Medical Skin Needling, also known as microneedling or dermaroller, is a collagen induction therapy. The procedure stimulates skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, plumper, tighter, brighter, healthier looking skin. A sterile roller covered with numerous tiny needles is moved back and forth over numbed skin producing microscopic punctures in the upper layers. It is the healing response to this very minor trauma that produces the result. We can also apply serums during and after skin needling, which are absorbed through the minute punctures, to hydrate, stimulate and repair. Combining Skin Needling with Platelet Rich Plasma gives a turbo boost to collagen production.
The Skin Needling procedure is generally well tolerated, although on very thin skin it can feel prickly. We work with each individual skin using different needle lengths to minimize discomfort but maximize the result. In the twelve hours following treatment, skin can feel hot, like sunburn and although red initially, there is no downtime because it covers with make-up. Your skin will be drier than usual for five days, after which results will start to show, reaching a maximum after 4-6 weeks.
Skin needling can improve the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, aged and sun damaged skin, facial and décolleté lines and wrinkles. A course of three, spaced at six weekly intervals, gives the best results.