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:
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
The 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.
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.