Skin Needling at Sutherlands!

Skin Needling Treatment at Sutherlands Hair and Beauty near Dundee and St Andrews

Skin Needling is now available at Sutherlands Hair and Beauty!

Skin needling (also called micro-needling therapy or collagen induction therapy) is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical and nonablative procedure for facial rejuvenation using a micro-needling device to create controlled skin injury.

The results are equal to comparable treatments such as lasers, dermabrasion and deep chemical peels, but is a fraction of the cost, is much less invasive, and does not require the removal of the skin surface. As a result, the healing time is much shorter and there is no post-treatment sensitivity to UV light.

Skin Needling is suitable for all skin types including ethnic skin and fragile skin around the eyes, mouth, hands, neck and décolletage.

Visible results are usually seen after just six weeks following the treatment and continue to improve for a further year thereafter.

How it works?
As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound. The controlled injury triggers the body to fill these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis. In addition, new capillaries are formed. This neovascularisation and neocollagenesis following treatment leads to reduction of scars and skin rejuvenation – improved skin texture, firmness and hydration.

Safety
Professional skin needling is considered to be one of the safest skin treatment procedures. Unlike chemical peels, dermabrasion and laser treatments, skin needling causes minimal damage to the skin.

Benefits
Ageing Skin
Restores firmness and tightness to flaccid skin
Improve overall skin quality and texture by thickening the epidermis
Helps to smooth wrinkles, lines, folds and crow’s feet
Improves the appearance of large pores
Scars
Reduces the appearance of atrophic and hypertrophic scars
Improves scars caused by acne, chicken pox, burn or accident/injury
Helps to relax old scars
Pigmentation
Lightens pigmentation marks
Stretch Marks & Cellulite
Improves the appearance of stretch marks
Improves the appearance of cellulite

Procedure
No lotions, makeup or other topical products are applied on the treatment area on the day of the procedure.
A numbing cream (topical) is applied to the treatment area.
The skin is punctured in a specific pattern using a skin needling device. The device is rolled over the skin multiple times for best results.
As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound stimulating skin cell regeneration.
Depending on the condition treated it may take up to an hour to complete the procedure.
A minimum of six weeks is recommended between two treatments as it takes that long for new natural collagen to form.

Aftercare
Skin needling is well tolerated by patients but dryness, scaling, redness and swelling may be seen after treatment, lasting for several days or longer, depending on the depth of penetration of the needles.
Sun protection for several weeks is recommended.
In the case of acne scars, after the skin needling procedure, the face should be cleaned with a gentle cleanser before bed. The next day, the face may be cleansed and makeup, lotions and other topical products applied as usual.
As the microholes close quickly, postoperative wound infection is rare.
Rejuvenation of skin may be seen as soon as 2 weeks and as long as 6-8 months after the medical procedure.
Burn scars are slow to respond. It can take up to 6 months to 1 year to see the final results from a single treatment.

How many skin needling procedures are needed?
The number of needling procedures depends on the individual skin condition. Three to four treatments may be needed for moderate acne scars. Scars from Thermal burns and stretch marks (striae) may require up to 5 procedures.
In the case of wrinkles associated with ageing skin, a minimum course of three treatments at 6-8 week interval per year is recommended for best results.

Homecare
Specially designed home skin needling models with short fine needles (0.2 or 0.3 mm depth) may be used 2-3 times per week to: reduce pore size, reduce oil levels in the skin (seborrhoea), help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, enhance delivery and effectiveness of medical grade skincare creams and minimise acne outbreaks.

Cost
All treatments includes two complimentary Dermalux treatments and skin care pack worth up to £60.00.
Full Face £200
Neck & DĂ©colletage £200
Full Face and Neck & DĂ©colletage treatments must be taken at separate times.