More collagen induction

So lets talk about microneedling

Microneedling is an aesthetic procedure. Thats why at our clinic in Cheltenham we think it should be carried out by a medical professional.

It involves pricking the skin with tiny sterilized needles causing microscopic injury. The small wounds cause your body to make more collagen and elastin, which heal your skin and help you refreshed exposing new skin cells. It freshens the appearance of skin giving a fresher, strengthened toned appearance. You might also hear it called collagen induction therapy. This controlled injury initiates a skin healing response, resulting in the increased production of collagen and elastin. The end result is thicker, plumper, firmer, smoother skin. Additionally, skincare products are able to penetrate more deeply into the skin, making them more effective.

In Cheltenham we find dermal needling is effective in Collagen induction and treats:

  • wrinkles
  • fine lines
  • scars (including acne scarring)
  • stretch marks
  • large pores
  • hair loss
  • pigmentation

Microneedling can be done in one of two ways:

One option is using a dermaroller. A cylinder with many fine, sharp needles is rolled over the target area. The needles are of various lengths, depending on the qualification level of the practitioner, the area to be treated and type of skin issue.

Alternatively, your practitioner may use a microneedling pen. These are handheld pen-like devices have around 12 fine needles on the tip. Once switched on, these needles move rapidly in and out of the skin, at a depth set by the practitioner.

You can use dermarollers at home, however, medically qualified practitioners can use dermarollers and/or microneedling pens, which penetrate deeper into the skin, giving much better results. Additionally, you are at increased risk of infection due to poor sterilisation and storage, and increased risk of track marks due to needles being blunt.

Microneedling can also be combined with other treatments such as PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy, light peels and mesotherapy

Safety:

  • Microneedling is minimally invasive, requiring no downtime.
  • It’s considered safe for most people who are in overall good health.
  • The procedure isn’t safe for people who use certain acne medications or for women who are pregnant.
  • You’ll experience minor redness and irritation for a few days after the procedure.

Convenience:

  • Total prep and procedure time is about 1 hur 30
  • You’ll need to see a medical professional for safe results
  • You may need at least 3 procedures or more for the best results.

Cost:

  • Microneedling can cost anywhere from £200-400 per session. The overall costs depend on the size of the area being worked on.

Efficacy:

  • It’s considered effective in treating minor scarring related to acne, wounds, and aging. You’ll likely notice brighter, firmer skin, too.
  • Ideal results are achieved after multiple sessions.
  • Microneedling is far more effective than at-home rollers.

The procedure

Numbing cream applied and left  for 15-20mins

Cream is removed in sections and the face is needled at different depths depending on the patient, the tissue coverage and area of the face

A glide cream is used or specialised serums to nourish

Following the procedure the skin will look pink for about 24 hours and your face will feel abit like sunburn

It’s important to use the recovery pack for 5 days following the procedure and of course

Do not use any active ingredients on your face for about 7 days

No facials or heat treatment for 2 weeks

No sun exposure and continue to wear an SPF all year round

No swimming saunas or steam rooms for 2 weeks

And that’s the procedure for more information please contact me in Cheltenham  01242896997

For more information get in touch with ~Helen in our Cheltenham clinic

01242896997