Microneedling

Microneedling is a type of treatment that uses small needles to cause tiny punctures in the skin. These small contact points encourage the body to create a wound healing response and renew the skin cells. As your skin repairs, the production of collagen and elastin is triggered to give an almost immediate plumping effect.

 

It can also help tackle other skin damage such as scarring, dark marks, sun damage and ageing. Popular option include dermarollers and dermapnes.

 

Dermapen (right) offers more precise and higher density application of needling while minimising skin damage.

 

I use DermaPen in my clinic as I believe it offers improved results while minimising pain and skin damage at a cost of slighly longer time it takes to complete the procedure. 

 

 

Dermapen

 

Dermapen uses a unique electronic mechanism which allows your practitioner to control treatment intensity to tailor the treatment to your needs.  A solution is also applied to the skin, containing hyaluronic acid, minerals, vitamins and peptides. These act by stimulating cell proliferation and so improving skin contours and elasticity. 

 

Dermapen can also be used to treat acne scarring and should be performed by a qualified healthcare professional.

 

A course of a minimum three courses is required for optimal results, but five would be encouraged for best outcomes. 

 

 

Dermarollers (on the left) due their mechanism are potentially more traumatising than Dermapens (right)
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