Skin needling, also known as microneedling, is an effective anti-ageing treatment designed to stimulate collagen and elastin production to improve skin texture.
It is a particularly effective treatment to support skin regeneration, often used to improve the appearance of acne scarring, stretch marks and surgical scars.
As the microchannels in the skin heal, skin texture is improved, becoming plumper and firmer, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for an overall youthful and glowing appearance.
Topical anaesthetic can be applied pre-treatment for patient comfort.
Skin needling can be performed every 4-6 weeks over a course of 3-6 treatments depending on the patient.
Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Reduces the size of enlarged pores
Refines skin surface texture
Improves the appearance of acne scarring, stretch marks and surgical scars
Stimulates collagen and elastin production for overall rejuvenation
Day 1 to 2
Moderate to severe redness, swelling & skin sensitivity depending on the patient. Oozing and weeping of the skin can occur immediately after the treatment.
Day 2 to 3
Dryness and flaking of the skin depending on the patient.
Avoid unprotected UV/sun exposure and sunburn for a minimum of 4 weeks prior to treatment. It is recommended you avoid unprotected UV exposure throughout the duration of your treatments.
Wear sunscreen, a minimum of SPF30+ (UVA/UVB) daily.
Some exfoliating skincare products can help prepare your skin before the treatment and enhance results. Confirm which products are recommended by your dermal therapist prior to treatment.
Discontinue using prescription Vitamin A or any over the counter high strength retinol products 5 days before your treatment unless advised otherwise. Some of the retinol products include Retrieve ®, Retin A ®, Steva A ®.
If you have a history of herpes/cold sores, you may wish to take antiviral medication prior to treatment to prevent an onset.
Areas treated with wrinkle relaxer or dermal filler must be completely healed before any skin treatment can be performed. This includes redness, swelling, bruising or discomfort.
Avoid waxing the proposed treatment area prior to treatment.
Do not use any skincare products with active ingredients or that are heavily perfumed post treatment. These include retinol, glycolic acids or vitamin C. Use products recommended by your dermal therapist during the healing phase
Wear sunscreen, a minimum of SPF30+ (UVA/UVB) daily and avoid any unprotected UV/sun exposure.
Apply a cool compress to ease erythema (redness) and discomfort.
Avoid heat-inducing activities for 24-48 hours.
Avoid chlorinated pool water for 24-48 hours.
Do not pick or pull at any areas of crusting or flaking as this may increase your chances of infection and can result in scarring.
No waxing to the proposed treatment area or anything that may cause trauma to the skin during the healing phase.
If you have any concerns with your treatment, please contact your ASPIRE clinic immediately so we can advise on post care instructions.
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