Medical microneedling using a roller or a pen device is a minimally invasive procedure regularly used to induce collagen production. Microneedling can treat and improve conditions like acne scarring, wrinkles, lax skin, skin texture, large pores, sun spots, stretch marks and hyperpigmentation. Each needle puncture (1.5mm depth) creates a microscopic wound that stimulate the production and realignment of new collagen and elastin. A minimum of 6 weeks is recommended between two treatments to obtain visible results. The number of recommended treatments depends upon the type of skin condition and treatment needed.
Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure using a blade to exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin cells while ridding the skin of fine vellus hair associated with ageing. A mild enzyme peel can be added to enhance exfoliation and serum product penetration. The treatment also increases collagen production and is highly beneficial towards anti-aging and skin rejuvenation efforts, producing a smoother and more vibrant complexion. It is usually recommended that treatments are scheduled every 3-4 weeks.
Microdermabrasion was developed in 80s and has become a popular skin resurfacing technique. The procedure is of low risk and patients can expect a rapid recovery compared with other techniques such as standard dermabrasion, chemical peeling and CO2 laser resurfacing. The microdermabrasion treatment consists of removing the outer layers of dead skin cells with microcrystals and suction for a deep exfoliation. Microdermabrasion has been found to improve acne, fine wrinkles, skin texture, large pores, sun spots and other pigmentation issues. The face, hands, neck and décolletage are all treatable areas. For optimum results, a course of 4-6 treatments is recommended (one treatment every 2 to 4 weeks).