Micro needling is a treatment used to generate new collagen and skin Tissue for smoother,firmer and more toned skin.
This treatment is recommend for ageing skin.
It can be used to treat:
Large Skin Pores
Fine lined and wrinkles
Scars from acne and chicken pox
Micro-needling is not really new, though it is newly popular in this country. Needling the skin to create new collagen has been a European practice for the past two decades. The advancement to automated needling is what’s relatively new.
Micro needling is based on the ability of the skin to self-repair when a wound occurs. Micro needling creates microscopic pinpoint “wounds”. The body responds by creating new elastin and collagen.
Is Micro Needling Painful?
Typically , micro needling is a little uncomfortable with depths needed for scar revision, but this is managed easily with a topical numbering get placed on the skin prior to treatment. Lighter treatments are compared to brushing sandpaper across the skin.
How Quickly Does Micro Needling Improve Skin?
Because micro needling is not a particularly aggressive treatment,you’ll require several treatments over a 3 to 6 month period. Treatment results are cumulative, so you will need to commit to more than one treatment to get obvious results.
Acne scar patients usually will need 6 to 8 treatments – fewer when combined with laser.
How Will My Skin Feel After Treatment?
Light treatment levels: depending upon the depth of the needles used, you may feel as though your skin is warm or hot – and sensitive. Light superficial treatments leave the skin red for a day or two.
More aggressive levels: Treatments aimed at changing the skin as deeper planes as in acne scarring may experience some swelling, pinpoint bleeding(stops almost immediately) and what is called “bronzing” as the tiny pinpoints dry and then slough off.
Your skin may also feel tight. It will be more sun sensitive so you should use the recommended sun block while your skin heals and you should not use acid or other active products outside of the schedule you will be given. Treat it gently and don’t “pick” at any areas that feel like sand granules.