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This document has been prepared to help provide you with information about Acleara™ Acne Clearing System of the skin, its risks, and alternative treatments. It is important that you read this information carefully and completely.

Introduction

Microneedling was developed by Dr Michel Pistor in France in 1950. Until a few years ago it was practised primarily in France, South America and Spain. It has gained importance in recent years as some treatments can also be used in aesthetic medicine to benefit the skin.

Microneedling is a medical speciality that involves injecting microscopic quantities of natural extracts, homoeopathic agents, pharmaceuticals and vitamins into the skin. It can be used to eliminate cellulite, promote weight loss, treat ageing and sagging skin, and rejuvenate the hands and neck.

This is a cosmetic procedure and will not be covered by your medical aid.

Explanation /Procedure

Microneedling is a recognized medical treatment for various pathologies and also including aesthetic medicine. The concept of facial rejuvenation with microneedling is based on nourishing and stimulating the healing cascade for collagen and elastin synthesis. Microneedling is a treatment involving injections of medications, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and homoeopathics just under the skin using short needles and specific injection techniques.

Technique

Superficial nappage – superficial injections to the epidermal layer (1mm depth).

Superficial intradermal – multiple papules (2mm depth) made to the intrabasal layer.

Deep intra-dermal – point-by-point injections (4- 10 mm depth).

Nappage is the most commonly used technique and is carried out with a multi-pricking technique. It is described as a technique where 2 – 4 injections are made per second, every 2-4 mm apart at an angle of 30 – 60 degrees from the skin surface. The needle penetrates to a depth of 2 – 4 mm while constant unchanging pressure is applied to the piston of the syringe. Nappage involves using a 30G 4 mm needle and a syringe of 3 – 10 ml.

Advantages include significant cutaneous stimulation and ability to cover large surface areas. It is associated with minimal pain and it has a rapid action.

Mechanism of action

Mechanism of action in mesotherapy is a combination of multiple injection points stimulating the body’s natural healing cascade for rejuvenation results and also that of the ingredients, amino acids and vitamins being injected.

  • 12 vitamins – A, B, C and D stimulates vital cell functions
  • 23 amino acids – promote elastin and collagen production
  • 6 coenzymes – catalyse biochemical reactions between cells
  • 5 nucleic acid – bases facilitates and promotes cellular communications
  • 6 minerals – prevents and acts on skin deficiencies
  • 1 anti-oxidant – captures free radicals
  • HYALURONIC ACID – helps hydrate and add volume to the skin