The venesection was painless to say the least, thank you for using local anaesthetics; highly recommended
What is Micro-Needling?
Medical micro-needling is a revolutionary advanced treatment that can help to stimulate collagen and elastin production. The procedure can result in smoother, firmer, healthier and younger-looking skin. It is a skin renewal technique that has been shown in many research studies to help induce natural collagen synthesis via natural wound healing responses. The concept of skin micro-needling is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical injury, even if it is only a micro-injury.
How Does Micro-Needling Work?
Micro-needling promotes a controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair mechanism by creating micro-injuries which trigger new collagen synthesis. As a result, the treatment is associated with a reduction of wrinkle depth, softening of facial fine lines, enhancement of skin elasticity and firmness, as well as improvement on the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks and skin flaws. It is done without the use of any chemical peels, without the need to ‘prime’ the skin with weeks of face cream.
3rd generation original Dermapen Medical has been awarded highly recommended treatment of the year in 2015 from the Aesthetic Journal. It has an advanced, patented oscillating vertical needling technology that is found far more superior than traditional skin needling rollers. The single-use 12 needles spring-loaded cartridge is safer and more effective in treating hard to reach places, reducing downtime and reducing epidermal damage. It has an adjustable needle depth from up to 2.5mm, suitable for delicate eye areas as well as thick scarring on the body. Dermapen 3 Medical can create 1300 microchannels per second, its effect is therefore comparable to other fractional skin rejuvenation procedures.
Is Micro-Needling Suitable For Me?
The Dermapen Micro-needling procedure is suitable for all skin types, can be used on sensitive skin, without the risk of hyperpigmentation and on top of that, it is highly versatile and can be used on skin around the eyes, face, neck, décolletage, hands & body. Due to its notable safety profile, Micro-needling therapy is suitable for men and women, all year round, as intensive rejuvenation course or as maintenance of healthy-looking skin. Dermapen is a revolutionary micro-needling treatment which is completely safe and it can significantly improve the appearance of:
- Skin laxity
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
Advantages over other skin therapies:
- Suitable for all skin types and ethnic groups
- Does not cause skin damage (no ablation/removal of the epidermis)
- Does not pose a risk of permanent skin discolouration
- Can be used on thin skin formerly treated with chemical peels & lasers
- Can be used on the face, neck, décolleté and any other parts of the body
- Cost-effective treatment alternative to laser resurfacing treatments
- Short healing time
- Minimal discomfort during healing
The procedure involves using an EU and FDA approved, CE marked, sterile, single-use medical grade 12 needle cartridge that is used to make multiple microscopic needle-columns in the skin which are only 0.1mm in width. Each column will then close rapidly without causing any damage to the blood vessels or nerves. After the procedure, your skin will be starting to work intensely below the surface in the dermis to naturally regenerate and repair as a direct result of these micro-stimulations. Capillary circulation will be enhanced, new collagen and elastin will be laid down, providing you with a natural, healthy, smooth, firm new skin that has long-lasting effects. It can take up to 6 weeks for results to be noticeable but the regeneration process of the skin continues for continuing months, resulting in long term radiance and firmness. Optimal results are achieved by a series of treatments 6 weeks apart.
Mesotherapy serum such as hyaluronic acid can be infiltrated during the procedure for added hydration and firmness regime. In cases such as acne scarring, 3-5 treatments would produce the most dramatic results. Skincare products following treatment involving Hyarulonic Acid serum, vitamin B5 serum, vitamin C serum and sunscreen are crucial for the best possible results between each treatment cycle.
Micro-needling creates channels through which any substance applied to the skin’s surface (known as topical application) can be absorbed far more readily. Any topical application used after dermaroller therapy is proven to reach the deep skin layers it is intended for. You will no longer be wasting your expensive anti-ageing serum on the surface of your skin, instead, it will be absorbed and retained within the skin for maximum benefit.
Studies suggest that using a skin needling system can boost the effectiveness of topical treatment by up to 1000%. At Harley Street Medical Doctors, we also recommend a home dermaroller pack too to complement your therapy. The micro-needles are much finer and are suitable to use in the comfort of your own home, up to 3 times a week. It comes with a collagen booster gel that serves as a mesotherapy serum to help improve your skin texture and achieve a healthy glow and firmness.