Microneedling

Microneedling

Microneedling diagram

What is Microneedling?

Micro-needling is a procedure that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin. Micro-needling can significantly improve the appearance of:

  • Acne scars and scars
  • Aged and sun damaged skin
  • Facial and décolletage lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Stretch marks

We will use a topical anaesthetic to numb the skin making the procedure comfortable; it will normally take up to 30 minutes for the topical anaesthetic to work and a further 20 – 30 minutes for the Micro-needling treatment. The Micro-needling device is rolled over the area to produce thousands of micro-needle columns in the skin. The column will close rapidly enabling the skin to recover quickly – often in the same day.  It is recommended a course of 3 – 6 treatments for maximum results spaced 4 – 6 weeks apart.

Book a course of 3 and receive 20% off

Skin can become damaged and wrinkled in lots of ways. Just the natural process of getting older, over exposure to the sun and such things as wrinkles, acne scarring, stretch marks, cellulite and even the problem of deep scarring. If you have any of these problems and want smoother, healthier, younger-looking skin, micro-needling therapy could be the answer you’re looking for.

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Microneedling FAQ

Why micro needling?

By rolling the micro needling device in this case a titanium dermaroller Clinicare provided by Eden Aesthetics  is rolled over the skin to create thousands of tiny contact points. This causes the body to create a wound healing process for rejuvenated, smoother and younger looking skin.

How it works

  • By rolling the micro-needling device across the affected area, its micro-fine needles reach the inner surface of your skin (the dermis). This repairs the damaged skin by stimulating the body’s natural production of elastin and collagen.
  • It can improve the appearance of wrinkles, acne scarring, stretch marks, cellulite and even the problem of deep scarring to help restore a youthful look.

What it involves

  • Before your micro-needling treatment a topical anaesthetic is applied to the surface of the skin to make your therapy more comfortable. The micro-needling device is then gently rolled over your skin and the micro-fine needles penetrate and stimulate the layer directly below the surface of the skin. The micro-needling device is sterile, batch number and single-use to ensure the highest standards of hygiene and clinical care.

Is micro-needling suitable for me?

  • Micro-needling therapy is a suitable skin renewal technique that is able to treat all skin types, but can not be used if acne is present on the skin. You  can expect your treatment to be performed by fully qualified practitioners in a regulated clinical environment.

What are the benefits?

  • As the skin heals, it produces excess collagen and  the automatically looks plumped up in that area. This helps in erasing fine lines and filling up scars.
  • The action from the needle also improves the blood circulation in the skin. It gives the skin radiant glow. The treatment also opens up the pores of the skin to make it more receptive to any product that you apply on it.

Duration and after treatment

  • Each session will last a period of around 45 minutes, depending on the area to be treated.
  • The face or body will appear very red and may feel like sunburn after your treatment. It will settle down after a few hours, but could take up to 24 hours. You may experience some slight bruising  after the initial course. You can expect to return to normal daily activities in a couple of days.

Micro-needling results

  • Your skin will naturally repair itself after treatment by producing new collagen and healthy new cells. It may take up to 6 weeks before you see signs of improvement, but the natural healing process will continue over the following months and should produce long-lasting results.

Do I need follow up treatments?

  • If follow up treatment are required these can be carried every 3 months to achieve younger looking skin

What is Mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy is a medical specialty that involves injecting microscopic quantities of natural extracts, homeopathic agents, pharmaceuticals and vitamins into the skin. It can be used to, treat aging skin

Which cosmetic conditions can Mesotherapy treat?

  • Although Mesotherapy is used to treat a broad spectrum of injuries, illnesses and medical conditions, it is also employed to treat cosmetic conditions, including acne, cellulite, stretch marks, scars and wrinkles.

How is Mesotherapy done?

  • A series of superficial injections are done by hand or with an injection device delivering rapid injections for larger areas. Normally it is well tolerated, but for sensitive areas anaesthetic cream can be used prior to the treatment. Initially a course of 6-8 sessions are advised every 2 weeks, with maintenance 1-2 times a year.

Are there any contra-indications?

  • Almost none but known allergy to components in the proposed mesotherapy cocktail, pregnancy, breastfeeding, kelloid scarring, active infection or malignancy.
  • Some prescription medication can interact with the components of cocktails so it is compulsory to consult with Denise if any interactions are possible, a full assessment and history to find out suitability for treatment

Is the treatment safe?

  • Yes, all the substances used, normally occur in the skin but degrade as our skin becomes older and stressed. Mesotherapy replaces these naturally occurring vitamins and nutrients.

Is Mesotherapy effective?

  • Very, skin becomes luminescent, hydrated, nourished, and firmer and texture is improved.

What are the side effects?

  • Minimal bruising, swelling and marks from injections are all short lived. Infection, allergy, scar or pigmentation is very rare.

What aftercare is needed?

  • Ice packs are applied to reduce swelling and bruising, moisturiser and SPF cream is used afterwards and make-up can be used next day.

Can mesotherapy be combined with other cosmetic treatments?

  • Yes, it is often used to enhance effects of other cosmetology treatments. Botulinim toxin A is often added to mesotherapy cocktails and the mixture is then called Mesobotox.

Prices

Advanced Skin Needling from £120

Including Mesotherapy: (price upon consultation)

*Book a course of 3 and receive 20% OFF