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- Acne scars
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Healthy skin has a crucial role in preserving physiological balance of the human body. As the largest organ system, it plays a pivotal role within the defence against mechanical intrusion and infections, fluid loss, synthesis of vitamin D and regulation of heat.
As a protective shield from the external elements, the skin is always exposed to possible injury. Wound healing is a crucial process for the survival in all higher organisms. As an intricate structure, the skin is comprised of the epidermis, dermis, including the dermal adipocyte (Subcutaneous layer). repair and scarring.
Wound repair is typically cut down into four main stages: haemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and dermal remodelling
Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi explains that the first phase of haemostasis occurs immediately with vascular constriction and fibrin clot formation. Pro-inflammatory cytokines and growth factors are distributed, once pinpoint bleeding is controlled the inflammatory markers migrate into the wound, creating an inflammatory response.
Neutrophils, macrophages, and lymphocytes penetrate the area, each with specific roles in the inflammatory phase. Together they clear abnormal or ‘damaged’ cells from the area of tissue damage. The cells then undergo phenotype transition that stimulates the stimulation of keratinocytes, fibroblasts, and angiogenesis to promote tissue repair or proliferation.
The proliferation phase after microneedling treatment is the healing process which usually commences within three to 10 days post wound, dependant on the severity and depth of tissue damage. New fibroblasts migrate along the fibrin network and the start of the re-epithelialisation from the wound edges occurs due to newly formed capillary sprouting and subsequently new blood flow.
The proliferation process after microneedling is supported by the adjacent keratinocytes and the epithelial stem cells for the adjacent hair follicles or sweat glands, releasing a myriad of different cytokines and growth factors. This growth factor processes supports collagen formation, capillary growth, and granulation tissue at the site of injury. The fibroblasts produce collagen as well as glycosaminoglycans (GAG cells) and proteoglycans which are the major components of the extra cellular matrix (ECM). The wound healing process enters the last stage of remodelling which can last for years.