Expert Dermapen Microneedling Portsmouth
Microneedling Portsmouth at Bespoke Skin Health
What is microneedling?
Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) induces collagen production and actually strengthens the epidermis.
It involves using a digital wand that contains very fine needles.
When passed over the skin, the needles create micro “injuries” in the skin to trigger new collagen synthesis. Each micro “injury” creates a channel that triggers the body to produce new collagen and elastin to fill the microscopic wounds.
Amazing results from Microneedling
When combined with consistent use of corrective antioxidant serums and moisturisers this procedure aids in brightening your skin that results in a youthful glow.
You can’t get that from home treatments.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
The benefits of having the microneedling are significant, There are so many!
A lot of people think that microneedling is only beneficial for treating lines and wrinkles, but because of the way micro-needling improves skin function and health it can be used to treat a vast amount of skin concerns, including:
Reduced wrinkles and fine lines on the face, neck, hands and body
Improvement in overall skin tone and texture
Tightening the skin – perfect for sagging skin and thinned skin
Minimizes pore size
Brightening the skin
Strengthens the dermal/epidermal junction
Reduces appearance of stretch marks
Induces regenerative healing
Treats UV sun damage
Scarring and wound healing / by breaking down scar tissue
Optimises cell function
Increases natural collagen (TGF-Beta 3)
FAQ’S about microneedling
Is Microneedling painful?
The great thing about Microneedling is no anaesthetic is needed unless you go a certain needle depth.
I have tried and tested the treatment and it feels more like vibration on the skin. This is dependent on the needle depth chosen and you may experience slight discomfort in certain areas, but again not enough for the anaesthetic to be applied to the skin.
Are there any side-effects to Microneedling?
A thorough microneedling consultation is given to ensure clients do not have any contraindications to treatments, such as certain medications, diseases or disorders
Side effects are minimal but can include mild shedding, looking slightly sunburned and in some very rare cases light bruising, but these usually fade within 24-48 hours, if not a few hours.
The area should not be exposed to the sun, tanning bed, heat, hot water or sauna for 5-7 days. It is extremely important to protect your skin with at least SPF 30 at all times. Mineral make-up can be worn to hide any redness.
How long does a microneedling session take?
Usually with a thorough consultation, cleansing the skin and micro-needling treatment (which is approximately 20 minutes depending on the size of area I’m working on)and aftercare given, the total treatment time takes about 45 minutes for the face and neck, but depending on other areas of the body treatment time may vary. During the treatment, you may experience some mild discomfort however it is tolerable and kept to a minimum, with comfort levels checked throughout the treatment.
You will also be given a home care plan, and a serum to use for a few days after and can arrange your next microneedling treatment.
Also, if you opt for the maximum performance or the ultimate performance the treatment time will be longer as they are added-on treatments such as cooling epi nouvelle mask and LED light therapy.
How many microneedling sessions will I need?
Microneedling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results. For collagen induction, I recommend to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments. For scar reduction an average of 3 to 8 treatments are recommended.
However a consultation will help determine the correct amount customised to your skin cosmetic products, but an idea is below:
Skin rejuvenation – 4-6 treatments are required at an interval of 4-6 weeks apart
- Skin refresh 1-2 treatments at an interval of 4-6 weeks apart
- Acne scars – 6 treatments are required at an interval of 6 weeks apart
- Pigmentation – 4-6 treatments given monthly
- Stretch marks – up to 10 treatments are recurred at an interval of 4-6 weeks apart
Treatment areas –
- Neck &decollete
- Body – fantastic for stretch marks on the stomach and legs or acne scarring
Microneedling fact or fiction?
These are the main questions I get asked about skin needling…..
Do deeper needles equal better results?
Clinical studies have shown that the same amount of collagen is produced in the skin whether you use a 0.5mm or 1.5mm dermal roller.
In fact, a 0.5mm roller has been shown to produce better results in a shorter time, compared to using a 2mm roller. This is probably due to the less trauma and shorter inflammatory phase involved with using a smaller needle size. Consequently, it also means less pain, discomfort and downtime.
Does Microneedling create scar tissue?
Incorrect wound healing management creates scar tissue.
Using excessively deep needles or carrying out treatment too frequently, can promote scar collagen. However using the right needle size and providing the skin with the correct nutrients post-treatment, collagen induction therapy promotes scarless wound healing, preserving the epidermis and resulting in stronger and healthier skin.
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