Microneedling

microneedling

Treatment overview

Microneedling is a treatment which we offer at Rejuvenate at North Street that can offer transformational results gently over time. Medical microneedling can be used to safely treat a wide range of conditions. Popular uses include anti-ageing treatment to promote collagen and elastin formation, helping tighten and improve skin tone, thus reducing the formation of fine lines. It can also be an effective treatment to reduce the appearance of  scars, stretch marks and pigmentation.

Microneedling is the gentle use of very fine needles to create pores in the skin which allows increased absorption of specific serums that have therapeutic effects. It also creates comfortably a microscopic wound at a cellular level, the natural healing response to which is to increase collagen and promote fibroblast activity, thus helping to improve skin tone and reduce fine lines.

Microneedling is a credible alternative to ablative therapies such as laser therapy. It is more comfortable, has a much shorter healing time (with redness often going within 1-3 days) and is a fraction of the price.

If you’d like to find out more and are keen to discuss how we can help you best, then contact us and we can arrange a free consultation. We look forward to meeting you.

Where can I have microneedling?

It is safe to have medical microneedling anywhere on the body where you seek improvements to skin quality, tone and texture. The most popular areas for anti-aging are the face, neck and hands. Acne treatments for closed acne scars are often to the face and back. Stretch marks and scar correction can be anywhere on the body.

At what age should I start microneedling?

You will see a benefit from your mid-twenties onwards. People in their  mid 20s – early 30s typically needing fewer treatments in a year (every 6 months). People in their late 30s – 40s onwards will typically benefit from more regular sessions (every 3-4 months).

Does it hurt to have microneedling?

Here at Rejuvenate we put your comfort first, investing in equipment that ensures you are at ease throughout all treatments. By using automated microneedling devices we dramatically reduce any discomfort. As such no topical anaesthetics are needed with most patients likening it to someone running a finger tip over their skin.

How many sessions will I need before I see a difference?

We use a combination of specialised serums and medical grade microneedling to the correct depth to rejuvenate your skin. As such we often fast track the result, getting subtle improvements within 1-2 sessions. For deeper scars and fine lines it will normally take 3-6 sessions for peak results.

It takes 40 days for new skin cells to migrate from the basal layer to the surface layer – it’s this natural process that we are encouraging that creates the delay between treatment and results.

Do I need extra sessions of microneedling to maintain my results?

Once you have achieved the result you are after (typically in 3-6 sessions), we recommend a single session every 3-6 months depending on your individual skin tone. This will help to promote and maintain your new fresher and healthier skin tone.

How much does it cost for microneedling?

At Rejuvenate the price is determined by the number of sessions booked. We usually recommend 3-6 sessions initially to achieve the skin improvements you desire, with each session spaced 6 weeks apart. Then a single session every 3-6 months to help maintain the skin improvements achieved.

Sessions are charged at £150 per session, so a block of three treatments would cost £450 and a block of six treatments £900.

Watch a ‘live’ microneedling treatment

If you are wondering exactly what a microneedling treatment involves then watch our video. It was filmed at one of our live demonstration evenings here at North Street, where Dr Joe performed the treatment on a first time client.

Aftercare instructions

Once you have finished your treatment, you will be provided with an aftercare pack. This information will help you to know what to expect after your treatment:

• Once the procedure has been completed, the clinician will cleanse the area.

• The treated area should resemble moderate sunburn and feel warmer and tighter than usual. This normally reduces by 50% within 1 to 2 hours and will normally recover within the same day with only slight redness the following day.

• Use tepid water to cleanse the face for the following 48 hours and dry gently. Always make sure hands are clean when touching the treated area. It is recommended that make-up is not applied for 24 hours after the procedure. You may use specialist mineral make-up.

• Broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF 50 is applied after treatment.

• Continue to use SPF30 sunscreen or higher for 2 weeks.

• Resume recommended anti-ageing skincare regime once erythema (redness) has gone.

• Do not swim in chlorinated water for 2 weeks post treatment.

• Do not sunbathe or use a sauna or steam bath for 4 weeks post treatment.

• Avoid electrolysis, waxing and bleaching for 36 hours.

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