W H A T I S M I C R O N E E D L I N G ?
Skin needling is also called micro-needling therapy or collagen induction therapy. It is a minimally-invasive non-surgical and nonablative procedure for facial rejuvenation that involves the use of a micro-needling device to create controlled skin injury.
As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound. The controlled injury triggers the body to fill these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis. In addition, new capillaries are formed. This neovascularisation and neocollagenesis following treatment leads to reduction of scars and skin rejuvenation, i.e., improved skin texture, firmness and hydration.
Professional skin needling is considered to be one of the safest skin treatment procedures. Unlike chemical peels, dermabrasion and laser treatments, skin needling causes minimal damage to the skin.
P R O C E D U R E
The procedure is well tolerated. It takes a few minutes up to an hour to complete, depending on the area to be treated and the severity of the problem.
A numbing cream (topical) ia applied on the treatment area .
The skin is punctured in a specific pattern using a skin needling device.
As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound stimulating skin cell regeneration.
Depending on the condition treated it may take 5-60 minutes to complete the procedure.
A minimum of six weeks is recommended between two treatments as it takes that long for new natural collagen to form.
The number of needling procedures depends on the individual skin condition. Three to four treatments may be needed for moderate acne scars. Scars from thermal burns and stretch marks (striae) may require up to 5 procedures.
In the case of wrinkles associated with aging skin, one or two refresher skin needling treatments are recommended every year.
An interval of 4-6 weeks should be allowed between procedures to get good results.
P O S T P R O C E D U R E
Micro-needling is well tolerated by patients. Some redness and swelling may be seen after treatment, lasting for several days. Make sure to schedule when you have 3-5 days down time.
Sun protection for several weeks is recommended.
In the case of acne scars, after the skin needling procedure, the face should be cleaned with a gentle cleanser before bed. The next day, the face may be cleansed and makeup (preferably new), lotions and other topical products applied as usual.
A&D ointment/ Bio Recovery Balm/ Vitamen E or a gentle moisturizer may be used to keep area moist.
Rejuvenation of skin may be seen as soon as 2 weeks and as long as 6-8 months after the micro needling procedure.
F A Q ' S
What conditions can be treated or improved with Medical Micro-Needling?
Mild to moderate acne scarring; any new or old scars
Fine lines and wrinkles
Loose, lax skin
Skin texture and pore size
How does Medical Micro-Needling work?
The device slides along the skin, penetrating the upper layers of skin to a depth of up to one millimeter to create numerous tiny needle wounds. The procedure prompts the body to respond through the creation of new collagen and elastin fibers. In response to the stimulus, the skin plumps and thickens, reducing the appearance of scars, fine lines and wrinkles.
What does the procedure involve?
The skin is cleaned and numbing cream may be applied to lessen discomfort. For better results, we use collagen-stimulating products such as Hyaluronic Acid during the procedure. A small handheld pen-like device with a sterile, disposable tip containing 9-12 tiny needles is then used to pierce the skin. Our needling pen’s multi-speed and adjustable needle depth allow needles to pierce the skin’s layer and increase the absorption of products.
What will I look like after the treatment?
Most people experience redness and mild swelling in a similar way as mild sunburn for 24-48 hours, and there may be minimal pinpoint bleeding and/or bruising. Within a week or two, you will notice that your skin is smoother and more radiant-looking, though full effects won’t be seen until a few months later.
What are the benefits of Medical Micro-Needling?
Dramatically increases the effectiveness and penetration of active ingredients in topical preparation
Stimulates circulation and collagen production
Can be used on all areas of the face and body including fragile skin around eyes, mouth and neck
What effects does the Medical Micro-Needling have on the skin?
Improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of wrinkles
Stimulates tissue regeneration
Reduces the appearance of scars as new collagen fibers elevate the depressed scar tissue with the periphery skin
Pore size reduction
Full Face $300 (per Treatment)
Full Face (All 3 Treatments) $750 Package Deal
Neck Only $250 (per Treatment)
Neck (All 3 Treatments) $650 Package Deal
Chest/Decollete $300 (per Treatment)
Chest/Decollete (All 3 Treatments) $750 Package Deal
Both Cheeks $200 (per Treatment)
Both Cheeks (All 3 Treatments) $525 Package Deal
$50 1 spot
$75 2 spots
$100 3 spots
Scar Needling / Stretch MarksConsultation Required