MICRO NEEDLING

 

Leading the way in Skin Rejuvination. Micro Needling the safest and most efficacious method of scar revision offering many other skin improvements with minimal down time.

 

It is a safe, chemical-free, minimally invasive treatment that rejuvenates the skin (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, or Dermapen treatment).

 

A device with fine needles creates superficial punctures in the top layer of the skin, which triggers the body to release growth factors that create new collagen and elastin. Recovery is rapid with no residual pain or discomfort.

What are the benefits of Micro Needling?

  • Improve wrinkles, minimises pore size and induces skin tightening

  • Stimulates collagen production, which promotes skin rejuvenation

  • Improves surgical, traumatic, burn and acne scars

  • Reverses sun damage and hyperpigmentation (age spots, brown spots and melasma)

  • Reduces the appearance of stretch marks

  • Prevents signs of ageing

  • Allows up to 80% more product into the skin (7-10% with normal topical application)

  • Can be carried out on any part of the body

  • Suited to all skin types and most skin conditions

  • Minimal side effects and down time

How many treatments will I need?
A course of at least three is recommended for best results. However, the speed at which you will get visible results depends on what you are treating. While some results may be almost immediate, your true results won’t be visible until 3-4 weeks after the procedure. 

Is it painful?
Micro Needling gives a tingling and prickly sensation. It's not a painful treatment and usually doesn't require any numbing cream depending on the clients own sensation threshold. The treated area will be red for around two hours after treatment and it may create a sensation similar to mild sunburn -  this reaction is completely normal and what we want to achieve in order to get results!

What happens during a Micro Needling treatment?

The skin is cleansed, toned and gently exfoliated. A topical numbing cream is sometimes applied to the areas being treated. The Dermafix pen will be stamped or will glide over the skin, whilst fine needles puncture the skin to create channels or to micro-wound the skin. This stimulates cell regeneration. Growth factors, vitamins and collagen boosting solutions are delivered into the skin for enhanced rejuvenation. A soothing collagen mask is then applied to cool down the skin and aid the healing process. A soothing recovery balm and SPF will be applied at the end of the treatment.

What shall I expect after a Micro Needling treatment?

You will have redness, which can be covered up with makeup the day after treatment. Slight redness can remain up to three days and longer in rare cases. During treatment and just after, you may experience pinpoint bleeding; this is a normal response with this procedure. The skin can feel dry, tight or may flake as a normal result of this procedure. This should resolve within a few days. This is a normal response after the Micro Needling treatment. You may moisturise more frequently if needed. Healing times may vary from client to client. Rejuvenation of the skin may be seen as soon as a week after, your best result will usually be experienced around 3-4 weeks after the procedure. Depending on life style and the number of treatments, your results can continue for up to 2 years.

Pre - Micro Needling advice

Discontinue all use of Retin-A, retinoids, or similar vitamin A compounds, harsh scrubs or exfoliating products and bleaching creams for at least three weeks  including all topical prescription acne medication. You CANNOT have this treatment if you are taking Roaccutane. Avoid tanning or prolonged sun exposure two weeks before treatment. Sun/UV exposure may cause adverse reactions, as well as worsen your existing pigmentation. Micro Needling will not be performed if any redness due to sun exposure is present on the skin.

Discontinue all use of antibiotics two weeks prior to your micro needling treatment. Avoid Dermal Fillers and Botox at least three weeks prior to treatment. Micro Needling is recommended before Botox and Dermal Fillers so that your skin is functioning better. Avoid microdermabrasion or other chemical peeling services two weeks prior to your Micro Needling treatment. Avoid waxing one week prior to Micro Needling.

Treatment Price​s

Face - £100

Face, Neck and Chest - £120

Body / Stretch Marks / Surgery Scars - Price upon consultation

Treatments may be booked every 4 weeks to allow skin to heal appropriately in between sessions. For the face, a course of 3-6 is recommended for best results. For the body a course of 6-8 sessions is recommended, with 4-6 week intervals between treatments.

Post treatment advice

Full aftercare and advice will be provided at your appointment

  • Use a gentle cleanser (no washcloths or scrubs)

  • Use a minimum of SPF30 everyday

  • Do not use sunbeds, sunbathe, sauna or steam for 14 days

  • Avoid electrolysis, waxing, bleaching (face) for 36 hours

  • Do not swim in chlorinated water for 14 days

  • No excessive exercise immediately after treatment

  • Avoid makeup for 24 hours, mineral is recommended

  • Take directed advice if undergoing laser or IPL treatment

  • Avoid Dermal Fillers and Botox for four weeks after treatment

  • Avoid the use of skincare products containing acids/alcohol

  • Do not use any products containing Vitamin A, Retin-A or similar Retinoids while undergoing a course of treatments

  • Do not use any skin peels for at least 3 weeks after the treatment

Who should NOT have this treatment?

  • Anyone pregnant or breast feeding

  • Anyone suffering from localised skin infections (i.e. cold sores)

  • Anyone allergic to stainless steel

  • Anyone that has had skin cancer in that last five years