What is microneedling ?
Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds into the top layer of skin. This minimally invasive treatment creates ‘micro-injuries’ which stimulates the body’s natural wound healing processes, resulting in cell turnover and increased collagen and elastin production, therefore reversing as well as preventing signs of ageing.
One of the main benefits of microneedling is its ability to stimulate the growth of new collagen and elastin. This is the key to new, youthful-looking skin.
A few sessions will noticeably reduce fine lines, crow’s feet, and deep wrinkles. Skin will appear smoother and acne’s scars and stretch marks will be significantly reduced.
Micro needling stimulates the body’s own natural healing mechanisms, so the results are very natural, and,because there’s minimal downtime with it, we recommend it as maintenance for people who are trying to stave off the signs of ageing.
Micro needling can also be used in conjunction with other anti- ageing treatments such as Plasma and Chemical peels. By mixing up these great treatments, you can achieve some really great results.
What are the main benefits of microneedling?
Reduces fine lines
Improves skin texture
Gives the skin a healthy radiance
The main purpose of a microneedling treatment is to stimulate the skins natural production of elastin and collagen. These two components of skin are what create the scaffolding and support and keep winkles and sagging at bay.
As we age, we produce less and less of these important building blocks and microneedling kick starts the production again, creating fabulous anti-ageing results.
Acne scarring creates lumps and bumps on the skin that no make up can really hide. Microneedling relaxes scar tissue and smooths these out resulting in a much softer, smoother complexion.
Microneedling is not only suitable for the face, it’s a great treatment for the reduction in stretch marks and general body scars. Remember, the newer the scar in question, the quicker the results can be achieved.
How often should I have a treatment.
One treatment alone will not be enough to achieve a good result, this is a treatment that needs to be undertaken over a period of time and a regular course is recommended. Our skin specialist will advise you on a treatment programme to suit your needs.
Generally, most people have a condensed course of between 4-6 treatments and then maintenance treatments thereon in.
For best results, we recommend no less than 4 weeks between treatments to allow the skin to heal.
Does is hurt?
A fine layer of approved, anaesthetic cream is applied to your skin prior to commencement of this treatment so there should be virtually no pain at all.
What will I look like after a treatment?
Contrary to popular belief, seeing blood after a treatment is not good and is a sign that the treatment has been carried out too harshly. This can cause scarring and unnecessary damage to your skin. Seeing blood is NOT necessary.
The area that we are targeting lies just underneath the very top layer of your skin and the layer where the blood supply lies is much deeper. Hitting this area is of no benefit to what we are trying to achieve.
After a treatment, you should expect to be a little red or pink in areas and this can sometimes last around 24 hours.
Obviously, everyone’s skin is different so immediate results will vary. Occasionally, the odd spot of blood may appear but this should not be excessive and is completely normal.
How much does this treatment cost?
A treatment is £60 and a course of 6 can be purchased for £250 (saving £110). These treatments can be alternated with chemical peels at no extra charge.
For more information on chemical peels, please visit our website or view the chemical peel information on our FB business page.
Can I wear make up after my treatment?
It is in advisable to wear make up for 24 hours, the skins barrier has been broken and is therefore more susceptible to infection and irritation.
Allow the skin to naturally close up the tiny needle channels before applying any products, including make up, to the skin.