What is microneedling for skin rejuvenation?
Microneedling is an effective collagen induction treatment that uses an electrical device to power tiny surgical needles to create controlled micro-injuries into the skin. The small wounds are triggering a restorative process in your skin, creating new collagen and elastin production.
It is a safe, effective, minimally invasive procedure that has gained a lot of popularity due to its proven effectiveness. It has greatly evolved in the last 20 years, from the drum-shaped devices used by surgeons to the modern automated, electrical, needle controlling puncturing pens used currently. Pioneered by plastic surgeons as a scar treatment, micro-needling has become an extremely popular treatment largely due to its proven results.
What skin conditions can be treated with microneedling?
Due to its powerful collagen induction mechanism and clinically proven results, microneedling treatments has become very popular in a large range of conditions.
Not only it creates new collagen and elastin, but it reorganizes the old collagen fibres and triggers the creation of new capillaries in your skin, resulting in a tightening effect of your skin. This makes it one of the best non-invasive treatments for skin rejuvenation, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, and pore size reduction.
In this category we need to include stretch marks as well, which is a direct result of your skin losing its elasticity, condition successfully treated with microneedling.
Micro-needling is also very popular in treating post-acne scars and scarring, one of the first conditions it was first created to treat. Studies have shown very good scar improvement, especially after a minimum course of 4-6 treatments.
Acne vulgaris and problematic breakouts can also be treated with microneedling. It targets the sebaceous glands and helps treat the condition by reducing their sebum over production which is main cause of acne.
Due to the versality of the latest devices and their adjustable depth, microneedling can also be used for hyperpigmentation, with visible results especially when the treatment is combined with a range of specific chemical peels.
One of the latest conditions treated with the help of microneedling is androgenic alopecia and alopecia areata which essentially means hair loss of various causes. Studies have shown results comparable results with classical use of topical agents, and greater results when microneedling is combined with the hair growth formulations.
Lastly, there is scientific data showing that medical microneedling in combination with mesotherapy cocktails are extremely useful in treating rosacea.
Why choose Skinglow clinic?
You have all the reasons to choose Skinglow. In our clinic we believe that knowledge is the most important factor that determines the success of each treatment. Our experienced therapists are fully trained, qualified and experienced in recognizing accurately various skin conditions, the first and one of the most important steps in getting the results you want and provide you with an accurate treatment plan and recommendations.
Cutting-edge technology is what we use for our microneedling treatments. We’ve partnered with the best device providers in the market, Skinpen. They are the gold standard for microneedling pens. Their latest technology ensures patient’s safety, with rigorous testing and validation to prevent risk of cross contamination. The device has FDA clearance and CE Class II mark medical grade registration, another proof of their safety, precision in eliminating bruising and epidermal damage.
Our facilities have been designed at medical specifications and have the strictest medical hygiene and safety standards, as we adhere to the latest CQC standards.
Last but not least, we only use Skinceuticals professional products, an advanced skincare provider backed by science, and certified registered products in our treatment, another reason for choosing our microneedling treatment.
Treatment -what to expect
Depending on your choice you can opt for a single treatment or a course of 4-6 sessions. Results may be seen after just one procedure, but studies have shown that best results are evident after a course of 4-6 treatments.
Microneedling treatment can be used as a standalone treatment or combined with other effective procedures to obtain synergies and much wanted outcomes.
Each patient’s treatment plan includes a pre- and post-operative skin preparation and recovery guidance. Patient’s treatment plan is determined by the conditions being treated, the location of the condition, the period the condition was active and what combination therapies are to be utilised.
Each skin response is unique therefore, a professional consultation will establish the right number of treatments and the recovery period between the procedures in the case of the course plan.
Usually, the procedure lasts approximately 45 min and there is no downtime and after the procedure, clients may resume work or normal activities almost immediately. Medical foundation will be applied following this procedure to conceal any erythema (mild redness) and to deliver an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and cooling effect, enhanced with a broad-spectrum SPF +30.
At SkinGlow Clinic, aesthetic practitioners are highly trained experts in microneedling and they will work hard to achieve the desired results. Every treatment is tailored for each client’s specific skin condition.
Studies have showed that results are enhanced when used in combination with chemical peels, radio frequency, mesotherapy cocktails, platelet rich plasma or lasers. Therefore, if you are looking to book your next or first microneedling treatment, it’s worth taking this into consideration, especially that our clinic offers discounts for combined treatments.