Medical Microneedling

Medical microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves using a small handheld device with tiny needles to create small punctures in the skin. The benefits of microneedling include:

  • Stimulates the production of collagen and elastin by up to 206%, which are essential proteins responsible for keeping the skin firm and supple. This helps to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of ageing.
  • Reduces pore size by 30%.
  • Improves the texture and tone of the skin, reducing the appearance of scars, hyperpigmentation, and other skin imperfections.
  • Increases the absorption of skincare products allowing them to penetrate deeper into the skin.
  • Is a minimally invasive procedure that typically requires little downtime, making it an excellent option for those with busy schedules.
  • Is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of skin concerns, and it can be used on all skin types and colours.

How long do results take?

The time it takes to see results from microneedling can vary depending on a number of factors, including the severity of the skin condition being treated, the depth of the needles used in the procedure, and the individual’s skin type and healing response. In general, most people begin to see results within a few days to a week after microneedling, with full results typically appearing within several weeks to a few months following the procedure.

After microneedling, the skin may initially appear red and slightly swollen, which is a normal reaction to the procedure. Over the following days and weeks, the skin may begin to look smoother, firmer, and more radiant as collagen production is stimulated and new skin cells are generated. Over time, this can lead to a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and other skin imperfections.

It’s worth noting that multiple sessions of microneedling may be needed to achieve the desired results, with most providers recommending a series of 3 to 6 treatments spaced several weeks apart for optimal effectiveness. The results of microneedling can also be enhanced by using high-quality skincare products and following a healthy skincare routine, including regular use of sunscreen and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.