MicroneedlingAutomated Microneedling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is an innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating fine lines, acne scars, and more to improve your skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, hundreds of tiny “needles” are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to trigger collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin are produced naturally in your skin’s healing process, so its natural repair system leads to an improvement in its appearance! Fine lines are filled in, deeper wrinkles are smoothed out and softened, and the redness and thickness of acne scars are greatly reduced. Microneedling can also help with traumatic scars, hyperpigmentation (dark spots), and hypopigmentation (light spots). And because Microneedling creates micro-channels on the skin’s surface, those channels can be filled with topical gels, creams, and serums to further improve your skin’s appearance.

SkinPen – the world’s first FDA-cleared microneedling device

At Artemis Colorado, we use only state-of-the-art equipment to deliver the best medical care and impressive results. We use SkinPen by Bellus Medical, the first FDA-cleared microneedling device.

It causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.

There are three phases to the wound-repair process:

  • Phase I: Inflammation. Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.
  • Phase II: Proliferation. The wound is rebuilt with new granulation cells, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
  • Phase III: Remodeling. The wound is replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels.

Best of all, SkinPen works. Ninety percent of subjects in the clinical trial would recommend the procedure to family and friends. (Data on file. Bellus Medical. 2017.)


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