It seems that Microneedling has its very own day, 26th October. So to celebrate, we thought we’d dedicate this week’s article to this popular treatment.
Celebrating Microneedling Day:
Before we talk more about the benefits of microneedling, let’s start with a couple of caveats around the treatment.
- Firstly, with spring officially here and more extended, sunnier days on the cards, you need to consider the timing of your microneedling treatment. We recommend that you avoid the sun following treatment, and as ever, use good sunscreen.
- Secondly, while microneedling is super effective for skin rejuvenation, it’s a treatment you’ll want to commit to. It doesn’t offer instant results, but they are worth the wait! You will notice a continuous and progressive improvement over your treatment plan, with final results noticeable within three to six months.
How does microneedling work?
The treatment uses multiple needles that pierce the skin; this activates growth factors which, in turn, leads to the production of fresh new collagen and elastin. It’s safe for nearly all skin types and may be combined with other treatments, such as PRP, for maximum rejuvenation results.
How it helps:
This treatment can;
- Tighten and tone the skin
- Reduce acne, ice pick and chickenpox scarring
- Help reduce stretch marks
- Eliminate wrinkles and fine lines
- Improve hair loss
Does it hurt and will I see any side effects?
The treatment is well tolerated by most clients, but you should expect some swelling and redness for 12 – 24 hours, and on occasion, you may see some small bruises.
How many treatments do I need, when will I see results?
For skin rejuvenation, we recommend a series of at least 6 treatments, spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart. You will see continuous and progressive improvement over your course of treatment. It takes six weeks for new collagen formation, and about six months for the full effect of the treatments. The common response by patients after the initial treatment is that their skin has a wonderful glow and they need to wear less make-up.
I’ve seen ‘at home’ microneedling devices for sale, can’t I just use one of these?
These devices will never be as effective as the products we use in our medical clinic as they do not have such penetrative depth. Please also be mindful that they are non-sterile and while your bathroom may be sparkling clean it is not a clinical setting; therefore, the risk of infection is higher.
If you’d like to know more about microneedling and how it can help. Contact us HERE.