EXCEED(Exceed Medical Microneedling) Receives FDA Clearance ‒ Twice
What is EXCEED Medical Microneedling?
Collagen Induction Therapy (also known as Skin Needling)
EXCEED has become the first and only FDA-cleared medical microneedling device (popularly known as skin needling device) for the treatment of both acne scars (K182407) and facial wrinkles (K180778). The device received it’s second FDA clearance with the Australian market.
EXCEED by amiea med is a medical microneedling device clinically proven to treat acne scarring and now facial wrinkles, in particular, to reduce the depth of scars and to normalise the skin structure.
The procedure is designed to enhance and improve skin complexion via activation of the skin’s natural regenerative processes which stimulates collagen synthesis.
With expert precision, technique and timing, EXCEED medical microneedling triggers growth factors for building new collagen. Small, precise needles are used to penetrate the top layer of the skin vertically causing localised and controlled micro-channels without substantially affecting the structure of the epidermis.
The creation of controlled micro-channels in the skin instigates the regeneration of skin cells via a natural process of healing. Awakening the fibroblast that lies within the deeper layers of the skin, healthy collagen is naturally produced.
The gentle stimulus provided by medical microneedling is considered far more effective than many other more invasive and expensive skincare treatments. It is a quick and easy technique with little downtime. After a course of treatments, skin structure is visibly revitalised, rejuvenated, replenished and regenerated.
FDA clearance for treating acne scarring was supported by an extensive clinical study, which evaluated the efficacy and safety of the EXCEED medical microneedling device when used for the treatment of acne scars in subjects 18 -62 years of age.
Fifty-six subjects were treated with four microneedling sessions, 30 days apart. Subjects were assessed for changes in acne scarring using an internationally recognised acne grading scale.
The study demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in facial acne scarring, with 85 percent of subjects exhibiting a visible improvement in their facial acne scars at the end of the study. No subject’s acne scarring worsened. When questioned, 86 percent of subjects noticed a visible improvement in their acne scars compared to the start of the study, with 88 percent of subjects suggesting they would recommend the treatment to family and friends.
Glynis Ablon, MD, FAAD (Ablon Skin Institute, Manhattan Beach, CA and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California in Los Angeles, CA) noted:
“Previous acne scarring studies using this technology have been largely criticised for poor study design however, this study successfully reports on a suitably sized group of subjects with Fitzpatrick skintypes I-IV. In addition, the clinical data has been scrutinised as part of a 510k submission by the US Food and Drug Administration.”
“The benefit of microneedling is that the epidermis remains relatively intact and because of this, the procedure induces transforming growth factor β 3 (TGF-β3) which is associated in scarless healing rather than TGF β1 and β2 which are associated with collagen scar deposition. In addition, we found that improvements in acne scarring was not restricted to the severity of the condition or the Fitzpatrick skin type. This is really encouraging as it offers both physicians and patient’s real benefits over the traditional treatments for acne scarring.”
Meet the next generation of Micro-Needling (Collagen Induction Therapy CIT) in Cleveland
Medical micro-needling is a procedure designed to enhance & improve skin complexion via activation of the skin’s natural regenerative processes which stimulates collagen synthesis. With expert precision, technique and timing, EXCEED medical micro-needling triggers growth factors for building new collagen. Very tiny needles are used to penetrate the top layer of the skin vertically causing localised and controlled damage without substantially affecting the structure of the epidermis. The creation of controlled microchannels in the skin instigates the regeneration of skin cells via a natural process of healing. Awakening the fibroblast that lies within the deeper layers of the skin, healthy collagen is naturally produced.
The gentle stimulus provided by medical micro-needling is considered far more effective than many other more invasive and expensive skincare treatments. It is a quick & easy technique with little downtime. After a course of treatments, skin structure is visibly revitalised, rejuvenated, replenished and regenerated. Please insert the video from this page here
EXCEED has achieved the highest level of safety body approval available globally. The device has been approved with the FDA and listed with the TGA as a class 2B medical device in Australia and is Medsafe listed in New Zealand.
The cornerstone of any treatments I offer is a Clinical Skin Assessment, in Cleveland, because if we can’t see what is happening beneath your skin, we are guessing & I promise you – no guesswork with me, ever! I look forward to exceeding your expectations ….
FAQs: Collagen Induction Therapy (also known as Skin Needling)
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Is Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is same as skin needling and rolling?
To commence information is gathered via a form, depending on your answers to these questions a further assessment form may be required. We discuss everything from what you are currently using (only interested in ingredients, not brands) & of course dermal nutrition. Two types of ground breaking devices are then used to measure lipids (oil), water & erythema (rate of pinkness in the skin) via the German made SD202 & pictures are taken which look below the skin into your bi-layers via the Observ Skin Diagnostic Device. Without the correct information gathered through these devices, it is guesswork at the absolute best
What is Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT)? Why CIT is recommended?
CIT is the only skin rejuvenation treatment to target & regular 3 key cells (keratinocyte, melanocyte & fibroblast) without compromising the integrity of the epidermis. The growth factors released through CIT results in regenerative healing (collagen forms from the base upwards) and is type III collagen or healthy collagen as opposed to the growth factors released when the epidermis is damaged by heat methods, which in contrast produce a poor grade of collagen & elastin – this impacts your long-term skin health.
No potions, lotions, serums, facelifts in a pot nor miracles in a jar (that sounded a little sceptical), preservatives, parabens, synthetics of any kind should be poured down the holes. If you are a client of mine you will know all of this and will be in a good home rolling routine to expedite Clinical CIT results. If your lotions or potion “smells good enough to eat” &/ or is brightly coloured, it has NO place on your skin. Thinking about that, these products also have absolutely no place in our landfills or our waterways. Ingredients absolutely & categorically matter, not just during CIT but 100 of the time.
Our skin is our first line of defence – only a clean ingredient lamellae product (mimics the natural architecture of skin structure, without an occlusive effect) should be applied for 48 hours. No sunscreens, no make-up, no cleansing.
How long the Collagen Induction Therapy (also known as micro needling) takes?
Not many people want to hear this however skin correction is slow like a tortoise, there are no quick fixes when it comes to skin. Slow & steady definitely wins the race with your skin – together with best practice clinical treatments & bespoke, customised plans & home care.