What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is collagen induction therapy (CIT) and is a minimally invasive rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a pen that contains fine needles.
It is used for the improvement of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone, texture and to reduce the appearance of scars. Our clinic uses Reguvapen, which penetrates the skin with tiny needles and creates microscopic channels into the dermal layer. We often combine microneedling with growth factors, or PRP to increase the stimulation the body’s natural healing processes and regenerate collagen within the skin.
Microneedling causes micro-injury to the tissues of the face, neck, décolletage and even hands to reduce or remove discoloration and improve skin elasticity.
Microneedling vs other treatments such as lasers or chemical peels
- Microneedling is suitable for all skin types, including darker skin tones where lasers can cause hypopigmentation.
- There is a very short downtime with no risk of peeling or shedding of skin. Makeup can be applied 8-10 hours after treatment.
- It is not painful and the risk of experiencing side effects is minimal.
There are long lasting effects with minimal investment. We recommend 3-6 treatments for maximum benefit, but you will notice improvement after just one treatment.
Will microneedling improve the appearance of acne and surgical scars?
Yes! The Reguvapen adjusts to varying depths to penetrate scar tissue. This leads to a breakdown of the structure of the scar and stimulates the formation of new collagen. Microneedling can be used to improve depressed scars such as acne scars or stretch marks, or raised scars such as surgical scars.
When treating scars typically more than one treatment is needed. Over the course of a series of treatments, the scar will become softer and more evenly toned.
How many treatments do I need?
For optimal results, we recommend a series of three treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart. For scar revision, more treatments may be needed depending on the severity of the scar.