Microneedling Treatment In Harley Street
Microneedling is a treatment to improve the smoothness and firmness of skin. Tiny, sterile needles are used to make micro-punctures in the skin, which stimulate it to produce new collagen (an important structural protein). Common applications include general skin rejuvenation and improving the appearance of scars.
After numbing cream is applied to the skin, a device with very fine, sterile needles is used to make multiple micro-punctures in the skin. This triggers a healing response which, in turn, stimulates new collagen production.
Microneedling should be pain-free due to the prior application of the numbing cream and the tiny size of the needles.
With the size of the treatment area having a slight implication on the length of your procedure, most patients only require 20-30 minutes per treatment session.
Anything between 3-6 treatment sessions 4-6 weeks apart offers the best results for most patients, depending on the severity of the individual skin concerns.
Microneedling offers benefits for various skin concerns, including wrinkles and fine lines, acne scarring and even stretch marks.
The side-effects and recovery process are easily managed as you go about your daily routine, meaning that no downtime is required. This makes for a very convenient treatment that can be easily worked into your busy schedule.
Common side-effects include slight swelling, redness and mild discomfort post-treatment, which can last up to 24 hours. Whilst your skin heals, any redness can easily and safely be covered with make-up.
Whereas most patients are suitable for microneedling, those with chronic inflammatory skin conditions (such as acne, eczema and psoriasis) should avoid the procedure whilst their condition is active as the treatment may exacerbate them. This will be discussed in detail at your consultation.
A single microneedling session starts from £400, depending on the size of the treatment area. The overall cost of your treatment course is determined by the number of treatments you require.