Microneedling

Microneedling is a method to trigger new collagen production. The freshly produced collagen will rejuvenate your skin by filling in fine lines, resulting in an improvement in the texture and tightness of your skin.

This technique has similar results to fractional laser, but is more cost effective and without the side effects and downtime.

Microneedling creates fine channels in the skin and can therefore also be used for the delivery of various types of drugs.

By alternating needling and chemical peels, you can target different layers in the skin to achieve optimum results. When combined with ETCA chemical peel, Laser Peels, it has ablative effects as well.

Skin conditions treated

It can be used on the face, arms, legs, neck, back, hands and abdomen.

  • Wrinkles and fine lines including smoker’s lines
  • Stretch marks
  • All scars including acne scars (less effective in ice pick scars)
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Large pores
  • Discoloration (melasma, acne pigmentation)

What to expect?

  • Anaesthetic cream applied 45 minutes before treatment
  • Shallow needles pierce your skin to produce new collagen and elastin
  • Skin will appear sunburnt (red) for 12-48 hours
    Skin will return to normal in a couple of days
  • Dry skin or red discoloration typically subside within a week
  • The natural growth of collagen takes place over weeks and months
  • Cold sore prophylaxis

Contra-indications

  • Active acne
  • Local infection such as warts and cold sores
  • Severe chronic skin disease
  • On chemo/radiotherapy/ anticoagulant therapy
  • Pregnancy

Safe for all skin colours and skin types

Number of treatments recommended

  • Skin rejuvenation: 4-6 treatments (4 weeks apart)
  • Acne scarring: 6 treatments (6 weeks apart)
  • Stretch marks: 10 treatments (4-6 weeks apart)

Results and expectations

Results are typically seen after the first treatment

More significant results occur after 4-6 treatments

Continued improvement over the next 6-12 months