The amount of elastin and collagen produced in our skin decreases as we age. It is this drop in production that causes the various signs of aging to develop. Many people have facials to help reduce these signs and hydrate their skin; however, the results achieved during a traditional facial are typically short-lived. To attain longer-lasting results, you should consider microneedling instead.
How does Microneedling works?
This procedure works similarly to laser skin resurfacing treatments. It involves the use of tiny needles that create microscopic punctures in the skin. Once the aestheticism makes the perforations, the body begins the process of healing them. It signals the body to respond by producing collagen and elastin fibres. As a result, your skin becomes fuller, and the appearance of scars, lines, and wrinkles diminishes.
Where can Microneedling be used?
This procedure is mainly done on the face, but it can work on other parts of the body such as the neck, decolletage, arms, legs, etc. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles, mild to moderate acne scarring, sagging skin, pore size, stretch marks and skin texture.
What will my skin look like after the treatment?
Redness and mild swelling are typical for most people, similar to a slight sunburn for 24-48 hours, and there may be minor pinpoint bleeding and bruising. Skin will be noticeably radiant and smoother within a week or two. It will take a few months before you get the full results.
What is the downtime after this treatment?
Inflammation is temporary and reduces greatly in just a few hours. Your skin may remain slightly pink for up to 48 hours after treatment. Using hyaluronic acid after can help to reduce inflammation and sunscreen should be used to protect the skin. Limit your use of makeup to mineral varieties.
Can microneedling work on any complexion?
Microneedling is safe to use on all skin types and tones without risking post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Is it painful?
Before the treatment, numbing cream can be applied to minimize pain during the procedure.
How many treatments do I need and how often can Medical Can Micro-needling procedures be repeated?
You can safely repeat it every four to six weeks as needed. Collagen induction requires at least three treatments, while scar reduction requires between three and six. The number of procedures required depends on the individual and their skincare goals. Usually, results begin to appear after the first treatment.
What should I avoid after treatment?
Retinol and acidic or active ingredients should not be avoided for two to three days after treatment to allow for maximum healing. Stay out of the sun as best you can and use sunscreen.
How much does the treatment cost?
We can discuss prices during a complimentary consultation. Treatment is planned for each client based on individual needs and desired results, which is why prices can vary. Medical micro-needling can be used along with other treatments as well.