WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
While many anti-aging laser treatments are effective, they do come with a fairly hefty price tag. Often they are painful, even with topical anaesthetic, and down time is significant. While micro needling has been performed for decades it has gained in popularity as scientific research has shown that excellent results can be achieved, on par with lasers. Moreover microneedling is non-ablative and is associated with little to no downtime. It is also very affordable.
It is recognized that inducing controlled dermal wounds to the areas of concern stimulates a healing cascade and results in the generation of healthy new collagen, the protein responsible for youthful vibrant skin. The skin is an extraordinary organ that is in a constant state of regeneration. When injured it repairs itself, as we see when a scar forms.
When micro needling is performed, controlled micro punctures are created at a specific depth of the skin with the use of a powerful, high-end device. The result is the healthy rejuvenation of damaged, photo-aged, loose skin. Science is showing that deeper skin treatments do not necessarily lead to better results. In fact, it has been recently found that shallower micro punctures lead to a more sustained improved appearance, where greater depth and damage shows results via inflammation and not necessarily improved skin health.