Derma-roller or "Micro-needling therapy
Everyone is talking about Derma-roller or "Micro-needling therapy", also known as Medical Needling. It is a treatments Hollywood A-lister have kept a secret for to long. This revolutionary treatment harnesses the body’s natural powers of healing to repair damaged skin and achieves incredible results never before seen in-salon. Needling is especially effective for fine lines and wrinkles, photo damage, acne scarring, slackened skin, stretch marks and uneven skin tone.
A professional derma-roller treatment is intended to cause a degree of trauma to the skin. This trauma stimulates new collagen cells in abundance. The ageing process, low body weight, regular intense exercise, smoking, drinking, diet and the environment all impacts collagen and elastin. By creating 1000’s of minor wounds the skin begins to heal itself, as would any wound in 3 stages:
Inflammation (erythema, oedema and the release of growth factors)
Proliferation (fibroblast stimulation, creating new collagen cells)
Tissue remodelling (collagen continues to build and contraction takes place)
Having created 1000s of these micro channels we can optimise this treatment by flooding the skin with active ingredients, which will work at a cellular level and be at their most efficacious. By adding serums greater results can be achieved.
Whilst this treatment is certainly not pain free (ample numbing cream is applied prior to treatment, however it does offer a more economical solution to some other ablative therapies. It has limited contraindications, very limited downtime, and when delivered safely no side effects. It is an ideal treatment for:
Tightening and lifting
Anti-ageing, lines, wrinkles and lax skin
Pitted acne scarring. Ice pick scarring
No downtime. No side effects. Suits all skin types
After a treatment your body will start to naturally regenerate and repair the skin, working below the surface in the dermis.It can take up to 6 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. This takes time as new collagen is formed, new skin cells are generated and blood supply is enhanced.
Straight after your treatment your skin will be warm, red and tingly. There can also be some mild redness and swelling which can last between 2-7 days.
After 1-3 weeks the skins texture and tone will improve. After this time the pigment will also change. After week 6 you’ll notice an improvement to the appearance of lines, wrinkles and scarring.
As the treatment stimulates the natural cell turnover, we recommend a 6 weeks gap between treatments, for the best results you would need a course of Derma-roller treatments.
Treatment duration approx. 1 hour including applying numbing cream 20-30 minutes prior to treatments.
Cost per treatment
Full face £199.00
Face and neck £225.00
Face and neck and Décolletage £275.00
Derma-roller for stretch marks tummy £225.00
Derma-roller for thighs or bum starting from £350
The number of treatments required depends of the problem being treated:
Rejuvenation – 3-6 treatment course. Acne Scarring- 6 treatment course.
Stretch Marks – 6 treatment course
Prepaid for a course of 5 treatments and get the 6th for free