Medical microneedling is a modern method based on the natural, self-recovering disposition of skin. The treatment uses a special application machine with very fine microneedles that create thousands of delicate and shallow punctures in the skin. These tiny punctures then trigger a natural, self-healing reaction which stimulates the creation of collagen and elastin. The consequent formation of small channels in the skin aides in hydration and allows nutritive substances to penetrate into deeper layers so that they are absorbed more effectively. This process of skin being filled up from the inside results in a younger look.
An advantage of this treatment is its short healing time. After treatment, the skin will temporarily become red in color, similar to the after-effects of sunbathing. This redness disappears within 24 hours, and the skin will become completely healed between 48 and 72 hours. The skin renewal process will continue for several months afterward, during which the creation of new collagen will continue, and the skin will become even smoother and more elastic. Medical microneedling is suitable for all skin types. For long-lasting effects, it is ideal to repeat the treatment several times. Patients will often undertake a “maintenance” treatment once a year, though it can be repeated at any time.