What is Medical Microneedling?
Medical Micro-Needling, which is a form of Collagen Induction Therapy, is an excellent way of tackling:
- Acne scars
- Facial lines & wrinkles
- Sun damaged skin & pigmentation
- Stretch marks
How does it work?
A needle pen (“Dermapen”) causes tiny pinpoint punctures to the dermis of the skin. These punctures trick the body into thinking the skin is damaged hence producing collagen and elastin in order to repair itself. This results in smoother, plumper and healthier looking skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How long does it take?
Usually the treatment itself takes less than 15 minutes.
Does it hurt?
A topical anaesthetic will be applied to numb the skin prior to the procedure making it more comfortable.
What happens after the treatment?
Immediately after treatment, you may look like you are a little sunburned and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. This will start to subside after 1 to 2 hours and will normally recover within the same day with only slight redness the following day.It is important to note that every person is different, so redness and bleeding will vary depending on your own unique skin type.
How many treatments do I need?
Dr Fiona performs an in-depth skin analysis on each patient and will advise you personally how many treatments are required to achieve the results you want.
For skin rejuvenation, generally 3-4 sessions are required. For scar or stretch mark treatment, 5-6 sessions may be needed.
When will I see results?
Visible results can be seen four to six weeks after your first treatment, and over the coming months, as you continue the treatments, your skin will continue to improve, feeling hydrated and rejuvenated, with a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.