Microneedling / Collagen Induction Therapy / Skin Needling

Microneedling can be known by a variety of different names listed above.  Its aim focuses on natural skin rejuvenation, by stimulating and encouraging a persons own collagen and cell production.

 

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a non surgical, minimally invasive, advanced cosmetic procedure, massive among A-Listers and Celebrities and is rapidly becoming the procedure of choice for many clinicians and patients. It is a safe comfortable procedure and its purposes focuses on natural skin rejuvenation, to brighten and improve both skin texture and appearance.

Microneedling works to trigger and boost one's own collagen, cell and elastin production, therefore helping to repair the skin surface and texture, improving the overall appearance with very little downtime.

The treatment is used to target fine lines, wrinkles, pores, sun damage, acne scarring, pigmentation, tired/dull skin and stretch marks. In addition, it can be used on a number of areas on the body. This results in  smoother, brighter, healthier and younger-looking skin with long-lasting results.

Microneedling results can include:

  • Increased skin hydration
  • Improved skin tone and elasticity
  • Tightening, lifting and rejuvenation of the skin
  • Diminished fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improved appearance of large pores
  • Reduced pigmentation
  • Improvement to acne scarring and other types of scarring including atrophic and hypertrophic scarring
  • Improvement to stretch marks

Benefits of Microneedling over other treatments:

  • Short healing time
  • Minimal downtime(24hours)
  • Minimal discomfort during and post-treatment
  • Minimal risk
  • Minimal to no side effects

Microneedling Prices-  Currently £130 per facial treatment (Usually £180) Offer ending soon. See below for package offers.

For Microneedling prices on other areas of the body, price will be provided upon request.

Included in this price:

  • Consultation
  • Pre advice
  • Microneedling treatment
  • Soothing and calming vitamin mask
  • Post advice
  • The highest quality aftercare product/serum

Please note- Treatment can be repeated for optimal results. A course of 3-4 treatments are recommended anywhere within 2-6 weeks intervals. Deeper wrinkles or advanced sun damage for example may require more treatments. 

Package prices-

Course of 3 Microneedling Facial treatments- £500 (RRP £540 = Total discount £40)

Course of 4 Microneedling Facial treatments- £650 (RRP £720 = Total discount £70)

Suitability for the treatment / Contraindications-

Please see below a list of reasons why Microneedling may be unsuitable.

A medical history form will be completed at the initial consultation to determine your suitability for this procedure. Some of the below listed reasons do not automatically mean you are unable to have this procedure. Some medical conditions may simply require a note from your GP giving clearance and consent to the procedure taking place. Other conditions which pose risk, may simply require adherence to pre advice, timeframe guidance or a signed disclaimer should the client still wish to undergo the procedure. Please do not hesitate to contact should you wish to discuss anything.

  • Blood thinners / anticoagulant medications (i.e. warfarin)
  • Blood clotting problems
  • Heart / Cardiac abnormalities
  • Platelet abnormalities
  • Chemotherapy treatment
  • Steroid medication
  • Active Acne or breakouts of inflammatory conditions
  • Psoriasis
  • Botox or fillers within the past 3/4 weeks
  • Pregnant/Breastfeeding

Please note Ibrowink Boutique cannot perform Microneedling on anyone under the age of 18 even with a consent form.

Microneedling vs Other Cosmetic Treatments-

Microneedling is a rejuvenation treatment, believed to be more kind and skin friendly than laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion and other more aggressive treatments on the market. It better protects the skins cell growth allowing for quicker healing and higher success rates. Microneedling, also known as Skin Needling or CIT, is more advanced than home derma rolling kits, as the depth at which the skin is penetrated is adapted, depending on what area of the face or skin is being worked. This is important because every person's skin is different- in addition, different parts of the face have different skin thickness. The treatment is therefore tailored to you to ensure correct stimulation without damage the dermis or epidermis (inner and outer layers of the skin). In addition, the vertical angle at which the microneedles stamp and penetrate the skin, prevent unnecessary skin trauma, unlike a derma roller which has thicker needle sizes especially when rolled over the face.

