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Microneedling, what to expect!

I thought it would be helpful to briefly discuss our microneedling treatment, what it does and what to expect from your appointment. I have discussed the benefits of microneedling in previous blog posts “what great skin you have”, should you want additional detail on our skin treatments and what they can treat.

Microneedling and dermarolling are a skin phenomenon which many people are yet to experience, originating from crude ancient Chinese devices previously used to treat scarring and problem skin. This skin treatment is beneficial for general skin health as well as a vast array of skin conditions/problems such as acne, hyper-pigmentation, scarring, stretch marks, complexion, blemishes, anti-ageing, the list goes on. The results are truly amazing!

We perform our facial microneedling with a Dermafix microneedling pen device and any body areas we treat are often treated with the Dermaroller.

STEP 1: Following a comprehensive consultation to ensure this treatment is appropriate for your skin type and medical history, numbing cream is applied for 15 minutes to prepare the skin for your needling treatment. The treatment itself is not considered painful, however as we progress through your course of treatment the needling does become deeper and faster and in turn more traumatic for the skin, therefore the topical numbing agent assists in keeping you comfortable throughout.  

STEP 2: We then use a snow 02 cleanser to adequately clean the skin in preparation for your treatment. This cleanser, foams up on the skin and has an oxygen massage effect.  “The powerful oxygen foam massage removes waste from the deepest part of the pores.” We also recommend our clients who suffer from breakouts and acne purchase this cleanser for home use to ensure they have an powerful cleanser to continue skin management at home. 

STEP 3: After the skin is cleansed we then spritz the skin with our Snow Booster toner. The benefits of this toner include; Pore contraction, mosturising, anti-inflammatory and sebum regulation. Another product we sell to our clients for their home skin care.

STEP 6: To further sooth the skin I also apply a five star reviewed intensive repair collagen mask (this is everyone’s favourite step), this is left on for 5-10 minutes. The masks are soothing, calming and protecting. Key ingredients: Collagen, Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Hyaluronic Acid, Rose Extract, Allantoin, Vitamin B5, Glycerin. 

Aftercare advice is then given, the skin may feel tender for 2-3 days but for the most part of the downtime is 24 hours of no makeup and to expect skin redness. It is also normal for the skin to feel quite dry with a sensation of sunburn for the first 24 hours. A four week gap is recommended between each treatment to allow for skin healing. I always start clients on a course of 3-6 and then we review and re-plan! The whole process is completely individualised to you!

It is crucial following on from any skin treatments that you are adawuately protecting your skin with an SPF factor 30 and above with UVA and UVB protection which also contains a light reflective ingredient such as Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium Dioxide. Skin is more vulnerable to UV exposure following invasive treatments.

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