What should you do after a Skin Needling treatment?
Post-treatment advice may include:
Who should not have a Skin Needling treatment?
The Dermaroller™ therapy can significantly improve the appearance of:
What happens during the treatment & recovery time.
A medical history should be taken to make sure that there are no reasons why you shouldn’t undertake treatment. You may be asked to read detailed information and sign a consent form which means that you have understood the potential benefits and risks associated with the procedure. Photographs may also be taken by the practitioner for a "before and after" comparison at a later date.
Preparing for treatment.
Skin preparation consists of the application of vitamin A and C creams may be recommended for up to 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the procedure. A similar skin care regime will also be recommended for up to 6 months post-treatment to aid the healthy production of the new collagen and the rejuvenation of the skin.
It can take between 4 – 8 weeks before visible signs of skin regeneration are seen and the process will continue over the following months, providing a gradual enhancement.
A single treatment can produce noticeable results, however a programme of 2 – 5 treatments is often recommended to achieve optimum results, in conjunction with an at-home regime.
The specific number of sessions required will depend on the area being treated and the severity of the indication, as well as the level of natural response from the individual’s body.
Recovery may take 24 hours or up to a few days; most people should however be able to return to work the following day. Recovery time depends on the aggressiveness of the treatment, i.e. the length of needles used.
Does it hurt and what could go wrong?
Pain should be minimal due to the application of the topical anaesthetic; however you may still feel some discomfort. Depending on the area of your face or body being treated and the type of device used, (i.e. needle length) the procedure is said to be well tolerated and in some cases virtually painless; feeling like a mild prickling sensation.
The skin will be pink or red in appearance for a couple of hours following medical skin needling treatment, much like a sunburn, with some minor bleeding and bruising possible, depending on the aggressiveness of the procedure, i.e. the length of needle used for the particular indication being treated and the number of times it is rolled across the treatment area. The skin may also feel warm, tight and itchy for a short while. This should normally resolve in 12 - 48 hours.
Side effects or risks are minimal with this type of treatment and typically include minor flaking or dryness of the skin, with scab formation in rare cases. Milia (small white spots) may also form on the skin which can be removed by the practitioner. Hyperpigmentation (darkening of certain areas of the skin) can occur very rarely and usually resolves after a month. If you have a history of cold sores, this could possibly flare up after treatment.
What is Microneedle Therapy?
Microneedle Therapy is a natural skin rejuvenation method which uses superfine needles to create hundreds of tiny holes in the skin, stimulating collagen production and pushing active products deeper into the skin, increasing their effectiveness. We always use a topical anaesthetic cream to numb the skin making the procedure very comfortable; it will normally take up to 30 minutes for the topical anaesthetic to work and 30-40 minutes for the Dermaroller™ therapy procedure. We recommend 3 treatments, but in the treatment of acne scars and other types of scarring it may be necessary for your treatment to extend to five procedures.
Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy™
First treatment from £250
Second treatment from £200
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