About Cellulite Reduction
WHAT SKIN ISSUES DOES IT TARGET?
Fine lines or moderate wrinkles
Moderate skin laxity
Diminished texture, tone
We recommend between 3 to 6 treatments every 4 weeks
Collagen & Elastin are being produced for 4 weeks following the treatment.
Maintenance: Every 4 to 6 months
ABOUT THIS TREATMENT
RISKS OF MICRONEEDLING
The microneedling procedure is a non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment that offers long-lasting results within days. Since no chemicals are used to treat the skin, chances of allergies, infections, injuries and skin damage are negligible.
But, considering that the microneedling procedure is a cosmetic treatment, patients need to be aware that they may experience minor swelling, bleeding and bruising post-treatment. These symptoms will reduce and disappear within a few days after the procedure.
The microneedling procedure in itself isn’t very painful. But, depending on your pain threshold, you may experience minor pain. The doctor may prescribe pain medication which you’ll need to take until the pain subsides.
Your skin may feel raw and itchy for a few hours after the treatment. This occurs as a result of the swelling in the open pores of the skin. The pores close within 90 minutes of the treatment, significantly reducing the swelling and itchiness on the face. Your skin should go back to normal within 12 to 48 hours after the procedure.
Dr Philippe Hamida-Pisal will provide you with a comprehensive skin care regimen at our PHP Branch, which you need to follow post-treatment. Carefully following this skincare plan will help your skin heal faster and will allow you to regain your beautiful and youthful appearance.
ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES FOR MICRONEEDLING
The microneedling treatment is perfect for anyone who wishes to improve the youthfulness and vitality of the face. Eligible candidates are:
- PATIENTS WITH CLOGGED PORES
- PATIENTS WITH ACNE SCARS, BLEMISHES, AND MARKS
- PATIENTS WITH HOLLOWNESS IN THE FACE
- PATIENTS WHO DON’T SUFFER FROM SKIN INFECTIONS OR DERMAL CONDITIONS
- PATIENTS WISHING TO IMPROVE THE ELASTICITY OF THE SKIN
PERFECT FOR ALL SKIN TYPES
Most dermal treatments need to be customized to suit different skin types to prevent chances of pigmentation and marks. However, with the microneedling procedure, there is nothing to worry about.
The microneedling procedure follows the principles of Mesotherapy and is designed to suit every single skin type, including dark skin. This treatment does not use any chemical peels or topical ointments to provide the desired result. Instead, a device with tiny needles (or rollers in non-electronic devices) is used to make tiny punctures on the skin, promoting the skin to rejuvenate and heal itself through the production of excess elastin and collagen.
When fresh elastin and collagen are produced by the skin, the sun damage, pigmentation, acne scars, and marks are naturally healed and the face is filled in. If you’d like more information about the procedure, feel free to visit our London based clinic in Harley Street.
RECOVERY FROM MICRONEEDLING
Microneedling clients may experience some redness as a result of the procedure, comparable to a sunburn. This usually heals quite rapidly within the first week and is no cause for alarm. Dr Philippe will provide you with healing ointments that can remedy any discomfort, and makeup can be worn to help conceal any lingering pinkness. It’s important to avoid the sun after your treatment, and to wear sunblock.
Results can begin to show within 7-10 days in the form of a fresh lovely glow, and the skin tone may continue to improve for 6 months, as more and more healthy skin cells are produced. Microneedling can be repeated more than once, as determined by the doctor during follow-up visits. Typically he will suggest that sessions are at least 6-8 weeks apart, however many patients find that even just one treatment is enough to dramatically improve the look and feel of the skin.