What Is Micro-Needling?
The treatment uses a small handheld rolling device called a derma roller or an electric pen device called the Dermapen which is covered with many tiny closely-spaced needles. As the device rolls along the skin, the needles create tiny holes which create tiny passages to allow deep penetration of serums used during treatment. During treatment it is normal to draw blood but topical anaesthetic is applied to make this treatment comfortable. The purpose of the treatment to to create smoother, firmer more toned skin.
How Does It Work?
Microneedling is minimally invasive and requires minimal downtime. The idea behind Microneedling is that it aims to create a controlled injury underneath the skin’s surface, thereby inducing the body to respond by producing more collagen and elastin in the treated area. The skin plumps and thickens in response to the stimulus, reducing the appearance of scars, open pores, fine lines and wrinkles. There will be minor redness and irritation for a few days post treatment.
Is It Painful?
Before treatment a topical anaesthetic cream is applied for 30 minutes- some can describe the treatment as being only “mildly uncomfortable.” The devices are available with different needle lengths which are adjusted to the patient’s comfort level.
What Are The Benefits Of This Treatment?
Among micro-needling’s claims are the improvement of everything from stretch marks and scars (acne, trauma, and even burn scars) to wrinkles and hair loss. It is also said to be useful in dramatically increasing absorption of topically applied skin preparations.
Targeted areas for Micro Needling:
Micro Needling is most often used on your face to target:
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Open pores
- Reduced skin elasticity
- Uneven skin tone
- A patch test for our anaesthetic cream is required before any Microneedling treatment
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