For skin micro-needling, we use an electric skin needling device made especially for this purpose. The device is a pen shape with a disposable cartridge that contains 12 very fine needles. It is a medical device used in micro needling to break down old scar tissue and stimulate skin cells to proliferate. This cell multiplication results in the formation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibers. The needle cartridge slides along the skin, penetrating the upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to 2mm to create numerous tiny needle wounds. The procedure prompts the body to respond through the creation of new collagen and elastin fibers. In response to the stimulus, the skin plumps and thickens, reducing the appearance of scars, and fine lines and wrinkles.
What does the procedure involve?
The skin is cleaned and numbing cream is applied to lessen discomfort. A small handheld pen like device with a sterile, disposable tip with 12 tiny needles is then used to pierce the skin. The device has multi speed and adjustable needle depth to allow the needles to pierce the skin’s layer at 90 degrees and increase the absorption of products.
Most people will experience redness and mild swelling just like a mild sunburn for 24-48 hours. Within a week or two, you will notice that the skin is smoother and more radiant looking but the full effects won’t be seen until a few months later.
Micro needling is for anyone who wants to improve mild to moderate acne scarring; old or new scars, fine lines and wrinkles, lax skin, skin texture and pore size.
Typically a series of 3-6 treatments is needed 4-6 weeks apart for correction and then twice a year for maintenance.