Medical Skin Needling
Skin needling is a “medically engineered” treatment used to revitalize the skin using a device that uses microscopic needles to essentially renew the deep layers of the skin.
This treatment dates to the 1990’s and has been derived from techniques used during ancient acupuncture along with more recent Mesotherapy practice. The punctures in the skin have always been used to encourage a natural response from the skin that allows it to refresh itself and discharge collagen and elastin fibers.
• More even skin tone
• Decrease in wrinkles, sun damage, acne and scarring as well as enlarged pores
• Firmer skin
• Revitalised skin
This procedure is ideal for those who suffer from acne, ageing, scarring and pigmentation however it is not limited to these skin conditions only.
Before & After
Frequently asked questions
How long does skin needling last?
The effects of the initial round of microneedling treatments last on average between 4 to 6 weeks, for most people. That said, the amount of treatments and exact time frame will depend on your issues, age, skin type, and how your skin responds to the treatment.
What should I put on my face after skin needling?
You will need constant protection from the sun after a skin needling procedure. A Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturiser will protect the skin and keep it hydrated at the same time.
Does skin needling actually work?
According to a 2009 study, almost 100 percent of micro-needling participants reported a noticeable difference and vast improvement in the appearance of their acne scars after a treatment.
Does skin needling hurt?
Anaesthetic is used to reduce the level of discomfort during the treatment however little pain should be felt proceeding the treatment.
How effective is skin needling?
Skin needling is considered effective in treating minor scarring related to acne, wounds, and aging, with many also noticing brighter and firmer skin. Ideal results are achieved after multiple sessions. Microneedling is far more effective than at-home rollers.
How many skin needling sessions do I need?
A minimum of 4-6 sessions is required for skin rejuvenation and 6-8 sessions for pitted acne scarring however more may be needed for more sun damaged and aggressively scarred skin.
What should I do before skin needling?
You will be asked to discontinue use of Retin A, Retinols, Vitamin A creams and other topic medications for 3-5 days before your micro needling treatment. It is required that you wear a sunscreen daily and use the appropriate home care topical products.
How long after skin needling can you wear makeup?
Keep away from any kind of makeup for at least 24 to 48 hours after the procedure. This is important so there is time for the skin barrier to heal. Using make up brushes can irritate the skin and any bacteria on the brushes may cause the skin to become infected.
What is skin needling good for?
Microneedling is used to treat and improve conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks, and pigment issues. It can also be referred to as skin needling, collagen induction therapy (CIT), and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI).
What happens to your skin after skin needling?
Peeling and flaking of the treatment area may occur 3 to 5 days after skin needling as a result of increased skin cell turnover. The positive results of skin needling will become visible within 2 to 4 weeks.