This therapy is the latest skin renewal technique to restore the healthy youthful appearance of the skin by stimulating the production of collagen. It creates a multitude of tiny puncture wounds to the dermis which triggers the release of growth factors that stimulate the production of new collagen. Product penetration is improved for a short period by 300% so we can introduce the hydrating and nourishing product to the skin for effective results.
We recommended a minimum of 3 treatments,4 weeks apart using 0.5mm to 1mm needles depending on the skin condition
How does it work?
The pinpricks created by the needles stimulate a process in the body that promotes cnew baby collagen formation and regenerates stronger blood capillaries and the network of vessels on the face or body area treated.
Micro-needling increases the density of the skin as it regenerates epidermal tissue and parts of the dermis, particularly collagen and glycosaminoglycan content, improving cellular function and lessening the visible signs of ageing that are seen at the skin surface.
What skin conditions does it treat??
Treatments will even skin texture, reduce pigmentation/sun damage, treat dilated pores, reduce redness/erythema, openness and roughness reduction, smoothing of lines and wrinkles.
Fraxel lasers, Pixel Lasers and Micro-needling promote high levels of new collagen synthesis without the need to remove the epidermis as we do when we use chemical peels. The skin’s Natural barrier function is only minimally affected and rolling will not result in any sensitivity to UV light.
Are there risks?
There is no risk of permanent skin discolouration so suitable for darker skins that are more susceptible to Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation from more aggressive treatments.
The technique is suitable for all skin types such as fragile and mature or sensitive skin. It is also successful in treating redness/ erythematic vascular conditions.
There is very little pain when using a topical anaesthetic
There is a short healing time – For up to 12 hours there can be some erythema, but using our post procedure products minimises any possible discomfort.
There is Minimal post-treatment discomfort – the skin feels tight and is possibly more sensitive
Adverse reactions are rare
Healing versus risks of scarring
Healing with Micro-needling is relatively quick. Within 12 hours redness should have subsided and within 24 hours rejuvenation is taking place, so risks are lower for infections than with chemical peels. Nourishing emollients are required post-treatment to keep the skin supple, ease discomfort and prevent the skin from tearing or splitting.
When doing needling treatments we always check clients pre-disposition to scarring.
We do not treat clients who have keloid scarring history.
How long does it take?
What will I look like after the treatment?
You may experience some redness and mild swelling for 6-12 hours. You may even notice a slight bruising or several tiny blood spots, but they will disappear in 24 to 48 hours. Your skin will become smoother and radiant in a week.
I have fragile/mature/sensitive skin and/or suffer from redness. Is it still suitable?
The technique is suitable for all skin types such as fragile and mature or sensitive skin. It is also successful in treating redness/ erythematic vascular conditions. But the skin still needs pre-treatment time of 2 weeks to get the best results
Will it hurt?
We can use a light, topical anaesthetic on your skin to prevent any discomfort. But this must be aplied by the client thmselves if they want to have the aneathetic cream A sa=mall tube on EMLA or LMX can be purchased for mthe chemist and apllied to a cleansed face circa 20 minutes before your appointment.
Will my skin peel?
It should not peel – this is a non-ablative treatment, which means that is the epidermis (top layer of skin) is not removed. The skin will feel dry and tight, and be a little red for a few hours, but applying a balm or hyaluronic acid will alleviate this.
Do I need to do anything beforehand?
We must prepare the skin to receive the Microneedling to reduce the risk of complications, accelerate and improve skin needle injury healing results. Proper preparation will also help to prevent herpes simplex breakouts and help to protect inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
You should prepare for 2 weeks before by using Retinol to stimulate exfoliation (following the retinol ladder), Vitamin C to help fight free radical damage and provide antioxidants to the skin, and SPF ( minimum 30 with UVA and UVB protection). You must stop using Retinol 2 days before the peel.
Clients with thicker skin will probably benefit from 1 or 2 superficial peels prior to the needling course to make the epidermis finer and smoother, but we will assess your treatment and any risks associated with peeling at the consultation.
What post-treatment plan should I follow for best results?
Post-treatment care is most important. Use of a sensitive cleanser, a moisturising balm, and mineral SPF with UVA and UVB protection is mandatory. This helps the skin recover well, get the best results, and prevent pigmentation.
You must not:
Use any Retinol based products for about 5 days after depending on your skin condition,
Swim or do aerobic exercise for 2 days, to minimise sweating/expose the skin to chlorine
Apply ice or cold packs to the skin
Use a sauna or sunbed or expose your skin to extreme heat from cooking or ovens