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What You Should Know
About Collagenesis
Collagenesis is more
than just dermal rolling (or micro needling), a process that involves poking
the face with micro needles to boost collagen production.  SkinStation’s 
Collagenesis procedure is based on studies indicating that the
combination of micro needling and anti-aging infusion showed the best
improvement compared to micro needling alone. Collagenesis combines dermal
rolling and infusion of DERMAX CollaWhite serum concentrate, a proprietary
blend of advanced anti-aging and lightening actives.
How Micro Needling Works: If you cut your
skin, the platelets in your blood release growth factors which increase the
production of intercellular matrix of your skin.  With dermal roller, you
create hundreds of micro wounds down in the dermis to cause the same
inflammatory response. Collagen production increases. Over time this collagen
naturally tightens up to reduces wrinkles and resurface scars. And because
these needle holes are so small, there’s no risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation
(PIH), unlike some deep chemical peels or laser resurfacing.
What Are The Proven Benefits of Collagenesis?
1. Helps improve appearance of acne scars
2. Reduces wrinkles by
boosting collagen production
3. Helps reduce stretch
marks: A study from a 2010 issue of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery show that
micro needling helps reduce stretch marks. A 30-minute single session was done
on 22 subjects. After 6 months, the needled area showed “improved skin texture,
skin tightening…” Biopsies showed an increase of collagen and elastin.
The Importance of Needle Size
needling requires needle length of 1.0 – 2.0 mm. These needles will activate
collagen synthesis as long as they puncture enough capillaries.  You should have tiny red-purple blood dots all
over your face. Surgical needling requires long needles (3.0 mm).  They penetrate deep enough to work on deep
scar tissue and produce a lot of blood.
Only a
trained physician must perform micro needling. Do not try to do it on yourself.
Do not buy “at home” versions with short needles (0.3 – 0.5 mm). They don’t
work at all.


This column was published in the Manila Bulletin Lifestyle Section on September 2, 2014 . The author is the CEO of SkinStation. He
received the 2011 Outstanding Chemist Award from Professional
Regulation Commission (PRC) for his achievements in the field of
cosmetic chemistry. Skin Smart aims to clarify facts and myths on skin
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