Collagen is Supercharged with Microneedling and Cytokines
Microneedling builds collagen, treats acne scars, minimizes melasma, evens skin tone, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Put very simply, microneedling drives very fine needles into the skin to cause micro-injuries and encourage collagen production.
Don’t worry, you won’t feel the needles because you are numbed beforehand with a topical numbing cream! Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that has proven to be very effective for skin rejuvenation with fairly immediate results. Microneedling can be used on the face, neck, and chest to treat the signs of aging skin. Downtime is also minimal. Most patients are slightly red for 24-48 hours after treatment.
At Aesthetics MD, we offer SkinPen® microneedling treatments.
Cytokines Build Collagen Faster
Now, we’ve added Cytokine therapy to make microneedling an even better anti-aging treatment.
Cytokines are long chain proteins that target inflammation, the leading cause of aging. They are produced by the immune system. Their basic job is to promote communication between the cells for better cellular function, similar to what hormones do. A cytokine, like a hormone will stimulate the cell to act.
Cytokines go by lots of different names like lymphocytes, leukocytes, interferons, and interleukins. A subset of cytokines are Growth Factors.
Growth factors optimize healing by stimulating collagen production. As we age our skin produces less collagen, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Monthly collagen building treatments like microneedling or any of the other procedures offered in our Beauty Bank restore and maintain youthful skin.
Our microneedling cytokine serum is derived from pristine Bone Marrow Mesenchymal stem cells. It is infused into the skin during treatment, delivering potent Growth Factors and Hyaluronic Acid to renew, plump, and vitalize tissues. Cytokines are replacing PRP (platelet rich plasma) by proving to be more effective and less costly.