What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is also known as Skin Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). Microneedling is aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, skin elasticity and scarring.
How does Microneedling work?
The process of Microneedling is similar to many other non-surgical skin-tightening procedures. The aim is to create a controlled non-thermal injury underneath the skin’s surface, inducing the body to respond through the formation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibres. This is the natural process of wound repair. The body creates new capillaries for an improved blood supply in the treated area. The skin plumps and thickens in response to this stimulus, ultimately reducing the appearance of scars, and fine lines and other skin texture changes. Additionally, through the generated openings in the skin we have an opportunity to apply serums to penetrate deeper into the skin.
Benefits of Microneedling!
- Improved fine lines and deep wrinkles
- Reduced appearance of scars (including acne scars)
- Softened stretch marks
- Lightened hyperpigmentation such as sun and age spots
- Reduces pores
- Smoother and firmer skin
- Reduced appearance of spider veins and broken capillaries
- Evened out skin tone
- A youthful glow
What to do before and after treatments?
Please see our information about “preparation and after care” advice above.
Does the treatment hurt?
Microneedling works by creating small punctures in the skin. While it is not overly painful, it can be uncomfortable, especially for patients who may be afraid of needles.
What is the skin appearance after the treatment?
After the treatment, the skin will be red and flushed in appearance in a similar way to moderate sunburn. You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to ouch on the area being treated. This will diminish greatly after a few hours following treatments and within the next 24 hours the skin will be completely healed. After 3 days most visible erythema will be absolved.
When will I see results from my Microneedling treatment?
One of the many advantages associated with this treatment is that clients usually see some signs of improvement within a week. The initial results usually include improved skin tone, a reduction in acne visibility, and improved skin texture. Full results will show over the next three to six weeks. This gives your body enough time to produce collagen and elastin in the treated area.
How often can I repeat Microneedling?
Your body’s wound healing processes takes 4 to 6 weeks to create new, strong, healthy collagen. Microneedling treatment can be safely done about once a month or every 4 to 6 weeks.