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WHAT IS MICRO-NEEDLING AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Micro-Needling Pen is a hand held device, easy to use at home or in-clinic with a medical practitioner.
The Micro-Needle Pen is a revolutionary skincare device which aims to tighten, lift and rejuvenate your skin. Many studies on the effectiveness of micro-needling have been carried out. The benefits of micro-needling are absolutely.
Each device has a cartridge with tiny needles attached. When you turn your device on and place it the area you wish to treat, the cartridge needles will pulsate at high speed while you glide it glide along the skin to penetrate the upper layers of your skin to create deliberate micro-wounds. These wounds trigger a natural healing response, by producing collagen and elastin fibers. Over time, the skin becomes rejuvenated and reduces the appearance of fine lines, scarring, hyper-pigmentation, loose skin and will brighten and improve your overall texture and tone.
HOW DOES COLLAGEN INDUCTION THERAPY/ MICRO-NEEDLING WORK?
WHAT IS MICRO-NEEDLING?
Micro-needling is a skin treatment procedure that involves an electric skin-needling device. The device contains very fine needles ( You can choose the number of needles contained in a pin) which will puncture your skin as you glide the device over your skin. It is used during micro-needling procedures to break down old scar tissue and encourage skin cell generation. Cell production leads to the creation of new layers of elastin and collagen fiber and leads to improved blood flow in the skin.
WHAT WILL I LOOK LIKE AFTER THE TREATMENT?
Most people will notice redness and mild swelling similar to a slight sunburn for 24-48 hours. There may be slight pinpoint bleeding and/or bruising which is quite common. It amount of pinpoint bleeding depends on the length of needle you choose for the procedure. Your skin will be noticeably smoother and more radiant within a week or two. Full results will take several treatments and will be visible after a few months.
WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME AFTER MICRO-NEEDLING?
Inflammation of the skin is very temporary and reduces greatly within a few hours. Your skin may remain slightly pink for up to 48 hours after treatment. Using hyaluronic acid or an ice roller after the procedure can help reduce inflammation. Makeup use should be limited to mineral makeup. And avoid any creams which could irritate your skin.
DO I WASH MY FACE AFTER MICRO-NEEDLING?
No, don’t wash your face after micro-needling Avoid water on your face for 3-5 hours. You can use a hydrating cooling mask after Micro-needling.
CAN I MICRO-NEEDLE ON ACTIVE ACNE?
It is NOT recommended to micro-needle over the areas of active acne or tender acne cysts. It will irritate the area, increase inflammation and potentially spread bacteria.
WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED TREATMENT CYCLE?
One treatment every 4 – 6 weeks.
HOW SOON CAN I EXPECT TO SEE RESULTS?
You could see improvement in your skin’s appearance after the first use. For optimal results, three to four treatments are recommended. For more severe scarring an additional 1 to 2 treatments are recommended.
WHAT SHOULD I PUT ON MY SKIN FOLLOWING A MICRO-NEEDLING SESSION?
You could apply a hyaluronic acid or Vitamin C serum following your micro-needling session. We do not recommend using chemical creams on your skin following the procedure. If you are unsure about which serum or cream to use, we recommend consulting with your dermatologist to check what’s most suitable for your skin type.