Microneedling– Stimulate Collagen Production Naturally
Improve your skin’s texture and vitality with our microneedling treatment at SkinHD.
Bid farewell to lacklustre, scarred and textured skin with our microneedling treatments. SkinHD uses the revolutionary MediPen, an FDA-approved device with a unique spring loaded needle tip, ensuring a more comfortable and targeted treatment experience.
Microneedling involves creating tiny punctures in the skin, inducing an inflammatory response that accelerates the natural production of collagen and elastin. This results in a lifting and tightening effect, plumps out pitted acne scars and remodels stretch marks for effective and long-lasting results.
SkinHD uses the revolutionary MediPen for microneedling treatments; it’s controlled depth and speed minimise pain and trauma, leading to less downtime and a faster healing response.
What concerns does Microneedling address:
- Acne scarring and stretch marks – microneedling targets scar tissue, improving the appearance of pitted scars and reducing the redness of stretch marks.
- Uneven skin tone and texture – microneedling promotes the growth of healthier, evenly pigmented skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles – collagen stimulation aids in smoothing fine lines and plumps out skin for a subtle lifted effect
- Plumping facial volume – microneedling stimulates your natural collagen production, which can improve the density and volume of the skin
- Post-operative scarring – microneedling helps remodel recent scarring for a less noticeable appearance
- Improved skincare absorption – microneedling facilitates deeper penetration of MediMD medical grade active serums
- Enhances blood flow – promoting a healthy complexion
- Suitable for delicate areas such as around the eyes, nose and lips
Frequently Asked Questions
Microneedling involves creating tiny punctures in the skin, causing an inflammatory response and forcing your skin to go into ‘healing mode’ – stimulating your natural production of collagen and elastin. This controlled injury to the skin causes micro-canals, which aids in the absorption of medical grade serums applied during the treatment to help fight signs of damage and increase hydration in the skin. This two step approach helps to improve skin texture, plumps out scarring, reduce fine lines and enhance overall skin health and appearance.
It can take between 4-8 weeks to start seeing the benefits of improved collagen production, continuing to gradually improve over the course of treatments, optimal results are visible within 2-3 months.
For optimal and long-lasting results, a series of microneedling sessions may be recommended, with a couple of weeks in between each treatment. The number of sessions depends on individual skin concerns and response. We offer a course of 6 microneedling sessions for £450.
Results from Microneedling can be long-lasting, especially with proper skincare and maintenance sessions. While a single session can offer noticeable improvements, a series of treatments may be advised for sustained benefits.
SkinHD uses MediMD and their revolutionary MediPen, an FDA-approved device with a unique spring-loaded needle tip, ensuring a more comfortable and targeted treatment experience. We also combine the treatment with MediMD’s medical grade active serums to maximise the results.
Microneedling is generally safe for most skin types, but individual suitability varies. A consultation with a skin specialist at SkinHD assesses skin type, concerns and medical history to determine the most appropriate Microneedling approach.
As the benefits of Microneedling tend to be visible 4-8 weeks after your treatment, and usually requires multiple sessions, each a few weeks apart, we’d recommend starting your microneedling journey at least 3 months before any significant event to ensure maximum results.
Microneedling, while effective, may entail some post-treatment effects. Redness and sensitivity, lasting up to 72 hours, are common, and you might experience some bruising that can linger for a couple of days. For these reasons, we advise scheduling your Microneedling sessions with a buffer of a few days before any major social events, allowing your skin the time it needs to settle and reveal the radiant results!
The visibility of microneedling effects can vary based on individual skin responses. Following the procedure, it’s normal to experience redness and sensitivity for up to 72 hours, and you may notice some bruising, which typically lasts a few days. However, with proper aftercare, any immediate signs of treatment are likely to diminish relatively quickly.
SkinHD promotes a natural-looking outcome for all their treatments. The goal is to enhance your skin’s health and appearance gradually. The initial post-treatment effects are part of the process, signalling the skin regenerative response. Our practitioners guide you through the aftercare process, ensuring you enjoy the transformative benefits of microneedling with minimal and temporary visibility of the treatment itself.
Avoid touching your face or applying make-up for 24 hours after treatment.
Avoid extreme heat and strenuous exercise for 48 hours after treatment.
Avoid sun exposure and apply SPF religiously every day– even when it’s raining or you’re not leaving the house!
Avoid active ingredients/exfoliants (acids, retinols etc) or other irritants in skincare products for a few days – your SkinHD practitioner will advise your specific aftercare depending on your skin type.
Use a gentle cleanser and good quality moisturiser to help soothe irritation after your microneedling treatment
Microneedling can be combined with most other treatments offered at SkinHD for a full face rejuvenation.
Microneedling is generally considered safe, but as with all aesthetics treatments, it carries the potential for side effects. Common side effects include redness, swelling and some bruising for a couple of days after treatment. It’s also normal for your skin to feel a little more dry or itchy and you may also experience some flaking as your skin heals. Using a good quality moisturiser can help alleviate this.
Rare side effects include changes in skin colour, infection, scarring and allergic reactions. If you have a history of cold sores, undergoing microneedling may reactivate the virus – taking OTC acyclovir for 2 days before treatments can help reduce this risk.
Prepping the skin before a microneedling treatment can help enhance the results and reduce the risk of side effects.
Consultation – have a chat with your skin specialist to advise what treatment course is best recommended to help alleviate your skin concerns.
Skincare routine adjustment – your practitioner may advise to avoid or introduce certain skincare products in the few days leading up to your appointment
Sun protection – ensure that you use a good quality broad spectrum SPF in the weeks leading up to your appointment as microneedling cannot be performed on recently tanned or sunburnt skin. Daily use of an SPF is also absolutely essential in the weeks after your appointment
Avoid certain medications, such as retinoids, in the week of your appointment
Avoid scrubs, exfoliants, hair removal (including shaving) and other irritants – otherwise it may increase the risk of experiencing unwanted side effects.
Ideally arrive at your appointment without make-up, but don’t worry too much if you don’t as your practitioner will thoroughly cleanse the skin before carrying out the treatment.
Numbing cream will be provided to apply 15 minutes before your treatment.
Why choose SkinHD for my Microneedling treatments?
- Over 20 years combined medical knowledge and experience
- Champions of natural looking results
- Honest and genuine advice – we’ll never suggest treatments you don’t need!
- No hard-sells or pushy sales techniques
- Friendly and family run clinic in South Manchester
- Loyalty programme, earn as you spend, referral scheme and birthday bonuses!
- Payment options available through Klarna