Micro-needling is a proven rejuvenation technique, also known as skin needling or collagen induction therapy. The treatment uses small needles to create tiny punctures in the skin, which encourages the body to activate a safe wound healing response, which is an effective way to renew the skin cells and reverse the damage, thus creating fresh, young, and healthy-looking skin.
Though tiny, each wound goes through 3 stages of healing. These are:
The puncture holes begin to close in minutes once the dermis (skin’s layer) is penetrated. The white blood cells (leucocytes) act on the damaged tissue. They kill bacteria and remove debris. Furthermore, these reactions lead to the Fibroblasts to increase the production of elastin and collagen.
Moreover, as the skin begins to repair and collagen production increases, it gives an almost immediate plumping effect. A few days after the treatment, the keratinocytes (epidermal cells) start to reproduce, which makes the epidermis thicker. Over the following months, the skin tightens as the collagen becomes more supported.
The treatment offers a plethora of benefits, such as:
Any patient with:
After the treatment, your skin will be flushed and red in appearance similar to moderate sunburn. Other effects may include skin tightness and sometimes even mild sensitivity. However, there is nothing to worry about as the skin’s redness will diminish after a few hours following the treatment, and within 24 hours, your skin will feel and appear normal. Nonetheless, it is advisable to avoid sun exposure and sweaty activities for the first three days post-treatment.
A numbing cream shall be applied before the treatment to minimise discomfort and pain that may be felt during the treatment. However, in general, patients find the Microneedling treatment quite tolerable.
Before we recommend the procedure, it’s advisable to schedule a consultation with our experienced cosmetic technician, Mariana Olexiuc. She will assess your skin and suggest a suitable treatment. Contact us on 07702 040670 today to book your appointment.
So, what are you waiting for? Let us help you get beautiful and radiating skin, because at Simply Beauty, age is just a number.