Skin Needling, also known as Micro-Needling therapy is collagen inducing therapy. It is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvination procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles. The needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. Through the process of new vessel formation and new collagen formation there is improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, pore size and stretch marks.
Micro-Needling has proved to be a simple and fast method for safely treating wrinkles and scars. Because the epidermis remains intact, the procedure can be repeated safely and is also suited to regions where laser treatments and deep peels are not typically performed. It can also be used as a treatment for photo aged skin to improve the skin’s appearance and quality and to improve or even prevent scarring.
It can be used on areas of skin that may not be suitable for peeling or laser resurfacing, such as around the eyes and mouth, hand and chest. the procedure is well tolerated by patients with minimal downtime, and can be easily personalized by going deeper in some areas where skin damage requires a more effective approach.
MICRO-NEEDLING QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
IS MICRO-NEEDLING PAINFUL?
Topical Aesthetic cream is used to keep patient comfortable during the procedure.
HOW MANY MICRO-NEEDLING TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
Multiple treatments may be necessary. The number of needling sessions depends on the individual skin condition. Three or four treatments may be recommended for mild to moderate acne scarring, wheres deeper scars and stretch marks may require upward of five treatments. An interval of 4 to l6 weeks between treatments is typically recommended. Maintenance treatments at intervals of 6 to 12 months may be recommended. When used for generalized skin resurfacing products such as topical growth factors and anti-aging serums are better absorbed in the skin as and adjunct to treatment.
IS MICRO-NEEDLING SAFE?
Micro-Needling is a safe, chemical free method that triggers new collagen production.
It is safe and effective for dark skin types.
There is very little downtime. Some redness may occur immediately after treatment, bit usually subsides by the next day.
It is minimally invasive.
WHAT CAN MICRO-NEEDLING BE USED FOR?
- Acne scars.
- Fine lines.
- Shrinking pore size.
- Treating hyper-pigmentation.
- Treat photo-aged skin.
WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED BY MICRO-NEEDLING?
It can be used all over the body but the face, neck and sheets are the most treated areas.