What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure for your skin. Microneedling uses thin needles to make tiny holes in the top layer of your skin. The damage helps stimulate your skin’s healing process, so it produces more collagen and elastin. These proteins keep your skin firm and smooth.
Microneedling is a popular treatment when it comes to the face, but you can also get it on your legs, back, neck or other areas where you notice damaged or aging skin. We recommend to achieve the best possible results, having a course of microneedling.
Who do we recommend to have a course of Microneedling?
We recommend Microneedling to anyone concerned with:
- Enlarged Pores
- Fine lines and Wrinkles
- Loose or Crepey skin
- Mild Scars (acne, burns)
- Skin discolouration/ Uneven skin tone
- Strech Marks
Prepare your skin for Microneedling treatment -
Before your Microneedling treatment, you must prepare your skin and make sure it's in the most optimal state. Being in the "most optimal state" means that your skin is ready for the Microneedling treatment.
Avoid certain skincare products -
Microneedling treatment creates tiny punctures in the skin, so you may need to stop the use of certain skincare products such as; retinoids, acid-based skincare, and topical exfoliates from three days to a week before the microneedling session. This is to avoid skin irritation, inflammation, over-drying skin, and to reduce sensitivity.
Avoid sun exposure & hair removal treatments -
Avoid any direct sun exposure to the skin for at least 24 hours prior - or where sun exposure is unavoidable, wear a highly effective sunscreen. Prolonged sun exposure may cause skin irritation during treatment. If you are treating your body area, avoid shaving, waxing, or laser hair removal treatment on the areas of concern in the week leading up to your microneedling treatment.
Guidance on blood thinning medications -
The use of microneedles cause injuries that trigger the body's healing response to inflammation. Taking anti - inflammatory medication like ibuprofen and advil can impact this natural process by keeping the body in an anit- inflammatory state. For microneedling and skin rejuvenation, inflammation is a necessary and important response that ultimately leads to rejuvenated skin. It's recommended to refrain from taking these medications for at least three days prior to your treatment. However, please seek professional guidance from a healthcare professional before stopping medication.
It's important to avoid microneedling if you have active acne, skin infections, or breakouts. This also includes hives, cold sores, psoriasis, or eczema. Otherwise, you rise spreading infections or causing further inflammatory responses to the area of treatment.