Micro-needling, as the term indicates, means the use of needles or ‘micro-needles’ to achieve a therapeutic effect on skin. Micro-needling relies on the principle of neocollagenesis and neovascularisation that occurs as a result of the release of growth factors following needle piercing of the skin. These growth factors are believed to be responsible for the beneficial effects of the procedure in the treatment of scars and photo-ageing.
At Bionome Spa we use an advanced Dermapen Technology to perform the microneedling treatments. Dermapen provides an automated microneedling therapy that vertically pierces the skin to naturally tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin while stimulating collagen and elastin growth with minimal epidermal damage.
Dermapen has many benefits:
Safer and more effective in piercing the skin than traditional skin needling rollers
Has a superior effect on collagen and elastin rejuvenation
Multi-speed and adjustable needle depth
Effectively treat hard-to-reach places
Promotes scar-less healing and natural collagen reproduction
Moreover, because the process never involves heat or thermal energy, does not use harsh chemicals or cause unnecessary trauma, the skin heals quickly, requiring minimal downtime.
Treatment guide and expectations:
Skin Rejuvenation: 4-6 treatments, 4 weeks apart
Acne scarring: 6 treatments, 6 weeks apart
Stretch marks: 4-8 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart
Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will occur after 4 to 6 treatments (spaced 4-6 weeks apart).
Your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments and when combined with the recommended post treatment care.
Generally there is about 5-7 day down time after 0.5mm to 1mm needle treatmen. Clients experience mild swelling and redness for up to 3 days and some skin peeling for up to 2-3 days. Most people are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment. Application of a breathable camouflage can be used 2 days after treatment to cover any remaining redness.
At Bionome Spa we only use sterile one- time use needles to perform the treatments. To ensure safety we use only purchase individually packed needles that have undergone gamma ray radiation to sterilize the needle cartridges. Needles are disposed of immediately after each treatment and new needle cartridge is used during the following treatment.