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Understanding how the Healing Cascade works

The Healing Cascade is a complex process. To make it more easily understood it has been describe in detail in a separate article here.

Basically, many non-surgical aesthetic procedures intentionally create micro-injuries to the skin which causes the body to flood the area with collagen & other elements required for healthy skin.

Understanding how our bodies work can combat unnecessary fear or anxiety as allow us to make informed choices.

Non-surgical Options that Access the Body’s Natural “Healing Cascade” Process

The most common reason that aesthetic procedures instigate the Healing Cascade is to make the best possible use of our body’s natural ability to produce collagen.


The use of Derma / Skin Rolling, Micro- Skin Needling and the Dermapen

In these procedures a medical device covered in small, narrow gauge, very sharp titanium needles is employed to gently roll over the skin service. The needle tips make very small points through the most outer layer of the skin. These channels can be used to boost and maximize absorption of products or solutions.

Through causing highly controlled minimum ‘injury’ they stimulate the Healing Cascade Process which increases blood flow and collagen re-growth at the site of the controlled ‘injury’.

This allows your skin to plump and firm by activating the body’s natural healing process.  These non-surgical procedures are often used to help reduce scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, sagging, and areas of unwanted pigmentation. Most people do not find them painful as a topical numbing crème is usually used.


The use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

In this procedure, a small vial of an individual’s blood is drawn and then spun in a centrifuge. This process separates out the platelet-rich plasma. This PRP is then re-injected into the individual to a location site where it is needed. This procedure has been used for cosmetic reasons as well as in treatment of injuries.

During the Healing Cascade the body naturally triggers platelet productions in several phases. Platelets help work in wound healing and tissue repair. PRP is thought to enhance Fibroblasts ability to rebuild connective tissue and create collagen.


The use of Skin Boosters

Skin Boosters are micro-injections of hyaluronic acid HA alongside vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and/or amino acids. Skin Boosters are different from other Dermal Fillers because they are used to help hydrate and smooth instead of just filling in wrinkles. Boosters work to improve the look and texture of skin by giving it more firmness and elasticity which can help prevent future wrinkles from forming.

By inserting the HA with micro needles the natural Healing Cascade activated, so not only do you receive skin hydration but also added collagen production!


The use of Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy describes the non-surgical procedure of injections for clinical substances to be deposited beneath the subcutaneous fat layer. This procedure is most commonly targeted at aiding in the elimination of fat and or increasing tone and volume of skin. Often doctors use the way in which the injections are done to activate The Healing Cascade in order to boost the body’s capacity to naturally produce collagen.

It is in an individual’s best interest to use quality solutions, produced by reputable companies, which are used by qualified doctors who have experience with the procedure.


Making Informed Choices

When choosing what procedures might be right for you, make informed choices. Non-surgical procedures carry far less risk than Cosmetic Surgery and can boast natural looking outstanding positive results. Book a consultation to discuss how you can reduce your visible age and achieve the rejuvenated look that you desire.

Connect with Dr Martina van der Mescht, 011 954 0070.

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