Skin needling involves the use of a micro-needling device for rejuvenation of skin. Fine needle punctures stimulates the skin to form new collagen and elastin that leads to reduction of scars and wrinkles, and improves skin texture, firmness and hydration. It is considered to be one of the safest skin treatment procedures and causes minimal damage to the skin.
Skin needling is used for:
Reducing scars (including hypertrophic scars) caused by acne, surgery or thermal burns
Fading stretch marks
Reducing fine lines and deep wrinkles
Tightening sagging skin.
It can be performed on all skin types and is suitable for thin and sensitive skin.
It can be used on all areas of the scalp, face, body including fragile skin like around eyes, mouth and neck.
There is no down-time and the patient can resume regular activities on the same day.
The procedure takes a few minutes up to an hour to complete, depending on the area to be treated and the severity of the problem.
The procedure takes a few minutes up to an hour to complete, depending on the areas to be treated
and the severity of the problem.
A numbing cream (topical) can be used on the treatment area and there is minimal discomfort.
The skin is punctured in a specific pattern using a skin needling device.
Depending on the condition treated it may take 5-60 minutes to complete the procedure.
Usually 4 to 6 treatments are needed and these can be done once a week to once every 3 weeks.
After Procedure Care
Most people will experience redness and mild swelling in a similar way as mild sunburn for one or
two days. Dryness and scaling may also occur after treatment that usually clears over two to three
Sun protection for several weeks is recommended.
The day following the treatment the skin may be cleansed and makeup, lotions and other topical
products applied as usual.As the micro-holes in the skin close quickly infection following the treatment extremely unlikely. Emollients or antibiotic creams may be prescribed, if considered necessary.
Rejuvenation of skin may be seen as soon as 2 weeks and as long as 6-8 months after the medical procedure.
In the case of wrinkles associated with ageing skin, one or two refresher skin needling treatments are recommended every year.
Excessive sweating occur in the armpits and on the palms of the hands. Anti-wrinkle injections can be injected into these areas to temporarily paralyse the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. The sweating is reduced to normal levels and the use of antiperspirants are not needed. The effects of the injections last from 6 to 8 months.