WHAT IS MICRO-NEEDLING USED FOR?
Micro-Needling Therapy is used for a number of reasons, but it is most noticeable and effective for:
- Reducing scaring caused by acne, surgery, keloids, chicken pocks or burns
- Fading stretch marks
- Smoothing uneven skin tones
- Reducing wrinkles
- Hyperpigmentation or dark spots
- Reducing large pores
WHAT DOES MICRO-NEEDLING INVOLVE?
Before the procedure you will be told about what you'll need to do in preparation. This is often things such as not applying lotions, makeup or any other products you may be using, to the treatment area on the day.
You may also need to stop taking certain medications, such as ibuprofen in advance of the procedure.
The micro needling itself is nothing to be worried about. We will make tiny pricks to the skin using a pen-like tool with micro, sterilized needles. The pinpricks are so small that you likely won’t notice them after the procedure. It is standard practice to numb the area before starting, just so that you are comfortable. Afterward, we will also apply a special treatment to sooth the skin.
The recovery process is minimal. The treatment area may be slightly red, dry or have a bit of swelling for a few days but it is perfectly normal and nothing to be concerned about. It is advised to applying sun protection for several weeks afterwards and a gentle cleanser before bed is also optional. Makeup and lotions shouldn't be applied for a few days after, to avoid any irritation. Also it's recommended to avoid heavy exercise which makes you sweat profusely.