Micro needling is by far one of the most effective treatments to treat and prevent aging skin, to smooth acne scars and improve the texture and tone of the skin. These are the main conditions that I treat so I can say with 100% certainty that it makes a massive difference.
Like the name suggests, micro needling involves micro needles which penetrate the skin to produce blood droplets. The way I describe this treatment to a client is that when we cut or damage our skin, our body goes into repair mode and replaces the damaged skin with new fresh and healthy skin. So essentially during a treatment we are causing a controlled “injury” to the skin to kick start its natural ability to repair, produce and use collagen and elastin that are present in skin (unfortunately collagen and elastin production starts to decline from 25+) which then firm, smooth and even out skin tone and texture.
This treatment is not for the faint hearted but the results are phenomenal. A topical numbing cream is applied to the skin prior to treatment to reduce discomfort felt during the treatment. After the treatment post treatment guidelines must be followed to the letter to reduce reduce any chance of irritation and speed up the healing time.
A course of 4-6 treatments are recommended to really see a marked improvement and long lasting results, but each person is unique and no two skins are the same. I always advise with this treatment that patience is necessary as rebuilding your skin takes time and it depends on the severity of your skin and your skin condition.
Of course you can speed up your results with a unique prescribed skincare plan which includes products, supplements and certain lifestyle/environmental changes specific to your needs.