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 most skin types, such as fragile skin around the eyes, mouth, on the neck. 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.
Visable Results? The results are brighter, tighter, rejuvenated and younger looking skin. The recommended course of treatment is three to six sessions two to four weeks apart for optimum results- although you will begin to see improvement 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? Aging skin: Restores tightness and firmness to flaccid skin. Smoothes away and plumps wrinkles, lines and crows feet. Improves skin texture Reduces and improves appearance of large pores.
Scars: Reduces appearance of acne scars. Improves scars caused by chicken pox. Relaxes old (scars)scarring. What does microneedling do?
Microneedling treats many concerns, It does this in a number of ways, by creating tiny micro channels it allows us to introduce product in to the skin far deeper than by applying it to the surface alone. Hyaluronic acid is one of the ingredients we often use during this treatment, Hyaluronic acid is produced by your own body as your skins natural moisturiser.
The process of creating these micro channels in the skin causes what is refered to as a controlled wound. Your body’s response to this controlled wound is to stimulate the collagen with in skin.
Who can have microneedling done? Most people will find that their skin can benefit from microneedling as it has a wide range of benefits. It rejuventates the skin beautifully, minimises lines and wrinkles and reduces the appearance of pitting as a result of acne scarring.
Is there any down time? This depends to some extent on the sensitivity and general health of the skin. You may be a little red or blotchy after your treatment but this shouldn’t last any great length of time If there is a lot of dead skin build up then you may find your skin is feels a little dry and possible flakey for a day or 2. This clears up quickly and your skin will look fabulous by approx day 3.