What is Microneedling? And the benefits…
Microneedling (also known as skin needling or collagen induction therapy) is a type of treatment that uses small needles to cause tiny punctures in the skin. These small contact points encourage the body to create a wound healing response and renew the skin cells. As your skin repairs, the production of collagen and elastin is triggered to give an almost immediate plumping effect. It can also help tackle other skin damage such as scarring, dark marks, sun damage and ageing.
The technique has evolved over the years from the beginning of needle therapy seen in acupuncture, moving on to needle dermabrasion and colorless tattooing around 1992- 1997 and progressing to needle rolling in 1996. The Dermapen technique became available in 2010.
A Microneedling session is recommended at least every 3-4 weeks. A course of 6 sessions can improve skin for up to 24 months, it’s a step up from microdermabrasion, therefore creates far greater results.
The Microneedling treatment preserves epidermal integrity, providing the most balance between optimal results and minimal downtime. It is safe to use om all Fitzpatrick skin types.
Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling is most used to treat the following skin conditions:
Dull skin: Rejuvenate tired and dull skin and combat the initial signs of ageing.
Wrinkles: Fine lines and wrinkles on the face can be visibly reduced, as microneedling triggers collagen production.
Scarring: Scars from acne and Chicken Pox can be improved and an uneven texture can be smoothed out with microneedling.
Pigmentation: Can help to fade dark patches such as pigmentation due to sun damage or ageing.
Microneedling is a great treatment for you if you have darker skin because it doesn’t involve peels or lasers, which can cause pigmentation issues.
Treatments can be performed on the body as well as the face, prices below are based on an area the size of the face.
Before and immediately after
Before and after scarring
Before and after treatment of wrinkles