What Is Microneedling?
Medical microneedling is a non-ablative treatment that targets deeper layers of the skin without damaging the outer layers.
The procedure involves puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles, which create a controlled injury under the skin’s surface, triggering the formation of new collagen and elastin fibres and leading to an improvement in skin texture.
Skin needling treatments are often recommended to treat acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damaged skin and scars from burns.
How Microneedling Works
Before treatment, skin is cleansed and a numbing cream is applied.
A small hand-held rolling device, or an automated microneedling pen, or stamp with tiny, closely spaced needles is applied to the skin in a rolling or circular manner.
Following treatment, a lightweight, oil-free serum is applied. Skin will be pink with a mild, sunburn-like appearance for one to two days. Treatments can be repeated as often as required, with a minimum of six to eight weeks in between.