Micro-Needling at Yumi of London
If you are looking for an enhanced Micro-Needling experience and results, then the Dermapen could be a great option for you – it takes Micro-Needling that one step further and positively improves your skin texture and tone. The Dermapen has the exceptional ability to control the depth of each needle, which is why it achieves the best possible results.
If you haven’t experienced Micro-Needling treatments before, you might wonder why anyone would want to use a needling device. The answer is simple – your skin will look younger and fresher, and will always benefit from Micro-Needling treatment.
At Yumi of London we offer the world renowned Micro-Needling with the Dermapen. Offered as a skin rejuvenation treatment, Dermapen Micro-Needling, offers a solution for a wide variety of skin conditions and concerns.
Through causing micro-injuries to your skin’s epidermis, the Dermapen stimulates collagen production and helps to remodel the damaged areas on your skin.
What is the Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling, also known as “collagen induction therapy” (CIT), is a minimally invasive, non surgical procedure for skin rejuvenation. It involves the use of a micro-needling device, (manual or electronic) to create controlled micro-injury which, in turn, helps the skin to help itself. Skin needling provides results similar to laser resurfacing and deep chemical peels but at a fraction of the cost and with minimal discomfort or downtime.
Each fine needle creates a channel, or micro-wound to the dermis. This controlled micro injury triggers the body to stimulate the wound healing response. Fibroblasts and growth factors are stimulated to fill these micro-wounds with new collagen and elastin. In addition, new capillaries are formed leading to greater oxygen and nutrient absorption for a brighter complexion. A course of 3- 6 treatments leads to a reduction of scarring and stimulates skin rejuvenation, with improved skin texture, firmness and pigmentation. Creating controlled micro injury to the deeper layers of the skin, without the removal of the healthy surface layers, as with other resurfacing techniques, means there is rapid healing time and the preservation of protection from the environment.
At Yumi of London we prefer to use an electronic micro-needling machine, known as the Dermapen. The Dermapen is an FDA approved device that is proven to provide less discomfort, with minimal to no downtime and provides greater results than a roller. The added advantage of the pen is that the depth of needle penetration can be altered during treatment. This enables us to provide a truly bespoke treatment plan to minimise discomfort and maximise results around sensitive and not so sensitive areas. The tip of the pen is small, allowing it to pass closer to the eyes and nose for a more effective treatment in those areas that are of great concern to many. The vibration of the Dermapen also helps to minimise discomfort.
The benefits of Micro-Needling with the Dermapen
- Skin tightening, natural collagen induction, lifting and rejuvenation
- Improves wrinkles and fine lines
- Improves acne scars
- Minimises large pores
- Improves hyper-pigmentation
- Improves stretch marks
- Helps treat alopecia (when used in conjunction with a topical treatment)
- Aids penetration of active ingredients
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required will vary, depending on the type and nature of the condition we are treating. However, like with many of our treatments, consistency is the key to great results, meaning the greatest benefits will come from multiple treatments. Here is a general guide:
- Rejuvenation: 3-6 treatments/6-8 weeks apart
- Acne scarring: 4-6 treatments/6-8 weeks apart
- Stretch marks: 4-8 treatments/6-8 weeks apart
- Pigmentation: 4-6 treatments/2-4 weeks apart
Treatment Time and Recovery?
Recovery Time: You may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after the treatment.On subsequent days the skin may feel tight and dry.
Your normal skincare programme can be resumed after day 3, with more active products being introduced after day 5 or when the skin has returned to normal.
Appropriate skincare will be recommended on the day of your treatment to help accelerate the healing process, protect the skin from the environment and enhance your desired results.
Average Treatment Time: 45 minutes for numbing cream and 20-40 minutes for the Micro-Needling procedure.
This is dependent on the area to be treated.