Extremely high quality and patented formulas are used, both during and post treatment and the formula used will be dependent upon your analysed and evaluated skin type. This ensures that the skin is receiving the most suitable ingredients for identified target areas.

Treatment is performed via a licensed and insured specialist, trained in skin anatomy and health and safety. Equipment used is sterile and/or for individual use, and strict health and safety measures are adhere to, to prevent any cross contamination and to ensure the utmost of hygiene.

Treatment will not be performed should any contraindications be identified which would deem the procedure to be unsuitable. This can be an issue with self home derma roller kits as the person performing the treatment may not have knowledge of skin conditions including skin conditions to avoid.

Microneedling vs Botox-

Microneedling is also a fantastic alternative to Botox for those wanting a natural yet effective skin rejuvenation treatment that is more permanent and focuses on the deeper condition of the skin. Whereas Botox paralyses muscles, Microneedling works to simply repair the skin on the area in which it is worked on. It therefore does not alter expression and offers a more natural finish with a similar desired outcome of improved skin appearance. Nothing is injected into the skin and because the epidermis is not significantly damaged, there is virtually no risk of infection or scarring from the procedure. Microneedling carries far less risk than Botox and other cosmetic treatments available with long lasting results.

Microneedling can also be highly targeted, making it easy to treat narrow or hard to reach areas. It can treat many areas of the body as well as many differing skin problems, not just those of lines and wrinkles.It can cover / treat larger areas of the face or body which other cosmetic treatments may not be suitable for- an aged and tired face, where there is a high density of fine lines and wrinkles covering the entire area, is a good example of this.  

Frequently Asked Questions-

How long does the Microneedling facial last? On average the treatment lasts between 1-1.5 hours and this includes a soothing and calming after mask.

Does Microneedling hurt? Every precaution is taken to ensure the microneedling procedure is as pain free as possible. Microneedling is actually deemed to be a fairly comfortable procedure and many report no discomfort at all.

Does it hurt afterwards and what will i look like post treatment? The skin can appear flushed like that of moderate sunburn, however any redness usually diminishes a few hours later, and nearly always within 24 hours. You may simply feel a little warmth or tightness to the skin, again this is all mild and short lived. There is very little downtime to the procedure however pre/post advice will be discussed with you in full at your consultation and appointment .

How many treatments are recommended? On average, 3-4 treatments are recommended for optimal results. For deeper lines more sessions may be required for optimal results.

What is the age limit? You must be 18 years of age or over to have this procedure. Ibrowink Boutique cannot perform this procedure on anyone under the age of 18, even with consent.

Can I have a Microneedling procedure if i am pregnant or breastfeeding? Unfortunately this procedure is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding/nursing.

Is iBrowink Boutique easily accessible via public transport and is there parking? IBrowink Boutique is based in Peacehaven, East Sussex and is within a 5 minute walking distance from the bus stop. Bus numbers 12, 12x, 12a will take you to the nearest bus stop at Seaview Avenue. The full address will be provided at the point of booking. A train station is within the nearby next town and local taxi numbers can be provided if required. IBrowink Boutique is located in a private home studio. Free of charge, on street parking is available.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

* Rates are subject to change without notice. This will not affect prior bookings secured via a deposit.

* A non refundable/non-transferable deposit of £50 is required when booking your procedure. A chosen date and time is then secured and my time is allocated specifically to you. This deposit will be deducted from your final bill which is due on the day of your appointment and must be paid in full. Payment is accepted via Cash, Card Payment or Bank Transfer. Payment must be cleared before the procedure takes place. Cancellations are non-refundable.

* Please arrive for your appointment on time as this can affect other scheduled appointments booked in, and can conflict with additional work and childcare commitments held by the technician. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, Ibrowink Boutique reserves the right to cancel your appointment and your deposit may be forfeited.

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