Microneedling

Microneedling also known as Collagen Induction Therapy is a popular, minimally invasive procedure, successfully used to help improve conditions such as acne scarring, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles, scar tissue, stretch marks, skin laxity and hyperpigmentation. It is also a treatment that has the ability to elevate the texture of the skin, to make it more plump and refreshed.

Our Exceed microneedling system is the worlds first and only Double FDA cleared device for acne scars and facial wrinkles and now boasts UK MHRA registration.
The UK’s First MHRA registered microneedling pen with a CE Class 2A mark, ensures the most stringent measures for patient and practitioner safety have been obtained. Exceed uses ultra fine needles to cause thousands of temporary microscopic channels and micro-injuries in the skin. These tiny holes act as controlled wounds that initiate the skins natural healing process, building new collagen and elastin to strengthen and support the skin cells, leading to tighter and smoother skin and a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

When treating acne scarring, microneedling induces the production of collagen in order to help to break down the fibrous tissue in the region of the acne scar, and replaces it with healthy skin tissue, resulting in a much smoother appearance.

With hyperpigmentation, microneedling does a tremendous job of lightening the discolouration in the skin. It works by breaking up the pigment below the surface of the skin, leaving the powerful new collagen production to repair and restore, creating better quality skin that is lighter in complexion and more evenly matched to the original skin tone. Microneedling is essentially forcing the surrounding skin to make brand-new skin that hasn’t yet been agitated by hormones or the sun.

Stretch marks (striae) are a form of dermal scarring associated with stretching or rapid shrinking of the dermis layer of the skin, or when the connective tissue is stretched beyond its capacity causing damage and disruption to the natural production of collagen and elastin.

They are most commonly associated with pregnancy, growth spurts during puberty, muscular exercise or weight gain and weight loss. These vertical lines mainly affect the stomach, upper arms, legs, buttocks, breasts and the back, and can vary in colour eventually fading to silvery pink.

Microneedling will not only restart the production of collagen, but the overproduction of elastin and collagen will help in healing the damaged connective tissue in the dermis that creates the stretch mark. A procedure like microneedling is also great for stretch marks because it penetrates the skin deep enough to create a reaction within the same layers that the stretch marks are instead of resting on the surface.

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treatment overview

  • DURATION

    From 45 mins

  • ANAESTHESIA

    Topical

  • DOWNTIME

    None

  • RESULTS

    Can be noticeable from first session

FAQS

  • What is microneedling?

    Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves using a handheld device with tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the body's natural healing process, which leads to the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that are essential for healthy skin.

    During the procedure, the needles puncture the skin, creating small channels or ""micro-channels"" that allow topical products to penetrate deeper into the skin. This can enhance the efficacy of skincare products, allowing for better absorption and more effective results.

    Microneedling can improve the appearance of a range of skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin texture. It can also improve skin firmness and elasticity, and overall skin health.

    Microneedling is typically performed in a clinical setting by a trained healthcare professional. Before the procedure, a topical numbing cream may be applied to the skin to minimize discomfort. The treatment usually takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.

    After the procedure, the skin may be red and slightly swollen, but this usually subsides within a few hours to a day. Mild flaking or peeling of the skin may occur in the days following the treatment.
    Microneedling is generally considered safe for most people. However, it may not be suitable for those with certain medical conditions or skin conditions. It is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional to determine if microneedling is right for you.

  • What are the benefits of microneedling?

    Microneedling offers several benefits for the skin.
    1. Microneedling can help improve the texture of the skin, making it smoother and softer. This is due to the production of collagen and elastin that occurs as a result of the micro-injuries created by the needles.
    2. Microneedling can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which can help plump up the skin.
    3. Microneedling can help improve the appearance of acne scars by stimulating collagen production and smoothing out the texture of the skin.
    4. Microneedling can help reduce hyperpigmentation, such as sunspots or melasma, by breaking up the clusters of melanin that cause discoloration.
    5. The micro-channels created by the needles can enhance the absorption of topical products, allowing them to penetrate deeper into the skin and work more effectively.
    6. Microneedling can help improve the overall health of the skin by increasing blood flow and stimulating the production of growth factors that promote healing.
    Overall, microneedling can be a highly effective treatment for a range of skin concerns, helping to improve the texture, tone, and overall health of the skin.

  • How many treatment sessions are required till I see results?

    The number of treatments needed to see results with microneedling can vary depending on the specific skin concerns being addressed and the individual's skin type. In general, most people will see some improvement in their skin after just one treatment, but multiple sessions are typically needed to achieve optimal results.

    The recommended number of treatments can vary, but a series of 3-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart is common. Some individuals may require more treatments depending on the severity of their skin concerns and their desired outcome.

    It's important to note that results are typically gradual and can continue to improve over several months following the last treatment session. It's also important to maintain a good skincare regimen and protect the skin from the sun to ensure the best possible outcome.

  • Is microneedling painful?

    Microneedling can be slightly uncomfortable, but it's usually not considered to be painful. The sensation can be described as a prickling or tingling feeling on the skin, and some people may feel a mild scratching or sandpaper-like sensation. However, the discomfort is usually minimal and well tolerated by most individuals.

    To minimise any discomfort during the procedure, a numbing cream will be applied to the skin before the treatment. Additionally, some microneedling devices are designed with adjustable needle depths to allow for a more customised and comfortable treatment experience.

    It's important to note that the level of discomfort experienced during microneedling can vary depending on the individual's pain tolerance, the depth of the needles used, and the area of the body being treated.

  • Can I wear make up after having a microneedling treatment?

    It is generally recommended to avoid wearing makeup for at least 24 hours after a microneedling treatment. The microchannels created by the needles in the skin can remain open for up to 24 hours, and wearing makeup during this time can increase the risk of infection or irritation.

    In addition, we recommend using gentle, non-irritating skincare products on the skin after microneedling, as the skin may be more sensitive and vulnerable to irritation in the first few days following the treatment.

    It's also important to note that makeup brushes and sponges can harbour bacteria and may increase the risk of infection if applied to the skin too soon after a microneedling treatment.

    Therefore, it's best to wait at least 24 hours after microneedling before applying makeup to the skin, and to make sure that all makeup tools and products are properly sanitised before use. Our skincare practitioners will also provide specific instructions for post-treatment skincare, including when it is safe to resume wearing makeup.

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