Acne can lead to visible scarring and pigmentation on the skin, which for many people can be just as frustrating as the acne itself. It is very common for traces of blemishes to be left behind long after the acne has passed, but the good news is that with the right treatment this can be visibly improved. In this article we will explain how you can get one step closer to a flawless complexion by reducing the appearance of scarring and hyperpigmentation – with our sought-after Microneedling treatment, performed by our Skincare Therapist, here at the India Gabrielle Clinic in Bexhill.
What is Microneedling and how does it work?
Microneedling is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy. The Microneedling technique we favour is with the use of a Derma-pen which takes a disposable needle cartridge that has a multiple configuration of needles as fine as a fine hair. These micro needles perforate the surface of the skin creating microscopic, superficial wounds – known as controlled trauma. This will stimulate your skin’s natural ability to heal itself and in the process induces you to produce collagen and elastin. This will therefore speed up the healing response, whilst also improving acne scars, scarring, lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, texture, tone and signs of ageing. Whilst this may sound scary – the treatment is performed with your comfort in mind and our Skin Therapist will use different needle depths on different areas of the skin and there is little to no pain associated.
Are there any side effects to Microneedling?
You may experience some pinkness straight after the treatment is performed, which will decrease almost immediately. There is no tissue destruction with microneedling – the small channels in the epidermis close very quickly and the skin begins a healing response right away. It is also important to protect the skin before and after treatment by wearing SPF daily.
How long will it take to see Microneedling results?
You should expect to start seeing results from your Microneedling treatment about 4-6 weeks after your session. To see a significant reduction in scarring and hyperpigmentation, we offer courses of treatment in 3 or 6 sessions for optimum results to be achieved. You should wait 6 weeks in-between appointments and may also benefit from having regular Chemical Skin Peels alongside your Microneedling course.
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