Micro-needling is a non-surgical procedure for facial rejuvenation which involves the use of a needling device to create controlled skin injury.
The control injury triggers the body to feel micro-wounds to produce new collagen and elastin in the deeper layers of the skin (dermis). In addition, new capillaries are formed which then leads to reduction of scarring and skin rejuvenation & improves skin texture and firmness.
You will have a slight redness and inflammation but this will calm down after 24 hours.
Possible bleeding spots, mild swelling and redness for 48 hours.
Topical numbing cream is applied 20 minutes prior to treatment.
6 weeks apart (course advised).
Skin tightening, facial rejuvenation.
Pregnancy, breastfeeding, skin infections, diseases (excluding acne), bleeding disorders, keloid constitution, pacemaker, vascular stent, implant, skin malignancy.
Price – £220
A topical numbing cream will be applied to the skin prior to any treatment. This means that the procedure is comfortable and pain is minimal.
As with any aesthetic treatment, sun exposure should be avoided for 3 weeks prior to any treatment. We also advise to stop any retinol-based skincare for 3 days prior to the treatment.
You will have a slight redness and healing response inflammation but this will usually calm down after 12-24 hours. A mineral based makeup may be used immediately post procedure.
Following the micro-needling treatment, we generally advise to use only medical grade skincare and to avoid anything too harsh on the skin, such as strong retinoids and acids. SPF is essential for the days following the treatment.
Usually, we advise to complete an initial course of 4-6 treatments, once per month, and then a maintenance session every 3-6 months thereafter. Certain conditions, such as acne scarring may require more sessions for optimal results.
Yes – Micro-needling has been shown to be effective in reducing the appearance of acne scars. This is a process so don’t expect dramatic results overnight though! Usually, a course of treatments is needed to achieve the best possible result.
Yes – micro-needling is known as a ‘collagen induction therapy’, i.e. it stimulates a response in your own body to increase levels of collagen and elastin in the dermis of the skin. As a result, fine lines and wrinkles can appear reduced after a course of treatments.