Skin Needling – What is it?
It is a non-invasive medical treatment known by many names: Skin Needling/Dermaroll/Dermal Rollering/Micro-Needling/ Medical Needling/Collagen Stimulation Therapy™.
The treatment is designed for clients who are serious about their skin and serious about getting long term results naturally. Skin needling harnesses the body’s natural powers of healing to smooth the skin and achieve incredible results. This cutting-edge treatment is especially effective for addressing the visible signs of ageing, as well as acne scarring, slackened skin, stretch marks, uneven skin tone and dilated blood vessels.
Is it suitable for me?
If you want the ultimate treatment for rejuvenation with measurable improvements in lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, sun-damage, stretch marks, scar tissue, sagging jowls, tighter pores and retain a natural glow, then, skin needling is the treatment for you. It can be performed practically anywhere on the face or body.
“Skin needling induces collagen and elastin production by reemploying the body’s natural mechanism, that for the first time, as far as we know, produces regeneration of the skin and it’s matrix. There is no scar formation and the procedure can be safely repeated until the desired effect is achieved”.
Dr Des Fernandes M.B. B.CH. F.R.C.S. (Edin).
Skin needling is a clinically proven treatment has been around for quite a while. Pioneered by Dr Des Fernandes, the Scientific Director & Founder of Environ, (whom I have had the pleasure to meet at his seminars), developed this treatment in 1997. He wanted an alternative to invasive surgery, lasers and aggressive peels, all of which, compromises the skin and where the damage done is not visible for a long time. The popularity of this treatment is well known as people want a more natural looking, youthful glow that generates all over skin health.
Dr Fernandes has spent many years perfecting the treatment and I have been fortunate enough to be trained by experts from Environ and Skinbrands. I follow the procedure set by Dr Fernandes to ensure you receive the best results.
How does it work?
Skin Needling helps to stimulate the release of special growth factors which results in the synthesis of healthy collagen and elastin and initiates the wound healing process. As a direct result, a stronger and healthier collagen network is created and a thicker epidermis is formed making this non-invasive procedure the ideal treatment for overall improvement of your skins health, wellness, texture and quality.
This treatment isn’t a ‘facial’, but more of an advanced treatment, so it needs to be performed by an experienced & formally trained skin therapist. It is not the sort of quick fix treatment you can have before a night out, but one that requires a little dedication & time to deliver long lasting results.
Firstly, we cleanse and numb the area being treated. We then use the needling instrument, which has these tiny microscopic needles penetrate into the dermis and cause a micro trauma on the skin. This micro trauma causes tiny pin pricks of blood on the skin and once this has happened, collagen and elastin production kick starts. What the micro trauma has done is that it tricks skin into natural healing mode and floods the area with collagen and elastin. Not just any type of collagen and elastin but Type 1 Collagen. This is the collagen and elastin you want for a more youthful skin and this is the only way to activate it.
After we have completed the treatment, the skin is gently cleansed and an Alginate Masque is applied to calm the redness. The mask is left on for 20 minutes and after removal, specific skin peptides and Vitamin A is applied.
The whole process takes about 90 minutes and includes after care advice, ensuring you suitable home care products from Environ or Medik8 to use. We will ask you to return to the salon after 2/3 weeks for a follow up consultation.
Is there downtime?
After the treatment, the skin will remain a little pink for a few days and a little dry & flaky following that. The collagen and elastin will continue to work and will come through a few months later. We will advise on the after care and recommend suitable home care products. You should consider booking your next session scheduled within 6 weeks of your first treatment so that collagen & elastin keep working and the results last for years.
How do I start?
You will need a detailed consultation prior to the treatment. This is mandatory as we firmly believe that in-depth and a relevant consultation is very important when considering any aesthetic skin treatment. During your consultation we will have the opportunity to get to know you, find out and understand exactly what it is you are looking to achieve. The consultation will be done with the Therapist who will be carrying out your treatment. She will put together a plan, make product recommendations for you to consider and where appropriate discuss the number of treatments you will need to see measurable results.
How many treatments would I need?
The number of sessions depends on your skin condition and the results you want to achieve. We will discuss this with you during your consultation. You will be advised on pre and post treatment care and the most suitable products to use. We will monitor your skins improvement and support you throughout your journey.
Do I need specific products for home use?
You will be advised of the most suitable products during your consultation and it is strongly recommended that you do so. The cosmeceutical & superceutical brands we stock at our salon have been lauded by international skincare therapist, medical fraternity, beauty editors, top aestheticians, film stars and top models.
Environ skincare has been globally recognised and awarded, for the second time in 2018, the Professional Skincare Brand as the ‘Top Medical Skincare’ by Aesthetic Everything® Award in the USA. Aesthetic Everything® is an international register of aesthetic and beauty professionals.
We also recommend that you take collagen boosting & vitamin supplements from our Advanced Nutritional Range to boost your inner health. You can start taking these prior to the treatment and continue doing so long after the completion of the treatment to ensure your well-being. These will only be recommended after a full consultation.
If you have any other questions or unsure of anything please book a full consultation where we will be able to fully address your queries.
The Therapist at Fresh & Fabulous Aesthetic Beauty Salon is registered with & licensed by the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead (RBWM) to carry out Skin Needling Treatment. The By-Laws issued by the RBWM governing the Licence is available for your perusal at our salon.
Alginate Masque. This is included in the treatment price and will be done immediately post treatment. Using the unique Electro Sonic DF Technology the masque will ensure that essential nutrients are diffused into the skin to aid recovery and ensure continuation of collagen stimulation.
Lightfusion™ LED Red Light Therapy. This is included in the treatment price and you will be booked for a session 2 weeks post treatment. Lightfusion™ LED Light Therapy uses a medical grade device that utilises visible natural red light & near infra-red wavelength to restore cell processes & repair the skins supportive structures. It counteracts the natural slowing down of cell renewal, softens lines, enhance elasticity, increase hydration, plumps the skin whilst improving uneven skin tone & high colour. Suitable for all skin types, it is non-invasive & pain free with no downtime.
We use the Réjuvapen®, Micro Fractional Collagen Stimulation System™ to carry out the treatment. Réjuvapen® is a remarkable, non-laser, non-surgical device only available through trained skincare professionals. It is a medical grade, state of the art device that uses precisely spaced micro needles in a cartridge, to create invisible, vertical, micro perforations into the epidermis and dermis.