Micro-needling has been regarded primarily as a collagen induction therapy because it stimulates neocollagenesis; however overall skin rejuvenation and improving the appearance of photodamage (dark spots, premature wrinkles and skin laxity) have also shown very successful results. According to a study published in the December issue of the International Journal of Dermatology researchers observed noticeable clinical improvement of photoaged skin from micro-needling. In particular hyperpigmentation that resides in the epidermis and is caused by excessive UV exposure  responds very well to microneedling.


For hyperpigmentation residing deeper in the Dermis multiple treatments are required to see results. It is recommended to schedule Micro-needling treatments 4-6 weeks apart. The average amount of time for skin healing is about 3 to 4 weeks, although older clients may take as long as 6 weeks. The nature of micro-needling also makes it possible to combine the treatment with a peel.  The Institut’ DERMed Micro Lifting Peel formulated with Ascorbic Acid, Malic Acid, Papain Enzyme and Salicyclic Acid helps to targets fine lines, wrinkles, dullness and uneven tone for an age-defying difference. This combination of peel with Microneedling will dramatically increase the improvement achieved in evening the skin tone.  Any topical products applied to the skin will also acquire improved penetration because of the temporary microchannels created by the needling.

A series of Micro-needling treatments in combination with brightening topical products for home care that help to inhibit melanin production will significantly boost results. Ingredients such as Vitamin-A (Vital A Serum), Ascorbic Acid (Vital C Serum), Licorice Extract (Licorice Serum), Kojic Acid (Brightening Cleanser and Toner), SymWhite (Chromabright Serum) and Hydroquinone (Intensive Brightening Serum) will continue to work in-between professional treatments.

There is no extended recovery time associated with Micro-needling. Normal activities can be resumed after 72 hours and your recommended skin care regimen + Sunscreen can be implemented. Protecting your skin from UV rays with a full spectrum UVA/UVB shield is one of the best things you can do on a daily basis (regardless of whether the sun is shining) to prevent the signs of premature aging from exposure to sunlight.

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Micro-needling triggers the skin’s wound healing cascade which boosts collagen production. It is a safe treatment for all skin types because it causes minimal compromise to the dermal barrier. For hyperpigmentation issues like Melasma, (a difficult condition to treat because it is hormonally induced), understanding more about this skin condition and particularly the depth of needle penetration (which should be kept low -0.25-.5mm) is very important. A more superficial needle depth will help to avoid the possibility of any inflammatory response which can actually trigger Melasma creating the opposite effect of what you are wanting to achieve. Learn more about Micro Needling and how to treat a variety of skin conditions from Institut’ DERMed founder Lyn Ross, L.M.E.
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