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What happens during micro needling (DermaPen) treatment?

Micro-Needling is a minimally invasive procedure which has very little downtime and should be performed in a clean, medical environment.

On your treatment day, your practitioner will re-asses your medical history and you will be required to sign your consent.

The skin in the treatment area will be cleansed and a topical anaesthetic cream will be applied to the area that is to be treated (optional) and this will be left on for approximately 30mins.

The anaesthetic will then be removed, and the skin will be sterilised. A product will be applied to the area to allow the micro-needling device to move smoothly over the area. Some pinpoint bleeding may occur, and this is normal as this is the ‘trigger process’ of the skin - this is going to stimulate the fibroblasts to induce the production of collagen and elastin and the overall wound healing process.

Immediately after the needling, this skin will feel quite hot - similar to a sunburn reaction, and it will feel swollen. This response lasts for approximately 24- 48 hours depending on the individual. A serum and physical sunscreen will be applied to the skin before you leave.

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