Targets acne scars, minor burn scars, hyperpigmentation or ageing skin. Consultations with expert skin therapist, comprehensive treatment plan.
Targets acne scars, minor burn scars, hyperpigmentation or ageing skin
Comprehensive treatment plan
Consultations with expert skin therapist
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Medically reviewed by Lorcan Sheppard BSc MBBS FRCA, Chief Medical Officer and the Medical Advisory Committee for The Private Clinic.
Last Reviewed July 16th 2020
If you suffer from acne scars, burn scars, hyper pigmentation or aged skin then Microneedling 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
- 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.
24 – 48 hours
No. of Treatments
3 – 6 Treatments
At The Private Clinic we offer several types of microneedling treatments;
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 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 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.
Morpheus8 is an advanced microneedling treatment that combines Radiofrequency Technology to help lift, tighten and contour the skin whilst also improving skin texture. Find out more about Morpheus8 treatment here.
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What to Expect
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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.
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 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.
After Your Microneedling Treatment
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.
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.