MICRONEEDLING TREATMENT PRICE GUIDE:
Dermapen Treatment £200
Due to the reduction in fibroblast cells as we age, we have to grapple with loose skin as it loses elasticity. Fibroblast cells are bricks of collagen proteins which are essential in keeping the cells strong and connected.
The process of aging is not gentle on the human skin. It comes with wrinkles and sagging which makes the skin look lifeless. Fortunately, dermatologists have come up with a way to remedy that through what is known as micro needling.
Slow down the aging process
The goal is not to halt aging altogether; aging is inevitable. What Dermapen seeks to do is to slow down the aging process thus giving you a chance to delay the visible signs of aging and feel better about yourself even as you age.
Also known as collagen induction therapy, micro needling is a chemical-free method that triggers the production of new collagen. It is a simple and safe procedure that uses a device which is controlled by hand. The device has minute needles which pierces the outer layer of your skin to create controlled skin injury.
The injury triggers the production of new collagen and elastin. The collagen refreshes the skin by filling in fine lines which in return creates an all round improvement in the texture and elasticity of your skin. This happens because wrinkles, scars and stretch marks that make your skin look aged simply disappear.
This therapy is not concentrated on the face only. It can be used on any other parts of your body: legs, arms, neck, and abdomen as well as the back.
How Long Are the Sessions?
The sessions are relatively short with one taking approximately 30 minutes. Your skin may appear heightened in colour from the slight puncturing, but it should be back to its usual colouring in a few days. The natural growth of collagen takes place in the ensuing weeks and months, therefore you must be patient. Micro needling does not produce instant results. This method is designed improve the health and appearance of your skin in the long term.
How Many Treatments Do You Need?
The number of treatments depends on two major factors:
The results you want to achieve.
The part of the body receiving the treatment.
For instance, if you want to get rid of wrinkles, you may need at least four and at most 8 micro needling sessions. This however will be dictated by the severity of the wrinkles. It is important to note that the sessions are given in a space of four to six weeks in order to ensure that your skin remains safe and healthy.
The risks are minimal with most patients experiencing dry skin or discolouration which usually disappears within a week.
What does Microneedling treat?
Conditions that can be treated with micro needling include:
Scars occurring as a result of acne
Micro needling is possible for all types of skin. It is the best treatment you can opt for to rejuvenate your skin and keep it looking youthful and fresh.