SCIENCE AND HISTORY
HIFU SCIENCE AND MICRO NEEDLING HISTORY
The History of Skin Micro Needling:
The very first study concerning skin needling was published by Dr Andrea Camirand et al, who in his 1997 article describes his experience with this technique. In an effort to camouflaging and hide facial hypochromic scars in several of his patients, he resorted to tattooing over the scars with the skin coloured pigment. After a couple of years, it was apparent the skin coloured pigment was gone, it had been replaced by actual Melanin, while the scars themselves had dramatically improved in appearance, tone, texture and colour.
Following Dr Camirand’s development, Dr Des Fernandes introduced his own needling device, a small needle stamp that he regularly used in his surgical practice to induce and stimulate collagen production. He delivered his first paper on skin needling of the upper lips at the ISAPS Congress in Taipei in 1996.
Development of the micro needling device:
After extensive research and further development of skin micro needling technology, Clinical Resolution Laboratory, a US company from California, created a device called MTS Roller and released the instrument to the general public in 2004.
After comparing the two above mentioned techniques with the MTS roller, it is evident that the MTS roller combines the best features of both, while offering additional advantages. As the MTS roller is passed over the skin, it creates hundreds of temporary holes in the epidermis (the top layer of the skin), as well as hundreds of minuscule wounds on the dermis. This starts up and an aseptic inflammation process, which then will result in collagen production. The number of punctures caused by the MTS roller is dozens of times greater than the number of punctures created by tattoo gun or any previously used method.
Over the last two decades this process has brought about numerous research papers by the world’s leading universities medical departments. Studies conducted at University of Naples, Asian Journal of Aesthetic Medicine and Phillips-University at Marburg (the world’s oldest university), they all confirmed the amazing results that have been achieved with CIT.