The History of MicroNeedling

Think microneedling is a “new thing” in facial cosmetic procedures?

Think again. Let’s return to Ancient Asia and this time to Ancient China to acupuncture. Again, no one thought to document the first recorded use so the first proven use of acupuncture is from a book called The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, dating from 100 BC. The original purpose of acupuncture was to open channels or conduits to allow the Qi (vital energy or life force) to flow. Nowadays, acupuncture is used to improve the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process–which is exactly what microneedling does.

The first recorded use of a microneedling procedure was in 1905 by German dermatologist Ernst Kromayer. He used various-sized dental burs powered by motor-driven flexible cord equipment to treat scars, birthmarks, and hyperpigmentation.

microneedling as we think today was first used in 1995 by Dr. Desmond Fernandes in Philadelphia to treat wrinkles and scars with hypodermic needles. Around the same time, Dr. Fernandes developed a small needle stamp to induce collagen production.

With more research, microneedling was discovered to be successful in treating other skin conditions besides scars. Capitalizing on the body’s natural healing processes, a microneedling procedure induces collagen and elastin production to eliminate wrinkles and lines, smooth out the skin, and treat pigment issues and brown spots.

TBPHP is a strong proponent of microneedling procedures. We believe strongly in using the body’s natural healing processes to improve your looks and lead your best life ever. We offer TBPHP microneedling pens and various skin products for the microneedling. Start Your Skin Journey Today!