Microneedling is a very precise process that uses the skin’s natural self-repair process to influence new collagen production.
You see, our skin is made up of lots of cells that have the ability to repair themselves when damage occurs. This is why your skin returns to its normal state after you cut or graze yourself. When damage is present, collagen synthesis happens. In simple terms, new collagen cells are produced to help repair the skin. Alongside this, elastin is also produced - this is an essential protein that forms the elastic connective tissue in the upper layer of your skin. The result is smooth skin that looks good as new - though there can be some scar tissue depending on the extent of the damage.
So, microneedling triggers the repair process. How? By making lots of tiny little cuts and tears in the topmost layer of the skin. This can sound painful and not very nice, but we’re talking about damage on a micro-scale. You won’t see the cuts, and there’s virtually no pain at all. It’s not a very invasive procedure at all, and it can be done without the need for any anaesthesia at all.
Effectively, microneedling uses these tiny cuts to stimulate collagen and elastin production by calling upon the natural self-healing process of the skin. In turn, this leads to more collagen and elastin, which can make your skin look brighter, more elastic, and less wrinkly. New skin cells are being created, which can help reverse the signs of ageing - along with tackling many other skin problems.
At Viauty, we offer microneedling treatment for your skin. This procedure is sometimes referred to as collagen induction therapy or dermapen, and it is seen as an effective and minimally invasive method of treating the topmost layer of the skin. It’s one of our most popular treatments, and the results are fantastic. By calling upon the best technology possible, we ensure that you get the best service out there.
If you’re interested in our microneedling collagen induction treatment, then don’t hesitate to contact us today, and we can book you in for an appointment.
To conduct the process, we use a special microneedling pen. This is most commonly referred to as a Dermapen. It’s a unique tool that comes with the world’s most Advanced Oscillating Vertical Needling technology.
What does this mean? Well, the Dermapen can create thousands of mini-cuts that help resurface the skin and kickstart the self-repairing process. It works incredibly quickly, allowing us to make more cuts than any other pen out there. Plus, this technology has been developed to leave patients with hardly any pain at all. As a result, we’re able to provide microneedling treatments on any part of the face - including delicate areas like your lips, nose, and eyes.
Dermapen microneedling is typically used for:
An appointment will usually last between 45 to 60 minutes. It depends on the extent of the treatment, along with how well the patient responds to it.
We recommend that you come back for 4 to 6 treatments to see long-lasting results. After this, you will see dramatic improvements in your skin over the next 6 to 12 months.
The simple answer is that yes, it does work.
Don’t just take our word for it, there have been clinical studies that back up this treatment method. One study from 2018 found that four treatments of microneedling significantly improved lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, and skin texture.
Unlike other cosmetic treatments out there, this one is backed by scientific evidence and research. It’s not just some fad, so you can feel safe in the knowledge that you’re paying for something that will provide you with results!
As with all cosmetic procedures, there are some side effects to be aware of when undergoing this treatment. Thankfully, the most common side effects are easy to deal with. Mostly, you will experience some skin redness and irritation immediately after the treatment. This is completely normal - after all, you have had numerous micro-cuts in your skin! It will usually last for a few days, but it might be worth calling a doctor if you still see persistent redness and irritation after more than two weeks - particularly if it seems to get worse.
Furthermore, there are a few rare side-effects that you might see, including:
Typically, these issues occur if you have existing skin conditions that you didn’t make apparent prior to the treatment. If you’re prone to skin reactions, then this might not be the treatment for you. Similarly, if you already have open wounds - like cuts or scabs - then there’s an increased chance of negative side-effects occurring.
Additionally, we strongly recommend that you only get microneedling collagen induction treatment from trained and experienced professionals. Our team has been carrying out this procedure for many years, so we have lots of experience using Dermapen and conducting this treatment. As such, we follow the best methods to ensure there’s no contamination of the needles, and that the side-effects are minimized. Many people experience problems when they go to inexperienced providers or try microneedling at home.
Following the treatment, you are able to go about your day as usual. This is one of the many microneedling benefits as you don’t have to take time out to recover. Some patients prefer to take the day off work, just because there will be redness after the procedure. But, you can easily go back to work or carry on with your day as usual - it’s up to you.
We will also create a microneedling aftercare plan that’s tailored to you. This will depend on why you’ve had the treatment, and what skin problems you want to take care of. We may suggest getting additional treatments to compliment the microneedling, while also booking you in for your follow-ups.
As well as this, you must protect your skin from the sun. The nature of microneedling means that your skin is going to be more sensitive to the sun’s rays. Therefore, be sure to stay out of the sun for long periods, and make sure you use suncream to provide added protection.
We’ve already touched upon a handful of benefits that this treatment brings. So, here are all the ways that this method can benefit you:
The cost of this treatment can vary based on lots of factors. Typically, it can be around £150 for one treatment, but you should have at least 4 treatments to see the best results. Of course, it depends on the extent of your treatment. Some people want a full-on microneedling facial, which will cost more than having the treatment in one specific area. Also, if you want more than 4 treatments, then the price will obviously increase.
For a more accurate view on how much our microneedling costs, feel free to contact us and we can provide you with a quote after a consultation.
Will microneedling work for you? The beauty of this treatment is that it can work for just about anyone. So, ask yourself the following questions:
If you answered yes to any of the questions, then microneedling is perfect for you! Generally speaking, it’s only not recommended for patients who are pregnant, have pre-existing skin conditions (like eczema or psoriasis), or have undergone radiation therapy recently.
Are you looking for a cost-effective and non-invasive cosmetic procedure that will transform your skin? Microneedling collagen induction treatment has so many benefits. It’s proven to help with numerous skin conditions and problems, so book your appointment today. Contact us, and we can book you in for an initial consultation with one of our experienced team members. Alternatively you can visit us at our salon at 360 Fulham Road, just past Chelsea Football Stadium.