Micro-needling is the process in which micro-needles are rolled on to the skin surface to initiate the body’s own repair and rejuvenation systems. This process stimulates new fibroblast production from the deeper level of the skin which in turn initiates increased collagen synthesis; producing smoother, younger looking skin. Advancements in aesthetic technology means micro-needling is minimally invasive, and can be effective in rejuvenating skin. Popular brands include Dermaroller and Dermapen.
What is the micro-needling process?
A topical numbing cream is applied on the face, this will take 20-40 minutes to work, this is followed by skin preparation and disinfection. The micro-needling device will then be rolled onto the skin taking around 15 minutes. Following the procedure, a nourishing cream with vitamins and antioxidants will be applied to the area to assist the rejuvenation experience.
Does it hurt?
There may be some discomfort, pinpoint bleeding, stinging and redness following the procedure, but discomfort can be minimised with topical anesthetic cream.
What are the indications?
Microneedling is a versatile aesthetic tool and can be used for:
- Acne scarring
Poor/uneven skin tone and texture
a dull complexion
Premature skin ageing
What is the downtime and aftercare?
Directly after the procedure the skin may sting and be red, we recommend no saunas, swimming, hot baths or direct sunlight for two weeks following the procedure. Within a day, you should be able to undergo your usual day to day activities. Mineral and specialist post-procedural makeup can be used to cover any redness after the 24-48 hours. We recommend that you only gently cleanse for 48 hours after the treatment. Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sun cream is recommended.