Micro Needling and Mesotherapy
MICRONEEDLING is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), a non-surgical and non-ablative procedure for skin rejuvenation and can be used to treat an array of different conditions including lines & wrinkles, UV damage, hyperpigmentation, loss of skin density and acne scaring.
It involves the use of a derma pen device to create controlled injury to the skin, in the form of thousands of micro-channels into the dermis. This controlled micro-injury triggers a rejuvenation process and stimulates fibroblasts and growth factors to repair the skin with the production of new collagen and elastin and also promotes the skin natural healing response and collagen production.
How does the Microneedling feel like?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, which is safe and one of the most effective procedures that can improve the appearance of the skin. The procedure isn’t overly painful. There are ways to minimize discomfort. After the application of a numbing cream (which is not really necessary), the skin is degreased and the session can start. As the device is moved on your face, you feel a light pressure and prickles. The most common side effects of microneedling are skin redness and irritation which tend to disappear in 1, 2 days, and your skin will looked flushed and radiant.
The microneedling process leaves your skin temporarily more receptive to serums and hydration creams, which only boost your skin’s health, texture, and appearance.
How many sessions will be necessary?
For collagen induction is recommended to start with minimum 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments.
However, microneedling takes multiple sessions to truly see results (the collagen maturation is a process which takes time), but first skin improvement is evident 3–4 weeks after a microneedling session.
For scar reduction an average of 3 to 6 treatments are recommended. Former atrophic scars show a relatively early improvement that is evident around 2–3 weeks post-needling.
- Active acne or rosacea, and any other inflammatory conditions or open wounds.
- Active cold sores or warts
- Keloidal scar tendency.
- Moderate to severe chronic skin disease such as eczema and psoriasis
- Anticoagulant therapy