Overview of MICRO SKIN NEEDLING
Micro skin needling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that is devised to enhance the appearance of fine facial lines, skin tone and texture, enlarged pores, and superficial scars.
We are available to answer any questions you may have regarding skin micro-needling before you visit our clinic. You can call us, or you can book your appointment using our online inquiry form.
Frequently Asked Questions
For new micro-needling clients, we typically suggest a series of treatments that are at duration of six to eight weeks apart. After that, we will give you instructions regarding how often you’ll need maintenance treatments.
We recommend avoiding washing the face for at least few hours after your treatment. Gentle cleanser or just water should be made use of if you have to wash your face during the recovery phase. We will advise you on the best products to use on your face post-treatment. Please avoid the usage of products that contain AHAs or Retinol (Vitamin A).
Skin Needling Prices begins from $300 for entire face.
Micro Skin Needling Enhances:
- Premature ageing of the skin.
- Enlarged Pores.
- Skin laxity.
- Fine lines and wrinkles.
- Acne Scars.
- Chickenpox scars.
- Scars following injuries or surgical trauma.
We perform this procedure using a specialized skin needling device called Dermapen. A topical anaesthetic is generally applied prior to the treatment to lessen any discomfort. Your treatment can require anywhere between one hour to one and a half hour, depending on the area that is treated.
Micro skin needling is usually safe to use on all skin types and on all skin colors. There are very few adverse reactions related to this procedure, which includes prolonged redness and delayed healing in very few cases.
There are virtually no severe side effects. Some patients prone to acne have reported mild and temporary breakout episodes after this procedure. Post Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation (PIH) is a very rare and temporary complication.
If this procedure is done under strict aseptic conditions in a medical clinic, post-operative infections are not very likely.
It is important for anyone who is undergoing a skin needling treatment at a beauty salon (or any non-medical environment) to understand that the penetration of needles into the skin should not be so deep that it leads to any bleeding or oozing of blood.
The inflammatory reaction of the skin is very short and diminishes significantly within hours from redness to a pinkish hue that may remain for 12 to 24 hours on average. In order to lessen visible redness, we recommend healing minerals, peptides or hyaluronic acid after the procedure, and to protect the skin using medical strength sun block. We also recommend using medical grade makeup to aid the healing.
Similar to most other medical strength skin treatments, it is important to ensure the right healing environment for two to three days after the treatment. Please do not make use of:
- AHAs (glycolic acid) or any other skin exfoliation procedure.
- Retinol (Vitamin A cream).
- Also avoid direct sun exposure.
It is extremely important that the skin receives all important nutrients to the skin post a skin needling procedure. This involves a gentle cleanser, topical antioxidants like Vitamin B and C serums, hyaluronic acid-based moisturizers and micronized zinc/titanium sunblocks. We have a range of medical-grade skincare products that are recommended by us to our patients use after their treatment. We recommend the use of mineral makeup.
What Are the Differences Between Medical Strength and Beauty Therapy Grade Skin Needling Procedures? Who Can Perform Them?
Only trained medical practitioners should perform medical grade skin needling. Often, it is confusing for clients to differentiate between medical strength and non-Micro skin needling. The difference is in the depth of the needle. Medical devices have longer needles that are used to reach deeper skin layers. The needles of the non-medical devices are very short, the size is not more than 0.2– 0.5 mm. Therefore, they are good for a superficial rejuvenation of the skin only.
The home care derma-roller is not a replacement for medical grade skin needling in clinic treatments, but it helps in the maintenance of beautiful skin when used regularly at home. It maximizes the penetration of skincare product through the skin barrier (stratum corneum) and brings about an improvement in the skin’s tone and texture by stimulating epidermal cell proliferation.
- Enhances texture of the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
- Stimulates tissue regeneration.
- Enhances disfiguring scars dramatically, especially acne scars, as new collagen fibers raise the depressed scar tissue.
- Improves supply of blood into the previous scar tissue harmonizing pigmentation with the periphery skin.
- Reduces pore size.
- Improves the appearance of stretch marks.
This is evaluted during the consultation with the treating doctor in our clinic. A treatment is devised for each client and the cost can be evaluated at this time. This is based on a client’s distinctive needs and the result that is desired. Skin needling may be used in combination with other treatments as a package and the overall cost will be discussed at the time of consultation.