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Microneedling

Microneedling in Melbourne

At Skin Clinic we only use the latest technology, and we are proud to offer micro-needling treatment with what is considered by experts the best instrument available in the market, the Dermapen 4

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Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves creating tiny punctures in the skin using a device with fine needles. This process stimulates the skin's natural healing response, promoting collagen production and improving skin texture and appearance. While microneedling is generally considered safe and effective, it's important to be aware of potential risks and understand the recovery process. Here are some common risks and aspects of recovery associated with microneedling

Risks:

• Skin irritation and redness: After the procedure, it's common to experience temporary skin irritation, redness, and mild swelling in the treated area. These effects typically subside within a few days.

• Skin sensitivity: Following microneedling, your skin may become more sensitive to skincare products, sun exposure, and certain ingredients. It's important to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by your healthcare provider.

• Risk of infection: If proper sterile techniques are not followed during the procedure or if the treated area is not kept clean, there is a slight risk of developing an infection. It's essential to adhere to your healthcare provider's post-treatment care guidelines to minimize this risk.

• Pigmentation changes: In rare cases, microneedling may cause temporary or, very rarely, permanent changes in skin pigmentation. This risk is higher for individuals with darker skin tones.

• Rare adverse reactions: Although uncommon, there is a small risk of allergic reactions, skin rash, or scarring following microneedling. These risks can be minimized by seeking treatment from a qualified and experienced practitioner.

Recovery:

Downtime and healing period: The recovery time following microneedling depends on the depth of the treatment and individual skin response. In most cases, the downtime is relatively minimal, with redness and mild swelling lasting for a few days. Deeper treatments may result in slightly longer recovery periods.

• Post-treatment care: Your healthcare provider will provide specific instructions on post-treatment care. This typically includes avoiding direct sun exposure, using a gentle cleanser and moisturizer, and avoiding harsh skincare products or exfoliation for a certain period.

• Skincare routine adjustments: Your skincare routine may need to be adjusted temporarily after microneedling. Your healthcare provider may recommend specific products or ingredients to avoid during the healing process.

• Gradual results: The results of microneedling are usually progressive and become more noticeable over time. Multiple treatment sessions may be recommended to achieve optimal results, typically spaced several weeks apart.

• Follow-up appointments: Your healthcare provider may schedule follow-up appointments to assess your progress, monitor the results, and determine if additional treatments are needed.

What is Micro-needling?

Also known as skin needling therapy or collagen induction therapy. It is a minimally invasive non-surgical and non-invasive procedure for skin rejuvenation that involves the use of a micro-needling device to create controlled skin injury.

How does Micro-needling work?

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. In addition, new capillaries are formed. This neovascularisation and following treatment lead to reduction of scars and skin rejuvenation, i.e., improved skin texture, firmness and hydration.

Microneedling FAQ

What is Microneedling used for?

• Reducing scars caused by acne, surgery or thermal burns
• Fading stretch marks
• Reducing fine lines and deep wrinkles
• Hyperpigmentation
• Tightening sagging skin
• Acne
• Cellulite
• Enlarged Pores
• Unwanted tattoos

What are the benefits of skin needling?

• Suitable for all Skin Types
• Quick procedure
• Minimally Invasive
• Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
• Improves skin texture and tone

What is the Skin Needling Procedure like?

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.
• No lotions, makeup or other topical products are applied on the treatment area on the day of the procedure.
• The medical professional then applies a numbing cream (topical) on the treatment area or injects local anaesthetic.
• The skin is punctured in a specific pattern using a skin needling device. The device is rolled over the skin multiple times for best results.
• As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound stimulating skin cell regeneration.
• Depending on the condition treated it may take 5-60 minutes to complete the procedure.
• A minimum of four to six weeks is recommended between two treatments as it takes that long for new natural collagen to form

How many Skin needling procedures will I need?

The number of needling procedures depends on the individual skin condition.
In general, the number of recommended treatments are:
• Rejuvenation: 3-6 treatments 6-8 weeks apart
•Acne scarring: 4-6 treatments 6-8 weeks apart
• Stretch marks: 4-8 treatments 6-8 weeks apart
• Pigmentation: 4-6 treatments 2-4 weeks apart

Specially designed home skin needling models with short fine needles (0.2 mm depth) may be used 2-3 times per week. We recommend its use to optimize treatment. Its benefits include:
• reduce pore size • reduce oil levels in the skin (seborrhoea)
• help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines
• enhance delivery and effectiveness of medical grade skincare creams
• minimise acne outbreaks.

Are there any side effects from skin needling?

Generally, the treated areas recover rapidly from skin needling. However, there are occasional side effects, which include:
• Oozing and swelling during the recovery phase.
• Skin infection with bacteria (rare) or herpes simplex virus (cold sores).
• Milia, which can be easily removed.
• Acne flare, which is usually mild.

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