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What is Micro Needling?

Micro needling is a safe and effective skin rejuvenation treatment to treat various skin conditions and restore the healthy youthful appearance of skin, by stimulating the natural production of collagen and elastin.

With minimal downtime and no injectables, this non-invasive procedure is growing in popularity. Micro needling is just as effective as ‘ablative treatments’ such as laser resurfacing, dermabrasion and deep chemical peels, but is much less invasive and does not require the removal of the epidermis and so healing time is shorter.

Micro needling is also one of the few skin therapies that is suitable for treating all skin types, including most ethnic skin (subject to testing) and the more delicate skin around the mouth and neck. It can also be used on the body.

Micro Needling & Mesotherapy

When Micro needling is used in conjunction with serums, active ingredients can be delivered by mechanically perforating the outer skin layer. This allows the transdermal absorption of therapeutic substances.

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How does Micro Needling work?

Micro needling is one of the best ways to stimulate the synthesis and production of collagen. Through controlled micro needle insertions of the dermis layer of the skin, micro-injuries are created. This induced superficial trauma triggers new collagen synthesis to regenerate and thicken the skin, yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring.

The concept of skin needling is based on the skin’s wound healing response to repair whenever it encounters physical damage such as cuts, burns and other abrasions. The normal healing response begins the moment of tissue injury. Blood components spill into the injury site causing platelets to come into contact with extracellular matrix. This contact triggers platelets to release clotting factors, essential growth factors and cytokines, such as platelet derived growth factor and transforming growth factor beta.

As a result, new collagen and elastin is formed reducing wrinkle depth and the appearance of scars and other skin imperfections, leaving the skin smoother, clearer, firmer, and younger looking.

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