What is mIcro-needling?
Micro-needling is a cosmetic procedure which involves using sterile needles to cause a controlled microscopic injury to the skin which stimulates collagen production and elastin. It is also called CIT (Collagen Induction Therapy).
This treatment has been around for many years and has been found to be very effective for acne scarring, stretch marks, sun damaged skin, hair restoration, fine lines and wrinkles.
The effects of the initial round of micro-needling treatments last on average between four to six weeks, for most people. That said, the number of treatments and exact time frame will depend on your skin health, goals, age, skin type, and how your skin responds to the treatment. Regular treatments are recommended for optimal results.
You will see a pinkness in the skin and potentially some little spots of bleeding.
Micro-needling is safe for all skin types as it eliminates the risk of melanocyte heat injury and actually optimises cell function, making it the ideal treatment for all skin types.
Hikari Meso Cocktails have been specifically created to use in conjunction with micro-needling. We can create a personalised cocktail tailored to your skin goals or you can use your own plasma (see PRF Treatment).
Topical products such a Vitamin C and a Retinal serum is advisable simply because UV or free radical damage will always reduce the amount of collagen the skin produces. Retinal will improve skin healing. A daily cleanser containing ingredients such as salicylic and glycolic acid to slough away dead skin cells to increase cell turnover in addition to a daily SPF 30 or above. Micro-needling and chemical peels produce great results as adjunct treatments four to six weeks apart.