How Does Microneedling Work?

Learn about the benefits of professional micro-needling treatments in this blog by our expert team.

How does Microneedling work?

Microneedling involves a trained medical practitioner using a handheld device to create hundreds of microscopic needle impressions in the skin on the face or body. As the treatment pen is passed over the face, it creates microinjuries and prompts the derma, a deeper layer of skin, to mount a healing response, delivering a natural collagen boost. The tiny channels in the skin made by the needles also allows for deeper absorption of topical treatments after treatment. 

What is Microneedling used for

What is microneedling good for?

As well as general rejuvenation, microneedling is an effective treatment a range of different skin concerns, such as:

  • Decreased skin elasticity
  • Enlarged pores
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sundamage
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Acne scars

Why is in-clinic microneedling different to at home dermarolling kits?

At-home dermarolling kits, which only use needles <0.5mm, can be useful for helping topical products and serums to penetrate the skin more deeply, however they do not produce the collagen boosting effects of in-clinic treatments. Medical grade needles of  >0.5mm are required for the full benefits of Microneedling. Microneedling with needles longer than 0.5mm should only ever be carried out by a trained medical professional.

What is Electronic DermaStamp® (EDS)?

The Electronic DermaStamp is an award-winning clinical microneedling device, proven to dramatically reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles and acne scarring, revealing tauter, brighter, fresh-looking skin.

How often can I have Micro-Needling Done?

Microneedling is recommend a course of treatments, rather than a one off, to ensure consistently good results. We recommend leaving 6 - 8 weeks between treatments. Ask your medical practitioner how often they would recommend based on your individual skin type.

Does Microneedling Hurt?

Microneedling might sound like it should be very painful but it reality most people only experience slight discomfort. The needles used in the procedure are very small and the wounds are extremely shallow, meaning you'll feel very little and the wounds heal quickly. It is this healing effect that gives your skin the vital collagen boost that causes the rejuvenated skin and reduced imperfections. 

Private Harley Street Clinic is a leading non-surgical aesthetics clinic in Marylebone, London offering microneedling and other skin texture treatments. Book a microneedling consultation in Marylebone with one of our expert medical practitioners and find out what treatment is right for you. Our practitioners are highly experienced in microneedling so if you're looking for 'microneedling near me' in Marylebone, you're in the right place.