Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) and Derma Roller, Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves puncturing the skin using small needles to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. The process of neovascularisation and neocollagenesis improves skin texture and firmness, as well as reducing the visibility of scars, pore size, wrinkles, pigmentation and stretch marks. Our skin specialist Lyndsey Allen is qualified to use 3 different skin needling techniques to achieve the best possible results. She can use a cosmetic tattoo machine to target scars, wrinkles and stretch marks or for skin rejuvenation treatments she can use a Derma roller or Dermapen device.
How does it work?
Small needles are used to create a controlled skin injury. This causes the skin to produce new collagen and elastin, improving scars, fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture, firmness, pore size and pigmentation.
What can be treated?
We can treat stretch marks, acne scars, surgery scars, self-harm scars, piercing scars, fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation.
Does it hurt?
The skin is numbed using anesthetic cream before treatment so pain is minimal.
Are there any side effects?
Your skin will be red for around 24 hours after the treatment, but you will not need to take time out of work.
What should I expect post-treatment?
After the treatment your skin will be red and a little sore for approximately 24 hours. Over the course of the next few days, your skin may feel dry and tight, and you will notice some flaking. If we are treating a small area, like a scar, then it may scab over.
How many treatments will I need?
You will see an improvement after just one treatment, but you may wish to have several treatments if the treatment is for deep wrinkles or scars.
Is there anything that I should avoid after my treatment?
You should avoid exercise, hot baths and the use of exfoliating products for the 24 hours following treatment. The sun should be avoided for 2 weeks and a higher SPF should be worn for at least a month after treatment. You should also avoid wearing cosmetics for 5 days but you can wear Jane Iredale mineral makeup.
Is there anyone that you are unable to treat?
Unfortunately, we are unable to treat you if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, sunburnt or using sunbeds, taking Roaccutane, suffering from certain skin conditions, or undergoing chemotherapy. If you are ill or suffer from a skin condition, please check with us first before booking.