How does micro needling work?

As our skin ages, the repair and rejuvenation mechanisms begin to decline naturally – this starts from the age of 28 years. The effect of this is the collagen density decreases in our skin.

Micro-needling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that naturally helps trigger collagen and elastin synthesis within the skin with maximum results and minimum down-time. It’s safe for nearly all skin types. An initial consultation with a consultant dermatologist can confirm this.

The technique works by creating microscopic channels in the skin while still keeping the epidermis intact.

This process actively produces growth factors which induce collagen producing cells known as fibroblasts to produce fresh new collagen and elastin which are essential in keeping the dermis elastic and resilient thus firmer and wrinkle free and glowing.

What can micro needling most effectively treat?

Microneedling can:

  • Improve wrinkles, minimize pore size and induce skin tightening.
  • Stimulate collagen production which promotes rejuvenation
  • Improve surgical, traumatic, burn and acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation (brown spots and melasma)
  • It may also improve stretch marks

Does microneedling hurt?

A topical anasthetic cream is used before the treatment, so discomfort, if any, is minimal. The most sensitive areas tend to be the forehead and upper lip.

Redness and swelling or bruising after treatment/post treatment only last

After 24-48 hrs until the skin returns to normal

Sunscreen and sun avoidance is strongly recommended after treatment

Best visible results are seen with a series of at least 4 to 12 treatments, spaced 3 to 6 weeks apart

There is a continuous and progressive improvement overtime in overall skin smoothness and firmness and elasticity. The complexion becomes more even and brighter over time and if combined with specific medical grade creams and active ingredients prescribed by the medical practitioner.

Microneedling- what to avoid after the treatment?

  • Avoid retinoids and treatments for auto-immune disease for 24 hours before treatment
  • Avoid sun exposure to the treated area for 24 hours before treatment
  • Avoid this procedure if treatment has occurred with  Accutane/Isotretinoin within the last 6 months

When do patients see results?


Who is microneedling not suitable for?

It can be used on all skin colours and skin types however it should be avoided if one has an active infection the skin such as herpes simplex, herpes zoster, molluscum contagiosum ,impetigo , active inflamed acne rosacea , pustular rosacea, broken skin, broken capillaries , hypersensitive skin, acute eczema , sunburnt skin, infected wounds / broken skin.

Our packages can be tailored per customer so why not book your Microneedling appointment at Glow Beauty Centre now on 01772 795572 or send us a message via our online form.