Micro-needling is the penetration of tiny thin needles into the skin at approx 0.8mm to 1mm depth. This targets the hypodermis layer to cause an inflammatory response which triggers the natural production of collagen and elastin.
Products such as hyaluronic acid and active nutrient-dense serums can be penetrated deep into the dermal layer of the skin to influence your skin health for the following month.
The needling action stimulates the fibroblasts (the part of our immune system that binds the skin together) triggering a natural healing response that boosts collagen and elastin that’s made naturally by the body.
It's important to combine these types of trauma treatments into your skin health treatment plan.
Yes, all skin types will benefit from micro-needling. unlike micro-dermabrasion and skin glycolic peels.
You can have micro-needling at any time of the year as the epidermis layer of your skin remains intact.
SPF 50+ must be applied every day to maintain good quality skin health.
The speed and size of the needles reduce discomfort during treatment. Both the depth and the speed can be customised to make sure you’re comfortable throughout.
Laser treatments use heat, micro-needling doesn’t. Micro-needling is non-thermal and non-surgical so it can be performed on all skin types with reduced risk of post-inflammatory pigmentation or formation of fibrotic scar tissue.
The actual skin micro-needling only takes around 20 minutes, but the full treatment takes between 45 and 60 minutes. I’ll cleanse the skin and apply some soothing serums first, then micro-needle. Afterwards, I’ll apply a mask, cleanse again and finish with some more gentle serums and creams.
Expect your face to be red and a little bit sore for up to 36 hours afterwards. It may also feel dry and tight for several days, a little like you have sunburn. These are natural responses to the trauma caused during the treatment.
Hyaluronic acid is ‘hyperlipic’ – this means it attracts water and pulls it down so after 14 days your skin will feel wonderfully soft and hydrated.
Yes, the results are instant. You’ll both see and feel a firmness and a lifting and tightening immediately after your first micro-needling treatment. Your skin will feel plumped and smoother.
It’s best to wait 24 hours before exercising. The technique increases blood flow to the surface of the skin and exercise can cause it to sting. It won’t affect the results, but it might be uncomfortable.
One treatment will give you results. A skin health treatment protocol will give you lasting, visible results. Each treatment should be four weeks apart and spread over a 12 week period. After that, a treatment every 6-8 weeks will maintain the results and give you firmer, smoother skin.
Deep micro-needling should only be performed 4 to 6 weeks apart.
You must allow at least two weeks post-treatment to allow your skin to heal before having any other skin procedure.
Ideally, your first treatments should be skin rejuvenation only [within 0.6mm] in skin, then micro-needling can be introduced four weeks apart over a 12 week period and then every 6-8 weeks after that.
For aged, lack of toned skin oddly you need more time between treatments. So those who need micro-needling the most actually must have it the least for the optimum result! That's skin you.
Micro-needling is fantastic for reducing and improving acne scars, even if they’re old scars.
The advantage of deeper needling compared to skin rejuvenation is the deep collagen and fibroblast production to repair the scar,
Yes, you can safely combine it with a skin perfusion facial or HIFU Plump+ and a natural facelift for lifting and skin tightening.
Micro needling treatments can start from 18 years old.