Microneedling with Skinpen
What is Microneedling and how does it work?
Microneedling is a treatment that uses very fine needles to repeatedly penetrate the skin, creating hundreds of microchannels in the dermis, with the aim of generating a controlled skin injury.
The aim of this treatment is to stimulate your own body’s repair mechanisms to achieve skin rejuvenation and tightening
What conditions can be treated with Microneedling?
Microneedling is a safe, effective and minimally invasive treatment.
It can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Loose skin
- Large pores
- Age induced brown spots
- Sun damaged skin
- Stretch marks
Microneedling can be used on face, neck, décolletage, hands and body.
It can be used on its own or in combination with Platelets Rich Plasma (PRP) or growth factors serums.
It can also be used in combination with other aesthetic treatments, such as Botox, fillers, Platelets rich plasma (PRP) and Mesotherapy.
What can I expect from the treatment?
With ageing, skin texture and appearance deteriorates with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, spots and scarring, due to a reduced production of Collagen.
Microneedling stimulates the production of new Collagen. This results in a younger, smoother, plumper and brighter looking skin.
The number of treatments needed depends on skin type and condition.
Usually a minimum of 3 treatments, with 4-6 weeks intervals, is needed to achieve optimal results.
It can be safely performed on any Fitzpatrick skin type.
Who will perform the treatment and what device do you use?
The treatment is performed by a Specialist Trained Doctor.
The treatment is performed using SkinPen, the only FDA approved microneedling device on the market.
The device uses 14 smooth Japanese needles in a cartridge tip. The needles offer super precision sharpness to prevent tearing of the skin.
All the needles are the same length, and the needle depth can be adjusted in the cartridge head from 0.25 mm up to 2.5 mm.
Prior to the treatment, a Lidocaine cream is applied onto the skin for 20 minutes, to render the treatment as comfortable and painless as possible.
The treatment is very well tolerated, with most people reporting only mild discomfort.
SkinPen is the only microneedling device with an ultrasonically sealed base; this prevents bodily fluid from entering the pen, eliminating the risk of any cross contamination.
How long does the treatment take?
The treatment takes about 45 minutes.
Prior to the treatment you will have to schedule a consultation with the Doctor to be assessed for suitability, to discuss goals and to choose the best treatment option for you.
During this consultation you’ll be made aware of treatment’s benefits and side effects and you will have to sign a consent form.
How long do the results last for?
Results start to become visible 4 weeks after your initial treatment.
Once you have completed the whole course of recommended treatments, the final result with last for 6-12 months.
After this period, a maintenance treatment will be required.
Are there any side effects?
Common side effects are:
- Pain or tenderness
- Swelling, redness, mild bleeding and bruising
- Numbness, tightness
- Dryness and Peeling
All these usually settle spontaneously, within a few days after treatment.
What is the downtime and after care?
Microneedling has very little to no down time.
Redness and swelling last for a couple of days. You can go back to work and resume your activities the day after the treatment.
There are some recommendations to follow in order to maximize the effects of your treatment such as:
- Use sunscreen and stay out of the sun for 24 hours
- Use a clean pillow case and towel
- Do not wear make up for at least 24 hours
- Do not perform heavy exercise for 48 hours
- Do not shave for 48 hours
- Don’t have any other clinical treatments for 1-4 weeks post treatment.
Prices - Microneedling with Skinpen
Face or Neck: 1 session £ 300
3 sessions £ 800 (save £ 100)
6 sessions £ 1650 (save £ 150)
Add Serum with Growth factors derived from Umbilical Cord Stem cells: extra £ 80 per session.
Decollettage: 1 session £ 400 3 sessions £ 1100 (save £ 100) 6 sessions £ 2250 (save £ 150) Add Serum with Growth factors derived from Umbilical Cord Stem cells: extra £ 80 per session.
Face + Neck: 1 session £ 500 3 sessions £ 1400 (save £ 100) 6 sessions £ 2850 (save £ 150) Add Serum with Growth factors derived from Umbilical Cord Stem cells: extra £80 per session.