Micro Needling Treatment
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Microneedling uses small needles to cause tiny punctures in the skin. These small contact points encourage the body to create a wound healing response and renew the skin cells. As the skin repairs, the production of collagen and elastin is triggered to give an almost immediate plumping effect. It can also help tackle other skin problems such as scarring, dark spots, sun damage and ageing. The best results from Microneedling are seen after a course of treatments.
At The PRP Lab, we use the micro-needling pen device, and not manual dermal rollers. This device can be set to different depths, depending on your individual case and the results you wish to achieve. Minimal needle depths will be painless, while deeper acne scarring, perhaps caused by long periods of adult acne may require an anaesthetic cream, ensuring a pain free experience.
For an additional boost to the rejuvenation, we also apply a variety of cocktails to the skin in combination with a micro-needling treatment. One of our favourite is micro-needling treatment with PRP – your skin is left rejuvenated, plumped and glowing.
How many treatments will it take to see results?
Most patients will see results after one treatment. Optimal results are seen after a series of three treatments, though it is not uncommon for a patient to notice positive results three days post procedure.
What areas can be treated with Micro-needling?
Micro-needling treatments can be performed on the body and the face. A solution is also applied to the skin, containing hyaluronic acid, minerals and vitamins, which stimulates cell proliferation and reduces the skin’s contours and improves elasticity. The solution cocktail used is tailored to your specific condition and skin type. Micro-needling treatments tackle the following skin conditions:
- Loss of volume
- Dull skin
- Stretch marks
- Acne scarring
- Large pores
- Lines and wrinkles
How long will the results last?
Since this treatment is stimulating the body’s own collagen, the treatment results will last until your collagen production naturally slows back down. There has been documentation of new collagen and elastin within one-year post treatment.
What is the aftercare?
You will be advised to not return to your daily skincare regime straight away. Micro-needling creates micro wounds in the skin and we don’t want to congest them with any harsh products. Mild redness will be seen in the skin for up to 24 hours which is normal. We advise no exercise, sauna, steam rooms during this period and sun protection (High SPF) MUST be used every day after micro-needling. During the consultation, your practitioner will talk you through aftercare before any treatment begins.
Is it painful?
Each patient will have numbing cream applied before the procedure, for 15-45 minutes depending on the size of area being treated. It can become uncomfortable, similar to sunburn for 3-5 days post procedure.
When will I see results?
Results are usually visible 7-10 days after treatment, but individual results may vary. We recommend a course of treatments for optimal, long lasting results.