In desperate need of a facial boost? Having microneedling in Dubai may just be the solution you’ve been looking for
5 July 2018| Last updated on 1 October 2019
Microneedling is a multi-purpose treatment that targets everything from hair loss to acne scars.
If you’ve tried all the creams and ‘miracle’ serums available in the world, but are still left looking for a cost-effective way of removing fine lines, hyperpigmentation and acne scars? Try microneedling.
As a minimally-invasive treatment, having microneedling in Dubai can help to improve the look of scarring, boost your collagen and encourage hair growth, too! All of which many women battle with while living in Dubai’s sunny climate.
If you’re considering having microneedling done here in Dubai, first book a consultation with one of Dubai’s best cosmetic surgery clinics and dermatologists.
Then, make sure to have read our complete guide microneedling here so you’re prepared with the right questions to ask!
How does Microneedling work?
Simply put, microneedling works as a minimally invasive treatment in which a dermatologist or aesthetician creates tiny punctures into your skin using micro-fine, short needles – we’re talking 0.5 to 2 millimetres in diameter.
This creates ‘micro-injuries’ in your skin, which helps to kick-start your body’s wound healing process. This helps to stimulate collagen and elastin production, leaving you with a rejuvenated look!
Although the practice of microneedling dates back to 1995, it has gained recent popularity thanks to new technology, and tens of thousands of reviews, videos and Instagram posts by beauty enthusiasts.
The most popular microneedling device is known as a dermaroller, and can actually be done at home yourself with the right machine. However, using a dermaroller at home is advisable during your main microneedling appointments with a professional.
Lastly, once punctures are made in your skin, products applied such as hyaluronic acid and vitamin C are able to penetrate deeper and work more effectively.
Where to have Microneedling in Dubai
Almost all cosmetic surgery clinics offer microneedling in Dubai; we particularly recommend a visit to Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group, Drs. Nicolas and Asp and Dr. Kamil Al Rustom Skin and Laser Centre to discuss your treatment and desired results.
You can find a big list of Dubai’s cosmetic surgery clinics here for you to get in touch with.
What results does microneedling give?
Microneedling in Dubai is hailed as giving fairly immediate results. After your first session, you’ll look plump, pink and luminous for a couple of weeks.
After the slight swelling subsides, you should notice a dewy, glowy complexion and a new plumpness to your skin.
After 4 to 6 weeks, if you continue with your microneedling treatments, you may experience up to a 400% increase in your body’s production of collagen and elasticity six months after completing your full treatment course.
Is microneedling painful?
Microneedling is not entirely pain-free, as it repeatedly pokes into your skin. However, the discomfort isn’t unbearable and does not linger.
Those who have had microneedling, including our Group Editor, Rebecca, have compared it to the sensation of having a tattoo.
Saying that, the treatment only passes over the same area once, so the entire process is quick and easy.
One of the benefits of having microneedling in Dubai done is that you only have a few days of downtime – 3 to 5 days, to be exact. Directly after your microneedling session, you may have a red appearance and some swelling.
Is microneedling safe to do?
Having microneedling in Dubai is very safe and effective, provided your treatment is performed by an experienced professional.
The pain of having microneedling done is not too high, and if you follow the instructions of your dermatologist – as they should advise what’s best for your type of skin, and how to achieve your desired results – your whole microneedling experience should be positive.
Saying that, as with anything, microneedling shouldn’t be abused. As it’s minimally-invasive, you can have sessions 4 to 6 weeks apart. However, it is not suitable for anyone with irritated skin, active acne, eczema, psoriasis or other skin conditions.
Other side-effects of microneedling you need to be aware of include:
- Dry skin may occur due to loss of your skin’s moisture
- Your skin will feel tender and tighter to touch
- You skin may take a reddish complexion, similar to sunburn
- On rare occasions, bruising, swelling and small pustules may form
- Increased risk of infection if tools are not cleaned correctly
- Itchiness may occur, rashes, itchy bumps and hypersensitivity also
Can you have to much microneedling?
Yes, it is possible to OD on microneedling. Frequent microneedling can lead to broken capillaries, and may cause your skin to look slightly plastic-like if you over abuse it with repeated microneedling and micro-injuries.
Sticking to a once-a-month plan, or every six weeks, will allow time for your skin to fully recover between sessions.
What other treatments can you combine microneedling with?
As we’ve mentioned, having microneedling is the perfect opportunity to combine your treatment with topical products. Applying products such as hyaluronic acid and vitamin C can help give your skin that added boost, post-treatment.
Another popular combined treatment is having microneedling with PRP in Dubai; PRP stands for ‘Platelet Rich Plasma’, and rapidly became popular thanks to Kim Kardashian’s promotion of the ‘vampire facial’.
What is PRP therapy in Dubai?
Basically, PRP takes the plasma from your own blood, which is then re-inserted into your skin with the use of needles. Combining both microneedling and PRP helps to ensure your skin is given that needed boost, both inside and outside.
How much does Microneedling cost in Dubai?
The cost of microneedling in Dubai can range based on what clinic you visit; however, the general price range is between AED 400 to AED 1,000 per session.