What is microneedling?
- Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that uses a roller or device containing fine needles. The needles are used to prick the skin with the aim of producing controlled trauma. Each pinprick triggers a series of biological reactions in the skin that start to fill in the pricks with new collagen and elastin.
- Microneedling is an effective treatment for certain types of skin issues without the need for surgery.
How does manual microneedling with a microneedling roller work?
A microneedling roller has 540 extremely fine (0.2 mm) needles that create tiny pinpricks in the skin. The microchannels created in the skin by microneedling also allow the skin to absorb nourishing serums much better, which has a significant effect on the condition of the skin.
How does mechanical microneedling with a microneedling tool work?
A disposable hygienic module containing a hygienic plate with 18 needles is used in mechanical microneedling. The needles on the plate open the skin gently, allowing the active substances to flow freely deep into the tissue.
Why is the first microneedling roller treatment more expensive than the further treatment sessions?
A microneedling roller is always personal, and it is never used on any other person’s skin. At the first treatment session, the customer purchases a personal treatment roller.
Why is the price of a mechanical microneedling treatment always the same?
In mechanical microneedling treatments, the hygienic module, i.e. the needle plate, is disposable and replaced at each treatment.
How long can a single microneedling roller be used?
One microneedling roller can be used for a maximum of six treatments. The microneedling roller must be replaced after 6 months of its first use at the latest.
Can microneedling rollers get mixed up?
Absolutely not. The microneedling roller is always personal, and it is stored individually packaged and labelled with your name at the beauty salon, under the careful supervision of your cosmetologist. In mechanical microneedling, disposable microneedling plates are used.
For what kind of issues is microneedling recommended?
- aged skin (lines and wrinkles, “crow’s feet” in the corner of the eye)
- sun-damaged skin (hyperpigmentation, i.e. “liver spots”)
- scars (acne, pregnancy, surgical procedures)
- for revitalising and smoothing the skin
- allowing active substances to enter the skin
Duration of treatment and treatment intervals?
One microneedling treatment takes approximately 45–60 minutes, and the recommended treatment interval is 1–4 weeks. A series of treatments at one-week intervals produces better and longer-lasting results. We recommend getting the treatment in series of 4–10 sessions.
What are the contraindications against microneedling?
- Acute illnesses and infections
- Inflammations of the skin
- Cancer and tumours
- Radiation therapy, cytostatic treatments
- Blood thinning medication
- Arterial hypertension.
- Haemophilia (blood clotting disorder)
- Solar keratosis
- Neurodermatitis, i.e. skin that has become thicker due to scratching
- Psoriasis or eczema
- Tendency to develop keloids
- Hypersensitive or broken skin
After treatment, your skin may feel more sensitive. The skin may also become red. These are signs of the microneedles penetrating the topmost layer of skin. The holes will close in 15 minutes, and the skin sensitivity should disappear quickly. Normally, the redness will also fade within a few hours of the treatment. The skin should feel normal on the following day at the latest.
Avoid touching the skin for at least 2 h after the treatment. There may be bacteria on your hands that can cause infections. You should change your pillowcase and hand towels.
Avoid the sun for 24–48 h; the treated area may swell. The swelling may last for 24–48 hours. Protect the skin from the sun with a product with SPF 50.
On the same day, you must avoid:
- sauna, infrared sauna, steam
- swimming pools, chlorinated water
- self-tanning products
- makeup (24 h)
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