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MICRONEEDLING

Just as the name suggests, microneedling (aka skin needling) is done with a device covered with tiny, shallow needles that gently poke microholes in the skin surface. These “punctures” are actually therapeutic to the skin because they cause a ‘micro injury’ that prompts the skin to stimulate collagen production, filling in fine lines, plumping the skin, evening out skin  pigmentation and contributing to a more youthful look. 

 

Many of us are afraid of needles; however, if you can tolerate a few minutes of slight discomfort, this minimally invasive treatment is incredibly effective. I say ‘discomfort’ rather than ‘pain’ because, although numbing cream is applied before the procedure, its main goal is to reduce the annoying prickling feeling caused by the machine.

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WRINKLES & AGEING SKIN

The micro-injuries created with microneedling stimulate the body’s natural wound healing processes, resulting in increased cell turnover and collagen/elastin production, therefore reversing – as well as preventing – signs of ageing.

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HYPERPIGMENTATION

Microneedling involves piercing the skin with small sterile needles to produce a controlled skin injury. This triggers the skin’s wound-healing process which prompts skin cell turnover and allows fresh, new cells to replace damaged ones. At the same time, it boosts collagen and elastin production to remodel skin by altering tissue formation.

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ACNE & SCARRING

If you’ve tried over-the-counter products to no avail, you might consider microneedling to get rid of your acne scars