Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure with faster recovery rate and less expensive than any other skin treatments procedures. The treatment focuses on rejuvenating the skin by triggering collagen production by utilising an instrument called dermaroller.
The dermaroller comprises many tiny, sterile needles arranged across the head in rows, generally a few millimetres in size. The instrument makes tiny punctures on the skin, that in turn, stimulates new collagen production inside the skin which eradicates skin conditions like scars, wrinkles, fine lines, etc., and many more. The treatment can also be done using RF microneedling technique which uses the technology of radio frequency.
With regards to hair concerns, microneedling with prp may be recommended for those that are suffering from alopecia areata, otherwise known as hair loss. The combination of PRP from the blood may make the microneedling benefits more effective.
The treatment generally takes about 10 to 20 minutes based on how large the area of treatment is. Most patients will need at least 4 to 6 treatment sessions to see drastic differences. The doctor will begin the procedure by first using a numbing cream that is used on the face, so that you will not feel the pricks by the needle. Then the derma roller will be moved across the skin with tiny needles making cuts in your skin which might cause slight bleeding. A serum or cream will be spread on your skin after that. The same technique is followed even for a microneedling with PRP treatment for hair growth.
RF microneedling technique may also be used, wherein a combination of traditional punctures using needles are made on the skin, alongside the element of radio frequency energy for an rejuvenated skin appearance.
The ultimate goal of this treatment is to begin your body's healing process by sending in collagen and elastin to cover up the small injuries. Collagen helps to fill in and smooth out any fine lines or wrinkles. Generally, microneedling will be done on the face, but most people also get it done on other parts of their body, like thighs or stomach.
Microneedling procedure is customised according to your skin concerns. They can reduce any skin or hair issue to a great extent including;