MICRONEEDLING WITH SKINPEN

 

What is it?

This is a fantastic investment into your skin health.  It treats acne scarring, freckles and pigmentation, sun damage, skin laxity, surgical scarring & Roseaca.  Microneedling involves the use of very small needles to repeatedly penetrate the upper layers of the skin in order to produce the wound healing cascade which stimulates your own growth factors, neutrophils, macrophages and antibacterial chemicals.  Foreign particles and necrotic debris are pushed out of the skin and the process of angiogenesis and granulation starts.  Then collagen and fibroblasts proliferate and capillaries form to support all the lovely new and healthy skin.

How long does it take?

Your appointment will be 1 hour.  You can add The Golden Cocktail to your treatment too.

What does it do?

It is designed to improve:

  • Skin thickness: skin thins dramatically as collagen diminishes into middle age and beyond.  

  • Collagen content of skin: this reduces dramatically over time in line with menopause and the natural reduction of growth hormones and collagen and elastin.  

  • Acne, chicken pox scarring, stretchmarks and surgical scarring: Skinpen results on scarring treatments are best one year after the initial treatment phase as the remodeling of skin continues for 300 days .

  • Pigmentation reduces as the skin turnover and collagen regeneration rapidly increases.

  • Moderate Rosacea is also thought to improve as blood does not become congested in the face following the production of new capillaries.

 

Does it hurt?

It has been described as a rough brush going over the face.  Topical anesthetic is applied over your whole face and it’s really the heat generated afterwards that is most uncomfortable.  That recedes after 15 mins or so. 

Is there any downtime?

Your skin will be bright red for about 4 hours, gradually fading to become a little blotchy around 8 hours after your treatment.  You must not wear any make up or apply other products for 24 hours.  After that point, you can expect a little peeling, a small break out or pigmentation (freckles or age spots) to darken as the skin starts its wonderful regeneration process. 

How long does it last?

You skin will feel tighter and look refreshed 24 hours after your first treatment, full effect is seen at 6 months or even a year after the treatment. You will need a minimum of 3 treatments for any meaningful results.

 

Aftercare:

Avoid anti-inflammatory medicine if possible.

Sunscreen is a must from the 24hour mark after treatment. 

Avoid direct sunlight for a few days.

Use a clean pillow case and face towel.

Do not use make up or face creams for 24 hours.

Avoid Chlorine for 3 days.

Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours

DO Have a high vitamin-low toxin diet to get as much as possible from the healing process.

 

For before and after pictures please visit https://skinpen.com/before-and-after/

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