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Skin Rejuvenation

Microneedling (Dermapen)

Dermapen™ Micro-Needle Skin Therapy is a multi-function skin therapy that uses multiple thin needles to gently penetrate the skin to leave it looking firmer, smoother and younger.

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Medically Reviewed 19 April 2024, by Dr. Susan Mayou (GMC: 2405092) - founder of the Cadogan Clinic and one of the world's leading dermatologists

What is Microneedling (Dermapen)?

Dermapen™ Microneedling Skin Therapy is a multi-function technique that involves multiple thin needles gently penetrating the skin.

These small contact points created during a Microneedling facial, stimulate the body's  wound healing response which renews the skin cells. As your skin repairs, serum growth factors stimulate new collagen and elastin development. This treatment is most commonly used to combat Acne, scarring, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles, loose and non-elastic skin and stretch marks.

At Cadogan Clinic, we use the Derma FNS™ pen rather than the Dermapen for Microneedling, which has single-use needle cartridges and an implemented vacuum system avoiding cross-contamination between uses. Overall, the reduced intensity from Derma FNS™ results in less downtime than a deeper treatment, while still achieving lasting and high quality results.

If you’re looking for a rejuvenating skin treatment, book a consultation today with Cadogan Clinic's expert doctors to see which treatments would be suitable to achieve your desired goals and treat your concerns. Our consultant dermatologists will be able to show you a range of Microneedling before and after photos to allow you to see examples of how this treatment can address your concerns.

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What are the Benefits of Microneedling?

Microneedling has many benefits and can be an effective treatment for a number of concerns:

A versatile treatment - Microneedling can be used to treat a huge range of concerns around the texture of the skin. By creating a controlled injury to the skin and stimulating the body's healing response, the texture of the skin is naturally improved. Over a course of Microneedling treatment, this can be built on and the results continually improved.

Lower risk of hyperpigmentation - Compared to treatments which rejuvenate the skin using heat or lasers, Microneedling is less likely to cause the skin to darken - a reaction that is common in patients with darker skin tones. By adjusting the depth of the needles the treatment can be gentle enough that these side effects are unlikely to occur.

Minimal downtime - Following Microneedling treatment, it is normal to feel that your skin is warm and possibly slightly dry for 2-3 days. However, this shouldn't impact your daily routines or your ability to work. Your consultant will discuss how to look after your skin following your treatment to ensure you achieve the best results possible.

No surgical intervention - Microneedling doesn't require any sedation or general anaesthetic, and as no surgery is involved you will not have any dressings or scarring afterwards.

The Cost of Microneedling (Dermapen)

Cadogan Clinic has collaborated with Chrysalis Finance to offer a variety of payment choices for our patients including:
12 months 0% Interest-free - APR
24 - 60 months at 14.9% APR
Flexible Finance

Microneedling prices start from £600

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Microneedling Treatment includes:

  • Your treatment carried out by a Consultant Dermatologist
  • Microneedling treatment performed in one of our state-of-the-art treatment rooms at our award-winning clinic
  • Conveniently located in Chelsea, London

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Frequently Asked Questions

Micro-needling skin therapy is a multi-function treatment that uses small needles to cause tiny punctures in the skin.

These small contact points encourage the body to create a wound healing response and renew the skin cells. As your skin repairs, serum growth factors stimulate new collagen and elastin development. This treatment is most commonly used to combat acne and surgical scarring, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles, loose and non-elastic skin and stretch marks.

This micro-needling treatment is based on the natural rejuvenating power of the skin. Shortly after any injury to the human skin, old and damaged skin tissue dissolves and is replaced by new cells. The gentle, controlled needling method used in the Derma FNS™ Micro-Needle skin therapy encourages this organic self-repair mechanism on a microcosmic scale. 

The thin needles are used to gently penetrate the skin and create micro-injuries that trigger the synthesis of new collagen. This method is extremely effective and is hugely popular with clients who prefer a rejuvenation method involving significantly less epidermal damage than alternative treatments.

Derma FNS™ comes with disposable, sterilised individual micro-needling tips; each tip has multiple stainless steel micro-needles. The tip depth can be adjusted between .25mm to 2.1mm depending on your specific needs and different treatment areas. This allows the needles to be adjusted during your session for optimal results on facial contours and delicate features such as your eyes, nose and mouth. 

Compared to other leading competitors, Derma FNS™ offers many advantages. Its advanced technology penetrates more of the skin, allowing for better absorption of topical skin treatments, as well as stimulating new collagen production. Because of the vertical delivery, the micro-needles in the Derma FNS™ cause less epidermal damage than traditional derma rollers, which have the risk of bending, breaking and causing large incisions in the skin, leading to more bleeding, pain and longer recovery time. The stamping action of Derma FNS™ offers a more consistent treatment method that minimises pain and bleeding, better rejuvenating the skin. 

