Microneedling is a treatment using a device fitted with small needles to perforate the skin. This device can be manual (Dermaroller®) or electric (Dermapen®).

The aim of the treatment is to trigger the regeneration of collagen and all skin tissue, resulting in smoother, firmer, more toned skin.


Microneedling is mainly used on the face, but can also be used on the décolleté or on certain stretch marks and scars elsewhere on the body. The procedure is minimally invasive and requires very little downtime. Generally, slight redness and irritation may occur for a few days after the session.

About Microneedling

The treatment is considered safe for most people in good health. However, it may not be recommended if you are taking certain anti-acne medication or if you are pregnant.

This treatment is considered effective for treating minor scars caused by acne, injuries and ageing. You’ll probably also notice brighter, firmer skin. Ideal results are achieved after several sessions.

Microneedling can also be used to penetrate your usual serums or those suggested by your doctor. It can of course be combined with PRP.

Although this treatment can be carried out at home, microneedling at the surgery is much more effective.

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Every surgical procedure can involve risks and complications that the patient must accept; your plastic surgeon will make it his duty to reduce the rate of these by choosing the technique best suited to your medical situation. Complications such as haemorrhage, wound or prosthesis infections and poor healing, although relatively rare, can occur with any type of surgery. This document has been drawn up to supplement the information received during the consultations. This text is not exhaustive, and cannot replace a specialist consultation; it may answer certain questions or raise others. Each patient will receive full and detailed information, in line with their own medical status and the procedure of their choice.

For more information, please consider a consultation or visit the website of the official body of the Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery : www.rbsps.org

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