What skin concerns can microneedling treat?
Fine lines and wrinkles respond very well to microneedling but even deeper folds can be softened and lifted as microneedling induces a degree of skin tightening. Cell turnover is also stimulated so a fresher, brighter complexion is revealed. Microneedling can also address specific skin concerns such as acne scarring or areas of discolouration caused by sun damage. As well as the face, microneedling can be used on the body to treat scars or stretch marks.
How does microneedling work?
Simply put, microneedling works by causing trauma to the skin, stimulating what is known as the wound healing response. Cell turnover is increased and collagen is produced to repair damage and produces an all-over rejuvenation of the skin and improvement in many ageing concerns.
What does a microneedling procedure entail?
A microneedling roller, covered in many fine needles, is passed over the skin, causing multiple microscopic puncture wounds in the top layer of the skin. Although that might sound painful, the procedure is described as pain-free by most patients and any redness or mild swelling quickly subsides.
Is microneedling safe?
Microneedling is generally a very safe and well-tolerated aesthetic procedure.
What results can I expect from microneedling?
Microneedling results are very natural as the body is encouraged to heal itself. Rather than target a particular line or wrinkle, microneedling can produce an all-over rejuvenation of the skin.
Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a minimally-invasive aesthetic procedure that can deliver fantastic results. By harnessing the body’s own amazing ability to heal itself, microneedling can tackle many of the signs of facial ageing and even improve skin laxity, which can often be challenging to treat without surgical intervention.