MICRO-NEEDLING

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WHAT IS MICRO-NEEDLING?

The basic concept of micro-needling is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself. Following injury to the skin, the body re-uses damaged collagen and elastin fibres to produce new structures. Micro-needling gives way to controlled induction to the skin’s self-repair mode, by creating micro-injuries that instigate new collagen synthesis but does not pose a risk of permanent scarring.

This response increases the natural production of collagen and the regeneration of new skin cells. This natural action takes place in the dermis and can take 4-6 weeks before the effects are visible on the surface.

WHERE CAN MICRO - NEEDLING TREATMENTS BE USED ?

MICRO – NEEDLING TARGETS:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Pigmentation
  • Sun damage

MICRO – NEEDLING TARGETS:

  • Erases fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stimulates the skin to regenerate itself naturally
  • Leaves your skin smoother, healthier and younger looking
  • Encourages production of collagen and elastin
  • Improves acne scars and hyperpigmentation
  • Improves skin texture, Tightens skin

1 TREATMENT

120

FULL PRICE

COURSE OF 6 TREATMENTS

600

FULL PRICE

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

WHO CAN HAVE MICRO-NEEDLING DONE ?

Most people will find that their skin can benefit from micro-needling as it has a wide range of benefits. It rejuvenates the skin beautifully, minimises lines and wrinkles and reduces the appearance of pitting; as a result of acne scarring.

DOES IT HURT ?

That depends very much on the depth of penetration. Your technician will apply a numbing cream prior to each session to assist with any discomfort.
If the treatment is being done for general rejuvenation, then the dept of penetration is quite shallow so there is little or no discomfort at all.
If treating deeper lines and wrinkles or pitted acne scars then it can feel a little more uncomfortable, but that is uncomfortable, not painful!!

HOW QUICKLY SHOULD SEE VISIBLE RESULTS ?

Visible results are generally seen after just 6-8 weeks following the procedure and improve further over time however, skin improvement is noticeable after just one treatment.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE ?

We generally advise clients to give themselves 1 hour -1.5 hours, this includes consultation, numbing and treatment time. Treatment time can vary depending on size of area we are treating.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE TREATMENT ?

Following your micro-needling treatment the skin usually appears slightly red, swollen and may also feel tighter than usual; symptoms will however subside within a few hours. Your therapist will give you detailed information regarding all post-treatment aftercare and explain exactly what you should expect.

IS THERE ANY DOWN TIME ?

This depends to some extent on the sensitivity and general health of the skin. Skin will most likely look and feel slightly sunburn for 24-72 hours post-treatment and will begin to flake as skin cells begin to regenerate. Do not exfoliate, avoid heat and sweating as you risk irritating the skin. Skin will heal within a week and the results will be visible.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED ?

We recommend a programme of 4-6 treatments up to 4-6 weeks; apart; however, this will depend on your skin condition. Your therapist will advise the appropriate treatment plan, which may include other treatments, to achieve the best results.

WHEN BOOKING YOUR TREATMENT - SOME IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Must be over the age of 18
  • We will be using a topical anaesthetic during the treatment to minimise any discomfort. You must give your approval for these creams/lotions which contain may contain lidocaine, tetracaine, benzocaine, or prilocaine to be used before and during your procedure.
  • You must not be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Avoid Accutane (treatment for acne) for the past 6 months
  • Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil for 3 days prior to treatment. These agents will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical and responsible for your skin rejuvenation
  • Avoidance of IPL/Laser procedures, unprotected sun exposure or sunburn for 2 weeksprior
  • No waxing, depilatory creams or electrolysis to area being treated 5-7 days prior
  • No shaving the day of the procedure to avoid skin irritation. If there is dense hair present in the treatment area, closely shave the area the day before you arrive to your appointment. Moles, warts or actinic (solar) keratosis cannot be treated.
  • If you ever had episodes of Herpes Simplex (cold sores), it is recommended to undergo a complete antiviral course treatment before undergoing any micro-needling treatments.
  • Bruising is a common risk – avoid blood thinning agents (aspirin, fish oil, Omega-3, Vitamin E) for 1 week prior. May resume day after treatment.