What is Micro-needling?

Micro-needling, also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a minimally invasive procedure designed to treat pigmentation, reduce the appearance of scars, including those from acne, minimize large pores, aid in cellulite reduction, address hair loss/alopecia, and rejuvenate the skin.

How does Micro-needling work?

The procedure employs a device equipped with ultra-fine needles to create microscopic punctures in the skin's surface. This action triggers the skin's natural healing process, stimulating increased collagen and elastin production.

How many Micro-needling treatments are necessary?

The number of recommended treatments depends on the severity of the problem area. Typically, we suggest between 3-8 sessions, with each treatment spaced 4-6 weeks apart, for lasting, visible results.

Are there any side effects of Micro-needling?

Potential side effects of Micro-needling are usually temporary and may include itching, swelling, stinging, skin tightness, and erythema (redness). These effects generally subside within 48 hours.

Is the Micro-needling procedure painful?

To ensure patient comfort during the procedure, a topical numbing cream (topical anaesthetic) is applied before the treatment starts. This helps to minimize any discomfort.

When can I expect to see results from Micro-needling?

Following the treatment, the skin may appear red and flushed, similar to a moderate sunburn. This condition improves after a few hours. Visible results typically manifest 3-6 weeks post-treatment and continue to improve over time. The degree of improvement varies among individuals, but to achieve the best results, it is crucial to complete the full course of treatments as recommended by your practitioner.

What are the aftercare instructions for Micro-needling?

After the procedure, we advise avoiding sun exposure for 48 hours and refraining from applying makeup or sunscreen for 24-48 hours. Engaging in strenuous exercises or swimming should also be avoided until the skin has fully healed. You will also be given a 4 day skincare regime to follow.