What is Medical Micro-needling?
Medical micro-needling is a form of Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). Very fine needles on a roller are used to penetrate the deeper skin layers, stimulating collagen production and improving the quality of your skin. These micro-needles can be used on the face or elsewhere on the body; their depth will vary depending on the area being treated.
Summary Of Your Treatment
40 minutes estimated
48 hours estimated
Back to Work
48 hour estimated
Duration of Results
Up to 1 year
Risks & complications
Soreness and skin irritation, swelling, infection
4 Treatments (6weeks apart)
Why choose Centre Of Dental Excellence?
Your health is our priority. Our years of medical experience mean we are experienced in safely undertaking micro-needling and know exactly how to minimise any complications. We use only products of the highest quality and will guide you safely through every step of the procedure. Our extensive experience in antiageing medicine means we achieve natural, subtle improvements.
What is it used to treat?
Photo-ageing and fine wrinkles
The Science behind Micro-needling:
The skin responds to micro-needling by stimulating the formation of new elastin and collagen fibres and improving the local blood supply. This results in healthier, plumper, thicker skin, reducing scarring and fine lines. It takes 6-8 weeks before visible signs of skin regeneration are noticeable. The skin stimulation process continues to evolve over the ensuing months, providing a gradual overall improvement. Although a single treatment can provide a noticeable result, ideally a series of 3 treatments, 6-8weeks apart, is recommended to achieve optimal results.
Things to consider…
Recovery after micro-needling depends on the needle length and the density of needles on the rollers selected. Treated skin will be inflamed and red for 24-48 hours, much like a sunburn, with some minor bleeding and occasional mild bruising. The skin may also feel warm, tight and itchy for a short period. Generally, the inflammatory skin reaction is short and fades after a couple of days, although this recovery period does vary across skin types.
These side effects cannot be prevented but we are fully trained to recognise and treat any additional issues early and safely.
What our Patients Say
"I would recommend this practice to friends or family. I was treated with dignity and respect by staff at the practice at all times. I was treated very well and the procedure to be carried was fully explained to me as was the cost. I would recommend this practice to everyone. Wonderful service and treatment."
- John Langton -