How does it work?
From the age of about thirty the skin produces less collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, essential for the dermis. Reserves decrease by about 1 to 1.5% a year. This depletion in the dermis causes wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin and loss of radiance.
For a long time, the only way of replenishing these essential elements was for a cosmetic doctor to inject the dermis with hyaluronic acid and cocktails of antioxidant vitamins (Mesolift, Skinboosters, etc.). Now we have microneedling—an injection-free way of stimulating the tissue and improving the look and feel of the skin.
Microneedling is a technique that stimulates the skin in two ways: physically and chemically.
The effect of the stimulation differs with the depth of the microperforations.
Who and what is it for?
Microneedling is ideal for treating:
Microneedling is suitable for all skin types and phototypes.
What happens during the session?
Once the area to be treated has been cleansed and meticulously disinfected, a solution containing the concentrated active ingredients (vitamin C, DMAE, proteoglycan) is applied. Your specialist will choose the depth of the microperforations (between 0.25 mm and 2 mm) and will pass the device over the surface of the skin several times in different directions.
After the treatment, the skin will feel warm and look pink. There may be a few small spots of blood if you opt for the deep treatment. This treatment may feel uncomfortable, depending on the area(s) treated, but not painful.
A microneedling session lasts about 30 minutes and we recommend a course of 5 to 10 treatments, one every two weeks. After the session, active ingredients can be applied to the skin (Doctor Babor’s Beta Glucan serum or Ceramide Cream) to speed up your post-treatment recovery.
What to expect after the session
After the session, you may experience redness and a slight swelling for 24 to 48 hours. There is no disruption to your social life. You are strongly advised to apply a specialist serum or cream in the week following your treatment. Our keratotherapist will recommend one to you, such as the highly soothing Beta Glucane serum or post-treatment Ceramide Cream by Doctor Babor.
We recommend you wait at least four hours before touching the treated area.
We also recommend you avoid the sun (or sunbed), any type of hair removal (wax, laser, etc.) or any exfoliation on the treated area for at least ten days after the session.
You should wait 48 hours before applying makeup or using a swimming pool, sauna or steam room.
Frequently asked questions
For optimal results, it is important to follow a course of 5 to 10 treatments at 10-day or 2-week intervals, depending on your individual objectives.
Depending on the depth of the microperforations in the treated area, the treatment may cause some degree of discomfort to some people. If you are sensitive, an anaesthetic skin cream (e.g. Emla) can be applied 40 minutes before the treatment.
We work with the brand Mesoestetic, a Spanish laboratory whose products are renowned for their quality and effectiveness.