Micro-Needling Skin Treatment
Micro-needling is a pioneering skin treatment used to make the skin surface smooth and even. It can be on the face and many other areas of the body. Skin micro-needling treatment allows us a means of addressing the imperfections left by time and environmental damage; this helps us achieve healthier, younger, and smoother looking skin. At Clear Medical, it’s our recommendation for ageing skin, old scars (i.e. scars which have been present for many years that may be fibrous or depressed), acne scarring, cellulite, wrinkles and fine lines. Improvement of skin tone and texture is also possible.
Development Of The Skin Micro-needling Method
The treatment is based on Electroridopuncture (ERP) and ancient acupuncture techniques. Micro-needling treatment is one of the most effective and safe methods of stimulating skin surface healing developed by scientists. Previously treatment was long and difficult due to the insertion of individual needles. However, the production of precise dermal rollers allows multiple punctures easily and safely. During the procedure, skin puncturing happens thousands of times. Although these needles are so small that they do not cause lasting damage. Their purpose is only to stimulate the skin.
What Does It Do?
The Microneedle treatment induces a reaction to the cell damage caused by punctures from the roller. It triggers the release of growth factors which is a result of the natural immune system response. Along with proteins, triggering of (cytokines) clotting factors occurs to ensure optimum skin healing and cell production stimulation. Simply, the treatment manipulates the natural mechanisms of skin cell production and accelerates healing.
Is It Safe?
Microneedling is one of the safest skin treatments available. It is safe for all skin types and ethnicities because the treatment does not stimulate or repress brown protein production. There is no risk of either hypo or hyperpigmentation. This is because the melanocytes (cells producing melanin) which reside in the basal layer of the epidermis remain intact during the procedure.
Do I Need A Test?
The skin micro-needling treatment does not require any prior tests to assess your suitability. However, we do advise that you contact us for a consultation before the treatment. This is so that we can best prepare you for your micro-needling session.
How Long Is The Session?
The procedure usually lasts between 30-120 minutes, however, this depends on the client and treatment area. Preparation time is 10-30 minutes in which thorough cleaning of the skin is thoroughly cleansed prior to being anaesthetised. Additionally, we require another 15 minutes post-procedure to nourish and protect the skin. Pores close approximately 1 hour after the procedure. Therefore, absorption of nutrients into the deeper dermis is up to 30 times more efficient before that. The total time required for the treatment is around 40-90 minutes for most individuals having facial treatments.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The recommended number of treatments is 1-6 depending on the client’s individual requirements. Individuals can, nonetheless, have as many or as little as required. By persistently triggering the healing process the body continues to promote cell growth over the skin surface. We recommend minimum treatment intervals of 12 weeks. This allows observation of the full extent of the previous treatment, and the achievement of your desired aesthetic outcome.
What Can I Expect?
The treatment is uncomfortable but this can vary depending on the individual’s pain tolerance. Redness, swelling, soreness, and a burning sensation are the common side effects that may last up to 48 hours afterwards. The skin may also become dry and flaky for up to two weeks after the procedure. It is important to take care & wash gently and delicately. You should cleanse only with water for up to 36 hours post-procedure to ensure ideal skin health. Also, there shouldn’t be any application of makeup within this time frame. We recommend the use of our Tone & Defence Skin Oil (a complimentary 30ml bottle is provided with each treatment).
How Much Does It Cost?
The price of the skin micro-needling treatment varies according to the area or size of the scar. We are proud to uniquely provide Facial Treatment Prices and Skin Treatment Pricing per cm² for body areas, this ensures that at Clear Medical the pricing is concise, consistent and fair.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.