Microneedling / Collagen Therapy
Microneedling is a safe way of rejuvenating the skin. It is effective in treating the following skin concerns:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Acne scarring
- Ice pick scarring
- Closed acne lesions
- General scarring
- Stretch marks
- Rosacea (6 treatments at 4-6 week intervals or thereabouts are recommended)
- It can also be used as a treatment for hair loss but several treatments are needed to see a difference.
Microneedling creates multiple superficial wounds in the skin. Collagen (which gives the skin its strength) and elastin (which gives the skin its elasticity) are generated as part of the wound healing process. This rejuvenates and regenerates the skin, leading to fresher, younger looking skin. When microneedling is performed it also allows increased quantities of topically applied nutrients, such as hyaluronic acid, to reach deep into the skin so they can be more effective.
It is recommended that a course of three or four treatments are taken at an interval of around 4-6 weeks between each treatment. Scarring will require around 6 treatments, depending on the depth of the scar.