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Skin rejuvenation through microneedling

Microneedling bei LIPS and SKIN Ästhetische Medizin - München

With microneedling, we have a perfect method available to rejuvenate the skin effectively with low risk.

In a microneedling treatment, the self-healing powers of the body are activated by thousands of microfine needle pricks in the skin. As a result, the body releases growth factors that stimulate the formation of new collagen and elastin fibres. In addition, the production of the body’s own hyaluronic acid is accelerated.

As a result, the skin becomes firm and elastic again. The skin’s appearance improves significantly. A gentle glow returns to the face.

In this article, you can will read everything worth knowing about microneedling with Dr. Eva Maria Strobl in her practice in Munich. These are the topics:

Skin rejuvenation through microneedling Haut

Microneedling bei LIPS and SKIN Ästhetische Medizin - München

With microneedling, we have a perfect method available to rejuvenate the skin effectively with low risk.

In a microneedling treatment, the self-healing powers of the body are activated by thousands of microfine needle pricks in the skin. As a result, the body releases growth factors that stimulate the formation of new collagen and elastin fibres. In addition, the production of the body’s own hyaluronic acid is accelerated.

As a result, the skin becomes firm and elastic again. The skin’s appearance improves significantly. A gentle glow returns to the face.

In this article, you can will read everything worth knowing about microneedling with Dr. Eva Maria Strobl in her practice in Munich.

These are the topics:

At a glance

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I offer you the following advantages for your microneedling in Munich:

  1. Flexible appointments, with easy booking online
  2. Thorough expert skills and continuous education
  3. Sufficient time and full attention: from the first consultation onwards, you will only be looked after by me personally
  4. A relaxed and discreet atmosphere
  5. Direct accessibility via mobile phone and email during aftercare
  6. Fairly calculated microneedling prices

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure to renew and rejuvenate the skin.

By puncturing the skin with numerous fine needles, micro-injuries are caused, the healing process of which stimulates both collagen production and cell regeneration.

In contrast to procedures in which the top layer of skin is openly wounded, such as laser treatment or chemical peels, microneedling leaves the epidermis completely intact. This significantly reduces the risk of infection and scarring and considerably shortens downtime.

For both reasons, it is rare that microneedling causes adverse side effects.

Moreover, the price of microneedling typically is significantly lower compared to more complex precdures.

The treatment itself takes between 30 and 45 minutes. Including the application of numbing cream and preparation, you should expect a total treatment time of about 1 hour.

Yes, you will be immediately up and running again. Microneedling does not cause downtime.

However, because of the severe redness that will be present for a few hours and maybe 1-2 days after the treatment, I recommend to consider scheduling important appointments with sufficient time buffers.

The treatment inevitably causes redness and possibly also small haematomas in the treated areas.

The deeper the needling penetrates the skin, the more visible and the longer the signs will be visible.

In addition, symptoms that you might know from a slight sunburn can occur, for example a feeling of tension and a slight burning or itching of the skin.

Microneedling at LIPS and SKIN starts at approximately 250 Euros (guideline) per session. The costs depend primarily on the depth of the needling and the size of the treated area.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is minimally invasive

Microneedling is a minimally invasive technique for revitalizing the skin and treating atrophic scars.

Microneedling is a very simple treatment, with low risks and rare complications, at comparatively low cost.

Microneedling for atrophic scars

Atrophic scars are scars in which the healing process was accompanied by a loss of collagen.

They therefore become visible as dimples in the skin (as is often the case with acne).

Microneedling for stretch marks

Microneedling also shows good results with stretch marks, as well as with beginning hair loss (the latter especially in combination with autologous blood therapy/PRP).

Non-cosmetic applications

In medicine, microneedling is also used for the injection-free administration of drugs and other active ingredients through the skin.

For this purpose, shallow needle depths of up to 0.3 mm are usually sufficient, which is why this technique is also used by cosmetic studios (see also Cosmetic Needling).

Likewise, modern devices for the automatic administration of insulin and vaccines often use the principle of superficial microneedling.

Microneedling experience at LIPS and SKIN

In my practice in Munich, I had only positive experiences with microneedling with my patients, including myself.

If the treatment is carried out correctly by experienced therapists, there will hardly ever be any reason to complain about negative experiences after microneedling.

How frequent should you do microneedling?

