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Microneedling

Introduction

Microneedling in Reading promotes the rejuvenation and smoothing of your skin through collagen production, breaking down pigmentation, sun damage, reducing redness/erythema and reducing pore size. It is also highly effective in the treatment of thread veins.

This therapy is the latest skin renewal technique to restore the healthy youthful appearance of the skin by stimulating the production of collagen. Microneedling 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.

microneedling in reading

Microneedling in Reading

Microneedling works by creating pinpricks in the skin using tiny needles stimulate a process in the body that promotes new baby collagen formation and regenerates stronger blood capillaries and the network of vessels on the face or body area treated. This treatment 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.

Microneedling in Reading works to improve skin texture and acne scarring, reduce pigmentation/sun damage, treat dilated pores, reduce redness/erythema, openness and roughness reduction, smoothing of lines and wrinkles. Fraxel lasers, Pixel Lasers and Microneedling 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Microneedling treatment take?

Microneedling treatment in Reading usually takes 60 minutes. We recommended a minimum of 3 treatments, 4 weeks apart using 0.5mm to 1mm needles depending on the skin condition.

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.

Does Microneedling hurt?

We can use a light, topical anaesthetic on your skin to prevent any discomfort. But this must be applied by the client themselves if they want to have the aneathetic cream. A small tube on EMLA or LMX can be purchased for the chemist and applied to a cleansed face circa 20 minutes before your appointment.

Our Mesoestetic range of peels will also have varying levels of sensation depending on the skin condition we are treating.

Are there any 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.

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.

Our Mesoestetic range of peels will also have varying levels of sensation depending on the skin condition we are treating.

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 around 5 days after depending on your skin condition,

  • Swim or do aerobic exercise for 2 days (to prevent excess sweat or chlorine on your skin),

  • Apply ice or cold packs to the skin

  • Use a sauna or sunbed or expose your skin to extreme heat from cooking or ovens

How will my skin heal?

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.

Microneedling Results Gallery

Facial assessment

Booking Your Microneedling Treatment

At Crysallis Skin, your local Reading aesthetics clinic, we’re committed to enhancing and improving your appearance through a variety of treatments, each tailored to you.

To ensure you’re happy with your results, we invite our clients to a consultation ahead of treatment, assessing your skin and advising about what could work for you.

And, to ensure peace of mind at every stage of your unique skin journey, you can rest assured that we only work with the best, most trusted names in the business.

Book your consultation by calling 07710024766 or by visiting our contact page today.