Microneedling is the latest trend in the quest to stay youthful. It's a procedure that uses fine needles to puncture the skin and create a controlled skin injury in order to rejuvenate skin. It's also called collagen induction therapy as this treatment helps to rebuild collagen fibers and give your skin the firmness that you have always dreamed of.
Microneedling works well to treat the following skin conditions:
What is Medical MicroNeedling?
It is a skin treatment procedure that involves an electric skin-needling device. The device contains 12 very fine needles. It is used during microneedling procedures to break down old scar tissue and promote new cell regeneration. Cell production leads to the creation of new layers of elastin and collagen fiber and leads to improved blood flow in the skin.
How does Medical Micro-Needling work?
The device slides along the skin and penetrates upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to 2mm to create tiny needle wounds. This signals the body to respond by producing collagen and elastin fibers. As a result, the skin becomes fuller, thus reducing the appearance of scars, lines, and wrinkles.
How do I prepare my skin?
Avoid using retin-A, retinoids or other irritating skin products at least 3 days prior to treatment.
Can Microneedling be performed on any skin color?
Medical Microneedling is safe to use on all skin types and colors without risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Is it safe, what are the possible side effects?
Post-treatment infections or side effects are extremely unlikely given that the tiny wounds close quickly and the treatment is done under clinical conditions.
How many treatments is needed and how often can Microneedling procedures be repeated?
Microneedling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks as needed. Collagen induction requires at least 4 treatments. The number of treatments needed also depend on individual cases.
What can I expect after the treatment?