Exceed Blog

by | 23 April 2021

Medical microneedling or Collagen Induction Therapy has for many years, been an incredibly popular treatment offering. Performed by an expert skin therapist, medical microneedling is designed to stimulate and regenerate the skin all with proven benefits for not only targeting and treating loss of structural integrity but also targeting scarring that may have been left as a result of acne conditions, among many other skin health benefits.

With so many devices along with varied treatment techniques available, it can be difficult to understand exactly what you need to look for when searching for the perfect skin needling treatment! Below, we share with you our hints and tips to help you prepare for and get the best out of your medical microneedling treatment.

Medical microneedling is a procedure designed to enhance & improve the skin and its function via the activation of the skin’s natural regenerative processes which in turn, stimulates collagen production. Along with stimulating collagen production, medical microneedling will trigger certain growth factors which can help to smooth the skin texture, target congestion within the follicles, reduce discolouration/pigmentation and even work to reduce the appearance of dilated and damaged capillaries.

The way in which the treatment is performed and the accuracy of the device that is used will greatly dictate the results achieved – This is why we choose to work with a device that has all of the global certifications, a device that is created and manufactured in a way that ensures the safest treatment is performed and a device which allows for the best results to be achieved – EXCEED by Ameia Med.

Working with the German engineered and manufactured EXCEED medical microneedling device, your expert skin therapist is able to create tiny, precise and cylindrical microchannels into the skin working at different depths of the epidermis and the dermis with each target area delivering a different response and result. Utilising tiny needles the creation of controlled microchannels in the skin instigates the regeneration of skin cells via a natural process of healing.

Lets take a moment to talk more about what is needed in the lead up to the treatment so that you can achieve the best results!



How to prepare for EXCEED medical micro needling – 

Let’s think for a moment about going to the gym – If you head to the gym for the first time, in a long time and try and lift a heavy weight without any preparation, chances are you might injure yourself. The more sensible way to eventually lift a heavy weight is to first try and lift a lighter weight! Once you have prepared and conditioned your body to be able to do this, lifting the heavy weight becomes easier.

The same can be said for preparing the skin in the lead up to a medical microneedling treatment.

To ensure you receive the best results and get the most our of your treatment, it is important to prepare the skin and its cells and systems so that they are functioning at their peak when the treatment is performed.

To do this, we have a few steps you can take –

  • Introduce nutritional supplements – Each and every cell of the body is created with a specialised cell membrane. This cell membrane allows for important messaging between cells, leading to a healthy functioning skin. Medical microneedling will promote health cell to cell communication. To ensure correct communication, the cell membrane must be working adequately. To help strengthen and support cell membrane health, we can introduce nutritional supplements. When looking at nutritional supplements, look for a good quality EPA and DHA or ‘Omega – 3’ as they play an important role throughout the body and as influential structural components of the cell membrane.  If the cell membrane is functioning well, vital messages can be transported more effectively between cells – resulting in optimal cellular health and functioning and a better outcome from your medical microneedling treatment!
  • Manipulate cellular communication – In the lead up to a medical microneedling treatment, it is important to manipulate or ‘wake up’ the cells of the epidermis and dermis. To do these treatments that incorporate the use of LED can be beneficial. Utilising different wavelengths of light will enable the cells ‘energy bank’ to function optimally.
  • Appropriate topical skincare – This is another key step to consider in the lead up to a medical microneedling treatment. Utilising and working with a physiological skin care range that works with the skin and not against it is key to a great result!  Look for products and formulations that contain the essential building blocks for cellular health – Zinc, Omega 3 & 6, Antioxidant Vitamin A, C & E and SPF just to name a few!

Priming and prepping the skin is fundamental to a superior treatment and result when experiencing an EXCEED medical microneedling treatment and by following the outlined steps above, you will be assured to receive the best treatment for your concern.



So, does the treatment hurt?

This is one of the most common questions asked when discussing any medical microneedling treatment. You can be rest assured that due to the superior design of both the EXCEED device and the sterile micro needle cartridges, the EXCEED medical microneedling treatment can be more comfortable compared to other devices on the market. This can be attributed to specialised mechanisms created with client comfort at front of mind. The EXCEED cartridges that are used throughout treatment are equipped with a tilting needle plate which will adapt to the different surfaces of the skin to ensure perpendicular needle penetration & minimal epidermal trauma.

When compared to other more invasive treatments available, the gentle stimulus provided by medical microneedling is considered far more effective than many other skin care treatments. EXCEED medical microneedling is a quick & easy technique with little downtime and the best thing is that after a course of treatments the skin structure is visibly revitalised, rejuvenated, replenished and regenerated.

So, what are you waiting for?

If you have been thinking about experiencing this powerful, game changing treatment, simply look no further than your local clinic that works with the EXCEED device.

To locate your nearest clinic that offers the EXCEED medical microneedling treatment, please find our clinic finder here 💙