What is Micro Needling?

micro needlingMicro needling is a procedure where very fine needles pierce the outermost layer of the skin, creating transient channels (pores )in the skin. This minute injury to the skin stimulates the repair mechanisms of the skin resulting in minimizing skin imperfections such as acne scars, surgical scars, fine lines and wrinkles and stretch marks. In addition to improving skin texture, firmness and hydration, microscopic analysis has shown that micro needling increases collagen production up to 400%. It leads to reorganization of old collagen fibers and lays down new collagen, elastin and capillaries.

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Where On The Body Microneedling Can Be Performed?

Micro needling can be used on different parts of the body for everything including: from under-eye bags, skin rejuvenation, stretch marks on the stomach and scarring from head to toe.

  • Under-eye bags
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Stretch marks on the stomach
  • Scarring from head to toe

Micro Needling Using the Skin Pen

Advantages of Micro Needling

Micro needling also increases product absorption when applied in conjunction with other skin treatments. With micro needling creating thousands of tiny pores, compounds containing hyaluronic acid or platelets rich plasma (PRP) now have entry into the dermis, further enhancing the effects of micro needling. The Dermatology Review reported that micro needling is proven to increase chemical absorption up to 1000 times.

Recovery & Results

Downtime is minimal. The needle induced pores usually close in 18 hours after the procedure. The erytherma lasts 1-2 days. Best results are achieved with 3 treatments, spaced 1 month apart.

micro needling before and after

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