What Is Micro Needling?
Micro Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy – CIT) is a treatment designed to improve skin texture, smooth wrinkles, fine lines and soften scars and stretch marks. It is suitable for all skin types and all areas of the face, neck, décolletage and body.
Micro Needling is a minimally invasive treatment that uses tiny needles to create micro-injuries to the skin. These micro-injuries induce a natural wound healing response of the skin, which creates a release of growth factors to the area and furthermore the depositing of new collagen and elastin.
Inspired by acupuncture, Micro needling uses special Micro needles pen containing hundreds of fine surgical steel needles, which are applied to the skin’s upper dermis, encouraging the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. The aim is smoother skin and the reduction of scars and stretch marks.
Skin needling has evolved considerably since first being developed in the late 1990s and skin care clinics now employ a variety of different instruments and different needle shapes and sizes when performing needling on patients.
Why Is ibeauty® Needling System Different?
Unlike other dermal rollers, the ibeauty® is a pen-like device that uses disposable surgical-grade needle cartridges for precise and sterile contact with the skin.
The microneedles are adjustable, ranging from 0.25mm to 2.5mm in length. This allows your Dermal Clinician to tailor your treatment plan and target your epidermis at specific depths. This highly-controlled needling process causes microscopic wounds to prompt the skin’s natural healing process, which increases fibroblast activity and encourages the production of new collagen.
We recommend a course of ibeauty® treatments to deliver long-lasting results. A consultation and skin analysis will determine the best course of action and the number of treatments you require.
How does Ibeauty® Needling System work?
The pen-like device works by creating tiny punctures into the surface of the skin, which triggers the skin’s natural ability to heal and repair itself.
The ibeauty® is agile and gentle enough to be used on the face, including the more delicate areas underneath the eyes and above the lips.
Our vast experience, meticulous training, and clinically-proven techniques make us the leading clinic for skin needling across Melbourne.
ibeauty® Needling can be used to treat many different skin conditions, including:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Sagging, loose skin
Enlarged, open pores
Hyper-pigmentation, sun damage and age spots
Accidental and trauma scars
Microneedling is a way to address some of the most stubborn cosmetic problems. With as little as 4 sessions, this all natural treatment helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, tightens the skin, lightens hyperpigmentation, reduces acne scars, shrinks large pores, and fades stretch marks
What to expect: An average treatment requires approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour from start to finish. During the treatment the practitioner will apply the chosen ingredients to the skin and administer the IBeauty pen. Typically this portion of the treatment lasts 15 minutes. During the procedure you may experience some slight tingling and warmth of the skin, however the procedure is very comfortable. After the mesopen, a soothing mask will be applied to the skin for 20 minutes to cool and hydrate the skin.
Downtime: After the procedure you may expect redness for up to 72 hours post treatment depending on skin sensitivity. You can return to work and other activities the day after the procedure providing a physical sunscreen and if needed, mineral make-up is applied.
Frequency and Duration: Although results can become noticeable about 4 weeks after the 1st session, the recommended frequency for most people is 1X/month. At the time of your treatment the practitioner will recommend the most optimal number of sessions for your concerns.What areas can be treated?
This treatment can be used to treat the face, neck, and décolletage as well as any other areas of the body that may suffer from the conditions mentioned above.
Ibeauty® Skin Needling painful?
For Skin Needling treatments greater than 1.0mm deep, a topical anaesthetic is applied prior to the treatment to minimise discomfort; all that is felt is a mild vibrating sensation with light pressure. Unlike other methods of needling, such as rollers, the oscillating needle pen technology distracts nerve receptors allowing for a relatively comfortable and fast treatment.
What will my skin look like after the treatment?
Immediately after your treatment you will experience mild redness and heat for up to 24 hours. It is also normal to experience petechiae, or small blood blisters, which usually disappear 1-2 days post treatment. You may also experience some minor itching and flaking for 3-4 days post treatment.
How long before I start to see results?
You will begin to see results approximately eight weeks after your first treatment. You will see positive signs of rejuvenation immediately after your treatment as well, due to the lifting and tightening of the skin that occurs due to collagen shrinkage.
This will last approximately one week, and will then be replaced by the longer-term collagen tightening that takes place when your skin conducts its own wound healing process. At this point, your treated areas will experience sustained improvement for up to three to six months after treatment.