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What is Microneedling?

For those more stubborn skin concerns  such as deep acne scarring and fine lines, Microneedling is the one for you. Not only is it one of the leading treatments for skin rejuvenation, it is the safest and most efficacious method of scar refining, also helping to improve pigmentation, rosacea, acne, and ageing skin. With minimal downtime and discomfort, it is an incredible treatment with even more incredible results. The DermaFix Pen has adjustable needle depths and speeds, both of which can be altered throughout your treatment to make it as effective as possible with little discomfort.

How does it work?

Tiny needles are passed across the skin via a pen device and create multiple superficial puncture wounds in the skin, releasing a growth factor which in turn stimulates fibroblasts creating new collagen and elastin as part of the 4 step healing cascade. By creating these tiny puncture wounds , it also allows for up to 80% more product to be absorbed into the skin, providing the skin with a vast array of rejuvenation benefits. It can also reduce the appearance of Rosacea, by lessening the appearance of blood vessels and redness, and strengthening collagen in the vessel walls and connective tissue.

Preparing your skin for a Microneedling

It is important to prepare your skin for the treatment to ensure that not only we can go ahead with the treatment, but that you get the best possible results. 

  • Avoid Retinols or Acne Creams for 5-7 days prior

  • Avoid anti-inflammatory medication for 3 days prior

  • No IPL or laser for 2 weeks prior

  • No waxing, depilatory creams or electrolysis for 5-7 days

  • Avoid blood thinning agents for 1 week prior

  • With any male clients wanting a full face, please shave the night before to maximise results


Caring for your skin after a Microneedling

This procedure causes mild trauma to the skin via small needles; therefore, you may be at risk of possible mild side effects. These include redness and flushing, swelling, pain, tenderness, and some pinpoint bleeding. The skin may remain red and tender for up to 48 hours, and you may also suffer with dryer, tighter skin the day after your treatment, this can be resolved with applying extra moisturiser.  Please ensure you use a hydrating/cooling moisturiser.

  • Do not use sunbeds, sunbathe, or steam bath for one month

  • Avoid electrolysis, waxing, bleaching (face) for 36 hours

  • Do not swim in chlorinated water for 14 days

  • No excessive exercise immediately after treatment

  • Avoid makeup for 24 hours, mineral is recommended

  • Take directed advice if undergoing laser or IPL treatments

  • Use tepid water for the first 24 hours after your treatment to rinse the face, after 24 hours you may use a gentle cleanser to cleanse the face

  • Avoid the use of any AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids), BHAs (Beta Hydroxy Acids) and Retinoids for at least 3 days post treatment

  • Ensure you wear an SPF moisturiser, 30+ is recommended


Is it painful?

This treatment has minimal to no pain. You may feel it to be slightly more painful across certain areas of the face such as the forehead or the nose, however this is minimal. Towards the end of the treatment, your face may feel to sting slightly however this is resolved by the end of the treatment following a mask application.

How much does it cost?

Prices for a single treatment range from £100-£110, this is all dependant on which mask you choose to go with. For courses of subsequent treatments, prices start at £250 and range up to £450.

Will I bleed during the treatment?

Yes, you will receive some pinpoint bleeding during the treatment however this will be removed prior to the end of your treatment.


How often should I have a Microneedling?

We recommend a treatment every 4 weeks, in courses of either 3-5. This all depends on your skin concerns, for example, we recommend between 6-8 treatments for more stubborn concerns such as Acne Scarring. And we recommend courses of 3 for Skin Brightening. If you are just looking to improve overall skin health, texture, and brightness, then once every 4 weeks is sufficient.

How do I know I’m suitable for a Microneedling?

Microneedling is suitable for most skin types except for extremely sensitive skins. However, it is suitable for people suffering from Rosacea, as the settings are set lower to reduce heat in the skin yet reduce the appearance of the Rosacea. There are some exclusionary criteria which means you are unable to undergo a Microneedling treatment. Please read the list below and if any of these apply to you, unfortunately you will not be suitable for a Microneedling.

  • Recent wounds

  • Active visible cold sores

  • Hypertrophic/Keloid Scars

  • Warts

  • Recent cryotherapy

  • Facial skin cancer

  • Pregnancy/breast feeding

  • SculptraTM

  • Roaccutane (in last 12 months)

  • Recent laser treatment

  • Broken skin

  • Sunburn

  • Active Eczema/Psoriasis

  • Chemo/radiotherapy

  • Severe blood clotting disorder

How long will the treatment take?

Treatment timing varies on mask and any other add on’s such as extractions. On average, the treatment takes between 1 hour and 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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