A great option for those not wanting injectable treatment, microneedling is proven to treat scarring and signs of ageing (such as fine lines and wrinkles) by boosting the skin's natural restorative processes.
WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Face, backs of the hands, neck and décolletage.
Any area with stretch marks- but please note that microneedling does not improve the elasticity of skin and so might not be the most appropriate treatment for post-pregnancy stretch marks.
HOW IS THE TREATMENT PERFORMED?
First the skin is numbed with a local anaesthetic cream for 30-40 minutes.
The treatment itself involves rolling a device over the skin which has lots of small but medical grade needles on it. The treatment takes 15-20 minutes depending on which areas are being needled.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE TREATMENT?
Immediately after the treatment the skin will look and feel as though you have mild sun burn. This is normal and may last up to 48 hours. Avoid using any products on the face the day after treatment. However, from 12 hours after the treatment you may use make up to help minimise the redness, should you still have some.
You will start to see the benefits of the treatment approximately 4-6 weeks later.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
One treatment- £150
Three treatments - £350
Six treatments- £600
Additional areas incur the usual additional charge, as detailed below
Additional area (eg. backs of hands, neck/decolletage)- add on £30
With skin treatment- add on £30