Microneedling is a multi beneficial facial treatment that can offer amazing results. If you’re considering Microneedling in Ilford, read on to discover everything you need to know…
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is the name of a cosmetic procedure that uses tiny needles to create a ‘micro injury’ to the skin. While this might sound unusual, it is a highly sought after treatment that can deliver impressive results. In creating a micro injury to the skin, the production of collagen and elastin is naturally stimulated, repairing damage to the skin, while also creating a smoother, plumper and more youthful appearance.
What is Microneedling used for?
There are several reasons why you might consider microneedling in Ilford. Microneedling is typically used to improve the appearance of scarring, stretch marks and fine lines and wrinkles. It can also improve rough skin texture, dehydrated skin, Keratosis Pilaris and pigmentation.
What is Involved in the Treatment?
During the procedure, pin-prick are made under the skin using a pen-like tool that has lots of tiny sterilised needles on the end. The tool is moved evenly across your skin to ensure an even final appearance. The needles are extremely small, so you are unlikely to be able to see the pin-prick injuries post treatment.
How Many Sessions are Required?
Typically you will need 4-6 microneedling sessions to see the best possible results. This depends on the problem you want to address, and your unique circumstances. We will recommend a treatment plan based on your requirements and you can expect to start to see results one to two weeks after your first treatment.
Does Microneedling Hurt?
This is a commonly asked question. While microneedling does use needles, it is not a painful procedure. You may find it a little bit uncomfortable, but this will vary depending on your own unique pain threshold. We use professional methods and equipment, and our staff are highly trained to ensure you experience minimal discomfort. Microneedling doesn’t damage your skin, but you may experience temporary skin sensitivity, which will resolve within 72 hours at the most.
Is There any Downtime Required?
You will not need any downtime following your microneedling treatment, which is why this is such a popular treatment. While you may experience a little redness and irritation in the days following the procedure, you will be able to go back to work or your usual activities with no downtime.
It is however best to avoid direct sun exposure for a week following your treatment and to use sunscreen. It is also important to avoid using makeup and allow your skin to heal first.