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I am Debbie McGregor, owner and founder of Total Body Concept. I started the skincare clinic and day spa back in 1993. Welcome to my blog about fostering a holistic, more positive outlook on life. I have just started on my new life's mission to become a motivational speaker, and this blog will follow this journey. Enjoy!

This is a place where I would like to share my knowledge on everything from skincare and inner health to holistic living and the importance of meditation, creative visualisation and affirmations. Nothing in life is by chance – and in this blog I’ll tell you why. Come and join me as we learn to Live the Balance.

How Skin Needling boosts collagen production: The wound healing response

Back to blog home 9th July 2019
How Skin Needling boosts collagen production: The wound healing response

The body has an amazing capacity to heal itself, and that includes your skin. That’s why skin needling works so well, as it prompts the body’s natural healing system into action. If the science behind the Dermapen interests you, read on to find out just how clever the process really is.

The Dermapen® microneedling pen provides an unparalleled response via the fractional delivery of micro needles, creating micro-injuries to the epidermis and dermis. This is how micro needling works, by creating these micro-injuries to the skin encourage and harness the power of the body’s innate ability to repair the skin through the normal physiology of skin.

The first phase begins with the release of the bodies growth factors and the further cascade of new epidermal growth, fibroblast chemotaxis, fibroblast proliferation and matrix production. This proliferation of the body’s tissue continues to release growth factors from fibroblasts, keratinocytes and monocytes.

The second phase of wound healing involves deposition of collagen III, IV and I, elastin, proteoglycans, and GAGs.

The last phase results in tissue remodeling where the skins vascular matrix matures and skin tightening. The body’s ability to heal itself is at the heart of this amazing process.