What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a treatment which has been designed to use the body’s own natural healing response in order to create younger, healthier looking skin. It uses very fine needles to stimulate the production of collagen and to start the repair process, meaning that it can help to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, but can also treat scars, stretch marks, sun damage and other signs of ageing. It can be used on its own but is also very effective at helping other topical products penetrate deeper within the skin, giving grater results.
Who is an ideal candidate for microneedling?
Microneedling is suitable for almost anyone as long as they do not have acne or any wound healing issues. It is ideal for anyone looking for a way to treat signs of ageing such as sagging skin and wrinkles but is also very effective at reducing the appearance of scars, such as acne scarring. Microneedling has also been found to be very effective at treating hyperpigmentation and other issues which tend to affect the surface of the skin.
How microneedling work?
During a microneedling treatment, a device such as a roller or pen containing lots of very fine needles is passed over the skin. Each needle creates what is known as a micro-injury. When the body senses this injury, it then starts the healing response which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin as well as new skin cells. This leaves the skin looking smoother, younger and fresher all thanks to the body’s own natural response.
- How long do the results last? 3-6 months
- Treatment duration time: 60 minutes
- Anaesthesia required: Numbing cream
- Downtime:2-4 days
- Costs: £100-£500