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Skin rejuvenation and micro needling

Cosmetic and micro needling has been available for years, but what makes the skin treatment so special? Naomi Diamond of Epsom Skin Clinics explains.
For those who have read about micro needling, or have heard of Dermaroller, the treatment may seem like a daunting concept, however it is very effective.

Micro needling penetrates the skin with thousands of microscopic needle columns, encouraging the skin’s natural repair process and creating tiny channels that allow peptide rich products or hyaluronic acid to penetrate deeper. As the skin regenerates, new collagen and skin cells are formed and blood supply is enhanced creating a rejuvenating effect to soften and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. At Epsom Skin Clinics, we can also use the treatment to target specific skin remodelling for areas suffering from scarring and even stretch marks. For those not wanting injectables, but who are still interested in reducing wrinkles or improving skin texture, this is a great place to start.

By encouraging cell turnover, micro needling results in smoother, more radiant skin with fine lines and wrinkles appearing more subtle and reduced. The treatment can be intensified for those with acne scarring. Combined with microdermabrasion, micro needling can improve texture and tone, whilst re-educating the skin to appear more even in appearance.
Immediately after treatment, skin can feel quite warm and tight – almost like mild sunburn – and it will look quite red. I would say it takes about two days before the redness subsides and can be covered with make-up, and a week for the skin to return to normal. The rejuvenation process will continue over following months, providing a natural and long lasting enhancement.

I normally recommend a series of three to four micro needling treatments, with approximately six weeks between each one. For the treatment of acne scars, other types of scarring and stretch marks it may be necessary to extend the micro needling therapy, as well as perhaps combining it with other treatments to obtain optimum results.
Treatment times vary for each area of the skin and from clinic to clinic. Here at Epsom Skin Clinics, treatment time is approximately 30 minutes for the face and up to 60 minutes for face, neck and décolletage, or stretch mark treatment.
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A topical anaesthetic is applied 30 minutes before the treatment to make it more comfortable.

Why not add in a Dermalux? This LED light therapy stimulates individual skin cells and improves every cell function. Don’t forget the aftercare. To maintain results after micro needling treatment, clients should have a homecare plan depending on their main concerns. In general, the rejuvenating and repairing benefits of Endocare ampoules are a must alongside the micro needling course. Aiding the remodelling of skin with powerful elements found in the protective serum of a snail, Endocare can encourage repair and healing after micro needling. In addition, homecare rollers used with a peptide serum two times a week can really help with problem areas.

A step up from micro needling, but not quite at surgery level, is the Enerjet™. Epsom Skin Clinics are proud to be the first clinics in Surrey to offer Enerjet™ – it is a revolutionary, needle free solution to anti-ageing, skin rejuvenation, facial lifting, scar and stretch-mark repair and hand rejuvenation. The Enerjet™ is an easy and safe procedure, suitable for all skin types and is performed by experienced aesthetic doctors. The clinically proven skin remodelling platform immediately reverses the visible signs of ageing.

This unique treatment uses kinetic energy to fire hyaluronic solution under the skin without the use of needles. The way it works on the skin is the same process as micro needling, however, Enerjet™ offers a much enhanced lifting effect with skin laxity and scarring.
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Epsom Skin Clinics
Telephone: 01372 737280 (Epsom) or 020 8399 5996 (Surbiton)