What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is also known as:
- Skin needling
- Collagen induction therapy
- Percutaneous collagen induction
How does microneedling work?
- Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that creates thousands of microchannels in the epidermis through tiny pin pricks
- The tiny pin pricks produce tiny areas of epidermal trauma, inducing a healing response resulting in the formation and remodelling of new collagen and elastin
Effects of microneedling:
- Activates the skin repair mechanisms
- Stimulates fibroblasts and the production of elastin and collagen I and III
- Reduces the appearance of expression lines and pore size
- Reduces the appearance of hypertrophic scars and stretch marks
- Improves skin firmness
- Stimulates the hair follicles
- Allows substances to pass through the horny layer of the skin, maximising the activity of active substances
What is the m.pen?
- A microneedling device
- Produced by Mesoestetic
- Each headpiece contains 12 needles in a circular array
- The headpieces are sterile and individually packaged
Indicated for all skin types
Features of the m.pen
- 5 treatment speed settings
- 6 depth settings (from 0.25mm to 2.5mm)
With greater speed
With lesser speed
- Greater number of microchannels
- Greater penetration of drug substances
- Indicated for less sensitive areas
- Smaller number of microchannels
- Greater tolerance
- Indicated for more sensitive skin zones
Indications for Microneedling
Hands, face and décolletage colletage
Lack of vitality
Face, décolletage, hands and other body zones
Neck, face and double chin
Flaccidity and wrinkles
Inner surfaces o the arms, legs, abdomen and flanks
Knees (inner surface) and legs
- Stretch marks
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Trauma and surgical scars
Microneedling with active substances
MIcroneedling produces micropunctures in the skin.
This facilitates the penetration of active substances that are applied topically at the same time as microchannel creation.
The active substances reach the deepest skin layers, maximising their effect.
Examples of active substances:
Number of sessions
Time between sessions
Facial tightening solution
Hair loss solution
Immediately after treatment
- Prepare the skin using a cleanser followed by a toner
- Application of an anaesthetic cream for about 30 minutes
- Clean the anaesthetic cream off the skin
- Selection of needle speed
- Selection of needle depth
- Application of m.pen to the treatment area
- Apply the chosen treatment solution (if appropriate) whilst microneedling
- Post procedure skin cleanse
- Application of crystal fibre mask (if appropriate)
- Healite LED treatment
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the treatment take?
How many treatments will I need?
How long is the downtime?
Allow an hour to include pre, intra and post treatment activities.
The recommended number of sessions for most areas is 5, but discuss with your therapist.
- The skin will be very pink/red immediately after treatment.
- This will last for 24-72 hours and will feel like a mild sunburn.
- The skin can go through a slight flaking stage 1-2 days post needling.
Is this done in the office or hospital?
Use of make-up after treatment?
Is there a Medicare rebate for the treatment?
This is an office treatment that does not require admission to hospital.
- Make-up can be applied 24 hours after treatment.
- Apply moisturising sun protection SPF 50+ if going outside or in the sunlight.
- Do not use any active serums or treatment steps within the recovery phase.
- Home care products to be used post treatment will be recommended.
- 3-5 day before reverting to your normal routine is recommended.
There is no Medicare rebate for the treatment.
Is there any pain associated with the treatment?
Can treatment take place at any time of the menstrual cycle?
What home care products to use?
The treatment is generally very well tolerated particularly with application of a topical anaesthetic cream before commencing. Some parts of the skin are more sensitive than others.
The treatment can take place at any time of the menstrual cycle.
Please discuss with your therapist.