What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment. The treatment promotes natural collagen reproduction, with no side effects and minimal downtime. Microneedling can address and improve the appearance of:
- Acne scars
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Hyperpigmentation (dark spots)
- Large pores
- Scars (surgical and burns)
- Skin texture
- Skin tightening and rejuvenation
- Smokers lines around the lips
- Stretch marks
How does Microneedling work?
Collagen provides the scaffolding and support (volume and lift) for your skin. The use of cosmeceutical skin care products will help to build some collagen, but only about 10 percent of a cream can be absorbed by intact skin. Microneedling creates a controlled wound, stimulating the healing process in your skin. The healing process involves the production of new collagen and elastin cells. The tiny micro-channels that are made by microneedling also help to boost product absorption by 80%, therefore improving the efficacy of products that are applied to the skin post treatment.
How often do I need Microneedling Sessions?
Depending on the concern being treated, is recommended to have 3-5 sessions every 4-6 weeks, and to repeat treatments over a period of one to two years. We will assess your skin and devise a program that will best suit your needs and ultimately give you the results you desire.?
Does Microneedling hurt?
Downtime is nominal. You will most likely experience some redness, (similar to a sunburn), for a few hours following your treatment. This will dissipate in the course of a few hours. By the next day, you’ll be able to use product and make-up and no one will know that you’ve just had a facial rejuvenation treatment! You can even go back to work that very same day!
Microneedling benefits and effects
During the following weeks your skin will start to become firmer, as it regains its elasticity. Fine lines and wrinkles will be visibly reduced, pores become smaller, circulation is stimulated, and the overall condition of the skin improves for a more radiant complexion and youthful appearance.
How does microneedling compare to dermabrasion and chemical peels?
Unlike other invasive procedures that are used to treat deep lines and depressed scars, such as laser resurfacing, deep medical-level chemical peels and dermabrasion , there is no risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation (darkened pigmentation of the skin as a result of skin trauma) as the melanocyte cells and dermal layer of skin remain intact during treatment.