microneedling

When will I see results from microneedling?

Anne Stewart, head therapist
Anne Stewart, head therapist

Microneedling is a minimally invasive aesthetic procedure that stimulates cellular renewal to build new skin and so offer exceptional results for a number of common skin conditions including

  • lines,
  • wrinkles,
  • scars,
  • pigmentation stains and
  • poor skin texture.

Growing new tissue takes time… be patient with your body

The process of building new skin tissue takes time, and is progressive, and so the full effects of the treatment may not be seen immediately. Optimal results generally require a course of 3-6 treatments.

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Can microneedling help melasma?

Can microneedling help melasma?

Can microneedling help melasma?

Microneedling can be a very effective treatment for most forms of hyperpigmentation.

The micro-needles create minute channels in the skin’s surface breaking up areas of pigmentation staining. Suitable actives can then be delivered deeper into the skin to aid the process.

Where the pigmentation is a result of sun damage, treatment is particularly effective. A course of 3 – 6 treatments are generally required.

When triggered by hormone changes, as melasma often is, improvement is possible but more difficult due to the physiological nature of the problem and our body’s genetic make-up can not be changed.

Following treatment, all results will require the on-going use of products with the appropriate actives for maintenance and the prevention of further staining.

 Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician

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Can microneedling cause broken capillaries?

Can microneedling cause broken capillaries?

This is a common worry.

However microneedling is proven and safe, and because it is only minimally invasive and is non-ablative it carries very little risk of adverse reactions.

On the contrary…

In fact, despite the apparent contraindication to its use where vascular conditions exist, it can actually be very effective at treating conditions like Telangiectasia (often referred to as broken capillaries) as the microchannels stimulate the development of new capillaries (angiogenesis) and the strengthening of the vascular network.

A thorough consultation will highlight any potential issues and you may be advised to prepare your skin in advance through the use of appropriate skin care products.

 Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician

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Where did microneedling come from?

Where did microneedling come from?

Microneedling’s origins lie in Chinese acupuncture.

However, modern advances are the result of medical findings in the 1990’s that revealed that various needling procedures around depressed scars had the side-effect of stimulating Collagen production and as a result filling and raising them.

 Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician

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Can I wear makeup after microneedling?

Microneedling is proven and safe, and because it is only minimally invasive and is non-ablative it carries very little risk of adverse reactions.

However, to ensure that your skin heals as quickly and smoothly as possible it should be in a healthy condition prior to your treatment and you need to follow the post-care advice you are given carefully.

Immediately afterwards

Your skin will appear as though you have experienced a mild sunburn and will be red and may feel tight and itchy.

Moisturiser, not makeup

You should ensure that you keep your skin moisturised to maintain its barrier function, but to avoid infection you should not use any make-up or perfumed products on your skin for a minimum of 24-48 hours.

SPF, SPF, SPF….

You should always use SPF. After Microneedling, your practitioner may advise the use of a tinted SPF product especially designed for use on post-procedural skin if appropriate. We can supply this if required.

Anne Stewart, head therapist
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Can microneedling help acne scars?

Can microneedling help acne scars?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive aesthetic procedure that is proven to be safe and effective.

It works by creating microchannels in the skin’s surface that stimulate cellular renewal to build new skin and so offers exceptional results for a number of common skin conditions.

Research has shown that this ability to build new skin can be extremely effective in improving the appearance of scars particularly indented scars (hypotrophic scars) such as those caused by Chicken Pox or Acne.

It is important to remember that the process of building new skin tissue is progressive and takes time, and so optimal results generally require a course of treatment, and may require a period of pre-treatment skin conditioning to avoid potential adverse effects.

 Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician

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Can microneedling be done on the neck?

Can microneedling be done on the neck?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive aesthetic procedure that stimulates cellular renewal to build new skin and so offer exceptional results for a number of common skin conditions including:

  • lines,

  • wrinkles,

  • scars,

  • pigmentation stains and

  • poor skin texture.

Although commonly used on the face, the treatment can safely be used on most areas of the body and offers good results for improving a ‘turkey neck‘ or double chin.

The process of building new skin tissue takes time, and is progressive, and so the full effects of the treatment may not be seen immediately.

Optimal results generally require a course of treatment, and may require a period of pre-treatment skin conditioning to avoid potential adverse effects.

 Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician

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microneedling: what to do before and after

microneedling: what to do before and after

Microneedling is a minimally invasive aesthetic procedure that can give exceptional results for a number of common skin conditions including lines, wrinkles, scars, pigmentation stains and poor skin texture.

Optimal results require a course of treatment that includes pre-treatment skin conditioning and post-procedural care.

Preparation before treatment

Where the skin’s natural protective barrier is not functioning adequately, post-treatment healing will be slower and adverse effects like post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can occur. To guard against this, a pre-treatment regime of cleansing, exfoliating, hydrating and moisturising with products suitable for your particular skin type, together with the introduction of antioxidants, and actives to address specific concerns, should be undertaken for at least 2 weeks.

Care after treatment

Following your treatment, you will be given products to care for your skin during the first 24-48 hours whilst it is in the immediate recovery period, when you should avoid using perfumed products and some types of make-up. After this time, you should begin re-introducing your skincare regime to enhance the effects of the procedure.

 Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician

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What is microneedling good for?

What is microneedling good for?

Microneedling offers a very effective way of dealing with a number of common skin conditions.

It provides great opportunities for improving age-related issues such as fine lines and wrinkles, as well as helping to improve the overall condition of your skin.

Epidermal pigmentation problems through sun damage can also be addressed.

Short courses of treatment can significantly improve acne and acne scarring, and skin suffering with issues of sensitivity and redness.

 Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician

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