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Microneedling

What is micro-needling treatment?

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.

What is the Derma FNS® Pen?

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).

What else is involved with micro-needling treatment?

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.

What can the Derma FNS® Pen be used to treat?

  • Minimising the size of pores
  • Tightening, lifting and rejuvenating skin
  • Improving wound healing and the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne

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.

Am I suitable for micro-needling treatment?

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:

  • Are pregnant
  • Have an impaired immune system
  • Are suffering from an active infection at the site of injection
  • Are taking blood thinning medication, due to the increased risk of bleeding and bruising

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.

What can I expect from the appointment?

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.

How many treatment sessions will I require?

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.

Did you know micro-needling treatment can be combined with the Enerpeel® MA?

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.

What should I do after micro-needling treatment?

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:

  • Thoroughly clean your hands before touching the treated area
  • Avoid applying make-up for at least 24 hours
  • Avoid exercising and taking a sauna or hot bath/shower until any redness has subsided, which typically occurs within a minimum of 24 hours
  • Avoid using aggressive skincare products until any redness has subsided
  • Avoid exposing yourself to intense sunlight and artificial UV light for a period of at least 2 to 3 weeks
  • Avoid applying fake tan for at least 7 days

How much does treatment cost?

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.

How do I book treatment for micro-needling?

You can contact Ten Dental + Facial to arrange a treatment consultation by clicking here. You can also call 020 7622 7610 or email hello@tendental.com to enquire about micro-needling treatment.

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