Medical microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is an acclaimed cosmetic procedure that uses fine needles to stimulate collagen and elastin production, vital for skin elasticity and firmness. As we age, these proteins naturally decrease, causing fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Microneedling effectively addresses various skin concerns, including fine lines, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, dullness, stretch marks, and large pores, to help restore your skin’s youthful glow.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure targeting a range of skin issues:
- Fine lines & wrinkles: Promotes collagen production for smoother skin.
- Acne scars: Improves appearance by stimulating collagen and breaking down scar tissue.
- Stretch marks: Enhances skin with increased collagen production.
- Large pores: Reduces their appearance by promoting skin firmness.
- Age spots & sun damage: Boosts collagen for healthier-looking skin.
Note: Consult with one of our doctors to check suitability, especially for active acne, rosacea, eczema, or keloid scars.
Microneedling results are not permanent, but they can be long-lasting with proper maintenance. Regular treatments or touch-ups may be recommended to maintain the benefits. Taking good care of your skin and following a healthy skincare routine can help prolong the effects of microneedling.
Yes, microneedling can help with acne and acne scars. The procedure stimulates collagen production and promotes skin regeneration, which can improve the appearance of acne scars over time. Additionally, microneedling can enhance the absorption of topical acne treatments, making them more effective in managing active acne.
Microneedling uses a device with fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the skin’s natural healing response, leading to increased collagen and elastin production. As a result, microneedling can improve skin texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, minimise acne scars, even out skin tone, and enhance overall skin appearance and firmness. It is a versatile treatment that can address various skin concerns and help rejuvenate the skin.
Microneedling is considered a beneficial cosmetic procedure for several reasons:
- Skin rejuvenation: Stimulates collagen and elastin production for improved texture and tone.
- Minimally invasive: Less invasive with minimal downtime compared to surgery.
- Versatile: Addresses fine lines, wrinkles, scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and large pores.
- Non-ablative: Safe for all skin types as it doesn’t remove the top layer.
- Safe and well-tolerated in virtually all patients
- Long-lasting results as collagen production continues for months, providing lasting improvements.
Microneedling is generally considered a safe and low-risk procedure. However, some of the common side effects of microneedling include:
- Redness: You may experience some mild to moderate redness after the treatment, which typically resolves within a few hours to a few days.
- Swelling: You may also experience some mild swelling in the treated area, which can last for several hours to a few days.
- Bruising: Some people may experience mild bruising, particularly if they have very sensitive skin or if the treatment was performed more aggressively.
- Dryness: Your skin may feel dry and tight for a few days after the treatment.
- Flaking or peeling: As your skin begins to heal, you may experience some flaking or peeling, which is a normal part of the process.
Alternative treatments to microneedling include:
- Radiofrequency microneedling: Combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen and tighten skin for wrinkles and sagging.
- Chemical peel: Removes the top skin layer to reveal smoother skin and treat acne, hyperpigmentation, or uneven tone.
- CO2 laser: Resurfaces the top skin layer to promote new cell growth, addressing wrinkles, acne scars, and tone.
- Skin boosters: Hyaluronic acid injections hydrate and plump skin, reducing fine lines and improving texture.
- Laser Genesis: Non-invasive laser boosts collagen production, reducing wrinkles, scars, and lines.
- Limelight IPL: Targets pigmentation and redness for sun damage, age spots, and rosacea treatment.