Achieving Radiant Skin and Reducing Signs of Aging
Microneedling is an increasingly popular treatment favoured by celebrities due to its incredible results and minimal downtime, making the skin appear more supple and reducing signs of ageing. While many people have heard of it, only some know exactly what microneedling entails. It is an incredibly effective treatment and can treat a range of skin complaints. So, what does it involve?
The Microneedling Procedure
When you arrive at The Clinic, Julia will take you through a clear and thorough consultation. This lets her explain the treatment and tell you what to expect. She will also conduct a full skin analysis and talk to you about her skin and overall health findings to establish what you want to achieve and whether you are suitable for the treatment. If you have any questions, this is a great time to put them to Julia so that you can feel comfortable and confident.
A numbing cream would have been applied shortly after you entered the clinic to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. Once the consultation is finished and you are comfortably positioned on the treatment couch, Julia will begin the procedure by thoroughly cleansing your skin. Depending on your specific needs, she may incoperate serums designed to complement microneedling, stimulating collagen, elastin, and melanin production.
The microneedling process involves a handheld pen with a sterile, disposable tip containing tiny needles. These needles create controlled microchannels as the pen passes over the skin. Varying speeds, angles and depths ensure optimal stimulation of the underlying tissues and absorption of the topically applied products.
Contrary to its perception, microneedling is not a daunting treatment. The fine needles result in microscopic wounds, often described as the sensation of an electric toothbrush passing over the skin.
How does Microneedling work scientifically?
Microneedling, also known as Digital Skin Needling or Microchanneling, creates thousands of tiny punctures on the skin leading to controlled micro trauma to the underlying tissue, that then, in turn, stimulates fibroblasts and other underlying cells, stimulating the body’s natural response to produce new collagen and elastin fibres. This process plumps the skin, reducing scars and diminishing lines and wrinkles.
Does Microneedling cause discomfort?
While the treatment can sometimes be a little uncomfortable, many clients find that they get used to the feeling quite quickly, and it does not bother them for long. Julia applies a numbing cream before the treatment to help reduce any possible discomfort.
What is the Microneedling procedure like?
During the procedure, Julia uses a small handheld pen with tiny needles to create controlled micro-punctures on the skin. This allows for the optimal absorption of applied products and stimulates collagen, elastin, and melanin production.
How long does a Microneedling treatment take?
The length of the treatment depends on the size of the area being worked on but generally takes approximately one to one and a half hours. A course of 3 – 6 sessions is recommended for best results and to achieve the desired effects.
What can be expected after the Microneedling treatment?
After the treatment, you may experience some redness and minimal swelling for the first few hours up to a couple of days after the treatment. However, within a week or two, you will start to notice your skin becoming more radiant and smoother. The process continues over a few months as your body continues to build new, healthy collagen and elastin and repairs your skin from within.
Microneedling is a fantastic treatment with incredible long-term results for all skin types and colours. Julia offers Microneedling across Suffolk, Norfolk, London, and Cambridgeshire. Book your treatment now to experience this fabulous treatment for yourself.