• Targets acne scars, minor burn scars, hyperpigmentation or ageing skin
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Microneedling

The Problem

If you suffer from acne scars, burn scars, hyper pigmentation or aged skin then Dermaroller could be for you.

Dermaroller and Dermapen are microneedling treatments designed to increase collagen production by by creating ‘micro’ wounds in the skin.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that uses small needles to create puncture wounds in the skin. The tiny punctures then activate the body’s natural ability to heal wounds which encourages the renewal of skin cells and the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. Microneedling is suitable for all types of skin and can be performed on the body as well as the face.

What can microneedling treat?

Microneedling is great for renewing the skin which will help to improve tone and texture. It is also ideal for improving the appearance of;

  • Scarring (including acne scarring)
  • Stretch Marks
  • Sun Damage
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Ageing Skin

According to a 2008 study, skin treated with four microneedling sessions spaced one month apart produced up to a 400% increase in collagen and elastin six months after completing treatment.

Microneedling at The Private Clinic

At The Private Clinic we offer several types of microneedling treatments;

Dermaroller
Dermaroller is a medical roller with hundreds of micro-skin needles that is rolled over the skin which creates thousands of tiny puncture points. Dermaroller is often used for patients who require a large area to be treated.

Dermapen
Dermapen is an electronic mechanism device with a series of micro-skin needles that vertically pierce the skin to create thousands of tiny puncture points. The reduced intensity of dermapen treatment causes less downtime than a dermaroller treatment.

Dermastamp
Dermastamp is a handheld stamping device with many tiny needles attached to it which creates vertical micro punctures to the skin. As the dermastamp is flat it penetrates evenly through the skin and is ideal for using on precise areas.

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Our Dermaroller treatment has been featured on Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4* due to its efficacy in treating severe acne scars as well as improving skin tone and texture.

The Problem

If you suffer from acne scars, burn scars, hyper pigmentation or aged skin then Dermaroller could be for you.

Dermaroller

Dermaroller is a medical roller with hundreds of micro-skin needles. As the Dermaroller is passed across the skin it causes small micro punctures in the skin surface that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin.

Dermaroller Treatment

Dermapen

Dermapen is a microneedling pen that uses multiple needles that vertically pierce the skin to create thousands of micro-injuries. Dermapen is used mostly for wrinkles, scars, stretch marks and facial lines. The micro-injuries that the dermapen causes to the skin encourages it to re-grow and repair itself naturally which as a result increases collagen and elastin production resulting in smoother and younger looking skin.

Dermastamp

Dermastamp is a handheld microneedling tool that penetrates the skin to create vertical micropunctures. The mini punctures stimulate the skins natural healing response by activating cell turnover and encouraging the production of collagen and elastin. Dermastamp is best used for smaller and more precise treatment areas or areas that are hard to reach with the other devices.

The Results

Microneedling treatment results in overall regenerated skin that minimises the signs of ageing and reduces scars. Skin will appear more radiated and refreshed. A course of treatment will be required to achieve the desired results.

We also recommend combining micro needling with other treatments such as laser skin resurfacing and laser skin tightening to help achieve the best results especially when treating scarring.

Downtime

Immediately after your microneedling 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. A soothing cream and a broad spectrum SPF50is applied to the skin post treatment and you are advised to continue to use this until the redness has cleared. It is recommended that make up is not applied for 12 hours after the procedure.

FAQs

What does microneedling treatment involve?

The process of your microneedling treatment will vary depending on which type of treatment is being carried out.

What does dermaroller treatment involve?

The practitioner will apply an anaesthetic cream to your skin for 45-60 minutes before your treatment to numb the area. A medical roller known as Dermaroller will be rolled over the area being treated to produce thousands of micro-medical needle punctures in the skin. This controlled damage to the skin surface is not deep enough to elicit a scarring response however it will cause the body to have a healing response. The nearby tissue is broken down and new elastin and collagen are formed. This way scarring, lines, wrinkles and pigmentation are all gently removed, being replaced over time with new skin. The practitioners can control the depth of needling to achieve the best result – they can go as deep as 1.5mm on the face, which has proven successful in removing scars, and as deep as 3mm on the body. The practitioner will assess how deep they need to go.

