Dr Clayton and his cosmetic team use a technique known as micro needling to treat acne scarring. Microneedling is a type of treatment that uses very small needles to cause tiny pricks in the skin. These tiny contact points encourage the body to create a wound healing response and renew the skin cells. As your skin repairs, the production of collagen and elastin is triggered to give an almost immediate plumping effect. It can also help tackle other skin damage such as scarring, dark marks, sun damage and ageing. This technique has been used for several years and there is a considerable and growing evidence base for its use in dermatology.
The video below explains how it works:
HOW DOES NEEDLING FEEL?
Dr Clayton applies a numbing cream to the area before carrying out Dermapen treatments to ensure any pain is minimised. Variable treatment intensities allow us to further control the comfort of the treatment. The majority of patients barely feel anything and commonly report feeling vibration rather than intense pain.
HOW SOON WILL I NOTICE RESULTS?
A skin plumping effect is usually observed almost immediately. Although the natural healing process does take time and it can take up to six weeks before you see significant results – although some improvements can be seen much sooner. The process will continue over the following months and at least 3 treatments are usually required.
WHAT DO I DO AFTERCARE?
After your treatment, your skin will appear red/pink and flushed; a normal sign that the treatment is working and this will subside usually within 48hrs. We do advise that SPF 30 should be worn daily following on from the treatment for at least two weeks. An ongoing effective daily skincare regime is crucial to help promote and achieve optimum results