Microneedling, also known as skin needling and collagen induction therapy is a minimally invasive treatment using fine needles to treat a variety of skin concerns.
The microneedling pen is a great treatment; suitable for skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and minimising pore size. It has also shown fantastic results in the treatment of scars and stretchmarks.
How does it work?
Unlike other methods of skin remodelling and rejuvenation like chemical peels and laser treatments, the microneedling pen causes minimal damage to the surface of the skin. Instead the needles allow the release of a natural growth factor within our skin, which breaks down old collagen and stimulates new collagen and elastin.
The microneedling pen is less traumatic than the traditional manual microneedling dermaroller and results in a more comfortable treatment, faster recovery time and better results.
Prior to treatment you will have a skin consultation to determine your areas of concern and discuss your medical history with our Independent Nurse Prescriber at our clinic in Liverpool. This will enable us to determine the best treatment plan.
You may be asked to commence a specific skin care regime prior to your treatment which will be explained in full and the most appropriate medical-grade skincare products will be provided.
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The treatment takes around 45-60 minutes depending on the treatment plan. This will be discussed in more detail during your consultation.
You can be back to work immediately, although you may have some redness immediately post treatment which can last for a few hours.
You may have some sensitivity for 24-48 hours. Suncream is essential after microneedling treatment.
You may experience some redness and tenderness to the treated area.
Topical anaesthetic is applied immediately before your micro needling treatment providing a more comfortable treatment.
It is advised all patients have topical anaesthetic where appropriate prior to microneedling treatment.
Risks will be discussed in full during your consultation.
Depending on the treatment plan you may see results immediately after the procedure and a review will take place 4 weeks post procedure. You may be required to have a course of microneedling treatments for the best results.
Once a course of micro needling treatments are completed, patients often return to have maintenance treatments once or twice per year in the same area.