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Procedure Time: 30 minutes
Pain: Mild Discomfort
Anesthetic: Topical cream
Full Recovery: 4-5 days
Results Duration: Permanent (3 sessions recommended)
Risks: Redness, warmth, bruising, bleeding
The skin-needling we offer here consists of EDS, Dermaroller and Mesotherapy.
These advanced skin resurfacing procedures that stimulate the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin. It can significantly improve the appearance of acne scars, aged and sun damaged skin, uneven skin tone, facial and decollete lines and wrinkles and stretch marks.
EDS - £110 per session (3-4 recommended)
Mesotherapy - £110
What areas can be treated?
Although most treatments are carried out on the face, EDS can be used anywhere on the body where there is scarring or skin regeneration is required. It is very popular to use on the upper chest (décolletage) where it can act upon creased skin, on stretch marks on the abdomen, on thighs and buttocks and scars due to surgery or trauma.
How does the treatment work?
The medical device is used to produce thousands of micro-medical needle columns in the skin. Each column will penetrate into the dermis of the skin and will be approximately 0.1mm in width. The column will close rapidly enabling the skin to recover quickly – often in the same day. We use a topical anesthetic or local anesthetic injection to numb the skin making the procedure comfortable; it will normally take up to 15 minutes for the topical anesthetic to work and 20 – 30 minutes for the procedure.
After a Dermaroller procedure your body will start to naturally regenerate and repair the skin, working below the surface in the dermis. This takes time as new collagen is formed, new skin cells are generated and blood supply is enhanced. It can take up to six weeks before visible signs of regeneration and repair are seen and the process will continue over the following months, providing you with a natural and long lasting enhancement.
We recommend a series of 3 procedures with approximately 6 weeks between each treatment. In the treatment of acne scars and other types of scarring we recommend a pre-treatment in the form of chemical peel prior to commencing skin-needling.
Is it skin-needling safe and does it hurt?
Skin-needling is extremely safe. Treatment simply stimulates and enhances your own body repair mechanisms and there are no chemicals, products or lasers delivered to the skin. It is not recommended if there are any medical conditions that might interfere with this process as healing may not occur as expected. As with any cosmetic procedure, treatment is contraindicated in pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Topical anesthetic cream is used to minimize any pain that is experienced during the procedure. Certain areas of the face (usually above the top-lip and around the eyes) can be quite uncomfortable. The practitioner will be talking to you during the procedure and if any area is particularly sensitive, then this area can be avoided. Most people find the procedure a little uncomfortable but not particularly painful.
What are the side effects?
Side effects are extremely rare as it is a very safe procedure. After treatment there will be some redness which usually resolves quickly. As it an injectable treatment, bruising can occur, but infrequently. Sometimes treatment can precipitate the development of spots or cold sores.
At Age Repair, we have combined micro needling treatments with the application of hyaluronic acid and other ingredients to rejuvenate the skin.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is responsible for hydration and volume and when it is placed within the skin, creates a greater lift and rejuvenation and is ideal for areas like the décolletage.
Price: £100 per session
- Immediately after your treatment you will look as though you have moderate sunburn and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. This will start to subside after 1 to 2 hours and will normally recover within the same day with only slight redness the following day.
- Your practitioner may well apply cream after the procedure to help soothe and calm the skin, which you may continue to use until the redness has cleared. It is recommended that makeup is not applied for 12 hours after the procedure although your practitioner may be able to supply you with specialist mineral makeup that they feel would be suitable for use during this period.
- A broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen of at least SPF30 such as Heliocare, must be applied following treatment and you will need to continue to apply this on a daily basis for at least two weeks, even during the winter or on cloudy days. In the days following your Dermaroller or Dermapen treatment as the skin starts to regenerate and repair it may well feel drier than normal. A simple moisturising cream is recommended if this is the case.
- The results following a treatment often take 6 weeks to appear and a course of 3 treatments about 6 weeks apart is often recommended. Although rare, bruising may occur following a skin-needling procedure. This is usually very mild and settles very quickly.