Medical micro needling is a great, very natural anti-ageing treatment that ‘helps the skin t…o help itself’. Instead of injecting substances into the skin, this treatment only involves a needle roller (‘dermaroller’) or an advanced automatic needle pen (‘SkinPen’), equipped with sterile, ultra-fine needles.Medical micro needling mechanically mimics the effects of fractionated laser technologies by creating microscopically small punctures in the dermis, where our collagen lives. This intentional injury induces thousands of tiny, controlled wound-healing responses in this deep layer of the skin. Consequently, growth factors and fibroblasts are stimulated into synthesising new skin matrix, including collagen. In time, this will lead to a firmer, more elastic skin with more refined skin surface. As we get older, our skin gets ‘lazy’ and collagen production slows down. With medical micro needling, we give the skin a gentle nudge to remind it to keep making fresh collagen.
The great thing about medical micro needling is that we can induce effects in the deeper layer of the skin (the dermis) without having to fully strip the protective outer layer (the epidermis). With needling we can reach the dermis without significantly damaging the epidermis. The superficial punctures introduced close again quickly, which is important since the epidermis protects our body from water loss and environmental damage.
Medical needling is not a single treatment, but has to be done in a course of three to six sessions at six to eight weekly intervals. The procedure is performed after application of an effective numbing cream as pain relief. For even better results, medical needling can be combined with a hyaluronic acid and or PRP where growth factors can further stimulate collagen production.