Medical Needling Information
Medical Needling Sydney, Canberra & Adelaide
Medical skin needling is one way to induce collagen, however with the advancements in the cosmetic industry, it’s not the only way to induce collagen. With the proliferation of laser treatments, fractional laser is the best way to induce collagen.
What does the procedure involve?
Patients need to apply a Vitamin A cream for 2-4 weeks prior to the treatment to assist with the healing process and collagen induction. A light sedation will be administered. The area to be treated will then be numbed with local anaesthetic. A needle rolling hand piece is then passed over the skin until the desired effect is achieved. Vitamin A and C oil will again be applied to the treated area at the completion of the needling.
What can I expect after a treatment session?
You will look bruised and red after the procedure (similar to mild sunburn). Light scabs may form the next day which may take up to 2 weeks to fall off. You must not pick at these scabs.
Will I see the results immediately?
No. The new collagen is formed over 90 days and the results will continue to improve over the next year. You will begin to see results at three months but the best results are typically noticed from one year after treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Most people only require one treatment but it can be repeated on a yearly basis especially if scarring is severe.
Are there any side effects?
Unlike laser resurfacing there is no risk of scarring or changes in pigmentation. Therefore medical needling can be used in Asian and dark skin patients.
What is my next step?
For more information please call 1300 138 797 or email [email protected].