Why choose microneedling
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies and the building blocks to radiant skin. Unfortunately, our production of this crucial protein begins to slow with age, leading to wrinkles, lax skin and other signs of ageing. In fact, once we turn 20, our bodies produce one percent less collagen each year.
Microneedling treatments at Skin Confidence are designed to puncture the skin using tiny, sterile needles. This creates a physical trauma that prompts the deeper layers of the skin to rebuild. Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling stimulates the production of collagen to repair the skin and restore a more youthful appearance.
How does it work
Microneedling treatments work by rolling a device embedded with tiny, sterile needles over the skin to create small perforations, or micro-channels, in the treated area. While these punctures are too small to damage the tissue, they are enough to stimulate the body’s natural healing response. As the production of collagen increases, signs of age are diminished. In addition to reversing signs of age, microneedling treatments can help repair surface textural concerns, such as acne scarring and enlarged pores.
Furthermore, the micro-channels created during a microneedling treatment allow for better penetration of active skincare ingredients. As such, we recommend nourishing your skin with active ingredients following a microneedling treatment to deliver more powerful results.
What to expect
Prior to your collagen induction treatment, we recommend having a consultation at Skin Confidence to discuss your skin concerns, after which we can create a treatment plan tailored to you.
On the day of your microneedling treatment at Skin Confidence, we will first apply a numbing cream to your skin to ensure your comfort during the procedure. We will then pass the microneedling device over the skin to create micro-wounds in the skin. Thanks to the numbing cream, you will not experience any discomfort or pain as the needles penetrate your skin. Expect your treatment to take around 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treated area. Following your treatment, you are free to resume all regular activities immediately.
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Microneedling treatments can help repair
surface textural concerns, such as
acne scarring and enlarged pores.
What can be treated with microneedling
Some of the skin concerns that can be treated with collagen induction therapy include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne and surgical scarring
- Stretch marks
- Skin laxity
- Sun damage
- Enlarged pores
- Poor skin texture
Microneedling treatments at Skin Confidence are designed to puncture the skin using tiny, sterile needles.
Ideal candidates for microneedling
Microneedling treatments are suitable for all skin types, including darker skin tones. As such, anyone who is looking for an effective, non-invasive and convenient skin rejuvenation treatment could be an ideal candidate for microneedling at Skin Confidence.
Of course, there are some exceptions to this. Unfortunately, microneedling is not suitable for people with active acne, an active skin infection or keloid scarring. The best way to determine whether microneedling is a suitable treatment for you is to have a consultation at our clinic.
Results will vary from patient to patient. Collagen does take time to rebuild, meaning that it can take several months for full results to appear. While results will appear gradually, many patients experience a plumped, glowing appearance in the days after their treatment as the healing process begins.
Keep in mind that, in time, collagen production will slow again, and the skin will begin to age once more. For this reason, we usually recommend follow-up treatments to maintain results.
How many treatments will I need
While a single treatment may create subtle results, we generally recommend a course of treatments to achieve the greatest difference. To optimise results and continually build collagen, we typically suggest having three to six treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart.
There is absolutely no downtime required after a microneedling treatment at Skin Confidence, meaning that you are free to resume your everyday activities immediately. Following your treatment, you may experience some redness, and your skin may feel sensitive and tight. This is normal and should resolve within 24 hours.
In the days after your treatment, you can expect some mild shedding of the skin. While your skin heals, it will be more sensitive to the sun, meaning that diligent sun care is a must. We suggest applying an SPF 50+ to the treated area daily.
As a non-invasive treatment, collagen induction therapy has minimal side effects. Some of the common side effects of this treatment may include swelling, discomfort, redness, bruising, dryness and flaking of the skin.