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Frequently asked questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions relating to my Paramedical services


What is microneedling?

Microneedling (or collagen induction therapy) and dry needling is a technique that uses sterile surgical-grade microneedles to target specific “problem” areas of the body. These tiny needles are used to safely injure your skin which in return activate your body’s inflammatory process to stimulate collagen and elastin production. This treatment works very well to reducing:


  • Acne scars

  • Surgical scars

  • Self-harm scars

  • Stretchmarks

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Skin laxity

  • To stimulate a natural regimentation of the skin

  • Anti-ageing

Does microneedling hurt?

Facial microneedling is always done after a topical anaesthetic is first applied for 25-30 minutes. The treatment is essentially painless.

Microneedling or dry needling done on other areas of the body may result in some discomfort, however secondary numbing agents can be used to ensure your comfort. Expected pain is around 3-4 on the pain scale.

Does microneedling have any side effects?

Known side effects of facial microneedling are redness, heat and inflammation. These all subside within a day or two. Hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation are possible, but are very rare occurrences.

Microneedling on the body, especially for darker skintones that are prone to hyperpigmentation, may take up to 90 days to properly heal.

How to get ready for appointment and do's/don’ts

  • Do come in with clean skin free of any products.

  • Do NOT consume any alcohol 24h prior to your appointment to reduce any excess bleeding

  • Do NOT consume caffeinated beverages 4h prior to your appointment as this reduces the effect of anaesthetic products.

  • Do NOT take anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen, Motrin or Naproxen 3 days prior to your appointment as this will interfere with your body’s natural inflammatory process to kick in, which is crucial for your skin to get rejuvenated.

  • Do NOT take any blood thinners (aspirin, Vitamin E), a week prior to your appointment (if you have our doctor’s approval) as this will increase the chance of bleeding and bruising.

  • Do NOT use topical agents that may increase the sensitivity of your skin such as retinoids, exfoliants, topical antibiotics or acids 5-7 days prior to your treatment.

For facial microneedling: If you’re prone to cold sores, DO take an antiviral agent for 2 days prior to and the day of the treatment.

How often can I repeat these sessions?

Microneedling can be repeated every 4-12 weeks or less frequently, depending on what your goals are. Best completed in a series of 3 sessions.



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