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What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat a variety of different skin conditions. Tiny, sterile needles puncture the skin prompting the deeper layer of skin, to rebuild with extra added vitamins. Microneedling can help reduce the look of wrinkles, scarring, acne, alopecia, skin pigmentation, stretch marks, rosacea and loose skin caused by weight loss or liposuction.

 

Can I have the treatment?

Anyone with active inflammatory acne or oral herpes should not be treated with microneedling until the lesions have cleared. You can not have these injections if you are under the age of 18, pregnant or breastfeeding. Microneedling can cause bleeding, so it may not be suitable for people with clotting or bleeding disorders, or who take medicine to thin their blood. Microneedling may not be suitable if you have active Exczema or Psoriasis on the targeted area.

How many sessions will I need?

It usually takes between 3 to 6 sessions to have a full reduction of scarring.

When will I notice a difference?

You will gradually notice an improvement of the skin within 6 to 8 weeks of your first appointment..

How Can I Prepare For My Appointment?

Avoid any products that increase the sensitivity of the skin, such as retinoids, exfoliants, topical antibiotics or acids 5-7 days prior to your treatment. Do not take anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen or aspirin for at least 3 days prior to your microneedling session. Avoid unprotected sun exposure, or sunburn for at least 2 weeks prior to your procedure. Do not shave the day of the procedure to avoid skin irritation. If you're prone to cold sores, take an antiviral agent for 2 days prior to and the day of the treatment.

What Possible Side Effects Are Caused From Fat Dissolving Injections?

Microneedling is considered to be safe and effective, however, just like any procedure, you may experience some side effects after the treatment. The procedure causes short-term swelling, redness, and skin flaking, which can last for a few days. Microneedling may worsen active breakouts, so anyone with active acne or oral herpes should wait until the lesions have fully cleared before receiving the treatment.

Aftercare Advice

  • Stay out of the sun and it goes without saying to avoid the sunbed. ​
  • For the first 2 weeks after Microneedling sunscreen should be worn everyday, using SPF30 or above.
  • Don't use any products that have active ingredients such as retinol or alpha acids since these can irritate your skin even more.
  • You should wait 24 to 48 hours before using makeup, leaving enough time for the skin to recover.
  • You can use a cooling and hydrating face mask to give your skin a quick break.
  • Avoid the gym or any other activities that cause you to sweat for the next 3-4 days.
  • Avoid getting the area wet for the next 24 hours to allow the chemicals to sink in.
  • Avoid long hot baths and showers for the next week after your session.
  • Avoid spray tan (or self-tanning) for the next 2-3 weeks.

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