What is skin needling?
Simply involves the use of manually applied skin rollers that have around 200 fine surgical steel needles attached to the roller mechanism. It’s applied directly to the skin in a crisscross motion. The objective is to stimulate or puncture the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production, smooth skin and promote scar or stretch mark reduction through the skins natural wound healing process.
How much does it cost?
1 treatment: £125
3 treatments: £300 for a course of three and
6 treatments: £525
How does it work?
Skin needling is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself whenever there is physical damage. After an injury occurs our body reuses the damaged collagen and elastin fibres and other components to produce new ones. Skin needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self repair mechanism by creating micro “injuries” in the skin which triggers new collagen synthesis, yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring. The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin.
Why should I have this treatment?
Skin needling is especially effective for ageing concerns such as wrinkles, lines, folds and crows feet. As new collagen is produced, scars can also improve from treatments especially indented acne scars or chicken pox scars. Pigmentation concerns can be helped including hyperpigmentation as well as Hypopigmentation. General lack of skin radiance, skin firmness and compactness are also an indication for skin needling treatments and visible improvements can be seen.
Microneedle therapy or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is one of the most effective skin treatments available and is a process which can be carried out clinically which is intended to significantly improve the appearance of acne scars, aged and sun damaged skin, facial and décolleté lines, wrinkles and stretch marks. It is also said to be useful in dramatically increasing absorption of topically applied skin preparations.
What result can I expect?
Visible results to the skin are seen after 6-8 weeks following the procedure and continue over the following months for up to a year.
A course of three skin needling sessions, at 6-8 week intervals, is usually recommended to achieve optimum results; however great skin improvement is noticeable after just one treatment.