For an optimal result, you should plan for an initial cycle of 3-5 sessions at intervals of 4-6 weeks. After that you can refresh the treatment according to your personal preference.

I recommend that patients repeat the treatment at least once every 6 months. But those who wish can also consider a needling more often, for instance every other month.

Since the skin is not damaged superficially, and thus there is no need to wait for the wound to heal, the question of how often Microneedling is repeated is ultimately also one of costs. If you can foresee regular treatments in advance, it may be possible to calculate more favorable prices for microneedling packages of 3-5 sessions.

Video: microneedling treatment

The video shows an entire session of microneedling with PRP, performed on myself.

  • Local anesthesia with numbing cream
  • Blood collection and PRP extraction during the time of local anesthesia
  • Enzyme peeling to prime the skin
  • Medical microneedling (1,5mm) on face, neck and décolleté
  • Detox Mask
  • Cleaning
  • Rich hydration of the skin and sufficient UV protection during the following 10 days

The total treatment takes a good 2 hours, including blood sampling and local anesthesia.

In general the procedure ist not painful, but in some sensitive areas it can become a bit uncomfortable.

It is important that the areas to be treated are sufficiently numbed locally. This makes the treatment tolerable and almost painless.

Clear answer: No!

Needling in depths of 1.5mm and more definitely leaves redness behind, which is still very visible the next day.

My recommendation is therefore: Do not schedule important social appointments for the day of treatment and the following day.

In my own case: For sure!

My overall skin appearance is much better now and I noticed a soft “glow” already the next day. Of course I know that lasting success requires regular repetition of the treatment every few months. And that is what I will do.

Thanks to the comparatively low costs of microneedling, the therapy is affordable also in the long term.

Benefits of microneedling

Microneedling repairs skin damage

Damage to the skin structure often leads to visible changes in the skin, which are perceived as disturbing by those affected.

Beautiful skin is considered attractive in the eyes of most people, so blemishes are undesirable in the permanently visible skin areas such as the face and hands as well as the seasonally visible body areas (keyword: bikini figure).

Flaccid skin, scars, stretch marks or a poor skin appearance often give rise to corrective cosmetic treatment.

Scars on the face, for example, may still be acceptable for many men, but for most women they are a nightmare.

Microneedling activates self-healing powers

A long-established therapeutic principle in aesthetic medicine for improving damage to the skin structure is based on activating its self-healing powers. The aim is to renew the tissue.

The widely used methods for skin rejuvenation – such as laser resurfacing or chemical peeling – can only partially fulfil these requirements.

Microneedling leaves the epidermis intact

On the one hand, these techniques involve extensive destruction of the epidermis. On the other hand, both procedures, as simple as they may sound, are not without risks. This is demonstrated by negative experiences which are repeatedly deplored in connection with these procedures.

Microneedling, by contrast, does not damage the epidermis. The micro-injuries caused by the needlesticks only affect deeper skin layers.

The risk of delayed wound healing or scars is therefore low with microneedling.

No negative microneedling experiences to date

In my own practice there has never been a single case where a patient has had a bad experience with microneedling.

On the contrary, patients appreciate the clearly visible effect of microneedling after 1-2 sessions, at comparatively low cost.

The following diagram illustrates the differences in damage to and wound healing of the epidermis between ablative procedures (laser, peeling) and microneedling:

LIPS and SKIN Graphic: Wound healing of ablative techniques

Fig.: Wound healing after ablative techniques (above) and microneedling (below). Taken with permission from: Bildatlas der perkutanen Kollageninduktion, mit freundlicher Genehmigung © KVM – Der Medizinverlag, Berlin

LIPS and SKIN Graphik: Wundheilung bei NeedlingThe clear wounds left by the ablative procedures can be seen. The punctures in the epidermis in microneedling, on the other hand, close within 24 hours without damaging the epidermis.

The effect of the penetrating needles can be imagined more as a “pushing aside” than as an injury.

The risk of undesirable side effects such as delayed wound healing or infection is thus significantly reduced with microneedling compared to procedures with a large wound area.

Frequently asked questions

Microneedling is basically divided into 3 types, depending on needling depth:

Cosmetic Needling

Cosmetic needling is the shallowest version, when needles do not go deeper than 0.5mm and thus reach only the upper layers of the skin.

This area, which is covered by most beauty salons and also the do-it-yourself rollers from the drugstore, is suitable for improving skin complexion.

