Micro-needling involves inserting very fine needles into the surface of the skin to improve its condition. These needles are used by micro-needling devices such as the Derma FNS® Pen, which is what we use at Ten Dental + Facial. This treatment takes advantage of the body’s natural ability to repair itself and regenerate new skin cells through increased collagen and elastin production.
The Derma FNS® Pen is an automated needling device that delivers over 100 needle insertions per second, equating to over 70,000 insertions per minute. These needles pierce the skin in a vertical motion, which increases the efficacy of treatment by enhancing the skin’s ability to absorb skincare products. This also reduces discomfort and post-treatment erythema (redness of the skin).
We implement Growth Factor Induced Therapies (GFIT), in combination with AQ Skin Solution products (including AQ Recovery serum), so as to optimise the results of micro-needling treatment. GFIT encourages skin rejuvenation by introducing active peptides, growth factors and proteins into the skin. This helps to reduce the signs of aging, for healthier, younger looking skin.
The Derma FNS® Pen can be used on any part of the body, but the most popular areas include the nose, forehead, cheeks, between the eyebrows, around the eyes, around the mouth, scar tissue and stretch marks. The Derma FNS® Pen features an adjustable needle depth function, which enables us to treat hard-to-reach areas of the face. Compared to other treatments that involve using an IPL (intense pulsed light) device, lasers or deeper chemical peels, the recovery time required for micro-needling using the Derma FNS® Pen is much shorter, meaning it only takes up to 4 days for the skin to heal.
Most patients can benefit from micro-needling, but we will be able to confirm your suitability for treatment once we have assessed you. Treatment is not suitable for those who:
Depending on your skin type, you may need to prepare your skin with topical creams, so as to reduce the risk of inflammatory hyperpigmentation (dark spots) and improve the overall treatment result. Not only will you need to avoid using any aggressive skincare products for at least 3 to 4 days, but you must also avoid applying fake tan to your skin for at least 10 to 14 days prior to the procedure. We can discuss this with you in further detail when you come in.
At your consultation, we will ask you to complete a medical form. We will also take photographs of the treatment area, before discussing your aesthetic goals and how realistic these will be to achieve. To confirm that you have been fully informed of the procedure and are happy to proceed with it, you will need to sign a consent form.
Treatment begins with your skin being thoroughly cleaned. A numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area and left to take effect for 20 minutes. The cream will then be removed and your skin disinfected, before the Derma FNS® pen is used. This micro-needling procedure is usually completed in 1-hour sessions.
To achieve optimal results, we recommend that patients undergo 4 treatments, administered at 4 to 6 week intervals, as this will enable the skin to heal and remodel itself. You should notice improvements in the condition of your skin within a few weeks after the first treatment session.
Micro-needling treatment combined with the Enerpeel® MA targets both the surface and deeper layers of the skin for a visually smoother, tighter and firmer appearance. This is a physical and chemical treatment combination that is more preferable than undergoing the individual procedures on their own. This process involves having the Enerpeel® MA placed first, before micro-needling treatment is carried out. Find out more about the Enerpeel® MA by clicking here.
It is important to be aware that your skin may appear sunburnt after the procedure, but this is perfectly normal. At Ten Dental + Facial, we recommend that you:
Micro-needling costs £300 per session. The application of topical preparatory creams is an additional £100-150. If you combine micro-needling treatment with an Enerpeel® MA, you can expect to pay £425 per session, plus any additional costs to apply topical preparatory creams. For patients who are already on a ZO® skincare regime, the ZO® Medical 3-Step Peel can be carried out after micro-needling treatment for a deeper, more enhanced result.
Looking amazing for your age is worth every penny.