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Microneedling – Skin Texture Treatment

Microneedling – Skin Texture Treatment Essentials

Area Treated: Skin in and around the face in general but can be adapted for all skin
Concerns: Acne scarring, other scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, loose and sagging skin, hyperpigmentation and dull, lifeless skin in need of regeneration
Treatment: Microneedling and perforation of the top layers of the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production
Treatment Time: 90 minutes per session including consultation and preparation time
Downtime: Usually 24-48 hrs of redness (up to 96 hrs if you have sensitive skin)
Results: Noticeable shortly after treatment with gradual improvements seen over the coming weeks. Final results seen 4-6 months after final treatment
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At Amara, medical microneedling with Rejuvapen is one of the most effective tools we have to promote collagen growth and elastin production.

Microneedling is the number one tool when tackling dull, lifeless and inelastic skin. The importance of collagen and elastin as structural components of your skin cannot be underestimated which is makes microneedling the go tool treatment option when addressing multiple skin concerns including acne scarring.



What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a treatment used to address multiple skin concerns by stimulating the body’s natural healing responses. As its name suggests, a series of small needles are used to perforate your skin in a safe and controlled manner. As a result, treatment with Rejuvapen, our microneedling tool of choice, causes your skin to produce collagen and elastin which greatly improves your skin’s appearance in a number of ways.

How does microneedling work?

Rejuvapen works by puncturing the very top layer of your skin with tiny (micro) needles to induce your body’s natural repair mechanisms. This kickstarts the production of collagen (strength and structure) and elastin (skin elasticity) as a response to the treatment.

Microneedling perforates the skin in a very precise way. Depth, spacing and angle are all highly controlled so the treatment is very structured. The micro perforations are invisible to the eye but detected by the body’s repair systems. Once detected, the body shifts natural repair systems up a gear and production of collagen and elastin begins. This response is completely natural, it’s just that Rejuvapen induces it.


What is microneedling for?

Rejuvapen effectively addresses multiple skin concerns. It is a powerful tool for addressing:

Pore sizeAcne scarring
Fine lines and wrinklesSagging and loose skin
HyperpigmentationDull, lifeless skin
Stretch marksScars

What does microneedling feel like? Does Rejuvapen hurt?

Clients describe the sensation as similar to that of fine sandpaper vibrating like an electric toothbrush against their skin. A topical anaesthetic is applied to the skin and allowed to take effect before the procedure which means patients describe it as very tolerable.

What should I expect from my microneedling results?

The stimulation of collagen and elastin production has a regenerative effect on many common skin concerns:

Pore Size
Improves pore structure and stability lessening the chances of clogging and blockages associated with acne, breakouts and blemishes
Acne Scarring
Improves the appearance of acne scarring by stimulating collagen and elastin to compensate deficiencies in scars formed due to acne damage
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Restoring lost collagen and elastin smooths out fine lines and wrinkles
Sagging and Loose Skin
Sagging and loose skin is caused by loss of structure and elasticity, the two thing Rejuvapen provides.
The improved circulation and regenerated tissue greatly diminishes the appearance of hyperpigmentation
Dull, lifeless skin
Promoting natural skin regeneration is the perfect way to rejuvenate dull and lifeless skin
Stretch marks
Increasing the levels of collagen and elastin in the skin can improve stretch marks
Improves the appearance of skin scarring through the stimulation of collagen and elastin which compensates for scar deficiencies
"I came to Amara 2 years ago not knowing what not to do with my breakouts, acne, scarring and pigmentation. They really listened to my concerns and got me started on hydrafacials and ZO Skin Health, which has cleared my skin and made me feel confident again with radiating skin. The microneedling has gotten rid of most of my acne scars, which has really made a change to my overall look. I can't live witouth Amara and recommend it to anyone.'
Rana, 28, Dublin

When can I expect to see results?

A single Rejuvapen treatment will yield results with the skin looking healthier immediately (after the redness from the treatment has resolved – see below). However, Rejuvapen is not a wonder treatment. If your skin has had a problem for some time, we cannot expect a single treatment to reverse all of the issues. You can’t go to the gym once and expect a toned stomach.

Skin regeneration is not an instant process and does take time.

At your consultation our skin specialists will give you a more realistic timeline but for most people we recommend 5 sessions with the final results being seen at between 4 and 6 months.

What is the downtime after a microneedling treatment?

This depends on the severity of the skin damage inflicted which is a needle depth issue which itself is determined by what you’re trying to correct.

