Microneedling is a medical device used for the treatment of melasma, surgical scars and acne scars through collagen induction therapy. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure involving the movement of a pen-like device that has an attached sterile, disposable cartridge tip containing small needles that are then run over the skin’s surface. The microneedles puncture the skin and create tiny micro-injuries that are not visible to the naked eye. These tiny punctures stimulate tissue regeneration through a process called collagen induction therapy (CIT) which improves the appearance of the skin.
The process of CIT is instigated through the breaking of the old and damaged strands of collagen in target tissues via microneedling. This leads to the production of new collagen, which improves the structure and function of the skin while improving its appearance. By utilising CIT, skin concerns such as acne scars, pigmentation, surgical scars, fine lines/wrinkles and melasma can be treated.
It generally takes a course of 6 treatments to see optimal results. Treatments are performed at 4-week intervals.
It’s a safe and quick procedure :
- Microneedling is minimally invasive, requiring little downtime
- It can be preformed n most skin types not suitable for cystic acne
- The procedure isn’t safe for people who use certain acne medications or for during pregnancy. Always inform your physician of any medical changes
- You’ll experience minor redness and for a 1-3 days after the procedure