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Micro-needling is a minimally-invasive, skin-rejuvenation treatment that uses a battery-powered or cord-powered device containing very fine needles.

The needles stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin, and facilitate the penetration into the skin of rejuvenating vitamins A and C.

Micro-needling can make your skin appear fresher and younger, as well as help to reduce pores and improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

The treatment is also known as skin needling, collagen induction therapy (CIT) and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI).

*Results may vary from person to person

Frequently asked questions

How does micro-needling work?

The micro-needling device creates a controlled skin ‘injury’ by puncturing the skin.

The procedure encourages the body to produce new collagen and elastin, as it fills and heals these microscopic wounds. This helps to improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks, and reduces pores.

The channels created can also improve the penetration of vitamins A and C creams into the skin by about 1000 times.  Vitamins A and C stimulate skin renewal, helping to make the skin appear fresher and younger.

Is micro-needling safe?

As micro-needling does not use chemicals to treat the skin, only stimulating the body to produce collagen and elastin with fine needles, it is considered very safe. However, it should only be performed by a trained professional.

Micro-needling can treat areas of skin that would not be suitable for other procedures, such as peeling and laser resurfacing, particularly around the eyes, mouth, hands and chest.

Some home-use maintenance products are less invasive than in-clinic devices. However, you should always discuss your home regime with your practitioner during your consultation. Each product or device has varying advantages and we can give you advice on them.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure can take anything from 10 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the area we are treating and whether you’re having a topical anaesthetic.

You may need to allow a further 45 minutes to an hour for the anaesthetic to take effect.

Does it hurt?

The procedure is well tolerated by most people and has minimal downtime.

For skin that might need a more aggressive approach, we can apply a topical anaesthetic to ease any discomfort.

We will discuss this with you during your consultation.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of sessions depends on the skin condition we are treating, but most people needed several treatments to see the best results.

With mild to moderate acne scarring, for example, we usually recommend 3 or 4 sessions. Deeper scarring and stretch marks may need more than 5 treatments.

We normally recommend an interval of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments.

What is the recovery or downtime?

It is safe to resume normal activities after the procedure, but your skin will appear pink or red and you may have areas of bruising.

You may also notice scabbing in the first couple of days, which you can cover with makeup.

Some swelling is also common for the first few days, and may last for 7 to 10 days.

What else should I expect after the treatment?

You will be able to use normal cleanser, moisturiser, and sunscreen immediately after the procedure.

If we have prescribed high-concentration vitamin A and C or other topical products, you should apply these immediately after the procedure when the skin’s penetration is greatest.

When will I start to see results?

It can take between 3 and 9 months for the results to fully appear, as the body takes time to generate new collagen.

But the results can last for years, depending on factors such as persistent, continued sun damage, smoking and your overall health and lifestyle.



For more information about Micro-needling, or to book your consultation with one of our specialists, please contact us at Dr MediSpa.

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