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What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a skin treatment procedure that involves an electric skin-needling device. This device is used to break down old scar tissue and promote skin cell generation. Cell production leads to the creation of new layers of elastin and collagen fiber and leads to improved blood flow in the skin. The device slides along the skin and penetrates upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to 2mm to create tiny needle wounds. This signals the body to respond by producing collagen and elastin fibers.

What are the benefits of Microneedling?Medical micro-needling is known to improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, regenerate tissue, improve the appearance of scars, reduce the size of pores, and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

  • Reduces scars, wrinkles & fine lines - microneedling stimulates collagen production, which helps plump the skin and diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles

  • Smooths out skin texture

  • Reduces pore size - the treatment helps in tightening and refining pores, giving the skin a smoother and more even texture.

  • Lightens hyperpigmentation & sun damage - it can help in repair sun damaged skin by encouraging the growth of new skin cells & improving skin texture and tone.

  • Scar treatment - By promoting the skin's natural healing process, microneedling can effectively reduce the appearance of scars, including acne scars & surgical scars.

  • Anti aging - Through collagen induction, microneedling aids in restoring skin elasticity, firmness, and a more youthful appearance.

  • Improves the effectiveness of topical products - Microneedling creates micro-channels in the skin, enhancing the absorption and effectiveness of skincare products applied afterward.

  • Diminishes stretch marks - By stimulating collagen and elastic production, microneedling can reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

  • Rosacea reduction - Microneedling may help alleviate the redness and inflammation associated with rosacea by strengthening the skin barrier.

  • Acne Improvements - It can aid in reducing acne and its scars by encouraging skin regeneration and improving overall skin health.

  • Fewer side effects than laser or intensive peels - This treatment generally has fewer potential side effects compared to more aggressive treatments like laser therapy or chemical peels, making is a safer option for many skin types.

How is Microneedling performed?

When you arrive for your microneedling treatment, a highly trained Chinese Medicine Practitioner prepares your skin for the treatment. You'll lie on a table while the therapist applies topical anesthetic numbing cream. While waiting for the numbing cream to fully penetrate the skin, you'll lie under a Celluma Light Therapy device. Once the microneedling starts, the Acumicro device vibrates gently over your skin, you'll feel tiny pricks and pressure, but the discomfort is temporary.

How many Microneedling sessions are needed?

Each patient's skin condition determines the number of treatments that are needed. Moderate acne scars and signs of aging may need between four to six treatments, while thermal burns and stretch marks may need 10-15.

Conditions such as wrinkles caused by aging, one or two refresher treatments are recommended per year.

Microneedling can be safely repeated every 3-5 weeks as needed. This gives your skin time to boost collagen & elastin production. Collagen induction requires at least three treatments, while scar reduction requires between six to ten. Microneedling can be used on all parts of the body (neck, abdomen, arms, legs, etc). Usually, results begin to appear after the first treatment.

Most people will notice redness and mild swelling similar to a sunburn for 24-48 hours and there may be pinpoint bleeding and/or bruising. Skin will be noticeably smoother and more radiant within a week or two. Full results will take a few months to appear.


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