Beauty Lab Microneedling facial
Microneedling enhances the delivery of active ingredients in skincare, aids regeneration of the skin and helps stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, promoting smoother skin and a more radiant, youthful complexion.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as 'collagen induction therapy' and 'skin needling’, involves hundreds of tiny needles puncturing the skin. This method can be used to enhance the delivery of active ingredients in skin care, aid regeneration of skin and stimulate natural production of healthy collagen and elastin, promoting smoother skin and a more radiant, youthful complexion.
What are the benefits of Microneedling?
Fine lines and wrinkles
Pigmentation and sun damage
Loss of elasticity
Dull and lifeless complexion
Uneven texture and tone.
Microneedling treatment stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the skin through the use of thousands of superfine needles which are ‘rolled’ into the skin, inflicting micro damage. This activates the body’s repair system, causing the skin to heal itself by creating new collagen fibres beneath its surface.
The minimally invasive treatment can be used all over the body (but we only off the face atm) Microneedling is a standard treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and stretch marks.
The practice dates back to 1995 but has gained significant traction in recent years thanks to YouTube, TikTok, Instagram. As a result, the process stars in tens of thousands of videos and the before/after photos would make anyone speed-book the service.
Microneedling creates microscopic punctures in the skin.
Simply put, microneedling is the insertion of very fine, short, sterilized needles into the skin for rejuvenation.
When the skin feels these pinpricks, your body will naturally rush to heal them, resulting in a plumped, more youthful appearance.
But if the prospect of multiple small needle wounds sounds slightly ominous to you, know that the punctures are more like pin pricks that are only surface-level deep.
Microneedling offers fairly immediate results.
After 1 microneedling treatment you will look plump, pink, and luminous for a couple of weeks. On a short-term basis, it plumps the skin and makes the skin look more radiant from inflammation and very superficial swelling.
However, because the efficacy of microneedling comes from the skin healing itself, some people may only see intense results after a few sessions. But microneedling also promises improvement over time. Treating the skin with multiple microneedling sessions spaced at least one month apart can produce an increase in collagen and skin elasticity.
This treatment may be mildly uncomfortable, and has the feel of sunburn immediately afterwards
Avoid Retinol for 3 to 5 days prior to your treatment. Avoid sun exposure 2 weeks prior.
Microneedling facial 1 hour - Includes skin pre, pressure point drainage massage, and full face and neck microneedling: £95
Microneedling express facial 3o minutes - Includes skin pre and full face and neck microneedling: £85
Courses of 6 treatments are recommended and can be bought at a discount via the membership section of our online booking system where you can select one off, or monthly payments.
Check out some before and after photos:
Who is not suitable for microneedling?
Clients who are taking medication for their skin e.g roaccutane, are pregnant, going through treatment for cancer, have open wounds and have any skin infections. A full consultation is carried out to determine if this treatment is suitable for you.
Does the microneedling have downtime?
1-3 days depending on skin type
Is microneedling uncomfortable?
This treatment may be mildly uncomfortable, however before your treatment you can apply a local anaesthetic cream, to numb the skin and ensure your treatment is as painless as possible.
What should I do before my microneedling treatment?
Avoid Retinol for 3 to 5 days prior to your treatment. Avoid sun exposure 2 weeks prior, and use an SPF of at least 30 from 48 hours after treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Every client’s skin and needs vary but on average you may require three to six treatments in order to achieve optimal results.