What is skin needling and how does it work?
Skin needling is also called micro-needling therapy or collagen induction therapy. It is a minimally-invasive non-surgical and non-ablative procedure for facial rejuvenation that involves the use of a micro-needling device to create controlled skin injury.
As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound. The controlled injury triggers the body to fill these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis. Thisneocollagenesis following treatment leads to reduction of scars and skin rejuvenation, i.e., improved skin texture, firmness and hydration.
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What is skin needling used for?
- Skin needling is effectively used for:
- Reducing scars (including hypertrophic scars) caused by acne, surgery or thermal burns
- Fading stretch marks
- Reducing fine lines and deep wrinkles
- Pigmentation e.g melasma, sun damage
- Tightening sagging skin.
Benefits of skin needling
Reduced risk of hyperpigmentation and scarring therefore safe on ethnic or dark skin.
Suitable for thin and sensitive skin. The procedure is well tolerated and well accepted by the patients,
It can be done on areas of skin not suitable for peeling or laser resurfacing, such as near eyes.
As opposed to ablative laser resurfacing, the epidermis remains intact and is not damaged. For this reason, the treatment can be safely repeated if needed.
Treatment does not result in a line of demarcation between treated and untreated skin, as usually occurs with other resurfacing procedures. This allows for specific areas of scarring to be treated without the need to “blend” or “feather” at the treatment edges.
The patient can resume regular activities within a few days, depending on the depth of penetration of the needles.
What is the skin needling procedure like?
The therapist then applies a numbing cream (topical) on the treatment area.
As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound stimulating skin cell regeneration.
The skin is punctured in a specific pattern using a skin needling device (pen). The device is rolled over the skin multiple times for best results
The procedure is well tolerated. It takes a few minutes up to an hour to complete, depending on the area to be treated and the severity of the problem.
A minimum of six weeks is recommended between two treatments as it takes that long for new natural collagen to form.
Rejuvenation of skin may be seen assoon as 2 weeks and as long as 6-8 months after the procedure.
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