Avané Clinic
Dr. Pancholi

Microneedling in Nairobi

May 5, 2022

According to a recent study done at Chapman University in California, USA, it was discovered that most people are displeased with their skin appearance. The research showed that only 28% of men and 26% of women are comfortable with their looks, leaving a vast majority dissatisfied with their looks.

While this may seem distraught to many, the good news is that at Avané Clinic, Nairobi, we offer microneedling services, a therapy used to reverse the effects of damaged skin and prevents further progression of the effects on the skin after treatment. Avané Clinic offers a sure and effective remedy for your problem and rejuvenates the confidence you have in your skin, through microneedling therapy. At Avané Clinic, we use microneedling to treat wrinkles, acne, body scars, décolleté lines on the neck, stretch marks, aging skin, and acne scars, among other skin-related problems. Our highly trained and rich experienced staff, work tireless to ensure that we restore the confidence you have in your skin, as well as guide you on ways to enhance a healthier skin.

Microneedling is a skin treatment therapy mode that depends on the skin’s ability to heal itself after being slightly injured. It is also called percutaneous collagen induction therapy. Avané Clinic utilizes the highest level of technology for microneedling, and we use derma pens and dermarollers for this treatment. The devices have about 12-to-36-minute needles of about 0.5 to 2.5 mm in size, which allow precise use and optimal results in operations. The needles are adjustable, which helps provide perfect access to the skin’s dermal layer, even at deeper levels. Moreover, the procedure involves the use of serum or creams on the skin. At Avané, we use a high-quality serum that is selected based on the clients’ specifications and matches their body requirements so as to ensure it is compatible with their bodies and facilitates optimal recovery.

 At Avané Clinic, professionalism is key. This is well demonstrated by our team of dermatologists and supporting staff. Here, we believe that treatment is a procedure and the end goals are of benefits to both the medics and especially, our clients. With this in mind, we recommend deep consultations with our specialists so as to grasp the requirements and draw up the specific material to use. After consultations and consent from the client, we set a date for the procedure.

Before the therapy begins, we use numbing creams on the area under treatment so as to reduce sensitivity or discomfort. After half an hour, the skin is cleansed and the procedure starts. Using the derma roller, the skin is pricked slightly and continuously. Penetration into the skin is done at different levels and depths, ranging from 0.3 to 1.5mm depending on the area under treatment. Our specialists then apply serum or cream on the skin. The serum contains a myriad of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients which penetrate the skin via the minute perforations left after microneedling. This helps increase the general effectiveness of the therapy. The whole procedure takes approximately two hours to be completed.

One may argue that microneedling is novel to the medical sector. However, the therapy method was invented back in 1995 by Dr. Desmond Fernandes. He used it to treat wrinkles and scars by use of a small needle stamp to stimulate collagen production. With further research on the subject, better devices were incorporated into the treatment of the scope of problems it could tret also widened. This paved way for modern-day methods of treatment, such as the highly effective derma pen therapy.

The microneedling procedure helps in the reduction of dull skin complexion on the skin. The serum used helps to enhance brighter and healthier skin. In addition, it is used to reverse the effects of acne scars eliminating the usual dark spots left by acne on the patient’s skin. This helps ease the cost of earlier forms of treatment that they may be using such as creams and makeup, all of which are expensive and at times, may tend to worsen the situation rather than provide a remedy. It is also used to treat thinned or pre-lasered skin safely, with a guarantee of success.

Moreover, microneedling can be used as an efficient mode of concealing signs of aging on both men and women. It aids in preventing the cost and health implications involved in plastic surgery, as it provides a much cheaper and healthier alternative. Microneedling has little downtime of about 2 to 3 days, which helps decrease the healing time and ensures one is back to their normal routines within the shortest time possible. At Avané, we use a derma roller and a derma pen, which prevent injuries to the skin and enhance the healing process. We understand the pain phobia in most people and resolve to use a numbing cream on the skin, to ensure little to no pain. The cream has no side effects on the skin, hence it’s safe to use. Moreover, microneedling is effective but not permanent. This means that if one is displeased by the procedure (this is very rare at Avané Clinic), they could always stop the treatment and revert back to the old look easily.

Microneedling is open to and applicable to all willing persons, of any race or any skin tone. This means that everyone gets an equal chance of experiencing a life-changing experience. At Avané, we are conscious of this and have placed strict rules that govern our conduct in regards to racism, and equal treatment of all. Despite the fact that microneedling does not involve any chemicals, at Avané we do not recommend it for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Our clients under maternal care are taken through an informative consultation schedule and we advise them to seek other methods of skin management, and we can then reconsider microneedling at a later time. This goes to show our commitment to the well-being of our clients.

On the other hand, microneedling has its downside, but at Avané we work to ensure that the risk is minimized as much as possible. To start with, it is associated with the development of acne. It is also associated with skin rashes or itchy, irritable skin. Avané Clinic ensures that the cream used is compatible with the client’s skin, hence reducing the risk of acne or rash formation. It is also marred by stereotypes such as the thought that it is painful and uncomfortable. However, at Avané we use the derma pens or dermarollers, which vibrate. The vibrations create a pleasing sensation on the skin and when coupled up with the numbing cream, we eliminate the possibility of one feeling any pain.

Avané Clinic offers the best remedy for what may possibly be your hugest problem. We offer quality and effective solutions, at a client-friendly price. Our team of dermatologists is a top professional with rich knowledge of the treatments, and when coupled up with the top-of-the-range technology used, you are assured that you will get the value for your time and money. You can trust us with your skin and we guarantee you the best treat of a lifetime. Visit us at our clinic at Yaya center, Nairobi, consult with our dermatologists, and start the journey to transform your life.

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