Indications

Microneedle therapy has long been used by doctors in the form of Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). Collagen induction builds layers of the supporting intracellular matrix, promoting healthy, resilient skin that looks younger. Therefore Medical Microneedling is highly recommended for:

Ageing skin

  • To restore firmness and tightness to flaccid skin
    A less invasive alternative to small face‐lift procedures
    A less invasive alternative to eye‐lifting procedures (great results in the skin above the eyes can be achieved due to natural elevation of eyebrows as a result of healing)
  • To thicken the epidermis and enhance dermal compactness
    Suitable alternative to ablative resurfacing treatments in patients with thin skin A virtually painless and cost‐effective treatment alternative to non‐ablative laser therapy (i.e. Fraxel)
  • To smooth wrinkles, lines and folds
    Suitable alternative for injections with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers (Skin Needling allows for the natural synthesis of collagen, elastin and other components of intracellular matrix)
  • To dramatically increase the penetration and therefore the therapeutic effect of topical agents
    Medical Microneedling maximises the active penetration of topical agents through the three natural transdermal delivery routes, that is the stratum corneum, hair follicle pores and sebaceous gland canals, speeding up thus treatment results.

Acne and scarring

Previously performed aesthetic surgeries, injuries and other dermatological conditions, such as acne and stretch marks, are common causes of atrophic scars. These obvious scars are of serious aesthetic concern to many and microneedle treatments provide an effective solution.

  • Improves skin texture and the appearance of large pores
    Pore size reduction occurs due to increasing collagen production around the pore (which helps to squeeze the pore tighter) and due to increasing elastin production (which allows stretched pores to revert back to their original size)
  • To reduce the appearance of indented acne scars
  • To improve scars caused by chicken pox
  • Helps to relax old scars
  • Helps to diminish the appearance of old surgical scars

Hyperpigmentation

  • Helps to lighten pigmentation marks

Body

  • Improves the appearance of stretch marks from pregnancy or weight loss
  • Improves the appearance of cellulite. Medical Microneedling with Titanium Dermaroller 3.0mm (performed by medical professionals only) and then a maintenance program at home with 0.3mm can improve the micro-circulation and enhance lymphatic drainage to the affected skin areas. In addition, skin needling helps to thicken the skin by stimulating collagen and synthesis in the dermal layers whilst leaving the epidermis intact. The result - “orange peel” is less visible.

Hair Loss

Medical microneedling can be combined with the use of specialised products to achieve the best results in hair loss. We recommend the use of Fusion Mesotherapy Hair Cocktail in conjunction with a short needled dermaroller. Active ingredients such as Centella Asiatica extracts (vasodilator activity) along with vitamins, amino acids and minerals restore the micro-circulation of the scalp and revitalise hair follicles fighting thus thinning hairs by stimulating regrowth.

Contra-Indications to Skin-Needling

  • Skin cancers, solar keratoses, warts and skin infections
  • Active acne or herpes labialis infections on the face or impetigo lesions anywhere on the body
  • Patients with an extremely rare but severe form of keloid scarring in which virtually every pin prick becomes a keloid
  • Patients on any anticoagulant therapy like warfarin, heparin and other oral anticoagulants
  • Patients with active acne with papules and pustules
  • Patients on aspirin or similar medication that’s taken daily – increases the risk of bruising
  • Patients on chemotherapy, high doses of corticosteroids or radiotherapy
  • Allergy to topical anesthesia
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Pregnancy & breast feeding
  • Botox – wait at least one week or more.
  • Fillers – Wait ten days or more

All possible side effects such as mild to moderate swelling, redness, sensitivity to touch or itchiness will be discussed with you and you will be asked to sign a consent form prior to your treatment.