Microneedling is a process that involves using a number of tiny sterile needles to puncture the skin, causing it physical trauma. These small contact points encourage the body to create a wound healing response and renew the skin that has been treated. This trauma prompts the dermis (a thick layer of living tissue below the epidermis) to rebuild. Microneedling also increases the production of collagen.
This process of puncturing tiny holes in the skin is not a new trend, and has been used and evolves over a number of decades. Microneedling can also be referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT).
Collagen is a protein, essential to help keep your skin looking youthful, firm, maintain and enhance its elasticity. As we age, our collagen declines, and as a result we are often left with wrinkles and other signs synonymous with ageing.
Microneedling is ideal for; acne scarring, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and a dull complexion. As the skin repairs itself, the production of collagen and elastin is triggered to also provide a plumping effect.
However, microneedling is not just reserved for skin complaints, it can simply be used to add a fresh-faced glow to tired or dull skin that is in need of some vitality. Discover how microneedling could become your skin’s saviour with Omniya, our prestigious skin clinic in London.
Quite often, microneedling is coupled with topical skincare products, such as vitamin c. The active ingredients in the skincare can then penetrate the skin further than when applied normally.
Microneedling is typically used to treat conditions such as acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, improve skin texture, reduce pore size, loose skin, brown spots, and pigment issues. Microneedling can also help to rejuvenate the skin.
Whilst there are a number of benefits to microneedling, it is important to know its limitations. It is important not to perform microneedling on active acne, as you run the risk of infection. It would be prudent to avoid blemished areas during microneedling, or at the very least to wait until the pimples have disappeared. If your skin is irritated or inflamed, or if you have eczema or rosacea, our experts advise not to have the treatment. As microneedling aids in the absorption of skincare products, your skin may react differently to the ingredients and may become irritated. It’s important to ensure you are not using products that are not formulated for use with microneedling.
While some results will be almost immediate, your best results should develop over four to six weeks after the procedure.
There are a variety of choices for microneedling, including home microneedling kits. Whilst these are intended to stimulate the skin, the needles will be smaller than those offered in clinic and the expected results will be respectively less than in-clinic microneedling with one of Omniya’s experts.
For collagen induction, we recommend to start with a minimum of 3 treatments, repeated every four to six weeks. For scar reduction, we would expect an average of three to six treatments spaced similarly, every four to six weeks.
At Omniya Clinic, we are able to address many different skin concerns through the use of our powerful treatments and advanced products. In order to recommend the best course of action, we recommend booking in with one of our expert Skin Specialists for a Free Consultation.
There is not much you need to do before your appointment. We don’t recommend having a microneedling treatment if you have a sunburn or active acne. In this case we would rather do a less abrasive treatment to help the healing process of the skin and delay the dermapen treatment.
At the beginning of the treatment you could opt to have numbing cream applied, you’ll need to wait 15 to 20 minutes for your face to be numb and then the procedure will begin.
Microneedling is normally done over the full face and we always suggest to include the neck. The face is divided into smaller sections to focus on and each area is treated over with the dermapen 3 times. The entire microneedling process takes 20 to 30 minutes. The treatment is quick, easy, and (mostly) painless. Bonier areas of your face may feel more sensitive like your temples but it is not unbearable.
Immediately after the treatment, your skin will be slightly red. It is advised that you do not wear make up post treatment. Within 2 to 3 hours the redness will calm down. For the next 3 to 12 hours your skin will feel a little tight or dry but this will go away by the next day. Over the next few days and weeks your skin will start to improve – you wil notice an improvement in the appearance of scarring, hyperpigmentation and overall skin texture. The full results will come 4 to 6 weeks after the procedure You may notice an improvement in the fine lines especially around the eye area a few weeks after the procedure.
Collagen Induction Therapy, also called microneedling, that can be done with a dermaroller or a dermapen, is a minimally invasive technique that boosts your skin’s production of collagen and elastin, two of the most important substances in maintaining plump, youthful, glowing skin.
Microneedling involves using a mechanized device to make thousands of miniscule needle punctures in the outermost layers of the skin. By precisely controlling the depth, spacing, frequency, and pattern of these needle pricks, I am able to stimulate your body to make more collagen in the areas where it needs it the most. Microneedling has been scientifically demonstrated to show improvement in fine lines, freckles and sun spots, scars, burns, pitted and non-pitted acne scars, stretch marks, and large pores.
Microneedling dermapen can be combined with a liquid treatment on the skin surface – such as growth factors, vitamin C, or platelet rich plasma (PRP) – to further improve skin quality, evenness and texture. This is highly effective because the skin absorbs more of these growth factors as a result of microneedling treatment.
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6 weeks, however some improvements can be noticed much sooner
Is microneedling painful?
The depth of the microneedles are adjusted to suit your individual requirements and goals. The higher the depth, the more discomfort will be felt, however, through the use of topical cream, this discomfort will be minimised.
Can microneedling be combined with other treatments?
Yes, LED Therapy is the perfect accompaniment to microneedling.
What is the post treatment advice?
Immediately after your treatment, your skin will appear red and tender. This is a good indication that the treatment has worked. The redness will slowly subside over 1 or 2 days. We recommend wearing an SPF daily to protect your skin and prolong the results from treatment.