Microneedling – Collagen Induction Therapy

Microneedling is used to encourage collagen production.

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Collagen Induction Therapy: Microneedling

Microneedling is used to encourage collagen production. 

Microneedling uses small, sterilised needles to prick the skin. It’s mostly used on the face and may reduce the appearance of acne, dark spots and wrinkles. Microneedling helps the skin generate new collagen and helps tone, firm and smooth the skin.

To find out if Microneedling is right for you, a consultation will need to be booked with one of our experts to examine your skin and receommend the right treatment regime for you. Please book below.

How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling is also called collagen induction therapy. Tiny pinpricks are made into the skin which cause slight injury and therefore encourages the skin to make new collagen-rich tissue to replace and repair. 

The new skin tissue generated as a result of the treatment is more even in tone and texture, leaving the skin feeling fuller and plumper. 

If you’ve experienced injury, or with age have noticed your skin feeling less firm, this innovative and minimally invasive treatment can help generate new collagen to help your skin feel firm once more. 

What are the benefits of Microneedling?

Effective at treating minor scarring related to acne, scars and stretch marks. It rejuvenates and plumps the skin whilst being minimally invasive, causing little discomfort and minimal downtime. Making it the ideal treatment to help with reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores to name but a few.

Microneedling is considerably less expensive than traditional laser therapy and doesn’t pose the risk of damaging the skin’s natural pigmentation.

  • Improves skin elasticity
  • Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
  • Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces appearance of enlarged pores
  • Minimal downtime
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Cost effective
  • Minimally invasive

How Long Does Microneedling Take?

The appointment may take around 2 hours. (45 mins to an hour before a topical anaesthetic is applied).

Each Microneedling session takes around 30 minutes.

You may need multiple treatment sessions for best results.

How Many Microneedling Treatments Do I Need?

Treatment regimes vary depending on what is being treated. As an example acne scars may need 6 sessions. 

Generally 4-6 sessions are recommended and the skins should have increased collagen production for 3-6 months after microneedling treatment, as long as aftercare guidelines are followed.

Who is Microneedling Suitable For?

Microneedling is suitable for most skin types but may not be suitable for people with eczema, moderate to severe psoriasis and active acne. Our specialist will consult with you fully before treatment begins. 

Generally it is considered safe for most people who have overall good health, minor redness and irritation can be experienced a few days after the procedure. 

You may need to stop using certain medications and retinoids/exfoliants before your appointment. Our fully trained consultants will discuss this with you before your appointment.

Microneedling Aftercare

Microneedling is beneficial for the minimal downtime experienced by patients but does require some aftercare.

It’s best to let your skin heal before applying makeup. Your skin will also be sensitive to the sun, so a good SPF cream should be worn. Try not to expose your skin to harsh chemicals for at least a week after treatment. 

You should notice your new skin rejuvenating within a couple of weeks. 

Do:

  • Make sure to stay hydrated
  • Use a cooling mask
  • Use collagen-stimulating peptides
  • Use an antioxidant serum

Don’t:

  • Expose your skin to sun too much
  • Use skin care products that have alpha-hydroxy acids and retinol in them
  • Sweat too much, try and keep cool where possible
  • Use makeup as this may hinder the healing process and clog your pores
Ready to Start Your Journey to Healthier, More Youthful Skin?

To find out if Microneedling is right for you, a consultation will need to be booked with one of our experts to examine your skin and receommend the right treatment regime for you. Please book below.

 

Price after consultation: 1 Session – £90

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