Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy or percutaneous collagen induction involves the use of a device that has tiny needles which create micro channels in the skin.
The needles usually measure somewhere from 0.5 to 2 millimetres in diameter and length up to 3 mm.
Microneedling encourages the growth of fibroblasts, epithelial and endothelial cells, along with collagen and other structural components of the dermis. In other words….dewy, plump, hydrated skin.
Some of the benefits of microneedling include:
- A boost to collagen production
- Reduction in atrophic scars
- Increased radiance
- Minimises fine lines and minor wrinkles
- Decreases appearance of striae (stretch marks)
- Helps to even skin tone
- Tightens skin
- Increases transdermal drug/product transport
Pre treatment considerations
- Avoid sun exposure/burns 24 hours prior to treatment.
- Discontinue use of retinoids 12 hours prior to treatment.
More common side effects
The most common side effects after initial treatment include —
- Discomfort at the site
- Flaking of the skin
- Skin irritation
Uncommon side effects (rare)
- Skin pigment changes
- Reaction to topical medications used during treatment
Who is not suitable for treatment?
Please inform your clinician if you have a history of the following —
- Haemorrhagic disorder or haemostatic dysfunction
- Active bacterial or fungal infection
- Immunosuppressive therapy
- Clients with wound-healing deficiencies
- History of keloid scars, scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities
- Herpes simplex1
How much does the treatment cost?
Please see pricelist list for various packages offered.