What does the treatment involve?

The practitioner will apply an anaesthetic cream to your skin for 45-60 minutes before your treatment to numb the treatment area. The treatment involves the Dermaroller being rolled over the problem area to produce thousands of micro-medical needle punctures in the skin. This controlled damage to the skin surface is not deep enough to elicit a scarring response however it will cause the body to have a milder healing response. The nearby tissue is broken down and new elastin and collagen are formed. This way scarring, lines, wrinkles and pigmentation are all gently removed, being replaced over time with new skin. The practitioners can control the depth of needling to achieve the best result – they can go as deep as 1.5mm on the face, which has proven successful in removing scars, and as deep as 3mm on the body. The practitioner will assess how deep they need to go.

What areas can be treated?

Dermaroller can be used on any part of the body. The most common area to be treated is the face for acne scars or to treat fine lines and wrinkles. The Dermaroller is also used to treat lines and wrinkles on the neck, décolletage and the backs of hands.

Does the treatment hurt?

The treatment is relatively pain free and the anaesthetic cream is applied beforehand to reduce any discomfort that may be caused.

How long does the treatment take?

The dermaroller treatment takes 20-30 minutes depending on the area that is being treated. The face usually takes about 20 minutes. The neck takes approximately a further ten minutes. Dermaroller for the hand and décolletage take 10 to 15 minutes for each area.

How many treatments will I need?

We recommend a course of four treatments approximately 6-8 weeks apart to achieve the best results.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects of Dermaroller are minimal. The acne scarring, or area being treated, may look red, similar to moderate sunburn. This will settle within a few hours and the skin will look normal by the next day. In a very small percentage of people it can take 48 hours for the redness to fully settle. During this period camouflage or foundation can be used.

How much does Dermaroller cost?

The cost of Microneedling treatment starts at £220 for single sessions or £591 for course of 3 treatments.

The cost of dermaroller or dermapen treatment will vary depending on:

  • The type of treatment recommended.
  • The areas treated.
  • The number of treatments required.

The best way to find out the cost of dermaroller or dermapen treatment is to book a consultation with one of our expert skin practitioners where they will come up with a personalised treatment plan to help you achieve the results you desire.

Consultations with our expert skin practitioners are £25 however this cost is redeemable against the price of any skin treatment that you wish to book following your consultation.

What aftercare is required?

After your Dermaroller treatment your practitioner will put on a barrier repair cream to encourage the repair of the skin. A sunscreen is also recommended to wear between treatments. This helps protect the skin and provide optimum conditions for the skin to repair itself.

How soon will I see the results?

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.

In the treatment of acne scars and other types of scarring it may be necessary for your practitioner to extend your Dermaroller procedure, carrying out up to five procedures.

How long will the results last?

Dermaroller for fine lines and wrinkles will improve the skin; however it will not stop the natural ageing process or new lines forming.

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    I was very sceptical (even scared) about having the dermapen procedure given that I scar very easily. However, Emma really empowered me to make an informed decision by competently addressing all my queries (as a doctor myself, I came in armed with questions!) and managing my expectations realistically, which is something I really valued in retrospect following my first session. I already noticed a positive change to my skin 3 days after the first session (I was told it would take 6 weeks!) and my friends at work noticed it from day 2 itself. Emma is such a wonderful practitioner who puts her clients at ease, has certainly shown great empathy for career driven workaholics like myself (who never put ourselves first) and has truly delivered in terms of service. I now actually look forward to my sessions (even if they are temporarily uncomfortable) and have full faith in Emma’s capabilities to meet me halfway with my skin needs. I already feel more confident with my skin and hope that will continue once my sessions are complete! I am so thankful I found the clinic and particularly Emma who takes such good care of her clients beyond just doing the procedures with nothing short of excellence.

    KK

    Just wanted to let everyone know that the staff at the Birmingham clinic are brill. They make you feel so relaxed and really take care of you. They also explain everything. I’ve just had my 2nd session of treatment, which has gone well – only two more to go. I can see changes already. *

    J.S, Birmingham

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