Skin Needling is a non-invasive medical treatment known by many names: Skin Needling/Dermaroll/Dermal Rollering/Micro-Needling/ Medical Needling/Collagen Stimulation Therapy™. Skin needling harnesses the body’s natural powers of healing to smooth the skin and achieve incredible results. It 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. It gives measurable improvements and can be performed practically anywhere on the face and body.
Our skins horny layer (Stratum Corneum) is the main obstruction to the penetration of chemicals into the skin. As this horny layer is made up of a lipid-based structure, only a lipid-soluble ingredient such as Vitamin A can penetrate better than a water-based ingredient such as Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid). Different methods were investigated to penetrate the stratum corneum and a way was found around it.
Research led to the use of micro-needles, which when punctured just the stratum corneum increased the penetration of large molecules up to 10,000 fold. A system was required that would penetrate just the horny layer without damaging the lower levels and cause pain.
However, it was found that these tiny punctures let in larger water-based molecules, they literally fall through the Epidermis (Stratum Corneum, Granular Layer, Prickle Layer & Basal Layer) into the deeper layer of the skin – the Dermis. The higher the levels of the Vitamin A & C that could reach the lower levels, the more collagen could be made.
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, 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. Skin Needling may help to:
Réjuvapen® is an automated highly effective clinically proven micro-needling device. The Rejuvapen needle cartridge features 9, sterile, 33-gauge micro-needles and a unique bevelled or scallop-edged tip with an integrated medical grade HEPA filter, that prevents suction and clogging, as well as blocking airborne pathogens.
There is an adjustable depth feature for the micro-needles, for precise and bespoke treatments on differing skin types and thicknesses. Finally, the Rejuvapen has an adjustable speed dial, with 4 different settings, enabling custom treatments for patients. The depth of the needles can be adjusted from 0.01 to 2.5mm.
Réjuvapen® can be used on all skin types and, thanks to the different depth settings, it can be used on most parts of the body including: face, décolletage, neck, abdomen, back, hands, arms and legs. However, the treatment is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women, as the treatment stimulates growth factors and regenerative nutrients that may be required for the baby.
“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).
IMPORTANT NOTICEThe 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.
To ensure that you receive the maximum benefit of your needling treatment, an accurate pre-treatment consultation is imperative to ensure the procedure is carried out safely and that post treatment recovery time is as minimal as possible.
We want you to have healthy, smooth, radiant, younger looking skin and to achieve this we would like all our clients to follow the procedures below. Many of these procedures are MANDATORY and we make no exceptions. We will NOT carry out your peel treatment unless you have followed our procedures.
The Therapist will advise you which is the best treatment to have.