Medical Micro needling is a treatment that constitutes a form of Collagen Induction Therapy(CIT). It is also referred to as a non ablative skin treatment. This means that the deeper parts of the skin are treated without removing the top layer of skin. It is designed to treat various skin conditions such as fine lines and wrinkles, light scarring from acne, photodamage, and to improve skin texture and colour
As mentioned previously, micro-needling is a form of Collagen Induction Therapy(CIT). The idea behind CIT is similar to that of many other non-surgical skin-tightening procedures in that it aims to create a controlled injury underneath the skin's surface, thereby inducing the body to respond through the formation of new tissue layers of elastin- and collagen fibres (neo-collagenesis) as well as new capillaries for an improved blood supply (neo-angiogenesis) in the treated area. The skin plumps and thickens in response to this stimulus, ultimately reducing the appearance of scars, and fine lines and other skin texture changes. In addition to CIT, the channels made from the micro-needles allow topical gels and creams to be absorbed more effectively through the top layer of skin.
We also offer a home dermal roller system that can be used as part of your routine skin care regime,helping to improve the skins texture and tone.
Unlike ablative procedures which are mainly used for facial skin, the Medical Micro-needling can be used on all skin parts of the body (neck, décolleté, arms, leg) and face.
The skin is cleaned and numbed with an appropriate numbing cream. Occasionally local anaesthetic injections may be required in certain sensitive areas. The treatment involves rolling a small hand held roller device that is covered with numerous tiny closely-spaced needles many times back and forth along the affected skin region. The skin is thoroughly needled in such a way, that each skin part is needled about 15 to 20 times.
As the device rolls along the skin, these needles penetrate the upper layers of skin to a depth of up to 2mm (depending on the needle length used) producing thousands of tiny puncture marks or micro-medical needle-channels in the skin. Each channel goes no deeper than the skin layer and will be approximately 0.1mm in width. An even pattern of petechiae (minute hemorrhagic spots, of pinpoint to pinhead size, in the skin) after the procedure is the best indication that the procedure has been done effectively.
Recovery after this treatment depends on the length and density of the needles of the rollers used. The skin will be pink or red in appearance for 24-48 hours, much like a sunburn with some minor bleeding and very occasionally some mild bruising. The skin may also feel warm, tight and itchy for a short while. Generally the inflammatory reaction of the skin is overall usually short and fades significantly after a couple of days on average, depending on the skin colour of the individual. Patients with a more sensitive skin type or older patients may take upwards of one week to fully recover.
It can take between 6- 8 weeks before visible signs of skin regeneration are seen and the process will continue to evolve over the ensuing months providing a gradual improvement. Although a single treatment can provide a noticeable result, ideally however a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6 -8weeks apart, is recommended to achieve optimal results .
It is not suitable for patients who:
Have a used Roaccutane(isotretinoin) within the last 3 months.
Have open wounds, cuts or abrasions on the skin.
Have had radiation treatment to the skin within the last year.
Have any kind of current skin infection, condition, herpes simplex in the area to be treated.
Are pregnant or are breast feeding.
Have any history of keloid or hypertrophic scars or poor wound healing.
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