What is microneedling treatment?
Microneedling treatment uses an automated device with a tip which utilises 12 micro-needles that are able to penetrate into the skin vertically, creating invisible micro-injuries. Thanks to the initiation of this physiological process of regrowth and repair, microneedling is suitable for refreshing and rejuvenating numerous areas of the face and body.
How the treatment works
Topical anaesthetic is usually applied in advance of the procedure to reduce potential discomfort. The doctor will use the device to make small pricks beneath the skin. These pricks do not typically cause any discomfort after the procedure has finished. During this process, the doctor will be careful to move the tool steadily and evenly across the skin, which can promote evenness in the rejuvenation process. The treatment usually takes around 30 minutes, and a serum may be applied following the procedure in order help calm the skin.
Who can benefit from microneedling treatment?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment which poses minimal risk of adverse effects in the long term. For this reason, it is suitable for people in a wide age bracket, and all skin types. The treatment can be a suitable alternative for people with skin colour which means that they are not candidates for factional laser techniques due to the risk of hyperpigmentation.
The treatment is typically used to address issues such as acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, large pores, age spots, uneven skin tone and lack of skin elasticity.
You may not be suited to microneedling if you; have had recent skin rashes; have a history of hypertrophic or keloid scarring; have raised lesions in the targeted area, such as warts or moles; or have active fungal or bacterial infections.
What are the advantages of microneedling?
The primary benefit of microneedling is a safe, minimally invasive treatment, which is a highly effective way of rejuvenating the skin; tackling problems such as scars, wrinkles and fine lines.
Signs of ageing can be addressed thanks to the stimulation of collagen and elastin. Scars and other blemishes can be smoothed out thanks to the creation of micro-injuries which can activate regrowth and repair.
Microneedling can reduce risks because, unlike alternative cosmetic treatments, it does not utilise light or heat.