This is the short story of micro-needling
Injury ➪ Inflammation ➪ Growth Factor ➪ Emission ➪ Collagen & Elastin Synthesis
Micro-Needling is a minimally invasive treatment that uses very small needles that mechanically perforate the outer layers of the skin. This creates a controlled injury underneath the skin’s surface and then inducing the body to respond by producing more collagen in the treated area. The skin plumps and thickens in response to the stimulus, reducing the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and fine lines.
Micro-needling has been clinically proven to reduce wrinkles, stretch marks, different kinds of scars, and hyperpigmentation.
- Wrinkles and fine lines improvement
- Skin rejuvenation
- Skin tightening
- Skin lifting
- Acne scars improvement
- Pore size improvement
- Wound healing
- Stretch marks improvement
- Alopecia improvement
Patients describe the sensation of micro-needling similar to little pin prickles. A topical numbing cream will be applied to decrease any discomfort. The depth of the needles that we use also determines the level of sensitivity. Immediate pinpoint bleeding will occur, which will resolve within 10 minutes.
Depending on the area and condition, we recommend a series of 3-6 treatments.
First 1-2 days after treatment there is mild erythema and swelling. After 2 days exfoliation and dryness will start and continues for a week. After 1 week improvement in the texture and tone of the skin is significant. 3 weeks later improvement in pigmentation begins. Finally, improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, scars can be seen after 6 weeks.
It is very important to avoid direct sun and heat during the initial 72 hours after treatment. This includes simple day to day tasks such as gardening, cooking over a hot stove for a long period of time, sitting next to a fireplace, etc. Avoid using any Alpha-Hydroxy products. You may resume your home care regimen when the skin is no longer flaking and peeling. Use hydrating and reparative and physical sunscreen products. Peptides, antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E, and growth factors work very well. Do NOT go outside without sun protection even on a cloudy day. Drinking plenty of water is necessary. No scratching or peeling. It is recommended to limit exercise for a week.