A minimally invasive treatment designed to stimulate skin regeneration. The process kickstarts your body’s collagen production. Micro-puncturing of the skin takes advantage of microtraumas that occur and the resulting inflammatory reactions. The regenerative processes needed to heal and calm them down include, among others, the production of new collagen and elastin fibers, which give the skin a healthier appearance and rejuvenate it.
WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
Also known as collagen induction therapy, the treatment was pioneered by the French physician Dr. Michel Pistor in 1952, that has also invented needle mesotherapy. There are many forms of this treatment, but as a general principle it uses needles to cause controlled damage to the skin, forcing it to regenerate and deliver nutrients into the mesoderm (mid layer) of the skin. Microneedlig is an incredibly versatile skin rejuvenation treatment with a multitude of applications. It can be used to rejuvenate the face, neck, décolletage and hands, as well as can be used to treat alopecia, dehydration, dark circles, cellulite and stretch marks.
HOW MICRONEEDLING WORKS?
Basically, a microneedling utilises 12 or 36 needles and these needles are used to puncture the top layer of the skin. These punctures created in the process are usually aimed at opening up the pores for a short period of time only.
Microneedling is used mostly for enlarged pores, wrinkles, scars, uneven texture and facial lines. Therefore having the punctures created in the scar tissue will cause the skin to initiate healing and, therefore, the damaged skin will tend to get eliminated and replaced with new tissues. For wrinkles and face lines, basically, the produced collagen and elastin will cause the skin to thicken and also tighten leaving the skin looking youthful.
WHAT PRODUCT DO YOU USE DURING THE PROCEDURE?
Medical Cocktail - Most common option to revitalise and rejuvenate the skin, and provide it with essential nutrients, enabling us to treat a multitude of skin concerns including dehydration, fine lines, poor texture, lack of firmness and many more.
Medical Peel - One of the beauties of microneedling and medical peels is that both are not only proven methods of shrinking enlarged pores, reducing fine lines and smoothing out the texture of the skin, but they are complementary treatments, so you don’t have to choose one or the other. While microneedling works from the inside by triggering the wound healing response, which leads to collagen maturation, a medical peel essentially works from the outside, resurfacing the skin by removing the top layer.
Tissue Stimulator - Tissue stimulators are a skin biostimulants. They provide skin with growth and action of connective tissue, strong regeneration and stimulation of the fibroblasts to produce collagen and elastin. They give the skin freshness and radiance.
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS AFTER PROCEDURE?
Immediately after the treatment, the skin is slightly swollen, red and tender. The skin usually start regeneratation process within the next few days after the procedure. Over the next days and weeks, the treated area is clearly rebuilt. Wrinkles become shallower, scars and stretch marks less visible. The skin improves its structure, brightens and thickens.
WHAT ARE BEFORE AND AFTER TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS?
- Before proceeding with the procedure, eliminate any contraindications and stop using medication that reduce blood clotting, such as aspirin
- Stop using retinol and other harsh skincare for 1 week before and after the procedure
- Do not wear make-up for at least 48 hours after the procedure
- Use a regenerative cream chosen by your esthetician
- Avoid dirty environment for 48 hors
- Avoid direct contact sun exposure for 7 days
- Avoid swimming pool or sauna for 10 days after the procedure
- Avoid other aesthetic procedures within 2 weeks
THE POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS:
- Short-term swelling
- Redness, tenderness, itching
- Allergic reactions