What is it?
Microneedling (also called collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that triggers collagen production to treat the skin.
This treatment creates micro-punctures in the skin using a sterile, microneedling device composed of micro-fine
needles which is gently pressed into the skin. The device glides across the skin’s surface, creating pinpricks that induce the production of new collagen and elastin. The body’s healing process as a reaction to these pinpricks results in a plumped, glowing appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Microneedling is considered a generally safe procedure.
However, it is not recommended for those with psoriasis, eczema, and active acne as it may cause flare-ups. As with any of our procedures, our practitioners will always advise you on whether or not a specific treatment is appropriate for your concerns.
While the prospect of getting repeatedly pricked by needles may sound disconcerting, you should know that the procedure is performed in a precise manner and uses a microneedling device comprised of micro-fine needles that punctures the skin with shallow pinpricks on the topmost layer.
In addition, your practitioner will apply a topical anaesthetic to numb the skin prior to the procedure to ensure a comfortable experience.
Microneedling has a multitude of benefits which included reducing the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. It also improves skin elasticity, smoothens uneven skin tone, and even reduces enlarged pores.
Patients instantly notice a certain glow to their skin after the procedure. However, more apparent changes such as even skin tone and skin tightening occur within a week or two. As the procedure encourages collagen and elastin production, these results will last and continue to hold for about 6 months.
For your comfort, we recommend that you do not wash the skin, and expose it to extreme sweat and heat for the rest of the day following your treatment.
Microneedling is considered generally safe, but as with any cosmetic procedure, it bears some risks such as temporary swelling and redness.
Since the skin is “open” due to the micro-pricks made during the procedure, it might get infected if you don’t keep your skin clean.
You should avoid activities that could potentially expose your skin to germs (i.e. swimming) You should likewise avoid harsh products while your skin is healing