SERVICES

MICRO NEEDLING

What is skin needling and how does it work?

Skin needling is also called micro-needling therapy or collagen induction therapy. It is a minimally-invasive non-surgical and nonablative procedure for facial rejuvenation that involves the use of a micro-needling device to create controlled skin injury.

As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound. The controlled injury triggers the body to fill these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis. In addition, new capillaries are formed. This neovascularization and neocollagenesis following treatment leads to reduction of scars and skin rejuvenation, i.e., improved skin texture, firmness and hydration.

 

Benefits of skin needling

  • Reduced risk of hyperpigmentation and scarring therefore safe on ethnic or dark skin.

  • Suitable for thin and sensitive skin

  • The treatment can be performed in an office setting and does not need any extensive special training or expensive instruments.

  • The procedure is well tolerated and well accepted by the patients,

  • It is cost-effective, and can be done on areas of skin not suitable for peeling or laser resurfacing, such as near eyes.

  • As opposed to ablative laser resurfacing, the epidermis remains intact and is not damaged. For this reason, the operation can be safely repeated if needed.

  • Treatment does not result in a line of demarcation between treated and untreated skin, as usually occurs with other resurfacing procedures. This allows for specific areas of scarring to be treated without the need to “blend” or “feather” at the treatment edges.

  • The patient can resume regular activities within a few days, depending on the depth of penetration of the needles. Treatment options like laser resurfacing or dermabrasion are often associated with considerable morbidity and downtime from daily activities of the patient in the post-treatment period.