Skin & Scalp Therapy
Microneedle Therapy is a recently presented therapeutic devise used for scalp treatment which increases topical treatment penetration and may independently promote new hair growth. The cylindrical barrel with precision engineered stainless steel microneedles, are similar to the non invasive needles used in acupuncture. The microneedles penetrate the top layers of the scalp without causing damage. This non-intrusive penetration allows a much higher absorption of topical scalp treatment products commonly used to treat hair loss and re-grow hair. Microneedle Therapy pre-treatment has been shown to increase absorption of topical treatment by 5 times or more. Recent research also reports the Microneedle Therapy may also stimulate scalp healing and hair growth by itself as it can stimulate the scalp’s healing response.
Microneedle Scalp Therapy
Research and data shows stimulation of hair growth in response to Microneedle Therapy. Studies have shown that Microneedles of 0.75mm depth penetrate the skin enough to enable the absorption of topical applications. Microneedle Therapy enhances any topical scalp treatment regime and stimulates natural repair pathways to support skin and scalp healing and maintain healthy hair growth.
Scalp skin is comprised of several layers. The outside layer is called the stratum corneum, and is made from dead skin cells with a high concentration of oils and keratin protein. This scalp skin layer protects the outside of the body, and is very effective at preventing microbes and chemicals from passing through, entering the body.
Applying topical treatments is only useful if the active ingredients can penetrate through this layer. Actives that are small molecules can penetrate around the hair shaft and sebaceous glands, and some of the active will go through the stratum corneum. However a significant amount of actives will be blocked, especially larger molecules. This often means that only a fraction of the total active in the product reaches the target area and has an effect.
Microneedle Skin Therapy
MicroNeedling of the skin creates invisible micro-perforations to stimulate cells known as keratinocytes to increase production of new collagen and elastin through the release of growth factors and cytokines, resulting in firmer, healthier skin. Wellspring SkinCare Studio uses the ProCell Pen for our MicroNeedling therapies.MicroNeedling achieves better results with shorter healing time than more invasive and expensive treatments. While lasers and peels work by injuring the skin to cause a healing response, MicroNeedling triggers the release of growth factors without damaging the skin, resulting in improved firmness, elasticity, and tone.The ProCell Pen is the only MicroNeedling device that uses multiple-sized tips that make treatment faster and more effective while ensuring more even needle penetration..