Microneedling is a skin treatment that is used to refine and smooth the skin. It works using a hand held device containing sterilised micro needles that create microscopic wounds to help skincare ingredients reach deeper skin layers and stimulate the body’s natural wound healing response, stimulating the skin cells to produce collagen, elastin and other growth factors to improve the thickness and elasticity, texture, tone and overall appearance of the skin.
Medical grade serums are used during the microneedling treatment chosen for your skin type and goal. After the treatment a face mask is applied to help you achieve optimum results. Your skin will look luminous after the initial healing has taken place. However, full results are noticed at between 4-6 weeks as the skin renews. You will see an improvement in skin quality, texture and tone after just one treatment. However, for deeper lines, scarring, stretch-marks and pigmentation a course of 3-6 treatments will be recommended, one every 4-6 weeks.
The benefits of microneedling include:
Lines & wrinkles
The tiny injuries from a microneedling session boost collagen and elastin production to fight lines and wrinkles.
Collagen and elastin are compounds in your skin that add structure and strength, lending a youthful quality. The wound-healing mechanisms also stimulate your body to produce new skin cells, making fine lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles less apparent.
Microneedling stimulates collagen and elastin production to help reduce scaring including acne scars. The only type of scar not possible to treat is keloid, or raised, scars.
Microneedling is effective in reducing the appearance of sun damage, particularly hyperpigmentation and age spots. If you have a blotchy, brownish complexion, which is probably a result of too many days of sunning, microneedling and its ability to stimulate new collagen and skin cells can reinvigorate your look and even out your tone.
As our skin ages it loses its elasticity and become dehydrated. The buildup of collagen that occurs in response to the tiny wounds can improve skin structure to fight loss of elasticity and give the skin a radiant, fresh glow.
Microneedling helps your pores appear much smaller by stimulating the collagen which plumps the skin, reducing the pore size.
Improves skincare product efficacy
Post-microneedling is the prime time to apply anti-aging treatments, moisturizers, and other topical treatments that boost skin health and appearance. The micro-holes receive creams, serums, and gels more readily and deliver them deeper into your dermis than when applied regularly.
Microneedling works just about anywhere on your body. It can be effective in reducing the appearance of stretch marks that show up after periods of rapid growth, such as during pregnancy.
The ruddiness and skin thickening of rosacea can be addressed with microneedling. If you suffer from this skin condition, you experience a hastened breakdown of collagen. Microneedling stimulates the growth of collagen to offset and replace this breakdown, so your skin looks less inflamed and irritated.
Because of the improved delivery of topical applications, you can use microneedling to help improve the effectiveness of topical acne treatments. Regular microneedling applications can help your skin clear up.