Micro Needling is also called Skin needling.
My skin needling treatments are performed using the DermaPro device. This device delivers 1000’s of micro surgical needle insertions rapidly into the skin. I can adjust speed and depth to suit the area of skin and indication for your treatment.
When the skin is injured, the injury or wound triggers a natural healing response; cells are stimulated to create new, stronger collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid to repair the injury. Because this technique retains a healthy epidermis (the surface layer of the skin) the resulting repair leads to a healthier skin, both in appearance and function.
This procedure gives amazing results if you have:
- Open pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin laxity
- Superficial pigmentation
- Stretch marks
- Dull, tired skin
You can boost your results by adding a fabulous Hikari Meso-Cocktail to your treatment. These will be discussed in your consultation.
We can also mix it up with the BioRepeel! Ask about BioReNeedling if you want to hit those skin concerns hard!!
How Long Will Results Last?
One off treatments can be used for skin brightening but the optimum result is achieved over a course of treatments and over a period of months.
Depending on what we are treating or the aim of the treatment a course of between 3 and 5 treatments 4-6 weeks apart is recommended.
Many of my patients say they notice results after the first two weeks, the find that their skin feels smoother, softer and looks fresher, but the real changes are noticeable from about 12 weeks. Skin quality continues to improve for up to nine months!
What Happens During The Treatment?
To begin the procedure your skin will be cleansed thoroughly and any make up will be removed. Depending on the area numbing cream may be used to reduce any discomfort. The skin will be cleaned again with an antibacterial solution. If you have opted for an additional product to enhance your treatment this will be placed onto the skin.
The DermaPro machine will be passed over the skin in circular motions (starting at the forehead for facial treatments).
Immediately after treatment your skin will be pink. Degrees vary from one individual to another, from pale pink blush to beetroot red.
Any redness is expected to resolve steadily over hours, sometimes it may take 3 or 4 days to return to normal colour. Make-up, can be worn the next day.
You are advised to avoid alcohol, vigorous exercise, and extremes of heat or cold for 48 hours post treatment. These activities have been found to increase and prolong redness and swelling.
Aftercare will be discussed in more detail following your treatment.
Will It Hurt?
Generally, this is not a painful treatment. Some patients describe it as quite pleasant and relaxing, others do find that is can be uncomfortable in certain areas. To ensure your comfort, we can apply a topical anesthetic cream to numb the skin prior to treatment.
Is It Safe?
Since this treatment relies upon natural processes and causes only micro fine, controlled injury to the skin, it is considered very safe, when the appropriate devices are used in trained hands.