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Fresh & Fabulous

Aesthetic Beauty Salon

Micro Needling

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:

  • Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Hyperpigmentation & Speed up the reduction of pigmentation marks
  • Acne and chicken pox scars
  • Soften scarring, such as surgical scars or those from trauma
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Thicken thin skin

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.

Skin Needling Treatment Procedure

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.

  • PRE-TREATMEN CONSULTATION
    THIS IS MANDATORY AND MUST BE DONE 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR BOOKED TREATMENT.
    A full in-depth consultation will help us identify contraindications, understand your skin, discuss your skincare goals and answer any queries you may have. The Therapist 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.
  • PRE-TREATMENT SKIN PREPARATION.
    Clinical results have shown that the use of topical Vitamin A and C prior to and post treatment not only maximises the results but speeds up the healing time and reduces possible post treatment complications. You will be advised on what products to use and shown how to use them correctly. Although this is not mandatory, we strongly that you use these products as directed for a minimum of 2 weeks before the treatment.
  • COMBINING TREATMENTS
    The following treatments can be done immediately after your skin needling session:

    • Lightfusion – This will speed up healing and increase collagen and elastin production
    • Environ Ionzyme Facial – The serums applied during this treatment will further enhance collagen and elastin production.

    The Therapist will advise you which is the best treatment to have.

  • COURSE OF TREATMENTS
    You will achieve noticeable results after just one treatment, your skin will look more radiant almost immediately following treatment and improve as the skin`s natural repair process progress over the following 2 to 4 weeks, leading to further improvements in skin quality.
    Depending on the area treated and the problem being addressed, 3/6 treatments will be required with a space of 4/6 weeks between sessions. Optimum results will be seen between 6-12 months after the final treatment, when following the recommended aftercare regime. Top-up treatments are usually recommended to maintain long-term results.
  • SKINCARE PRODUCTS Having a regular skin care routine will also go a long way to ensure your skin remain hydrated, looks fresh and feels fabulous. We will show you how to create a skincare routine that is specific to your skin, unfussy and easy to implement. Not only will you save money in the long term but you will no longer be tempted to buy unnecessary products. Furthermore, we will help you monitor the improvements to your skin by inviting you to attend our salon Skin Analysis Event.You will be advised what products to use and how to use them prior, during and post treatment and how you can start to integrate them into your daily skincare routine.
  • NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS
    We believe that great skincare starts from within and the Advanced Nutrition Programme™ nutraceuticals are designed to boost your inner health by providing optimum daily amounts of vitamins, minerals and other vital elements to support a healthy lifestyle, skin, hair and nails. These supplements contain only the finest ingredients, are easily absorbed by the body and will play a vital role in helping to maintain a glowing complexion. 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.PLEASE NOTE: Advanced Nutrition Programme™ products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Before recommending a particular product, we will conduct a thorough consultation and where applicable suggest you seek formal medical advice before taking these supplements.
  • PRODUCTS PURCHASED FROM OTHER SOURCE
    We will not offer advice on products bought elsewhere even if they are the same brand as those sold at our salon. We recommend that you return to the seller for advice.
  • POST TREATMENT CARE
    Following the procedure there will be some minor redness, warmth and skin tightness, akin to a feeling of sunburn, that will last for 12-48 hours. The area treated will feel tender and sore to the touch, with minor swelling, but this too, should only last for a short while. If you experience any other adverse effects, or your skin remains red and tender for more than 7 days, then get in touch with us.You will be advised which products to use post treatment and how you can start to integrate the other recommended products into your daily skincare routine.

    • Don’t book your treatment if you have just returned from a holiday in the sun where you have been sunbathing. You cans start using the recommended products immediately, but must wait for 2 weeks before booking your peel appointment.
    • Don’t expose your skin to the sun whilst you’re awaiting your treatment and wear an SPF 30+ pre and post-treatment for at least 7 days post treatment. Use the recommended SPF product.
    • Don’t use any type of exfoliant for at least a week following your treatment or until the skin feels comfortable.
    • Don’t use cleansers that contain AHA’s or BHA’s (such as Surface Radiance Cleanser), for at least 3 days post treatment.
    • Don’t use facial sponges or wash/face cloths post treatment.
    • Don’t wear any make-up for a minimum of 12 hours post treatment.
    • Don’t apply any self-tan for at least a week post treatment.
    • Avoid saunas, swimming and exercising for at least 24 hours post peel.
    • Treat the skin gently when cleansing and avoid over rubbing.
    • Allow the skin to peel naturally – do not pick at or peel off the flaky skin.
    • No hair removal treatments until the skin is fully recovered and feels comfortable.
    • Keep using the recommended products post treatment.
    • If you are unsure about any of the above or have other concerns, call the salon.
  • POST TREATMENT COMPLICATIONS
    If you use or switch products form a brand not recommended by us or sold at our salon prior, during or post treatment, we will NOT be responsible for any complications that may occur or any dissatisfaction you may express with the results post treatment.
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