Micro Needling creates visible results with no downtime. The skin needling treatment helps reduce ageing lines, scars, stretch marks and skin concerns.
This type of skin treatment stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating visible results with minimal downtime. Micro Needling can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, scars, stretch marks and other skin concerns.
1 Treatment £360, 3 Treatments £900 (includes aftercare kit)
Microneedling improves the skin by improving the thickness of the dermis as well as the epidermis. This in return improves skin texture and reduces wrinkles. It can also have a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation.
Disfiguring scars, especially acne scars, can many times also be improved. New collagen fibres elevate any depressed scar tissue. An improved blood supply (neo-angiogenesis) into the previous fibrotic scar tissue also harmonises and blends the pigmentation with the periphery skin.
As already mentioned, medical microneedling is a non-ablative treatment i.e does not remove the top layer of skin. Alternatives are the ablative skin treatments such as lasers, chemical peels and dermabrasions which do remove the top layer of skin and subsequently have more downtime and associated side effects and possible risks.
However, in situations where the top layer of skin is more obviously affected with more severe changes in colour, wrinkles and quality of skin, then ablative treatments may be indicated and preferred over non-ablative skin treatments.
A numbing cream on the skin is used before the treatment in order to render the procedure significantly less painful. Very occasionally a local anaesthetic injection may be needed for very sensitive areas. Nonetheless, some pressure sensations will still be felt, although these should not be too painful.
It can take between 6- 8 weeks before visible signs of skin regeneration are seen but the process will continue to evolve over the ensuing months providing a gradual improvement. Although a single treatment can provide a noticeable result, ideally a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart, are recommended to achieve optimal results.
Generally, it is not suitable for patients who have used Roaccutane (isotretinoin) within the last 3 months, or have any history of keloid, hypertrophic scars or poor wound healing, or those who have open wounds, cuts or abrasions on the skin.
Moreover, patients who have had radiation treatment to the skin within the last year are also advised to not have this treatment. It is also best avoided in any patient who has any kind of current skin infection, condition, herpes simplex in the area to be treated.