Microneedling is proven to help improve:
– Large Pores
– Reduced Skin Elasticity
– Sun Damage
– Fine Lines & Wrinkles
This is because the small wounds made to face create more collagen and elastin, this powerful combination helps to heal the skin but also the prime factors needed for cellular regeneration which improves the appearance of any old scars, PIH, uneven skin texture, dullness and premature ageing.
It is recommended, like with any other cosmetic procedure, to eliminate any excesses or potent ingredients beforehand, this includes any retinoids, steroids or intense topical treatments. Keeping your skin as calm and as balanced beforehand is advised by our 111Harley St. practitioners and similarly at least one week post procedure. That is not to say skincare acids can’t be applied, opting for soothing alternatives such as Hyaluronic Acid or Niacinamide to help support hydration and barrier strength is recommended.
Whilst pain is subject to each individual, during the in-clinic session, numbing cream will be applied to the skin before the needles are introduced in the session. Most often, people feel little to no pain and with the treatment lasting around 20-30 minutes, with no downtime required, the session is complete rather quickly.
It is normal to experience slight redness after the treatment but that usually calms down in a few hours following the treatment. Similarly tiny post-procedural marks are common to notice but not to be alarmed as they do also disappear, alongside any itchiness on the skin.
All of the above side effects may or may not appear, it is dependent on each patient but to be aware of those with sensitive skin, this treatment may not be advised and seeking a consultation with our experts is highly advised.
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