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Microneedling is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after skincare treatments available today. This transformative procedure involves using ultra-fine, sterilised needles to create controlled micro-injuries on the skin, which activate the body's natural healing processes. The result increased collagen and elastin production, two proteins vital for youthful, elastic skin. Microneedling has gained prominence for its efficacy, minimal downtime, and adaptability to treat various skin conditions, from to fine lines. The Dermaroller Excellarispro Twist is a frontrunner in microneedling technology, offering practitioners a new level of control and efficiency with its precision engineering and latest skincare technology.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is microneedling?

At its core, microneedling involves using a device equipped with tiny, fine-pointed needles. These needles are systematically moved across the skin’s surface, creating thousands of minuscule punctures. These superficial injuries are enough to kick-start the body’s wound-healing cascade. And, just as our body rushes to heal a scratch or minor cut, it runs to repair these micro-injuries.

Whats the science behind skin needling?

When the skin undergoes these controlled punctures, there’s an immediate response from our body’s defence mechanisms. Platelets are activated, growth factors are released, and inflammation a vital aspect of the healing process ensues. 


-    Collagen and Elastins:
In the subsequent stages of healing, fibroblast cells (which reside within our skin) begin synthesising collagen and elastin. Collagen, a sturdy protein, gives skin its structural integrity, preventing it from sagging. Elastin, on the other hand, provides elasticity, allowing skin to bounce back after being stretched. The combined production of these proteins revitalises the skin’s texture and appearance, making it firmer and more youthful.


- Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) & Percutaneous Collagen Therapy (PCI):
These terms are often used interchangeably with microneedling and for a good reason. CIT emphasises the role of microneedling in inducing (or stimulating) collagen production. Similarly, PCI points to the percutaneous (through the skin) method of introducing these micro-injuries, stimulating collagen production. Both these terms underline the core objective of the procedure—to naturally augment the skin’s collagen and elastin stores.


In essence, microneedling is more than just a procedure; it’s a strategic manipulation of the body’s innate healing mechanisms. By creating controlled injuries, we’re coaxing the skin into revitalising itself. In aesthetic medicine, where treatments are continually evolving, the effectiveness and minimal invasiveness of microneedling have firmly established its position as a cornerstone therapy.

Whats Xcellaris pro?

As microneedling continues to flourish, the tools and devices accompanying this rise must match precision, innovation, and reliability. Enter the XCELLARISPRO Twist—a device that encapsulates these attributes and more.


Let’s dive into the intricacies of this groundbreaking tool and unveil its potential to redefine the microneedling experience. 

- The Device

Ergonomic Design: Crafted keeping the practitioner’s comfort in mind, the XCELLARISPRO Twist’s ergonomically shaped handpiece fits seamlessly into the hand. This design ensures fatigue-free operation, even during prolonged procedures, allowing clinicians to offer our patients the most accurate and consistent treatment.


- Powerful Angular Gear Motor: The engine that powers this device is nothing short of revolutionary. The robust angular gear motor ensures consistent needle movement and facilitates a smoother microneedling experience, minimising discomfort for the patient.


- Active Needle Retrieval: This unique feature showcases the device’s commitment to precision. Active needle retrieval ensures that the needles are retracted efficiently after each insertion, further optimising the treatment process and ensuring even results across the treatment area.

Whats the benefits of Skin Needling?

Microneedling can help improve the appearance and texture of your skin. It can minimise stretch marks, Acne scars and other scars, wrinkles and skin concerns.


It doesn’t carry the risk of skin discoloration, unlike some facial rejuvenation procedures that use heat, light or lasers. This makes microneedling ideal for people with darker skin tones.

What happens before micrneedling treatment?

Before microneedling, you have a consultation with our medical doctor.


Our Doctor will examine your skin, review your health history and discuss your goals for the procedure. They may also take photos of the area so you can compare your skin before and after microneedling.


This is a good time to ask any questions you may have about microneedling, such as:

- Are there risks or side effects?

- Does microneedling hurt?

- How soon will I see results?

- Is there downtime after the procedure?

- Will I need more than one treatment?


About a month before treatment, your healthcare provider may ask you to apply vitamin A or C cream to your skin. These creams can help start the process of collagen production.

What can i expect after microneedling?

In the days and weeks after microneedling, you might notice that your skin burns or feels tight. Some people also have dry, flaking skin that improves with exfoliating and moisturiser.


Most people need multiple microneedling treatments, usually about 3 weeks to 6 weeks apart. It can take 6 weeks­ to 3 months to see results which continue to improve as time goes on. Afterward, you might need the procedure once a year for maintenance.

Who should'nt have Microneedling?

Talk to our Doctor before getting microneedling if you have:

- Acne or are taking medication for acne.

- Blood disorders or are on anticoagulants (drugs that prevent blood clots).

- Cancer and are receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

- Frequent skin rashes (contact dermatitis) or cold sores.

- Keloidal tendency (your skin forms hard, raised scars).

- Moles, freckles, skin tags or other growths that change in size or shape or bleed.

- Skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.

Who can have microneedling?

Microneedling has cosmetic and medical uses. You might consider microneedling if you’re concerned about:

- Enlarged pores.

- Fine lines or wrinkles.

- Loose or crepey (thin and wrinkled) skin.

- Mild scars, especially those from acne or burns.

- Skin discoloration or uneven skin tone.

- Stretch marks.


The procedure can also help people who have medical conditions such as:

- Alopecia areata (hair loss due to an autoimmune disease).

- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).


In some cases, our Doctors use microneedling to deliver drugs or vaccines directly into your skin. The microneedles might be part of a patch that people apply themselves instead of going to their healthcare provider for shots.

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