Microneedling Treatment

Needling allows for 80% more absorption into the skin as compared to 7-10% when applied topically.

Needling allows for 80% more absorption into the skin as compared to 7-10% when applied topically.

Microneedling Treatment

Application | Cosmetic & Medical | Benefits | FAQs

About Microneedling

This involves the pricking of the surface of the skin multiple times with small needles to cause micro-injuries that the body recognises as a minor injury and results in regenerated and renewed skin and improved skin turnover. Our clinic uses a needling pen device as they are designed to adjust to different depths during various treatments. 

  • Basic needling 65% 65%
  • Advanced needling 100% 100%

1 single treatment - £190 - £490

Price varies depending on type (basic or advanced), severity and additional serums.

3 treatments - £420 - £920-

Price varies depending on type (basic or advanced), severity and additional serums.

6 treatments - £820 - £1520

Price varies depending on type (basic or advanced), severity and additional serums.

Microneedling

In this video our patient Rebecca Mort speaks about her journey with us and we watch a Microneedling treatment

Application and Uses

There are a variety of devices that can be used to contain the needles including gun, rollers, stamps and pens, and the needle material is usually surgical steel or titanium. ( occasionally gold and silver as they have an anti-microbial effect).

Needling is most commonly applied to the face, neck/décolletage, back or hands and scars. Products are either be injected multiple times or applied topically during/after needling which enables them to be absorbed easily into the correct/most suitable layer of the skin for maximum effect.

There are many conditions which can be helped with needling, below is a list of some of the more common indications:

  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Skin Rejuvenation/anti-ageing
  • Wrinkles and lines
  • Sun Damage
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Uneven texture
  • Effects of smoking
  • Scars and stretch marks
  • Loose skin

Cosmetic and medical needling

Mesotherapy as a term describes the process of needling in conjunction with the delivery of active ingredients to the skin. These include vitamins and minerals to increase hydration, pigmentation reduction or inhibition products, and products that reduce inflammation or oil production. It can be used for cosmetic and medical purposes. This is dictated by the depth of penetration into the skin required & the practitioner’s level of qualification/skill

Cosmetic Needling

Cosmetic needling is delivered mostly by aesthetic/beauty therapists ( or as part of a home care regime) and is usually limited in the UK to 0.2- 0.3 mm and only penetrates into the outer two layers of the epidermis. The primary aim is to allow better absorption of skin products and maintain healthy skin turnover

Medical Needling

Medical Needling is performed by health care practitioners ( Nurses or Drs) or advanced aesthetic therapists and can penetrate to depths from 0.5- 3.0 mm which can reach into the dermis layer which contains the collagen and elastin.

Benefits of Microneedling

Micro-needling is a very simple and short procedure ( 30 minutes) and is carried out in a clinic environment. It is relatively painless, with very little discomfort when using the shorter needle depth and often does not require local anaesthetic cream.

  • The downtime/recovery time is short ( days or hours)
  • The risk of infection is very low ( when post procedure instruction are adhered to)
  • The effects are ongoing and easy to maintain, especially when a good home care range is followed.
  • There is very little injury, as the epidermis ( outer protective layer of skin) is preserved.

Mesotherapy can be combined with other treatments, such as chemical peels and laser resurfacing for greater effect.

Contraindications

There are very few reasons that a patient is unsuitable for mesotherapy. A few of these are listed below.

 All patients are required to complete some simple health questions and a skin health analysis to enable the practitioner to select the best course of treatment.

  • Active acne ( this may need calming before some treatments)
  • Sunburn
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Some long term health conditions that affect healing
  • Open or unidentified lesions in the area to be treated
  • Immune system deficiencies
  • Recent laser resurfacing or surgery
  • Recent injections such as wrinkle reducing or filler procedures ( usually at least 2 weeks after is allowed.
  • High blood pressure
  • Exposure to sunlight imminent ( including use of sun-beds)
  • Allergies to any active ingredients
  • Active Herpes Simplex ( cold sore virus) or recent cold sore
  • Fungal infections
  • Irritated skin
  • Keloid scars
  • Raised moles or warts in the area

Commonly Used Active Ingredients

Peptides ( protein building blocks)

Hyaluronic acid

For increasing moisture content

Vitamin C

Minerals

FAQs

Is mesotherapy painful?

Depending on the active ingredient  and needle depth there are a variety of sensations to be expected. Some include tingling, a feeling of heat, and tightness during and after the treatment.

It is important that any discomfort be reported to the practitioner. More discomfort does not always mean more effectiveness.

There is usually some redness after the procedure which settles over the coming hours. It is not uncommon for small areas to look bruised and puffy and this is normal. Any spot bleeding usually resolves during the procedure. Many patients report it to feel like a mild sunburn.

Make up is not advised to be worn until at least day 3 after the treatment, and mineral based products and clean brushes are recommended

How may treatments needed?

Typically programs of treatment are 6 sessions spaced 3-4 weeks apart. Scars are usually treated  6 weeks apart 

It is common to undergo a program of treatment with a maintenance schedule.

What is the process for treatment?

All patients are required to complete questionnaires prior to treatment/ consultation. A consultation will be conducted on the first meeting with your practitioner and if appropriate a treatment may be performed in most cases on the day.

Occasionally a patch test may be required. This is where a small amount of the active ingredient is applied to the skin to ascertain if there may be an adverse reaction. This is usually carried out 48 hours before a proposed treatment.

You will be required to complete a consent form to authorise the practitioner to carry out the treatment at each appointment and confirm that you have understood all the information you have been given.

The procedure itself takes a maximum of 30 minutes. After the treatment, you will be given an information sheet with all the instructions you need to follow for a safe recovery

Is microneedling safe?

Mesotherapy is very safe when delivered by specially trained practitioners and with careful adherence to post procedure care instructions. The serums and products are manufactured in specialist laboratories to international regulations and standards and are stored in accordance with manufacturers guidelines.

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What makes us unique?

Silvery Blue aims to reshape the healthcare and aesthetic industry with innovative ideas & technologies while preserving the essence of natural health and well being of human being. Our strategy is to empower medical and aesthetic professionals around the globe with a holistic approach to treatment and care. We provide a complete one stop solution from training, treatment, equipment supply, product delivery to quality control and compliance; all under one umbrella – “Silvery Blue”.

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