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Microneedling, also referred to as collagen induction therapy, involves using super-fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of the skin. These wounds are called micro-injuries, and the micro-injuries that you create with microneedling stimulate the body’s innate wound-healing processes.
During the skin’s healing process, your body produces fresh collagen to replace the damaged collagen, which rejuvenates your skin by increasing your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. This results in an overall improvement in the texture and tightness of your skin by “filling in the lines,” and removing the wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks that can keep you looking young as you age.
How does it work?
Microneedling pen uses multiple needles that vertically pierce the skin and create thousands of micro-injuries.
The treatment produces micro-injuries to the skin encourage and harness the power of the body's innate ability to re-grow and repair the itself naturally.
Microneedling has been proven to enhancing skin rejuvenation and is far safer for the patients with faster recovery then other traditional skin treatments.
The automatic vibrating function of the microneedling pen increases the effectiveness of skin treatments by increasing absorption of products, while reducing pain and discomfort.
Microneedling is just as effective as ablative treatments such as Fraxel, IPL, Laser Resurfacing, and Chemical Peels.
What `can be treated with a course of microneedling?
- Reduces fine lines, wrinkles and crows’ feet
- Tightens the skin
- Brightens and smooths the appearance of the skin
- Can help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks
- Enlarged pores
- Scars from surgery, acne or chickenpox
- Sagging skin
- Pigmentation marks from sun damage or acne
Benefits of Microneedling
- It is safe for all skin types and skin tones
- It has a very low recovery time
- It is a chemical-free process
- It increases the absorption capacity of the skin
- It can be used on any body part
- It solves all facial problems within 3 to 6 months
- It does not have any side effects
- It harnesses the natural healing ability of the body
1 treatment including Dermaplane, Thermotherapy & Coldtherapy- £90
Course of 4 - £320
What to do following your treatment.
Once you have completed the procedure, ensure you explain your client to follow these aftercare instructions:-
Do not expose yourself to the sun
After you have undergone your microneedling procedure, stay out of the sun and do not apply any sunscreen, due to the toxins that may be contained in the lotion. Post procedure, the skin channels are completely open, and any toxins contained in topical applicants may be harmful to you.
Do not use any 'active ingredient' products post treatment.
Post procedure, avoid any skin care product that has active ingredients. These commonly include things like Alpha Hydroxyl Acids, Retinol and other similar agents. The skin will be highly sensitive and these products will only irritate the it further.
Use collagen stimulating peptides.
As microneedling serves to stimulate the production of collagen, the skin needs higher amounts of collagen than normal to recover optimally. Collagen Stimulating Peptides assist in that process, further aiding in the stimulation of collagen production.
Avoid the use of makeup after treatment.
It is imperative that you let your skin “breathe” and recover for 24 hours after the procedure. The skin channels are open, and using a makeup brush can penetrate the pores, especially if they are very thin, causing further irritation. Using a makeup brush that has been used before can contaminate the skin and, consequently, lead to infections. Wait 24 to 48 hours before you apply face makeup to give your skin the necessary recovery time.
Use a cooling mask.
After you have undergone microneedling, you may experience some skin inflammation or redness. Using a cooling mask will help reduce the inflammation or redness of the skin, giving you more comfort.
Use an antioxidant serum
Antioxidant serums have properties that assist in healing the skin. Serums assist in soothing the skin and further reduce irritation.
As you sweat the pores of your skin will reopen, and the bacteria on your skin may enter the skin punctures. This can lead to a either a reaction or infection.
Drink plenty of water.
It is important to stay hydrated before and after your procedure to help your skin heal and rejuvenate faster.