Microneedling helps to stimulate the production of new collagen in the skin by puncturing the dermal layer with controlled micro-needles similar to acupuncture needles. This form of micro-injury triggers the skin to produce new collagen. Microneedling is a natural, safe and effective way to improve texture and tone of ageing skin, acne scarring, sun-damage, pigmentation and stretch marks. Topical products will penetrate the skin more effectively, helping them to work more efficiently. This procedure stimulates the skin to regenerate itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier and younger looking skin.
What is involved?
A topical anaesthetic cream is applied to your skin for 45 minutes prior to treatment to numb the area. Treatment time is 20-30 minutes. During the treatment, the microneedling device is passed over the areas for treatment. You may feel pressure, but should not experience discomfort.
What happens after treatment?
Following treatment the skin will be red for 24 hours, and some mild swelling will be visible especially around the eye area. You will need to use a sun block factor 30-50 daily following treatment. The skin may exfoliate lightly after 3-4 days and will become tighter. The stimulation from skin needling can also help even out pigmentation and enhance micro circulation leaving you with a smooth and clear complexion. It also stimulates the production of collagen and assists in the absorption of cosmetic products.
Micro-medical needling has significantly less downtime than invasive treatments such as fractional laser resurfacing or deep medical peels, which means you can resume your normal activities quickly. It is, however, less effective than such treatments for certain types of scarring and other skin concerns. We will discuss with you at the time of your consultation, the likely outcome of treatment in your particular case. It is safe to use on darker skin types with less risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation but darker skin will have to be prepared usually one month before treatment with medical grade products.