What Is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is a fractional rejuvenation treatment that uses fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. This promotes a remodelling response within the body which renews skin cells. As the skin repairs, collagen and elastin production is triggered. This gives an almost immediate plumping effect. Micro-needling can tackle a range of skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, mild scarring or stretch marks, uneven skin texture, uneven pigmentation, enlarged pores and sun damaged skin.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
SkinPen’s variable needle depth allows for maximum versatility, making it safe and effective to use on many parts of the body, including the face, neck and decollate.
What Should I Expect After My Treatment?
Immediately after your treatment, you will look as though you have moderate sunburn and your skin and may feel warm and tighter than usual – this will vary from one individual to another, from a light blush pink through to deep pink, such as sun burn. This will start to settle, usually significantly within hours, but sometimes taking two or three days to return to normal. You will be advised to use given post procedure products to minimise any redness and support the skin during the process. You should apply SPF every day for 2 weeks. You can wear a light mineral make-up the day after your treatment.
After a week or so you will notice your skin may start to look more radiant than normal – this is temporary and will go back to your baseline after a week. After 4 weeks you will again notice an improvement – this is when your collagen is generated and demonstrates more lasting results.
Is The Treatment Painful?
Most people would describe it as uncomfortable but not painful. Some areas can feel more sensitive than others, and you can also feel more sensitive due to hormonal changes and stress. We leave the local anaesthetic cream on for a good duration to make sure treatment is as comfortable as possible. If you are concerned about pain then your can take some Paracetamol an hour before your treatment.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
The number of treatments required depends on the problem being treated.
- Rejuvenation – minimum of 3 treatment course
- Acne scarring – minimum of 5 treatment course
- Stretch Marks – minimum of 5 treatment course
There will be approximately 6 weeks between treatments.