What is Microneedling?
An exceedingly popular within the press right now, and when we consider its myriad benefits, it’s hardly any wonder why. The term ‘microneedling’ is fairly self-explanatory – this treatment works by using hundreds of tiny needles to puncture the skin’s surface. Following the application of an anaesthetic cream, these needles are rolled in multiple directions over the face, and the whole procedure is over within 30 minutes.
The needles stimulate the skin’s natural wound healing process, encouraging cell-turnover and collagen production, leaving you with fresh, even skin tone, an improvement of fine lines and the erasure of scarring or stretch marks. Microneedling is a great anti-ageing alternative for anyone hesitant about ‘injecting’ anything into their face, and over a course of treatments, it can provide similar results to Dermal Fillers.
Who is the ideal candidate?
In addition to those worried about fine lines, patients with sun spots, acne scarring and pigmentation problems will also benefit greatly from microneedling. The skin’s collagen production naturally begins to decline as people reach their mid-twenties, so this would be an ideal time to begin microneedling. Patients with sun damage and patients with pigmentation issues have both found significant relief from this process.
Why choose this treatment?
Microneedling is as ‘natural’ as nonsurgical treatments come, as it simply stimulates the body’s own healing mechanisms. The more treatments are undertaken the better, and there is no risk or looking ‘done’ or fake, as nothing extraneous is being injected into the face. Treatments can be performed within a half-hour appointment slot, and aside from a residue redness, there are no other indications that an intervention has been performed.