A Minimally-Invasive Procedure for Skin Rejuvenation  With Micro-Needling Device

Skin Needling

Skin needling is also called micro-needling therapy or collagen induction therapy (CIT). It is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical and nonablative procedure for skin rejuvenation that involves the use of a micro-needling device to create a controlled skin injury.

How Does Skin Needling Work?

The skin needling procedure involves using multiple tiny, sterile needles to puncture the skin and cause physical trauma. As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound. The microchannels created spontaneously close so that epidermal barrier integrity remains intact.

Skin needling increases the production of collagen and other healing factors by causing trauma to the skin. This trauma prompts neovascularization and neocollagenesis, which leads to thickened skin and a reduction of scars, with improved skin texture, firmness, and hydration. 

The Benefits Of Skin Needling

  • Minimise the appearance of scars from acne, surgery, thermal burns, chickenpox, or trauma
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve skin tone, texture, and pigmentation
  • Suitable for sensitive and thin skin
  • The procedure is well tolerated and well accepted by most clients
  • Can be done on areas of skin that are not suitable for laser resurfacing or peeling procedure

What Are Risks Or Side Effects?

There are a few temporary side effects to be aware of with skin needling. The most common side effects are swelling, redness, and dryness, skin flaking, other uncommon side effects that could include bleeding, bruising, infection, skin pigment changes, reaction to topical medications used during treatment.

Who Are Not Candidates For Skin Peeling Procedure?

  • Active acne
  • History of abnormal skin scarring
  • Naturally dark complexion or skin tone
  • Skin conditions or medications that make the skin more sensitive than normal
  • Skin Infection

Post -Treatment Care

  • Wash your hands before you touch your face.
  • Avoid direct sunlight immediately following treatment,  don’t spend prolonged time out in the sun for the first week after the procedure, as you’ll be more prone to sun damage than usual
  • We do not advise the use of sunscreen immediately after the procedure as the skin channels may not completely close and will absorb anything that is applied, we suggest applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen once your skin has healed to prevent unwanted pigmentation and sun damage
  • Don’t put on makeup  24 hours following the procedure, especially with a makeup brush that has been used before
  • We may suggest you use a topical antibiotic cream to avoid infection for 2 days
  • Retinol A, Vitamin C serum and other strong anti-aging formulas should be avoided for the first 48 hours
  • Avoid swimming pools, saunas and situations that make you hot and sweat heavily, these can lead to infection, extended redness or an adverse skin reaction before your skin healed
  • Do not pick at the crusting because prematurely removing the crust may cause hyperpigmentation or scarring
  • Apply cooling or soothing face mask to reduce inflammation, redness and make your skin feel more comfortable
  • Drink plenty of water both before and after the procedure, which promotes faster healing and skin rejuvenation

How Many and How Often Should You Get Skin Needling?

How many treatments you need depends on how your skin responds to skin needling. You can safely have your skin needling every 4 to 6 weeks until you get the results you want. If your goal is scar reduction, you’ll likely need 3 to 6 treatments. For collagen induction, 3 treatments is a good starting point.