So what is microneedling and how does it work?
As our skin ages, the repair and rejuvenation mechanisms begin to decline naturally - this starts from the age of 28 years. The effect of this is the collagen density decreases in our skin.
Micro-needling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that naturally helps trigger collagen and elastin synthesis within the skin with maximum results and minimum down-time. It’s safe for nearly all skin types. An initial consultation with a consultant dermatologist can confirm this.
The technique works by creating microscopic channels in the skin while still keeping the epidermis intact.
This process actively produces growth factors which induce collagen producing cells known as fibroblasts to produce fresh new collagen and elastin which are essential in keeping the dermis elastic and resilient thus firmer and wrinkle free and glowing.
What does microneedling most effectively treat?
Improve wrinkles, minimize pore size and induce skin tightening.
Stimulate collagen production which promotes rejuvenation
Improve surgical, traumatic, burn and acne scars
Hyperpigmentation (brown spots and melasma)
It may also improve stretch marks
Microneedling - what to avoid after a treatment
• Avoid retinoids and treatments for auto-immune disease for 24 hours before treatment
Avoid sun exposure to the treated area for 24 hours before treatment
Avoid this procedure if treatment has occurred with Accutane/Isotretinoin within the last 6 months
How long does it take to recover?
Typically recovery time is about 24 hours.