Microneedling can effectively improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, stretch marks, scars and other textural irregularities on the skin surface. Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (or CIT), this cosmetic procedure uses small needles to stimulate collagen production.
Below are a few things which are essential if you are planning to go for this cosmetic treatment.
How It Works?
Though it may sound scary, Microneedling is quite a safe method of smoothing uneven skin tone. Your practitioner will use an Automated Pen Device equipped with multiple needles. The depth of the needles can be adjusted to custom treat specific areas as well as skin conditions, e.g texture, scars and pigmentation.
By creating small controlled wounds, your body will start responding to heal them by sending collagen-producing fibroblasts to the area naturally, which results in thicker skin with a smoother appearance. Perfect for unsightly scars or areas where the skin has become irregular or uneven. It can be beneficial for those with acne or clogged pores.
How Does It Feel?
One of the first things patients ask about microneedling is: “Does it hurt?”. Similar to acupuncture needles, microneedling needles are very small, which give little discomfort to candidates. It is so minimally invasive that it can be performed even during a lunch hour.
For those who experience discomfort, numbing is generally prescribed.
On Which Areas It Can Be Used?
Microneedling can be used for your stomach, face, chest, legs, posterior or any other place where your skin needs a boost. Afterwards, you will have to treat your skin the way you do after a facial. Avoid excess sun exposure, makeup, retinol or other beauty products for the remainder of the day. This will allow your skin to heal and breathe.
Our Approach To Microneedling
At Dr Alek Nikolic’s practice our skincare practitioner uses the Dermapen 4 for this procedure. This innovative technique offers unsurpassed results that patients adore. With years of experience and knowledge in this field, Dr Nikolic ensures patients receive the best results.