What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that aims to treat scar tissue, lax skin, wrinkles, and large pores by increasing collagen production.
How does microneedling work?
Several fine and short needles pierce the skin. Microneedling works by making controlled microinjuries in your skin, which your body will then heal while producing collagen, resulting in younger looking skin. The skin’s repair process results in improvement in the appearance of the skin.
Does it hurt?
To be completely honest, it hurts a little bit. However, a topical medicated numbing cream is applied and kept on the treatment for a minimum of 30 minutes, greatly reducing the sensation of the needles.
What are the benefits?
Microneedling can reduce acne scarring very well, even if the scarring is deep or pitted. The process treats age spots, blackheads, hyper-pigmentation (melasma), acne spots and scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and improves the appearance of dull, “tired-looking” skin. It can be used on the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and neck—the areas that often reveal the most tell-tale signs of aging and sun damage. Automated microneedling is an innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of the appearance of fine lines, reduction of pores and acne and/or surgical scars, and the improvement of the skin’s texture, tone, and colour.
What is the sanitary procedure?
A new microneedling tip is used during each treatment, and comes in sanitary packing.
The microneedling pen itself - which does not come in contact with the skin - is sanitized with disinfectant wipes after each use.
The esthetician wears disposable gloves during the duration of the whole procedure.
What can I expect after the treatment?
Redness of the face can be expected for a few hours to days after the treatment. This redness can be greatly mitigated by adding Comprax and LED to the microneedling treatment. Shedding of the skin may also be expected a few days after the treatment. If this happens - don't worry! This is excellent news. Peeling and flaking of the treatment is the result of increased skin cell turnover. Avoid picking and scratching at your skin. Instead, use a gentle moisturizer to help combat dry skin.
Sunscreen should be applied and direct sunlight should be avoided for at least 2 weeks.