What Is Microneedling?
Micro-needling is a treatment whereby a device with small needles is pushed or rolled over your face and neck area to create controlled punctures. This tiny punctures force your skin into repair mode, generating a resurfacing to the skin. The micro-needle length can vary from 0.5 to 3.0 mm, which is incredibly tiny compared to a traditional needle and these devices are even gentle enough to be used around the delicate eye area.
When your skin starts repairing itself it turbocharges your body’s natural ability to produce collagen and elastin, which provides that firm plumpness and the skins tissue is remodelled when the vascular matrix matures and the skin is tightened. The treatment therefore offers multiple benefits to your skin, it helps improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks and creates a more youthful skin tone.
At Doctors Laser Clinic we use the award-winning patented micro-needling technology Dermapen. This is a sterile single-use needle ‘pen’ and this is the market leader in patient safety, comfort and treatment results. Every Dermapen needle is made up of 12 smaller needles which your clinician inserts into the skin creating small, microskin channels while stimulating the skins’ natural ability to heal itself.
The treatment would typically last 15-20 mins for an area the size of a face. It can be used anywhere on the body and can really target those problem areas. Due to the tiny size of the needles, the discomfort level is very bearable but we can apply a numbing cream if requested to provide further comfort.
We will give you a detailed individual consultation but the best results are to be found in course of 3-5 treatment sessions.
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What Can I Expect?
This treatment is really looking at making a sustained longer term improvement to the skin condition. This is because collagen and elastin takes time to generate. The benefits are often seen within the first couple of weeks however the treatment starts a process of skin rejuvenation which continues maturing for several months. So we anticipate the most noticeable results from about three months onwards.
You can expect that your skin will appear plumper and rejuvenated, wrinkles can dramatically reduce and age spots and scarring blur to reveal the best your skin can be.
Patients may experience some redness itching or minor swelling, but there is no downtime with Micro-needling and any mild side effects would be only last few days. It is really safe practice because no chemicals are involved and there is no heating of the skin. Patients are advised to wear a high SPF for the two weeks following treatment to combat a potential increase in sun sensitivity.
Micro-needling can be used on all skin colours and skin types, however it should be avoided if one has an active infection on the skin, or those with hypersensitive skin.
Why Choose The Doctors Laser Clinic?
Run by three experienced family doctors, The Doctors Laser Clinic boasts a high degree of knowledge within dermatology, aesthetics and general medical conditions.
We provide a wide variety of cutting-edge treatments to target many skin concerns or issues. We only use the best quality Soprano laser technology to ensure maximum effectiveness and comfort for every single one of our clients, with a team of highly-qualified medical professionals available to administer each procedure.
The success of our practice is simply due to outstanding holistic care and dedication to our treatment processes, and we guarantee a positive experience every time. We understand that having any form of aesthetic treatment can be daunting, so we ensure comfort and security is felt at all times.
Get in touch to book your free consultation, and we’ll come up with an effective, results-based treatment plan specifically targeted to eliminate your concerns for good!
" As always Malcolm is the ultimate professional. He has a great passion in his work, genuinely wanting his clients to look the best they can be and also respecting their budgets! I cannot recommend highly enough, they have a client for life! " September 2017
" A warm welcome, friendly team. All procedures explained clearly. I did not feel pushed into making any decisions at the consultation. Advised to think about the options. " September 2017
" Alison is helpful, caring, and welcoming. This, coupled with the amazing results she is achieving with the removal of body hair with the lasers, means I have no hesitation in recommending her to everyone. " October 2017
Meet The Team
Malcolm is hugely lucky to work with such an extraordinary team at The Doctors Laser Clinic. He has acquired a great deal of skill and experience over the last 8 years in Cosmetic Medicine. He is very proud of the achievements of all his staff and their high standards of patient care.
A master of the skills and nuances of the Gold Award winning Soprano Laser. Sarah is one of our three nurse anti-wrinkle injectors with a growing following. Her injectables certificates are awarded by Medics Direct in Harley Street having served a long apprenticeship with Dr Willis.
Sarah’s irrepressible humour, empathy, professional attitude and amazing patient skills means she always gets amazing feedback and great results.
Kathy was a fulltime GP for 24 years. Kathy’s passion for women’s health has led to her enthusiasm in the Femilift Laser for vaginal rejuvenation, tightening and relieving mild stress urinary incontinence.