Microneedling also known as Collagen induction therapy, is a fantastic treatment with effective results. Microneedling is a non-invasive skin needling treatment that restores and rejuvenates the skin by reducing wrinkles and fine lines, tightening and improving elasticity, shrinking enlarged pores, minimising scarring, and repairing pigmentation, sun damaged and ageing skin.
The benefits of Microneedling:
- Improves acne scars
- Reduces age spots
- Minimises large pores
- Works on scarring
- Helps to even skin tones
- Improves skin elasticity
- Softens fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves stretch marks on the body
- Can work on scarring on the body
Preparation for microneedling:
Before your treatment your aesthetician will talk to you about ways you should prepare so you have the best possible result. You may need to stop using certain medications or products well in advance of your procedure. It is also advisable for men to shave a day before treatment.
We would also recommend you stop using topical retinoid before your procedure, Your aesthetician will go through everything you will need to know during your skin consultation.
During your procedure, your aesthetician will create pinpoint injuries over the top skin layer with a microneeding pen device. The pinpoints are very small and minimal, your aesthetician will move the tool evenly across your skin so that the new skin that rejuvenates will be formed evenly.
After your treatment, your aesthetician will apply a serum or calming treatment to help soothe and calm the area being treated followed by Skin Protection cream (SPF)
After the procedure:
There may be slight redness, swelling, sensitivity, tenderness and stinging. This will all calm down within 24 – 48hrs. A specific homecare regime will be tailor made for you to gain the best possible results.
Skin will be slightly rough for 2 weeks, whilst results of the treatment can take up to 4 weeks to see.
Like any treatment, there are side effects to microneedling. The most common side effect to this procedure is skin irritation immediately after your treatment. You can also see redness for 48 hours after your treatment.
Please contact us if you have any of the following side effects which are severe: