Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a non-surgical and non-ablative procedure for skin rejuvenation. It is used to improve fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, scaring and other skin texture irregularities. A Micro needling device is used to create tiny punctures on the top layer of the skin. These micro-injuries prompt the bodies healing response to create new collagen and elastin. A series of Micro needling treatments will leave your skin looking smoother, restored and rejuvenated.
Benefits of Microneedling
- Improves skin texture and elasticity
- Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces the appearance of large pores
- Reduces the appearance of acne and surgical scars
- Minimal downtime is needed
Who can have this treatment? What results can be expected?
This treatment is suitable for all patients who are not pregnant or breastfeeding. It is cleared and safe to be used on ALL skin types including very light and darker skin tones. There is no risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or scaring with this procedure.
Microneedling treatments will improve your skin texture, smooth fine lines, minimize pores and promote skin tightening leaving you with firmer, smoother and younger looking skin.
Which areas can be treated?
Microneedling is very versatile it can be used on multiple areas of the body. Face, neck decollate, hands and eye area.
How many treatments will I need?
The recommended protocol for optimal results is 4 sessions at 4-week intervals. After these treatments are complete, some patients may require maintenance therapy once or twice a year.
What does the procedure involve?
The Medical Aesthetician will cleanse your skin using chlorhexidine followed by topical numbing cream to reduce any discomfort. The Medical Aesthetician will use a device with fine needles to penetrate the top layer of your skin causing micro-injuries. These injuries prompt the skin to heal and repair itself resulting in new collagen and elastin formation.
What are the side effects?
The recovery time for this treatment is minimal. Immediately post treatment you will notice redness and swelling at the treatment site. Swelling and redness will depend upon the depth of penetration during the treatment. These resolve in 24-48hours. Small bruises may be apparent particularly over areas of finer skin such as the lower eyelid, neck and décolletage. These will resolve over approximately 2 to 4 days.
When will I see results?
To achieve the best results, it is recommended that patients have 4 sessions spaced at 4 weeks intervals. After a Microneedling treatment, your body will start to naturally regenerate the skin, it will take up to 6 weeks before visible signs of regeneration are seen. Maximum collagen regeneration occurs around 3 months after the initial treatment. Many patients notice healthier skin after the first session.
The results are typically maintained for 18-24months. Maintaining the results usually requires 1-2 yearly touch-up treatments.
What is the cost of this treatment?
Please contact us for the cost of treatment. If you purchase a package of 3 treatments, you will get a 10% discount.
Can this treatment be done the same day as a Facial or Laser Treatment?
No. Facials, Lasers, Botox and Dermal Filler treatments cannot be done for 1 week before or 1 week after Micro needling treatments.
Can I get this treatment if I am on Accutane?
No. Accutane must be stopped for 6 months prior to this treatment.
When can I return to Normal Activities?
Overall, Microneedling treatments will not require much downtime. Most people can resume their normal activities within 24 hours. Make-up can be applied 24 hours after the treatment.
Do I need to do anything in preparation for this treatment?
Please advise us prior to treatment if you have suffered in the past with cold sores on the skin or lips. This viral infection may be re-activated in these areas by any injection treatments. You may be required to take an anti-viral medication such as Valtrex on the day of your treatment and for several days after your treatment