The Vampire Facial, Collagen Induction Therapy, and Derma Rolling can be performed with a number of devices, most of which are considered cosmetic needling devices (almost anyone can perform the service) vs. medical needling which requires a trained physician or trained skincare professional to perform the treatment.
Cosmetic vs. Medical
Microneedling uses tiny, sharp needles to create small holes, called micro-channels, in your skin. These micro-injuries trigger your skin’s natural healing process, including the production of collagen. Cosmetic needling uses short needles (less than .5 mm long) to fractionally stimulate your skin’s outer layers. Medical needling uses longer needles (.5 mm and longer) to stimulate the dermis, your skin’s deeper layers. The longer needles (up to 2.5 mm) reach the deep dermis, making it possible to treat acne scarring and other scars by breaking up scar tissue and inducing skin remodeling. There is only one FDA approved device for the medical collagen generating treatment – SkinPen.
About the SkinPen
The SkinPen creates controlled micro-injuries to simulate the body’s natural wound healing process, motivating collagen production. New dermal tissues and blood vessels replace the wound during the remodeling process for a rejuvenated complexion.
With a SkinPen treatment you can anticipate:
- a comfortable treatment
- a short treatment – usually just 30 minutes
- post-procedure effects similar to a sunburn
- safe on all skin types
- little to no downtime
- beautiful, lasting results