Is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves pricking the skin with tiny, sterilized needles. The body will produce collagen and elastin to heal the small wounds, leading to younger and plumper skin.
This treatment can be also called Collagen Induction Therapy or Dermaroller.
Can help with:
Reducing Dark spots/ hyperpigmentation
Minimizing large pores
Minimizing stretch marks
Minimizing fine lines and wrinkles
Increase collagen and skin elastin
What happens during Microneedling?
A consultation is performed in which the depth of the needle is decided, this can change during the treatment, depending on if is the first time having the treatment.
The aesthetics practitioner may decide to go on a smaller depth for the first treatment and keep a record of the skin evolution and go deeper for the following treatments using a numbing cream.
The aesthetics practitioner doing the microneedling will apply clean the skin and then apply a serum that is specially chosen for your skin concerns, and with a pen-shaped electric tool with tiny needles will make different movements around your face causing small incisions and delivering the serum into epidermis. The needles make small cuts into your skin, which causes a bit of bleeding. Longer needles go deeper into your skin, which might be necessary if you have deep scars or pockmarks from acne. Needle lengths can range from 0.5 millimetres to 2 millimetres.
A calming mask and SPF is applied at the end of the treatment.
The goal of the procedure is to start your body’s healing process by sending collagen and elastin to patch up the tiny injuries. Collagen helps fill in and smooth out wrinkles.
Most people get microneedling on the face, but it can also done on other parts of the body, such as your stomach or thighs.
Microneedling Healing and Risks and Aftercare
It takes time to notice a difference. Is recommended to have 3 treatments one month apart( more treatments for acne scars) and one treatments for maintain the results every 6 months.
Healing time. It may take days or weeks to heal, depending on how deep the needles pierce your skin.
Pain and redness. You may have some minor pain after the procedure, and your skin may be red(sunburn looking like) for a few days.
Peeling. Your skin may feel tight and flake a bit while it heals.
Bruising and bleeding. There’s usually no bleeding during microneedling. But deep microneedling treatments may cause the skin to bleed or bruise.
Possible scarring. Microneedling isn’t a good idea for people who’ve had keloids, scars that look like large bubbles on the skin. It could make the condition worse.
Infection. Microneedling creates tiny holes in the skin, which could let germs enter, especially if the equipment isn’t cleaned well. But the risk of infection is very low. Clean face towel, changed after every use or you can use paper towels, and clean pillow case every evening for the first 3 days after the treatment
You could have an allergic reaction to the cream or serum that goes on your skin after the microneedling. And the wounds might get infected if you don’t keep your skin clean. You should stay away from places that could have lots of germs, like swimming pools, lakes, rivers, and oceans. And don’t use irritating soaps and lotions.(up to 7 days after treatment)
SPF has to be used every day after Microneedling.