Microneedling Treatment KENT
Medical skin needling through the use of Dermapen is an effective treatment to help reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles and acne scars. The procedure works by using a device to insert very small needles into the skin which creates tiny channels that mimic a natural process your body does when healing itself. These tiny punctures stimulate growth factors that trigger cell regeneration, as well as boost collagen production. When used correctly and with proper guidance from a medical professional, Dermapen has proven to be an effective treatment in minimising perceived facial imperfections such as fine lines, scarring and wrinkles.
HOW DOES MICRONEEDLING WORK?
Also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy or Micro-Needling, medical skin needling is aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, including the delicate areas around the eyes, mouth and neck. It can also be used to treat stretch marks, skin laxity and scarring such as that caused by acne or chicken pox. Dermarollers/ Dermapen can be used in all skin types and are not affected by skin colour. A treatment session typically takes about 30 minutes. The skin will be red and flushed, similar in appearance to moderate sunburn. There will also be some skin tightness and mild sensitivity for about 48 hours.
It involves the use of a disposable, sterile Dermapen to create a multitude of tiny puncture wounds to the dermis which induces the release of growth factors that stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin. In the case of medical rollers this is within the papillary dermal layer of the skin where collagen and elastin fibres are located. Cosmetic rollers, used by beauty therapists, however reach a much shallower level ,where they mainly aid absorption of topical ingredients. This “damage” to the dermis encourages the body to produce new collagen and elastin, to literally “repair” itself, thus the skin becomes smoother, plumper and more youthful.
Medical dermarollers create a multitude of tiny puncture wounds to the dermis which induces the release of growth factors that stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin, thus the skin becomes smoother, plumper and more youthful.
Cosmetic rollers, used by beauty therapists, and home use personal dermarollers reach a much shallower level, where they mainly aid absorption of topical ingredient
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
After the procedure, the skin will be red and flushed, similar in appearance to moderate sunburn. There will also be some skin tightness and mild sensitivity. This will diminish greatly after a few hours and usually within the next 48 hours your skin will be completely healed. After 5 days there is barely any evidence that the procedure has taken place.
Visible signs of rejuvenation are seen after just 6-8 weeks following procedure and continue for up to a year. A course of 3 to 5 sessions at 6-8 week intervals is usually recommended to achieve optimum results; however most will notice skin improvement after just 1 session
No, microneedling is minimally invasive and there is no downtime following treatment. You may experience minor redness and irritation for a few days after the procedure.
Microneedling is commonly used to treat
- acne scars
- age spots
- fine lines and wrinkles
- large pores
- reduced skin elasticity
- uneven skin tone
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WHY HAVE MICRONEEDLING TREATMENT AT CANTERBURY SKIN AND LASER CLINIC?
Here at Kent’s leading private skin and laser clinic, our experts are specialists in all aspects of dermatology, skin cancer, anti-ageing and beauty treatments. We are one of the few skin clinics in the UK where all medical consultations and treatments are provided by specialist doctors with Dermatology experience and laser training.
Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, ensuring the best level of treatment is provided to you in a safe environment. Our Clinical Lead Dr Mark Hudson-Peacock is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Laser Medical Association, the British Hair and Nail Society, the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology and is certified by the Consulting Room. We have won many awards including the WhatClinic Patient Service Award in 2019 and the ghp Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards 2019.
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