Microneedling protocol: you are doing it 100% wrong


Updated: 4 December 2023

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Embark on a skincare odyssey with our elite microneedling protocol guide, your compass to mastering the art of microneedling. This innovative manual unveils the transformative power of microneedling, a pioneering treatment that employs minuscule needles to rejuvenate your skin’s natural healing abilities.

Microneedling protocol: 10 right steps for collagen production

Ideal for both skincare newcomers and connoisseurs, our guide is a lighthouse in the vast sea of beauty, spotlighting the scientific wonders behind the microneedling protocol. It’s your atlas for navigating the selection of perfect tools and magical elixirs tailored to your skin’s unique narrative.

Learn to conquer age-old foes like wrinkles, scars, and uneven pigmentation with our microneedling protocol. Filled with sage advice and custom-tailored routines, this guide is your star chart to a galaxy of flawless skin. Prepare to embark on your transformative journey with our microneedling protocol guide, where every chapter leads to radiant beauty!.

Microneedling protocol: a road map

At the Skin Care Center, we’ve perfected a unique protocol for Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI) skin rejuvenation that ensures exceptional results. Our process is meticulously designed to prioritize safety and efficacy:

  1. Preparation: We start by cleansing your skin with a gentle antiseptic soap, ensuring that all makeup and sunscreen creams are completely removed. Our certified staff complies with OSHA blood-borne pathogen certification criteria, using protective goggles, sterile gloves, and masks.
  2. Topical Anesthesia: To ensure your comfort, we apply a topical Lidocaine and Prilocaine cream (2.5% lidocaine; 2.5% prilocaine) with saran wrap. This anesthesia is applied for 10 to 15 minutes to one area at a time, especially in sensitive areas like the forehead and perioral and periorbital areas.
  3. Cleansing: We remove the Prilocaine cream with sterile gauzes, cleanse your skin with HIBICLINS (chlorhexidine gluconate 4% w/v), and perform a final wash with sterile saline.
  4. Customized Microneedle Depths: Our experienced staff selects the appropriate microneedle depths based on the specific treatment area. Depths range from 0.25 mm to 1.0 mm for areas like the forehead, face, eyelids, lips, chin, neck, and decolletage. Depths of 1.0 mm are chosen for upper extremities, mild-moderate wrinkles, lax crepey skin, hypo/hyperpigmentations, and hypertrophic scars.
  5. Microneedling: Using sterile gloves, we perform gentle, steady gliding passes with hyaluronic acid as a wetting agent. Each section of the face and neck undergoes at least 10 to 20 passes in vertical, horizontal, and oblique directions.
  6. Specialized Techniques: For severe wrinkle lines, deeper pigmentations, and deep acne scars, we employ a rocking stamp method to ensure comprehensive treatment.
  7. Observation: We cleanse the treatment sites with sterile saline and closely observe the endpoint, looking for uniform pinkness or punctate bleeding. Any uneven or missed areas receive additional passes.
  8. Cosmeceutical Massage: We massage cosmeceuticals containing cytokine growth factors into the treated skin within 5 to 15 minutes, following the same pattern and frequency as during microneedling.
  9. Moisturization: Hyaluronic acid moisturizer is applied to keep your skin hydrated and supple.
  10. Post-Treatment Care: After two days of twice-daily applications of cytokine growth factors, we introduce a regular skincare regimen. This includes sunscreen, pigment inhibitors, antioxidants, vitamins A and C, and mineral-based makeup.

In our Surgical Center, the protocol aligns closely with that of the Skin Care Center, with a few enhancements. Surgical procedures are considered when employing PRP application with plasma-poor plasma (PPP) used as the wetting agent. After microneedling, PRP is massaged into the treated skin within 3 to 5 minutes, following the same pattern and frequency passes as performed during microneedling. Additionally, microneedling depths between 0.5 to 2.5 mm are recommended for prominent scars, deep rhytids, and hair-stimulation.

Rest assured, whether you choose our Skin Care Center or Surgical Center, you’ll receive the highest level of care and expertise in your journey to rejuvenated, radiant skin.


Saba Saeed

Saba Saeed

Saba Saeed M.phil in pharmaceutical sciences., is a Board-Certified pharmacist with research expertise in Dermatology, Fellow of the American research centre in drug development and discovery, and has been an international leader in developing microneedles for different skin conditions for over 15 years. She played an important role in developing insulin loaded microneedles and later proved effectiveness of micro-needling technique in various cosmetic and dermatology treatments. She pioneered an online consultation center regarding effectiveness of microneedling and dosage of various substances delivered via it. She provided online consultation to a number of men and women which helped them in making right decision for their skin.She also worked on novel drug delivery system i.e. mucoadhesive buccal patches for delivery of drugs with narrow therapeutic index. She is recently working on 3D-printing of drugs and loading of anti-diabetic drugs on microneedles with Dr. Sohail Muhammad Arshad (Dean Faculty of Pharmacy). She has contirbuted alot in serving needs of the community and is uplifting culture of safety and security. She provides online consultation on various health related concerns and you can book an appointment directly with her to inquire about related concerns.She also worked on novel drug delivery system i.e. mucoadhesive buccal patches for delivery of drugs with narrow therapeutic index. She is recently working on 3D-printing of drugs and loading of anti-diabetic drugs on microneedles with Dr. Sohail Muhammad Arshad (Dean Faculty of Pharmacy).She has contirbuted alot in serving needs oft he community and is uplifting culture of safety and security. She provides online consultation on various health related concerns and you can book an appointment directly with her to inquire about related concerns.

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