However, tissue regeneration and collagen build-up cannot be achieved with cosmetic needling. The needles do not go deep enough for this.

Medical Needling

Medical Needling covers the range between 0.5mm and 2.0mm depth. Medical Needling is mostly what I mean when I talk about microneedling on this site.

Medical Needling regularly requires a local anaesthetic. Negative experiences with microneedling are almost always reported by patients who have been treated at a depth of 0.75mm and more without having been locally anaesthetised beforehand.

Surgical Needling

If needling goes even deeper than 2.0mm, it is called surgical needling. Needling at such depths can only be carried out as an in-patient and under anaesthetic.

Surgical Needling leads to an almost complete remodelling of the skin tissue. It can remove severe scars, even keloids from burns, severe acne or surgical procedures.

Risk of complications

The risk of complications is very low with needling, even at greater depths of surgical needling. The cells of the epidermis are pushed apart rather than seriously damaged when the needle is inserted, and certainly not destroyed.

The epidermis can therefore completely close up again within 24 hours of microneedling, minimising the risk of infection and delayed wound healing.

The desired inflammation in the deeper layers of the skin can cause swelling, redness and haematomas, depending on the depth of needling, but these usually heal without complications and completely scar-free.

Microneedling releases growth factors

During microneedling, the skin is perforated by numerous needle stitches. As a result, the body releases numerous growth factors.

Of the body’s own growth factors, it is above all the fibroblast growth factor, the platelet growth factor and the transforming growth factors alpha and beta that enable the production and multiplication of intercellular matrix proteins.

At the same time, the fibroblasts in the connective tissue are stimulated to produce the important building blocks collagen and elastin.

New collagen in tissue

An important step in microneedling therapy is the incorporation of new type III collagen fibres into the existing tissue matrix. For this purpose, type III collagen is gradually replaced by type I collagen.

This process is all the more effective the deeper you go and is ideal at a needling depth of approx. 1.5mm. Type I collagen fibres are the main component of the connective tissue fibres of the dermis, they give the skin stability.

As a result, the new tissue is once again nice and firm and elastic.

Microneedling is suitable for a number of applications, which differ mainly in the depth of needling:

Improvement of overall skin appearance

The superficial treatment with needle depths of up to 0.3 mm is mainly used to improve minor structural damage and to soften lines and small wrinkles.

However, the stimulation of collagen synthesis does not take place at such low needle depths or only to a very small extent.

Acne scars

Microneedling in depths between 0.7mm and 1.3mm is ideal for treating atrophic scars. Atrophic scars have lost collagen during the healing process and can therefore be alleviated by stimulating collagen formation.

In the case of acne scars, microneedling is particularly effective for boxscar scars and rolling scars. The younger the scars, the more promising the treatment success.

Fresh scars that were formed less than 1 year ago can be treated particularly promisingly with microneedling.

Stretch marks

Stretch marks, such as those that can occur after pregnancy, can also be treated well with microneedling from 0.75mm.

Active substance administration

Since microneedling opens thousands of microchannels from the skin surface to the deeper layers of the dermis, the procedure is perfectly suitable as a combination therapy with preparations that are supposed to have an effect in the dermis in increased concentration.

At LIPS and SKIN in Munich, I use in particular the combination with PRP, microbotox and hyaluron fillers to moisturise the skin.

More recently, we have also had good success with the combination of Microneedling and Minoxidil against incipient hair loss.

What is the cost of microneedling?

As should be clear from everything said above, microneedling is a highly individual treatment. It is therefore difficult to quote flat rates for microneedling.

The individual price for this treatment has to be calculated according to the circumstances of the individual case, the calculation is based on the doctors’ fee schedule (GOÄ).

Of course, it makes a huge difference to the calculation whether the skin appearance of an averagely aged face should be improved or whether a body region with burn scars should be treated.

A simple anti-aging treatment of face and neck will cost approximately €250 per session as a guideline.

Depending on your individual wishes and treatment goals, there are no upper limits. If, for example, the décolleté is to be refined as well, the costs will increase by about €90.

If additional services such as a Vampire Lift or Micro Botox are added, the price will be correspondingly higher.

Microneedling costs including Botox are approximately 450€. Microneedling plus Vampire Lift (PRP/own blood therapy) costs about 500€.

When you book several sessions at once I do not need to calculate the consultation costs each time.

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