What is Micro-needling ?
It's a treatment whereby a device with small needles is pushed or rolled over your face and neck area to create controlled punctures, which force your skin into repair mode. The microneedle length can vary from 0.5 to 3.0 mm, which is incredibly tiny compared to a traditional needle. Devise is gentle enough to be used around the delicate eye area.
What are the benefits of micro-needling?
When your skin starts repairing itself it turbocharges your body's natural ability to produce collagen and elastin, which provides that firm plumpness. It also helps improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of scars, fine lines and deep lines, dramatically reduces appearance of acne scarring and stretch marks and creates a more youthful skin tone.
What should you expect from a professional micro-needling treatment?
The idea of rolling small needles over your skin might sound like torture, but the procedure starts with your face being anesthetised with topical cream and has minimal downtime. The treatment can be tailored to the specific needs of the patient and can result in just a few hours of redness, mild swelling and erythema (red patches). However, depending on your tolerance levels, these symptoms can last for one to two days.
How many and how often will you need to have a treatment?
The number of sessions depends on the skin condition, but typically you're looking at 3-5 treatments in 4-6 week intervals with maintenance treatments every 6-9 months.
Are at-home micro-needling gadgets as good as in-salon treatments?
Like most at-home equivalents, micro-needling gadgets won't offer the same strength of treatment.
When should you avoid micro-needling?
It can be used on all skin colours and skin types, however it should be avoided if one has an active infection on the skin such as impetigo, active and inflamed acne or rosacea.
Price - a block of 3 treatments for £300, or £110 per single treatment.