Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that can improve your skin texture, blemishes and even hair loss with minimal to no downtime. It is also known as skin needling, collagen induce therapy or dermapen.
How does it work?
The doctor or therapist performs this procedure by using a motorized handheld microneedling device with microscopic needles. It creates thousands of epidermal microcanals on the skin that allow serum that contain active substances to pass through the epidermal layer, while simultaneously producing dermoepidermal biostimulation, incrementing the activity of the substances. As part of the healing process, this will result in producing new collagen and improving skin ailments
What are the benefits of microneedling treatment?
Microneedling treatments can improve the following skin conditions:
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Scars (acne, burn and surgical)
- Large pores
- Dull complexion
- Stretch marks
- Hair loss
This procedure can be done on the face, neck, decollete, scalp, hands and body.
Depending on your skin concerns, at My Bliss Clinic we are using serum that contains medical grade active substances during the procedure.
For example serum that contains growth factors, tranexamic acid and peptides is used for those with pigmentation and dull complexion.
Microneedling is safe and effective for all skin types and colors. Compared to typical dermal rollers, it is safer and more effective as it has adjustable depth and speed settings that enable personalized treatment
Microneedling treatments for minimum depths are painless. For those who use more than 1mm in depth, an application of a topical anesthetic cream before the procedure is beneficial in making the treatment comfortable and pain-free.
Most of the time there will be no downtime. It is quite common to have redness which may last up to 2 days. If deeper setting is used, there may be some skin peeling and dryness post treatment which will be improved by applying moisturizer and back to normal within few days.
Average 4 to 6 sessions will be required for skin rejuvenation, scars and hair loss, with treatment interval of 3 to 4 weeks. For stretch marks, you will need minimum 10 sessions for optimal results.
You may be able to see results after the first treatment, but more obvious results will normally be seen after 3 to 4 treatments. Results appear gradually as it takes time for our skin to heal and collagen to regenerate. With our recommended skincare regime, skin improvements will be continuous over the next few months after completing a course of treatments.
Pigmentation and uneven skin tone
Message from Dr. Elson
Microneedling is a good alternative treatment for those who are not suitable to go for laser treatments or not keen for injectable treatments as it is good for all skin types with minimal downtime and discomfort during the procedure.