Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a device containing tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries on the skin. This process stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, promoting skin rejuvenation and improving its texture and appearance.
Procedure: During the procedure, a numbing cream may be applied to minimize discomfort. The microneedling device is glided across the targeted area, creating microscopic punctures in the skin.
Indications: Microneedling can address various skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, and stretch marks. It can be performed on the face, neck, hands, and other parts of the body.
Contraindications: Microneedling may not be suitable for individuals with active skin infections, open wounds, keloid scarring, a history of hypertrophic scarring, or certain skin conditions. Our staff will assess your suitability for the procedure.
Side effects: Common side effects include redness, mild swelling, and temporary sensitivity. These usually subside within a few days. In rare cases, there may be bruising, skin peeling, or infection. It's essential to follow post-treatment instructions to minimize risks.
During treatment: Patients may experience a mild prickling or tingling sensation during the procedure, but it is generally well-tolerated. Numbing cream or local anesthesia can be used to manage any discomfort.
Duration and recovery: The duration of the procedure can vary depending on the treated area and the specific device used. Generally, a session lasts around 30 minutes to an hour. Recovery time typically involves a few days of redness and slight skin sensitivity, but you can resume regular activities shortly after treatment.
Number of sessions: The number of sessions required varies depending on individual needs and the desired results. It's common to undergo a series of sessions, usually 3-5 spaced a few weeks apart, to achieve optimal outcomes.
Results: Microneedling stimulates collagen production, leading to improved skin texture, reduction in fine lines, scars, and discoloration. Results may vary, and it may take a few weeks to see noticeable improvements. Continued collagen synthesis can further enhance the results over time.
Post-treatment instructions: After microneedling, it's important to keep the treated area clean and protected from excessive sun exposure. Avoid using harsh skincare products and follow the specific instructions provided by your practitioner.