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MICRONEEDLING, NORWICH

Microneedling - £100 per session

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Microneedling is a procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin with a pen-like device. The purpose of treatment is to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin. Microneedling is mostly used on the face and may treat various scars, wrinkles, and large pores, but can be used on the scalp to treat hair loss, scar tissue from tattoos that have been removed with lasers, cellulite or stretch marks.

The two main functions for microneedling in the beauty world, is;

1. to help products/peels/serums etc to penetrate and pierce the stratum corneum (top layer of our skin) and create tiny channels in the surface of the skin that allow products to bypass the water proof barrier of the skin and secondly;

2. to create micro traumas in the skin which initiates the wound healing response. This is called CIT (collagen induction therapy). During this process new collagen is produced and old collagen is broken down and removed by the body. This is particularly important when dealing with scar tissue and stretch marks. Over the next few weeks a new collagen and elastin matrix is created and this continues for up to several months. This new matrix will start to thicken the skin and improve skin texture giving the skin a fresher more youthful glow.

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microneedling norwich

With anything, not all microneedling is created equal and the processes I use to achieve the results I get -  along with my knowledge of skin and products, is reflected in my price.

You can get microneedling as cheap as £30 a session in Norwich, but if the knowledge or knowhow is not there, the results you want won't be either.

I use various methods, needles, depths and serums to achieve desired results and each of those things will be specifically tailored to you, your skin and your goals.

Something you should always bear in mind when choosing the right person who will be performing microneedling on you is that if there is no proper knowledge of the possible reactions behind this procedure, long term damage to the skin is very real. Not all clients are going to be suitable candidates for microneedling and personally and professionally, I would never take on a client just because of the money.

Excessive treatments can cause PIH (post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation) and topical products should NEVER be used after a microneedling session, except for pure hyaluronic acid. Even then, the chosen hyaluronic acid must be of a certain molecular weight so it lays on the skin and not track down the channels created by the microneedling, and must contain only pure ingredients without colourants, other vitamins, surfactants, preservatives etc etc.

I have seen many therapists around Norwich offering microneedling facials ending them with sheet/face masks and serums etc and this is very worrying to me as it risks an immune system response and the very real possible risk of causing granulomas which are permanent - this is all reflected in their cheap prices!

So long as you choose your therapist wisely, you will not encounter any of these issues and you will achieve great results.

The science behind microneedling is solid and the proof is always in the pudding. As we get older, the body’s ability to produce collagen diminishes.

Sun damage and lower levels of estrogen contribute to decreased collagen production, and that’s how our skin gradually loses its baby suppleness and begins to submit to gravity. Microneedling is one way to sound the alarms in skin cells and get the collagen matrix cells stimulated.

Microneedling should be performed at around 4-6 week intervals. The reason for this is that the treatment stimulates our wound healing response to make new collagen in the skin. These new skin cells take approximately one month to come up to the surface.

 

A course of at least 4 to 6 sessions is strongly recommended for visible and long lasting results. Having a one off session will leave the skin looking a little plumper temporarily as any good facial will do, but clinical evidence suggests that at least 4 treatments are needed at 4-6 week intervals to show visible improvements to skin smoothness or pigmentation.


Results may become apparent approximately 6 weeks after the first treatment but optimum results seen after the third/fourth treatment.
The use of growth factors and retinol products at night can help the process.

It is important to care for your skin with cosmeceutical grade products to keep it hydrated and protected. I can retail Neostrata products if you would like and will advise a good and proper regime suitable for your skin and goals.

It is not enough to just have microneedling and/or skin peels etc and expect your skin to become clear and smooth without the use of good products at home.

It would be like going to the gym burning off 800 calories, then coming home and eating a chinese takeaway and a donut!

FAQ: 

WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING & HOW DOES IT WORK?

Microneedling is a procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin with a pen-like device. The purpose of treatment is to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin. Microneedling is mostly used on the face and may treat various scars, wrinkles, and large pores, but can be used on the scalp to treat hair loss, scar tissue from tattoos that have been removed with lasers, cellulite or stretch marks.

IS MICRONEEDLING SAFE? I'M A LITTLE SCARED!

Yes. Despite what I have written above about the potential warning and dangers, as long as you choose your therapist correctly, you will not have these issues. The problem arises when you choose to pay £30-£50 for a microneedling session to try and save money, but what you don't realise is that these therapists offering microneedling at such low prices just don't have any real idea of the potential dangers they can cause by improper techniques and also, they know nothing about the skin and how it functions and works as a whole.

Without this knowledge they risk causing real damage to the skin not yielding the results possible. They will take on clients unsuitable for microneedling and not recognise when a client is experiencing PIH for example.

Choose wisely, and you will be in safe hands.

WHAT CONDITIONS DOES MICRONEEDLING TREAT?

Microneedling is a fantastic treatment which can help with a myriad of conditions including, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, sagging skin, cellulite on legs or stomach, stretch marks and scalp hair loss!

WHAT WILL I LOOK LIKE AFTER THE TREATMENT?

Most people will notice a little redness and possible mild swelling similar to slight sunburn for 24-48 hours and there may be slight pinpoint bleeding. Skin will be noticeably smoother and more radiant within a week or two. Full results will take a few months to appear.

IS MICRONEEDLING PAINFUL?

Most clients do not have the need for numbing cream, but it can be applied to minimise pain that is felt during the procedure if needed. The needles do not go in much further than 0.5mm, so it should be more than tolerable.

WHY CAN'T I JUST HAVE ONE SESSION?

One session isn't enough to yield the results you might be after. If you have wrinkles, acne skin, or skin that is generally not smooth, then one session will not be sufficient for the matrix of the fibroids to regenerate and fully heal as required. As with skin peels, it has been clinically proven that at least 4 sessions minimum is required for optimum results.