Micro-needling - Derma Pen
Epiderma5 and Genosys skin care products are used for this treatment.
Skin needling, also called micro-needling therapy, is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles. The needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury. Natural healing force of skin is activated to cure these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin fibres. In response to this stimulus, the skin plumps and thickens, which results in reduction of the appearance of scars, fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, each puncture creates a channel that provides a pathway for powerful skin rejuvenating solution to penetrate into the skin.
Most people will begin to see results after the very first treatment. Within a week or two, you will notice that your skin is moother and more radiant looking, but the full effects won't be seen until a few months later.
A series of 6-8 treatments at 2-4 week intervals is recommended to achieve the desired results. The actual number of treatments required and their frequency will depend on the condition of the skin prior to treatment, and on how each individual responds to the treatments. After this, maintenance treatments every 1-2 months are advised.
Micro-needling is ideal for:
- Dry, dehydrated skin
- Poor elasticity
- Fatigue, sagging
- Sun damage (photoaging)
- Large pores
- Scars (acne, chicken pox, surgical and burns)
- Uneven pigmentation
- Stretch marks
After the treatment, most people will experience reddness and mild swelling, and there may be a minimal pin-point bleeding. The inflammatory reaction of the skin fades away significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last for 12-48 hours.
Contraindications to Micro-needling:
- Roaccutane therapy or its equivalent (within the last 6 months)
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding
- Recent sun exposure
- Inflammatory acne
- Open wounds
- Any kind of current skin infection or condition in the area desired to be treated
- Radiation or chemotherapy treatment within the last year
- History of keloid or hypertrophic scars or poor wound healing
- Blood clotting disorders
- Those on blood thinners or arrhythmia medications
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Heart disease
- Severe autoimmune disorders