The key structural components of the skin are collagen and elastin. They support firm, smooth, even toned skin and provide volume, structure, shape, and contours. Ageing and sun damage deteriorate collagen and elastin and lead to wrinkles, sagging skin, and hyperpigmentation.
What is micro needling?
Micro needling with the Rejuvapen - Fractional Collagen Induction Therapy - also called Micro needling. The Rejuvapen is a remarkable, non-laser, non-surgical treatment that causes skin to stimulate collagen production and fresh, new tissue. Skin tightens; wrinkles, fine lines, scarring and hyperpigmentation significantly diminishes; pores become finer and overall health and circulation of the skin is improved.
Micro needling is collagen induction therapy. Collagen induction therapy boosts production of collagen and elastin to smooth and tighten the skin, renew skin tone and texture, volumise, restore shape and enhance contours. The result is a plump, youthful complexion.
Micro needling is a minimally invasive procedure well – documented to rejuvenate the skin, erase sun damage, pigmentation issues, fine lines, and wrinkles. New collagen and elastin firm and tighten to reduce sagging and improve the appearance of old scars.
How does micro needling work?
Micro needling is a procedure that creates thousands of controlled injuries to the top layer of skin. The depth, spacing and pattern are controlled to stimulate collagen and elastin where you need it most.
The micro injuries induce the skin’s wound healing cascade. Growth factors are released as part of the skin’s self-repair mechanism and rush to the site of injury to repair and regenerate skin cells, collagen, and elastin. The result is a healthy, smooth, and glowing complexion.
What can be treated with micro needling?
Micro needling is safe and effective for all skin types. In addition to treating many common cosmetic concerns, micro needling can reduce pore size and oiliness, reduce the appearance of stretch marks, and stimulate hair restoration.
Atrophic acne scars are depressed because there was inadequate collagen during healing. New collagen can lift, and fill sunken scars including boxcar, rolling and sometimes pitted scars.
Surgical and traumatic scars can be repaired to reduce their prominence.
Loose skin has lost its elasticity and structural support. New collagen and elastin will firm, tighten, and lift the skin to reduce sagging.
Stretch marks are the results of a disruption in collagen production. Micro needling can remodel and improve the appearance of stretch marks.
Pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) affects men and women. In women the effect is a diffuse thinning of the hair and a more pronounced part. Micro needling with biologic hair growth injection therapy has been shown to stimulate hair regrowth.
Micro needling stimulates skin cell turnover to correct pigmentation problems, and photoaged skin, and smooth lines and wrinkles.
Before beginning the procedure, your face will be thoroughly cleaned. The needle depth is controlled so the treatment can safely go deeper than can be obtained with home use micro needling tools. The micro needles break the skin barrier to stimulate wound healing and allow for the infusion of special medical grade serums biologic growth factors (A growth factor is a naturally occurring substance capable of stimulating cell proliferation, wound healing, and occasionally cellular differentiation.) to penetrate and be absorbed. After treatment, your skin will be pink and glowing.
Nano Fractional Radiofrequency
This is another option available using different technology. This tool combines radiofrequency technology and micro needling to address a variety of skincare problems. It is called RF Micro needling. ( patch test required at least 48 hours in advance of treatment.) Nano fractional RF/ Consultation + Patch test*€ 50 (This fee will be deducted off your first Nano fractional or Tribella treatment)
Tribella – a combination treatment of IPL, Radiofrequency and Nano Radiofrequency. We see wonderful results.
The advantages of professional micro needling
- It is safe and effective for all skin types and tones, which makes it preferable to laser treatment or chemical peels
- Professional micro needling is more effective than home needling
- Home use needles can damage your skin and cause scarring
- There is little to no downtime
- Specific areas can be treated
- There is no risk of photosensitivity or post – treatment hyperpigmentation
- Difficult to reach areas that are not suitable for laser resurfacing can be treated with micro needling
- Improvements are virtually immediate and continue to progress over the course of 4-6 weeks while new collagen and elastin are generated.
- A series of treatments will be recommended, the number of treatments will depend on your situation. Three to four treatments spaced 4 – 6 weeks apart are the usual recommendation.