Micro-Nutrient Implantation


Micro-Nutrient Implantation is a method derived from MCA: Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation and traditional mesotherapy skin rejuvenation protocols .  It involves the use of specially created tattoo machinery and instead of ink, various medicines used in traditional mesotherapy are implanted deep within the dermis at the wrinkle site to naturally stimulate collagen and elastin production.  Micro-Nutrient Implantation may also be used to reduce/remove individual pigmentation spots as well as acne scars.

Micro-Nutrient Implantation is very similar to Dermal Stamping only it offers better precision therefore it can treat smaller, deeper and or more challenging wrinkles, scars or pigmentation spots.

Micro-Nutrient Implantation or facial needling is a natural skin rejuvenation method that fills and softens wrinkles and scars.  It does not use chemicals, fillers, injections, or lasers.  The process creates hundreds of microscopic “pin pricks” to activate and exploit your body’s natural wound healing process.  As your skin heals, it uses your own collagen to fill the “valleys” of wrinkles and scars naturally.  The technique was discovered to be effective in the 1940’s, but the methods of performing it today are much more sophisticated. Micro-Nutrient Implantation is derived and also known as Dry Needling, Dry Tattooing, Needle Abrasion, Needle Dermabrasion, Facial Mesotherapy, Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation (MCA), Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI), and/or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT).

The concept behind Micro-Nutrient Implantation and skin needling is the stimulation of new collagen production in your skin.  The dry needle abrasion breaks your skin and causes micro-trauma and micro-inflammation.  Your body will respond by sending blood to the area for healing.  Blood platelets then release clotting factors, cytokines, and essential growth factors.  Fibroblasts make and deposit new extracellular matrix with collagen and elastin.  As your skin repairs itself, new collagen builds up in the Papillary Dermis (middle layer) just below the surface.  The wrinkles, lines, or depressed scars plump from the bottom-up without the use of anything artificial.  Repeated needling sessions gradually and continually build new collagen to fill-in the treated areas.  The terms Collagen Induction and Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT are sometimes used to describe this process.

Video footage of this procedure is in editing and should be posted by November 2011, please check back soon!

Applications of the Needling Technique:

  • Wrinkle Treatment: Fine lines and wrinkles on the face can be diminished naturally with Micro-Nutrient Implantation.
  • Indented Scars: Needling procedures can decrease the depth of pitted, depressed, or shallow scars caused by acne, chicken pox, surgeries and or trauma.
  • Surgical Scars: Raised or hypertrophic (overgrown) scars can become smoother with needling treatments that flatten the elevated scar tissue.  Examples include borders of skin grafts and other hypertrophic surgical scars.
  • Scar Relaxation: Burns and accidents can create fibrous bands of scar tissue that often contract and limit movement. Needling can break down the contracted scar tissue to increase mobility and flexibility. This process is referred to as Scar Tissue Relaxation or Relaxation of Scar Tissue.

What are the Benefits of Needling?

Results are similar to those from other skin resurfacing methods. However, the Micro-Nutrient Implantation needling techniques has several advantages including:

  • Epidermis Remains Intact: Needling does not remove or damage the outer skin layer (epidermis) like other resurfacing methods do.  The healthy skin and blood vessels in-between the lines, wrinkles, or scars is preserved. This advantage improves healing, collagen production, and long-term results.
  • Less Pigmentation Changes: Because the epidermis is left untouched, there is less risk of permanent structural damage such as post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation (skin darkening) or de-pigmentation (colour loss or skin whitening).
  • Fewer Side Effects: There are no side effects such as thinning of the skin or increased sun sensitivity because the epidermis is preserved. Skin needling uses no artificial fillers so the chance of an allergic reaction or infection is also minimized.
  • Fast Healing and Downtime: Needling is precisely controlled and creates minimal dermal trauma. Healing is rapid however depending on individual conditions you may experience redness, bruising and or scabbing directly at the area treated..
  • Ongoing Treatments are Possible: Other resurfacing methods cannot be repeated indefinitely because they eventually thin the skin and create photosensitivity. But needling can be repeated safely because the dermis becomes thicker in the treated areas instead of thinner. Also, other resurfacing methods must avoid the delicate eye area, but needling can safely treat areas around the eyes such as “Crow’s Feet.” It can also be performed safely on skin that previously had laser re-surfacing treatments or dermabrasion.

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