A deep cleansing and exfoliating treatment.
What is micro-needling?
It's a treatment whereby a device with small needles is pushed or rolled over your face and neck area to create controlled punctures, which force your skin into repair mode. Those with a fear of needles shouldn't discard this technique straight away as, depending on the device used, the microneedle length can vary from 0.5 to 3.0 mm, which is incredibly tiny compared to a traditional needle. And, these devices are gentle enough to be used around the delicate eye area.
What are the benefits of micro-needling?
When your skin starts repairing itself it turbocharges your body's natural ability to produce collagen and elastin, which provides that firm plumpness. “It also helps improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks and creates a more youthful skin tone.
What should you expect from a professional micro-needling treatment?
The idea of rolling small needles over your skin might sound like torture, but the procedure starts with your face being anesthetised with topical cream and has minimal downtime. “The treatment can be tailored to the specific needs of the patient and can result in just a few hours of redness, mild swelling and erythema (red patches),” says Dr Zamani. However, depending on your tolerance levels, these symptoms can last for one to two days and you can also experience pinpoint bleeding and bruising.
How many and how often will you need to have a treatment?
“The number of sessions depends on the skin condition, but typically you're looking at 3-5 treatments in 4-6 week intervals with maintenance treatments every 6-9 months.