The procedure usually takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on the area being treated. In the initial consultation a treatment plan is set, and desired results are determined. The number of treatments depends on each individual skin condition, but usually patients will require 4-6 treatments.
First, you’ll get a numbing cream smoothed onto your face so you can’t feel the needle pricks. Then the technician performing the procedure will move a pen with tiny needles around your face. The goal of the procedure is to start your body’s healing process by sending collagen and elastin to patch up the tiny injuries. Collagen helps fill in and smooth out the skin.
Treatments are performed approximately every 4 weeks. All skin colours and skin types are eligible. However, it should be avoided if one has any active infection on the skin like acne or rosacea.
Microneedling for hair growth
Microneedling for hair growth is a procedure that’s increasing in popularity and could prove particularly beneficial for those suffering from progressive types of hair loss such as androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness) which affects both men and women. Also be effective in treating other types of hair loss such as traction alopecia (caused by frequent pulling of the hair), telogen effluvium (stress related excess hair shedding) and alopecia areata (where the immune response mistakenly attacks the hair follicles).
How does microneedling work for hair loss?
Microneedling creates micro injuries. The skin’s healing mechanism responds to ‘micro injuries’ caused by the micro needles, which leads to a rise in important growth factors in the scalp as well as hair growth- related genes to create an increase in hair production.