Microneedling in London is a highly versatile aesthetics treatment, popular with patients for effectively combating a large range of aesthetics concerns, particularly in the treatment of acne scarring. At Dermasurge, we offer SkinPen® microneedling treatment from our Harley Street clinic.
Patients Before and After Images
What does the treatment do?
During SkinPen® treatment, the device is used to create lots of controlled, very tiny micro-injuries on the skin. These injuries help to kick-start the body’s natural repair process, providing a boost to collagen production. Collagen is a protein that is produced by the body to heal the skin and keep it looking taut, smooth, and youthful. As we age, our skin becomes less capable of producing collagen, contributing to the effects of ageing. When scarring occurs, this is a result of irregular collagen formations during the healing process. By creating new wounds, and generating more collagen within the skin, both ageing and scarring concerns can be treated with SkinPen®.
SkinPen® takes a three-phase approach to rejuvenating the skin. The first phase, known as the inflammation stage, is the treatment itself, involving piercing the skin to trigger collagen production. During this stage, wounds are disinfected, any debris or dirt build up on the skin is removed, and new tissue is created.
The second phase, or the proliferation stage, occurs when the wound is rebuilt using new cells, and a new network of blood vessels develop. Finally, phase three, or the remodelling stage, takes place, and the wound is replaced with new, healthy tissue.
Prior to all SkinPen® treatments, it is important to attend an in-depth consultation with Dr Hiba Injibar, Dermasurge’s founder and experienced consultant dermatologist. Dr Injibar will thoroughly assess the skin and formulate a bespoke treatment plan for the best possible results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many treatments that are necessary will depend on your unique skin concerns. With SkinPen®, most patients can expect to see an improvement in just three treatments, spaced 30 days apart. During your consultation, Dr Injibar will be able to provide you with a more precise treatment plan.
Microneedling stimulates the production of Collagen within the skin. As collagen reserves need time to rebuild and repair in the skin, patients should expect to see results six months after their final treatment.
SkinPen® is suitable for all skin types, however, there are some contraindications. During your consultation, Dr Injibar will assess your medical history to ensure that SkinPen® is safe for you, and able to achieve the desired results.
As a non-invasive procedure, there is no downtime associated with SkinPen® treatment. As long as Dr Injibar’s aftercare advice is followed, patients can return to their usual routines without delay and still experience outstanding results. The skin may appear pink or red for 2 to 3 days immediately after treatment, though this is most like a mild sunburn, and should subside fairly swiftly. Dryness, tightness, itching, and inflammation are also common side effects that should resolve themselves over time.
“I am so glad I came to Dr. Hiba, I didn’t know what I wanted, however, my skin felt tired, old, and grey. She immediately put my mind at ease. She helped me with a skincare regime that worked! My treatment quick, painless – and results fantastic. Very happy, can’t recommend her enough.”
“As my skin is aging, Dr. Hiba is helping me improve and maintain the texture of my skin in ways that are very natural looking and age appropriate. Dr. Hiba is so professional and took the time to explain the process and ensured she wouldn’t freeze my face. Dr. Hiba is very easy to communicate with (as is her staff) and I am genuinely looking forward to having my procedures done.”