What does Microneedling do for the skin?

MEDICAL MICRO-NEEDLING–SKIN REGENERATION & SKIN RESURFACING

Firstly what is Microneedling?

Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin.

Microneedling at SeaBreeze - Advanced Skincare

How does medical-micro-needling work?

Microneedling is ideal for non-surgical and non-ablative treatment of various skin conditions such as aging (wrinkles, stretching), scarring (acne, surgical), and hyperpigmentation.

Clinical studies have shown microneedling to be more effective than ablative treatments like laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, and chemical peel and just as effective as non-ablative treatments like IPL, CO2 laser, and Fraxel in stimulating collagen and elastin production to thicken the skin thereby erasing wrinkles and smoothing scars.

There are THREE major advantages for medical-micro-needling:

  1. Microneedling is revolutionary - It does the same job that lasers and other ablative methods by increasing the production of collagen with no damage to the protective layer of the skin. 

  2. Microneedling is effective - In fact, at least just as effective as lasers, IPL, Thermage and other ‘machinebased’ treatments, but at a fraction of the cost to patients and clinics. 

  3. Microneedling is safe -  “Non-surgical and non-ablative” means ‘forgiving’ and skin-friendly treatments. Patients experience little pain, very short downtime, and minimal risk for complications.

The Micro-needles penetrate the epidermis and dermis layer of skin. The needles will generate micro channels into the skin. This stimulates the natural production of collagen and gives a pathway for the clinicare active cosmeceutical formula to penetrate more easily, offering maximum effectiveness. These micro channels will close up in an hour.

What skin conditions can Microneedling treat?

Medical Micro Needling also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy, works for a variety of skin conditions, including:

  • Treatment of scars (including burn scars, acne scars and surgical scars)

  • Stretch marks (including post pregnancy)

  • Wrinkles

  • Pigmentation marks

The microneedling produces channels in dermis which sufficiently stimulate the body’s natural defences to repair the skin, producing concentrated amounts of collagen and proteins to the treated areas of skin. This results in the skins thickness being increased by up to 80% smoothing scars, visibly reducing stretch marks and erasing wrinkles.

Is there any down time and does it hurt?

There is very little down time, although expect your skin to look and feel mildly sunburnt for about 24 hours after the treatment. It will also start to flake after a day or two as the skin cells slough off. This is a normal reaction and after about a week you’ll see the new, brighter, smooth skin. A topical cream is used to lessen sensitivity on the face, so there is no pain during the treatment.

Are there any side effects?

It varies by patient, but immediate side effects include redness, flaking, and mild irritation on the treated areas. These aren’t anything to worry about and will subside within 24-72 hours. It may be difficult to apply makeup over treated skin whilst it is flaking; similar to skin peeling after sunburn. Do not exfoliate as this will irritate the skin.

MEDICAL MICRO-NEEDLING–SKIN REGENERATION & SKIN RESURFACING AT SEABREEZE BEAUTY CLINIC, ORANMORE, GALWAY

Treatments – 90min (PRICE: €150)

• Consultation complimentary

• CE Medical approved

• Excellent for lines, wrinkles, acne scars, tightening & lifting