With micro-needling, the skin is worked with a derma roller or derma pen, which comprises several fine, short needles. By piercing the top layer of the skin, the epidermis, certain receptors are stimulated so increased growth factors are then released in the skin. These growth factors in turn stimulate the production of collagen and elastic fibres as well as hyaluronic acid in the connective tissue – for more elasticity and firmness. At the HAUT- UND LASERZENTRUM AN DER OPER, we then apply a special solution with growth factors to the skin, which stimulate collagen formation and support the micro-needling effect.
We also offer the Aquagold fine touch™ as an extended form of micro-needling. In contrast to the conventional procedure, with this innovative patented method the needles are made of 24 carat gold. The twenty hollow spiral microchannels create tiny punctures in the dermis finer than a human hair, reaching a depth of 600 μm. As a result, the serum contained in the accompanying vial can be administered extremely deep into the skin. Thanks to the individual ingredients tailored to the patient, collagen and elastin production is boosted, resulting in significantly more elasticity and strength. The treatment is painless and ideal for the face, the neck, the cleavage and the hands.
A handpiece equipped with fine needles is used for micro-needling. The needles are just a few millimetres long. When the skin is treated, tiny punctures are made in the epidermis, which in turn activate the skin’s repair mechanisms. The success of the method can be further optimised by the subsequent introduction of active substances individually adapted to the skin type (mesotherapy). Especially for the cleavage: in so-called plasma needling, the active ingredient mixture is replaced by the patient’s own blood plasma. Growth factors can be worked deep into the skin using micro-needling, which then stimulates collagen formation.
Micro-needling is versatile and can be used for effective wrinkle treatment, for cellulite, scars, pigmentation disorders as well as melasma or generally loose connective tissue. Individually adapted to the condition of the skin, the treatment is carried out in a wide range of intensities.
One application takes 30 to 45 minutes. Two to five treatments are generally carried out at intervals of four to six weeks.
No. After the treatment, the skin is only slightly red and possibly a bit swollen for about a day.
Exercise and saunas should be avoided on the treatment day itself. With your beauty routine, it is recommended you only use mild cleansing agents and a light, fragrance-free cream that does not contain any alcohol and acids in the first three days after needling. It is also advisable to consistently apply the highest possible level of sun protection in the following weeks.
Positive effects can be achieved with micro-needling in the treatment of wrinkles, pigmentation disorders, scars, but also cellulite or generally loose connective tissue. The first results are already visible the following day: skin looks firmer, more toned, and significantly fresher. The result is visible after a few weeks.
If hygiene regulations are strictly adhered to, micro-needling involves hardly any risks or side effects. To be on the safe side, care should always be taken to ensure that the method is carried out exclusively by experienced dermatologists. By the way, we do not recommend micro-needling rollers for home use, as they cannot be cleaned and sterilised properly. The risk of irritation and inflammation is therefore extremely high after needling on your own.
Yes. As a further development of classic needling, we use the new RF Secret micro-needling at our practice. Combined with fractionated radio frequency, the innovative method is gentle, painless, and ideally suited to tightening skin, refining pores, and reducing wrinkles. The RF Secret micro-needling system works with both monopolar, fractionated, and bipolar radio frequency. The skin is treated using a handpiece equipped with 25 of the finest gold-plated needles. Once the needles have passed through the epidermis, a radio-frequency pulse is produced for a few milliseconds, which causes the slightest thermal damage. During penetration, the needles always remain cold. The result is a lifting-like tightening effect, which can in principle be achieved throughout the body.
There is no exclusive answer to this question. The result is significantly influenced by age, skin condition and lifestyle. In principle though, you can expect a long-lasting result. As the effect continues to unfold even after the end of the course of treatment, the effect lasts much longer compared to other aesthetic measures which only last a few months.
The treatment of skin with very weak regeneration (e. g. due to strong medication) is not recommended. Active acne, neurodermatitis and stage II rosacea are also among the contraindications. Open skin should also not be treated under any circumstances.
Beauty therapists may only carry out micro-needling using needles up to 0.5 millimetres long. A dermatologist, on the other hand, can also use longer needles, which then correspondingly penetrate the skin deeper and result in a more intensive effect.
No. Depending on the intensity and the desired result, a local anaesthetic is applied beforehand, which takes full effect after 30 minutes and makes the treatment particularly pleasant. Nevertheless, a temporary sensation of minimal pain may, in individual cases, occur in sensitive areas, for example the lip area.
We recommend not using foundation for about 24 hours immediately after the treatment and generally keeping make-up to a minimum.
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