Microneedling is an ever increasingly popular and safe skin renewal technique which restores the youthful, healthy appearance of your skin at a much lower cost compared to similar treatments and has almost no "downtime".
It gives similar results to ablative techniques such as deep chemical peels, lasers and fraxel, and is therefore is less invasive and does not require the removal of the skin's surface. Because of this, healing time is also shorter and there is less chance of post treatment sensitivity to UV light.
Microneedling is unique as one of the very few skin treatments suitable for treating all skins, such as fragile skin around the eyes, mouth, on the neck and on ethnic skins.
The basic concept of microneedling is based on the skin's natural ability to self repair when it is physically damaged by cuts, burns and other abrasions. Following injury to the skin, the body re-uses damaged collagen and elastin fibres to produce new structures. Microneedling gives way to controlled induction to the skin's self-repair mode, by creating micro-injuries that instigate new collagen synthesis but does not pose a risk of permanent scarring.
The results are brighter, tighter, rejuvenated and younger looking skin. The recommended course of treatment is four sessions six to eight weeks apart for optimum results- although you will begin to see improvement (is visible) after the first treatment. Skin rejuvenation improves significantly following the course of treatments and can continue to improve for up to twelve months.
Microneedling works on what skin type?
- Restores tightness and firmness to flaccid skin.
- Thickens dermis.
- Smoothes away and plumps wrinkles, lines and crows feet.
- Improves skin texture
- Reduces and improves appearance of large pores.
- Reduces appearance of acne scars.
- Improves scars caused by chicken pox.
- Relaxes old (scars)scarring.
- Improves appearance of surgical scars.