Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure in which micro-injuries are made in the skin using small, fine needles. The skin is perforated in the process. The needles (1 - 6 pcs. mounted on a needle head) penetrate the skin with up to 15'000 punctures per minute.
These micro-lesions activate the skin's repair processes and thus trigger active collagen production. This improves the quality and quantity of structures in the dermis.
With the additionally applied cocktails, which are worked into the skin during microneedling, the repair process is additionally supported and strengthened.
In the literature, as well as legally, we distinguish between cosmetic and medical microneedling (please note the constantly changing local / cantonal guidelines).
In cosmetic microneedling, the top layer of the skin, the epidermis, is treated. The depth of the needles is very superficial and penetrates less than 0.5 mm into the skin.
This form of microneedling is supported with cocktails, which remain in the body for less than 30 days. These are topical, cosmetic cocktails.
Medical microneedling includes treatments where the needle depth is more than 0.5mm.
This type of treatment is reserved for medical doctors. Both long-term and short-term cocktails are used. In addition, autologous products such as autologous fat and PRP may be used here.