There will be redness much like sunburn and this will persist for 24-48 hrs, possibly even 72-96 hrs for more sensitive skin types. Other patients skin may resolve in 24 hrs.

There is very light bleeding. Sometimes there may be some very light bruising, but this is unusual at Amara.

We will insist you wear a good SPF and stay out of the sun following your treatment.

As a general rule you should be prepared to face some down time. Our skin health specialists will help you time your treatments accordingly to minimise the impact of this on your life.


What’s the difference between Rejuvapen and other microneedling?

What sets Rejuvapen apart from other microneedling treatments available today is the level of control it gives our skin specialists. If our skin specialists have more control, they can adapt your treatment to get you the best possible results. At Amara, we’re a results based clinic which is why we selected Rejuvapen ahead of all other microneedling technologies available today.

"I had Rejuvapen with a Skin Health Specialist a few times and I love the results. Amara are so professional and know what they're doing. I've also had a few treatments with the doctors at Amara too, and the results are always great and I feel so safe!"
Tatiana, 35

Frequently Asked Questions

Microneedling, also referred to as collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic procedure that utilizes a specialized device containing fine needles to create minuscule punctures in the skin’s surface. These microscopic injuries prompt the body’s innate healing mechanisms, leading to the generation of collagen and elastin, vital proteins that contribute to the maintenance of resilient and youthful skin.

The time it takes to see results from microneedling can vary depending on individual factors such as the skin’s condition, the specific concerns being addressed, and the depth of the treatment. In general, some immediate improvements may be noticed after the first session, such as a refreshed complexion and improved skin texture. However, optimal results typically develop gradually over a period of several weeks to months as collagen production increases and the skin’s renewal process takes effect.

Microneedling can offer a range of benefits for the skin. It can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the visibility of acne scars, minimize pore size, enhance skin texture and tone, and promote a more youthful and rejuvenated complexion. Additionally, microneedling can enhance the absorption and effectiveness of skincare products applied after the procedure, maximizing their benefits.

After microneedling, it is important to follow the post-treatment instructions provided by your skincare professional. Typically, a gentle and hydrating serum or moisturizer is recommended to soothe and nourish the skin. Specific products may vary depending on individual needs, but it is generally advisable to avoid harsh or irritating ingredients immediately after the procedure.

Yes, microneedling can be performed on the neck area to address concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and uneven texture. The neck is a common area where visible signs of aging can occur, and microneedling can help stimulate collagen production and improve the overall appearance of the skin in that area.

The number of microneedling sessions required to address acne scars can vary depending on factors such as the severity of the scarring, the individual’s skin type, and the desired level of improvement. In general, a series of 3 to 6 treatments, spaced approximately 4 to 6 weeks apart, is often recommended to achieve noticeable results.

The frequency of microneedling treatments can depend on various factors, including the individual’s skin condition, goals, and the intensity of the treatment performed. In most cases, a recommended interval between sessions is 4 to 6 weeks to allow for proper skin healing and collagen remodeling. However, the precise timing may vary based on individual circumstances and should be determined by a skincare professional.

After microneedling, it is generally advised to avoid excessive sweating or strenuous exercise for the first 24 to 48 hours. Sweating can increase the risk of infection and may cause discomfort to the treated skin.

Microneedling is generally not recommended during pregnancy due to the lack of research on its effects during this period. It is always best to consult with your healthcare provider or dermatologist before undergoing any cosmetic procedures while pregnant to ensure the safety of the procedure.

While both treatments involve the use of needles, they serve different purposes. Microneedling focuses on stimulating collagen production and improving the overall texture and appearance of the skin. It involves creating controlled micro-injuries with fine needles to trigger the body’s natural healing response. On the other hand, mesotherapy is a technique that involves injecting a customized cocktail of vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial substances into the mesodermal layer of the skin.


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Gillian S.
I have had quite a few Hydrafacials at different clinics in Dublin, and back home in Copenhagen as well, but this clinic is so far the best.The therapist was lovely and she just really knew what she was doing. She made me feel very comfortable and relaxed while guiding me through the treatment.I also had a lot of questions regarding skin care and products because I have had some problems with acne and she took her time to answer all my questions without making me feel pressured to buy the products she was recommending me, which is important to me.I found my visit to the clinic to be excellent. The staff was welcoming and well-trained.Most importantly, my skin just felt and looked amazing afterwards.
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