Microneedling is a method that some dermatologists use to treat different skin conditions. The technique involves using multiple tiny, sterile needles (a Dermapen) to puncture the skin, to promote healing and the growth of new skin to help with the signs of ageing, fine lines, stretch marks and acne scars.

close up of woman getting microneedling

About – Microneedling

Micro needling may help address many skin-related complaints, including:

  • Wrinkles
  • Scarring
  • Acne
  • Alopecia
  • Skin pigmentation issues
  • Stretch marks
  • Rosacea
  • Loose skin, such as after weight loss or liposuction

Treatment Process – Microneedling


Initial Consultation

Before any treatment, we will spend 10-15 minutes carrying out a skin condition assessment, using an analyser device, which enables our clinician to understand the health of the skin including, hydration, thickness and any underlying health issues.

Treatment Plan

Following the consultation, we will prepare a treatment plan which will set out how many sessions you might need and the intervals between the sessions. Each treatment session will normally be around 30-45 minutes.

Pre-treatment advice – Microneedling

Please do not wear make-up on the day of the treatment.

Treatment Aftercare – Microneedling

Aftercare is very important, so make sure you’re doing everything right by discussing it with your clinician:

  • Don’t touch, massage or rub the affected area in any way for at least 48 hours after treatment
  • Don’t undergo other treatments like microdermabrasion, facials and chemical peels for at least 24 hours after the procedure.

If you require pain medication after treatment, you can take paracetamol, but avoid anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen and aspirin, as these thin the blood, which can make bruising worse.

It is rare to get any serious side effects following treatment, however possible side-effects include the following:

  • Bruising/swelling/redness at injection site
  • Infection
  • Nausea, headache or flu-like symptoms
  • Occasional numbness
  • Drooping of the eyebrow or upper eyelid or swelling and redness in eyelids

There can be allergic reactions including:

  • Rash and itchiness
  • Visual disturbances
  • Visual loss
  • Photosensitivity
  • Facial swelling
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • ‘Pins and needles’ sensation
  • Dry skin
  • Antibody formation (substantial deterioration in response)

If you experience any of the above after having the treatment, speak to your clinician or medical practitioner immediately.

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Microneedling – FAQ

How many sessions will I need?

One, with a follow-up after two weeks, with top-ups if required.

How quickly will I see results?


What will I feel during and after the treatment?

The injection needles are small so any pain should be slight.

Do I have any anaesthetic?

An anaesthetic cream might be used first to numb your skin.

Sensitivity Period

You may feel a little discomfort once the anaesthetic cream has worn off but this will wear off.

What is my recovery time and when?

Within 2 weeks.

How long does the procedure take?

The initial consultation will take 10-15 minutes.
A treatment session will take 30-45 minutes.

When can I go out and resume my normal daily activities?

Straight away.

How long will the results last?

12 to 18 months.

Is the Treatment for Men and Women?


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