Micro skin needling using Dermapen/Goldpen, has had a surge in popularity over the past couple of years, with stars such as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt rumoured to be big fans. The procedure relies on the body’s self-heal mechanism – producing tiny puncture wounds in the skin, which stimulates the body to produce more collagen to compensate. A multi-purpose treatment, skin needling using Goldpen can be used to promote plumper skin and a healthy glow, or to treat blemishes such as scars, stretch marks and even cellulite. Some practitioners even use it to stimulate hair growth. It can be combined with HA for skin rejuvenation or other products to reduce pore size and promote collagen.
Some of the questions commonly asked by our clients.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Skin needling aims to tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin and can help with fine lines and wrinkles, surgical, acne and trauma scars, skin tightening and pore reduction, pigmentation, hands rejuvenation and also hair growth stimulation.
Following the micro-needling procedure your own body’s healing mechanism will start to naturally regenerate and repair the skin, working below the surface, deep in the dermis. As this happens, new collagen is formed, new skin cells are generated and the blood supply is enhanced. It can take up to six weeks before visible signs of regeneration and repair are seen and the process will continue over the following months, providing you with a natural and long-lasting enhancement
Dr Joney De Souza will take your medical history and assess your suitability for a dermal filler treatment at your free consultation. Usually anyone is suitable if they have loss of volume in the face and want to replenish this and ‘plump up’ unwanted folds and wrinkles to reduce their appearance, resulting in a smoother, more youthful looking skin.
Dr Joney De Souza will apply a local anaesthetic cream liberally to your face – this is a moderately painful treatment. The micro-needling device called Goldpen is safer and more effective at piercing the skin than traditional skin needling rollers. It has multi-speed and adjustable needle depth, can effectively treat hard-to-reach places and promotes scar-less healing and natural collagen reproduction.
There are several different micro-needling devices on the market but at Dr Joney De Souza Aesthetic Clinic we only use Goldpen. Dr Joney may combine micro-needling with dermal hydrating treatments for faster and more impressive results in the fight against ageing.
Immediately following your micro-needling treatment your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual and you will look like you have some moderate sunburn. This will begin to subside after one to two hours and you may left with only some slight redness the following day. It’s better not to apply any make-up for 24 hours following the procedure and to cleanse the skin using only tepid water until the redness subsides. Dr Joney De Souza will advise you of the post-treatment procedures you should follow.
Treatment reviews may be carried out between 2 and 4 weeks following treatment. Reviews will never be performed when there is evidence of swelling, bruising, inflammation or pain. One treatment review only will be performed per treatment and never outside the 4 weeks period following treatment.
Reviews refer to the treatment delivered and include the agreed volumes and doses of any used and paid for product. Additional services or products will be charged accordingly.
Although aspiring to deliver the best of results for every client, it is important to understand that treatment results vary form person to person. This may be due to skin age, skin condition, ethnicity, amongst other factors that cannot be excluded. The length of time results last may also all very due to these same factors.
Treatments are charged according to the service provided and are not related to the results achieved, especially as satisfaction perception is subjective and medicine is not an exact science.
Please note that we do not offer refunds on any treatment delivered. However, if you change your mind about any treatment purchased within 14 days, we are happy to exchange it for an alternative treatment or product or offer you a credit note. We do not offer refund on products sold.
Children are welcome into our clinic however we regret that our staff members are unable to supervise children during treatments for both health and safety and insurance purposes.
Please could we politely ask that you do not bring your children along to your appointment with us unless they are supervised by another adult.
Children will not be allowed into treatment rooms for health and safety reasons.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.