Microneedling offers a quick, simple and effective rejuvenating treatment for skin tightening, acne scarring and anti-ageing, as well as a treatment for pigmentation.
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Time of procedure
1-2 out of 5
Average Sessions Required
Once a month, ongoing
WHAT IS Microneedling?
Microneedling is a non-surgical procedure for facial rejuvenation, designed to improve skin quality through creation of micro-injuries to the dermis and epidermis of the skin. It can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, irregular skin surface texture and melasma type hyperpigmentation. This treatment involves the use of a sterile needling device to induce a healing response in the skin.
HOW DOES Microneedling work?
A sterile microneedle device (dermaroller or dermapen) is used to create a series of micro-injuries in the skin. The controlled injuries then triggers the body's natural healing responses to heal these micro-wounds by inducing production of new collagen and elastin in the deeper layers of the skin (dermis), and by inducing a healing response through growth factor secretion in the deep layers of the epidermis of the skin. In addition, new capillaries are formed which then leads to improved dermal blood supply and in turn better healing capacity of the skin. Overall this treatment induces skin rejuvenation & improves skin texture and firmness. In addition, for those suffering from melasma, which is difficult to treat with lasers or IPL, microneedling has been shown to be an effective treatment to reduce the intensity of stubborn patches of melasma https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33857549/ .
What are the benefits?
Microneedling can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst also increasing the levels of elastin in the skin, causing skin tightening. Medical microneedling can also improve pigmentation issues such as Melasma and can help in treating scars such as those associated with chronic acne and post-surgical scarring.
What areas can be treated?
Microneedling is used primarily on the face and neck but can be used anywhere on the body.
Can it be used with other treatments?
What is the downtime?
Some redness immediately after treatment may occur, but this usually settles within 24 hours. Skin texture may feel slightly 'rough' for a few days following the treatment.
This section aims to help address some key questions, but of course your practitioner will be able to answer all of your questions during the consultation
Can I wear makeup after microneedling?
We suggest avoiding makeup for the first 24 hours after microneedling to avoid bacterial seeding into the skin through the small micro-injuries in the skin. Post-treatment makeups, such as Oxygenetix, are however suitable to be used immediately after this treatment.
Can I use my normal skincare products following microneedling?
We suggest not using products for the rest of the day following your microneedling treatment. Provided your skin is not feeling sensitive you can restart your normal skincare routine the morning after. We always recommend SPF50+ following this treatment on a daily basis (such as our ALL DAY LONG SPF 50 moisturiser)
Can the microneedling be performed during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Yes - microneedling is safe to do during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
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