Microneedling is a form of collagen induction therapy which creates a series of micro channels  or micro-point punctures in the skin. These controlled injuries to the skin act to not only allow serums to be fully penetrated but also stimulates the release of growth factors that trigger the production of collagen and elastin. Results are most visible after 3 treatments but can be visible within a few weeks..

Micro needling promotes firmer, tighter skin and can remedy a wide range of skin conditions such as acne scarring, wrinkles, fine lines, crows feet, hyperpigmentation, rough and uneven texture and loss of elasticity. 

Microneedling

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  •  Three to four treatments may be needed for moderate acne scars.

  • Scars from thermal burns and stretch marks may require between 6-10 CIT sessions.

  • The added Collagen lasts up to 12 months and a refresher treatment is recommended every 6 months to 1 year in order to fight the signs of ageing

Benefits

  • Scarring- surgical, thermal, and acne (scars must be at least 6 months old)

  • Stretch marks

  • Cellulite

  • Enlarged pores

  • Dyspigmentation (due to sun damage and/ or hormonal imbalances e.g. Melasma)

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Loose skin

  • Dehydrated skin

How many sessions will I need?

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Who cannot get this treatment?

  • Keloid or raised scarring

  • Pregnancy due to the lack of clinical studies

  • Herpes Simplex infections

  • Diabetes

  • Any facial injections within the past 10 days

  • Patients on any blood thinners

  • Collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities

  • Active bacterial or fungal infection

  • Immune-suppression diseases

  • Scars less than 6 months old

  • Raised moles, warts or raised lesions

  • Nodular or Pustular Rosacea

  • Eczema, Psoriasis, Scleroderma and other chronic conditions Treatment cannot be performed if the following is present: Any open cuts, wounds, abrasions, and active acne or cold sores.

Frequently asked questions

Will it hurt?


Topical anesthetic will be used prior to the procedure to reduce discomfort.




Are there any side effects?


There may be a few temporary side effects such as warmth to the skin, burning, redness, swelling and skin flaking which may last for a few days. These are all perfectly normal steps in the healing stages. The skin may feel sunburnt.




Can microneedling damage my skin?


Microneedling done at the proper depth and given the proper amount of time to heal between sessions will not damage the skin. Attempted at home, untrained can SEVERLY damage the skin.




My skin looks the same after my first treatment!


It can take up to 4 weeks after the treatment for collagen production to amp up. Results are not typically visible for about a month with full effects being visible after 12 weeks.




How many treatments will I need?


This will vary depending on skin conditions but typically a minimum of 3 treatments is needed for most effecive results.




How often can I have this treatment performed?


Microneedling should be done at no more than 4 week inttervals to allow sufficient healing.




I have xxxx condition, can I have this treatment done?


If you have any of the following conditions, you are not a good candidate for microneedling: rosacea, eczema and psoriasis, bruised skin, cold sores, active pustular acne, active bacterial, viral or fungal infections, raised moles or warts, broken capillaries, keloid or raised scars, raised moles or warts, actinic (solar) keratosis, diabetics, immunosuppression, individuals taking blood pressure, blood thinning or heart medications, antidepressants, chemotherapy or any type of medication that can cause photosensitivity and skin side effects, individuals undergoing cosmetic treaments liek cosmetic surgery, botox, filler injections, laser, microblading, fibroblast plasma treatment and platelet rich plasma facial, instense pulsed light, facial threading, individuals who have had cosmetic facial surgery in the past 6 months, or accutane medication in the past 6 months




How long after botox can I get microneedling?


You must wait at least 4 weeks after botox to have microneedling performed.




How long must I wait to have microneedling after filler injections?


You have to wait a minimum of 4 weeks after fillers to receive microneedling.




How long after microblading should I wait to have microneedling?


You must wait 4 weeks after microblading to have microneedling performed.




How long do I have to wait to have microneedling afer fibroblast or prp?


You must allow 4 weeks of healing after each of these services to have microneedling performed.




How long do I need to wait afer facial threading to have microneedling performed?


You must wait a minimum of 8 weeks to after facial threading to have microneedling performed.