What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling, or dermal rolling, uses a sterile tip containing 12 pinpoint needles to make controlled, minuscule, evenly spaced punctures into the skin, which boosts collagen production and stimulates growth and repair. This rejuvenates your skin and helps minimise scarring, wrinkles and hair loss.
With microneedling, Liverpool clients can target problem areas such as wrinkles and lines, and even improve the appearance of scars and blemishes.
The tiny punctures created by SkinPen (our market leading, microneedling device of choice) encourage the body to stimulate collagen production, and send restorative and reparative agents to the skin's surface. You'll see both immediate and long term benefits with SkinPen microneedling, as the increased collagen and elastin make your skin appear plumper and smoother.
How Does It Work?
Microneedling targets the deeper, healthier, smoother layers of the skin beneath the outer layer to encourage the production of substances that heal the skin from within. To ease discomfort, we will apply a local anaesthetic, but the needles are very fine so shouldn't cause any pain.
The best part about microneedling is that it has a positive impact on your skin's appearance and reduces scarring without leaving visible puncture marks. Dermal rolling generates collagen and elastin that your body wouldn't otherwise produce to give you a healthier, fresher appearance.
Collagen gives the skin elasticity and smoothness, but injuries, scarring and overstretching can decrease the body's collagen production. Microneedling stimulates collagen production again to boost your skin's appearance.
Immediate results from SkinPen microneedling will likely by visible as increased blood flow causes a rosier and smoother appearance. Since the process involves new skin growth, you'll see long term results, with your skin looking its best a few months after the treatment. The extra collagen and elastin will be in the new layer of skin that gives you a long term, fresher appearance.
What Can Be Treated With Microneedling?
SkinPen microneedling can treat a number of things, but our most common requests are for wrinkle lines around the eyes and mouth, causing a prematurely aged appearance. The extra collagen and elastin produced by SkinPen microneedling reduces the appearance of wrinkles for younger looking skin.
Microneedling is also a great way to reduce scarring from acne, discolouration from sun exposure, or dry skin. Lotions and creams can be used to ease the appearance of scars, but these only work on the surface. Microneedling repairs the skin from within for a long term effect.
Microneedling mainly treats the face although it can be done across the whole body for a variety of reasons, such as to reduce acne scarring on the back or shoulders.
- For the first 72 hours following treatment, only clean your face with lukewarm water
- Always clean your hands before washing your face and touching the treated skin.
- Gently dab dry your skin with a clean towel
- Hydrate well to help heal your skin faster.
- Avoid using any products that could irritate your skin or clog your pores.
- Avoid vigorous exercise in the first 72 hours that causes sweating
- Avoid direct sunlight altogether.
We will advise you on any other additional steps you need to take specific to your treatment plan following your procedures.
How Long Does A Microneedling Treatment Take?
This depends on the size of the area being treated, but microneedling can take up to an hour or more due to the careful and controlled nature of the process.
If you are left with any residual pain, then over the counter painkillers will be more than capable of dealing with it. Though rare, there is a chance of some redness or bruising for a few days after treatment. Most patients will have completely recovered after 24 hours.
How Long Should I Expect For Microneedling To Have An Effect?
We would usually expect you to need a few sessions to achieve the desired effect. However, every individual is unique, so we'll come up with a bespoke plan just for you in our Liverpool clinic.
In general, the first few sessions involve shallower needles, while later sessions may target deeper layers of skin. On average, patients six sessions over a course of four to six weeks.
What Are The Benefits Of Microneedling?
Microneedling can treat a range of conditions including, but not limited to:
- Acne Scarring
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Dry Skin
- Loose, Ageing Skin
Microneedling is great for those with darker skin as there are no peels or lasers, and therefore no risk of pigmentation issues.
Is Microneedling Safe?
Going to a CQC registered premises like our Liverpool clinic is the best way to ensure you receive a safe microneedling treatment. We adhere to strict medical procedures, and your safety is our number one priority. That's why our microneedling is always carried out by registered practitioners.
Preparing For A Microneedling Treatment In Liverpool
In the lead up to your microneedling treatment, please avoid using any self tanning products for 48 hours. Please also avoid sun exposure and products containing vitamin A or retinol for at least 24 hours before your microneedling treatment.
Microneedling With Exosomes (Growth Factors)
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|SkinPen Microneedling (1 Hour Appointment)||£180.00|
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