How Does It Work?
Microneedling can improve fine lines, wrinkles, fade scars and acne scars as well as improving the overall condition of the skin. It does this by introducing controlled trauma to the skin by triggering the release of growth factors, increases collagen production and the elasticity of the skin.
Microneedling on its own will make your skin look plump, pink and luminous. Research has shown that skin treated with four micro needling sessions spaced one month apart, can produce up to a 400% increase in collagen and elastin up to six months after treatment.
The process involves using small needles to create tiny puncture wounds to the skin. This in turn triggers the bodies natural wound healing response to renew skin cells, produce collagen and stimulate elastin. The skins repair process results in a thicker dermis with the appearance of softer wrinkles, plumped skin and faded scars.
By creating tiny punctures, this creates superficial micro-channels, which allows topical serums and creams to be absorbed more effectively into the skin.
What Can It Do?
Microneedling treatment can improve:
- fine lines and wrinkles
- aging skin
- pigmentation/uneven skin tone
- acne scars
- body scars
- stretch marks
- crows feet
- sagging skin
- open pores/improve skin texture
- the appearance of cellulite
It can also be used to stimulate hair growth
Are there any side effects?
Micro needling is a no downtime treatment. The skin will look slightly pink after treatment but should settle after a few hours.
How many treatments would I need?
A series of 3 to 6 treatments is recommended but this will depend on the areas of concern. However deep wrinkles, advanced sun damage, stretch marks or scars may require 6 or more treatments. Treatments are usually spaced 4 weeks apart.
What results can I expect to see?
The plumping effects can be seen almost immediately, however the natural healing process can take time so it could take up to six weeks before significant results can be seen.
The treatment will improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, regenerate tissue, improve the appearance of scars, reduce the size of pores and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Post treatment advice
Immediately following the treatment the skin will look similar to that of moderate sunburn which will normally resolve within 2-24 hours. Results can be seen after 6 weeks and collagen stimulation can continue over the next 6 months.