This is a procedure that I have pioneered as an alternative to laser resurfacing and it has been featured in the Hot Topics of the Journal of the American Aesthetic Association, a Chapter in an aesthetic surgery textbook (edited by Manders and Peled), a chapter in the Yearbook of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery devoted to minimally invasive cosmetic surgery (edited by J Niamtu) and has also been featured on TV in the USA.
Special needles are used to finely puncture the skin and induce natural collagen production. This tightens the skin after a few months. The method can also be used to reduce acne scarring, burn scars, wrinkles and creases on the upper lip. In some cases the procedure may be required prior to a face-lift when the patient wants the very bestrejuventation. In all cases it is absolutely essential to be on the highest levels of vitamin A prior to the operation. For acne scars this technique gives the best results without destroying the skin surface. More than one treatment may be required, but the advantage is that the skin gets smoother and smoother with each treatment.