About Medical Microneedling

Microneedling by using roller needles induces collagen production by the dermal fibroblasts without stripping any part of the epidermis.

Skin Needling helps to induce collagen synthesis, while maintaining the integrity of the topmost layer of the skin. This leads to superior results in skin rejuvenation, anti‐scarring or anti‐stretch mark treatments.

Skin Needling is the latest skin renewal technique to restore the healthy youthful appearance of skin at a fraction of the cost and with minimal or zero downtime.

Skin Needling is also one of the few skin therapies that are suitable for treating all skin types, including ethnic skin, and which can be used to treat the fragile skin around the eye and on the neck.

Microneedle treatments have been shown to initiate collagen formation and the healing cascade without causing hyperpigmentation.

Skin Needling is a non-ablative treatment acting on the surface of the skin without damaging other important structures such as blood vessels or nerves.

Skin Anatomy

The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin. It is a complex organ that measures 0.2mm in thickness. Epidermal cells have the ability to undergo mitosis (divide into two) and repair themselves if injured, so that epidemis can remain an effective barrier against infection and environmental damage. The epidermis actually consists of five layers of tightly packed epithelial cells that we should not damage unless the risk of leaving it intact is far greater than having it removed.

In order to achieve a perfectly healthy epidermis it is important that the horny layer (stratum corneum) is intact and compact as it would be in young skin.

The dermis is a tough, resilient layer that protects the body against mechanical injury and contains specialised structures. It is divided in two layers:

  • Papillary dermis
    • Thin upper layer of the dermis
  • Reticular dermis
    • Composed of thick, densely packed collagen fibres, and is the primary location of dermal elastic fibres

Fibroblasts are cells that live within the dermis layer of skin which are responsible for generating connective tissue and allowing the skin to recover from injury. Dermis also contains ground substance, a shapeless, gel-like, primarily composed of glycosaminoglycans (e.g. Hyaluronic Acid), proteoglycans, and glycoproteins.

Microneedling by using roller needles induces collagen production by the dermal fibroblasts without stripping any part of the epidermis.

Advantages over other skin therapies

  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Does not cause skin damage (no ablation/removal of the epidermis)
  • Does not induce skin sensitivity to UV light (the horny layer of the epidermis quickly regains its integrity without diminished thickness and disrupted sun protection barrier)
  • Does not pose a risk of permanent skin discolouration
  • Can be used on thin skin formerly treated with chemical peels and lasers
  • Can be used on the face, neck, décolleté and any other parts of the body requiring treatment
  • Cost effective treatment alternative to Fraxel or resurfacing treatments
  • Topical anaesthetics can be used to ensure patients are comfortable and tolerate the procedure well
  • Enhances Iontophoresis and Sonophoresis treatments
  • Short healing time
  • Minimal discomfort during the healing time
  • In case of unsatisfactory results, the procedure can be repeated risk‐free