Micro-needling is a minimally invasive procedure that has very little downtime and should be performed in a clean, medical environment.

On your treatment day, your practitioner will reassess your medical history and you will be required to sign your consent.

The skin in the treatment area will be cleansed and a topical anaesthetic cream will be applied to the area that is to be treated (optional) and this will be left on for approximately 30mins.

The anaesthetic will then be removed, and the skin will be sterilised. A product will be applied to the area to allow the micro-needling device to move smoothly over the area. Some pinpoint bleeding may occur, and this is normal as this is the ‘trigger process’ of the skin - this is going to stimulate the fibroblasts to induce the production of collagen and elastin and the overall wound healing process.

Immediately after the needling, this skin will feel quite hot - similar to a sunburn reaction, and it will feel swollen. This response lasts for approximately 24- 48 hours depending on the individual. A serum and physical sunscreen will be applied to the skin before you leave.

Skin needling is effective in treating age concerns such as lines, wrinkles and pigmentation, scars stretch marks and pitted acne scarring, and improving skin texture and tone. This treatment is not suitable for those who are pregnant or lactating, those with skin concerns such as rosacea, psoriasis or eczema or those who have recently had facial fillers. Your experienced aesthetic practitioner will assess your suitability for this treatment at your initial consultation.

Micro-needling treats many different skin concerns in an effective way by targeting areas to tighten and smooth the skin. It improves general skin texture including wrinkles, fine lines, acne and surgical scars, stretch marks and enlarged pores.

Microneedling boosts product absorption by 3000% during the initial hour following your treatment. This is why we pair micro-needling treatments with product boosters such as anti-ageing serums, retinol or hyaluronic acid. The thin microneedles are used to gently penetrate the skin and create micro-injuries that trigger the synthesis of new collagen which combined with a booster give the best results.

Mild redness can occur for the first day or so. Avoid sunlight for the first 24 hours and apply a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF daily to protect the newly treated skin from sun exposure. For the first day after your treatment, you will ideally not wash your face, as there are product boosters applied and you want to allow maximum absorption. Avoid working out or anything that causes excessive sweating for the next 48 hours, as well as hot showers and massages.

Whether you’re an older patient who’s looking to treat wrinkles, or a younger patient wanting to treat acne scars, you can expect a general improvement of skin quality and appearance with collagen increased by up to 1000%.

We normally recommend between 3-6 sessions, within 4-6 weeks of each other. This depends on what your skin concerns are, as each patient is different. When you come in for your consultation, we will be able to recommend a treatment plan for your personal goals.

At Cadogan Clinic we use a DermaPen for micro-needling treatments. A DermaPen is an electric device that looks very similar to a normal pen and holds several disposable microneedles at the end. The depth is controlled by millimetre precision to target specific areas of the body.

When the device is used, we are purposely causing physical trauma to the skin. Because of this trauma, you can expect redness, slight swelling and heat to the area. This is a normal reaction to be expected and will subside in 24-48 hours.

It is not a treatment that can be done during a lunch break, as the skin will look inflamed and sensitised for several hours after the treatment. You may use mineral make-up only if you wish to use cosmetics on the face for the 24-48 hours following your treatment, as this will not congest the skin and will be absorbed into the body as natural minerals do.

It is usually advised to have a micro-needling treatment at the end of a working day or on a day off from work or events that are in the days following.

Immediately after your treatment, you can expect to feel heat and swelling in the area. Whilst downtime varies with each individual, depending on the aggressiveness of treatment and personal (temporary) skin response to treatment (skin inflammation and redness) this is a normal reaction to be expected.

In the days following you may get some dryness or flaking of the skin. This is a normal reaction as the micro-needling process will have boosted your cellular turnover and thus pushed away older dead skin cells.

DermaPen is a skin micro-needling treatment with minimum downtime which promotes scarless healing and natural collagen production in the skin to improve the appearance of scars, acne scarring, stretch marks, wrinkles, pigmentation and rejuvenate the skin.

DermaPen stamps over your skin creating tiny punctures in the skin, the majority of which are simply pushing open the pores. The body sees this as damage to the skin which then stimulates collagen and elastin production and initiates the healing process, therefore tricking the body into repairing scars, stretch marks and wrinkles.

You will see visible results of skin rejuvenation between 6-8 weeks after your procedure and the results will continue to improve over time. Your skin naturally heals itself every 45 days so with micro-needling stimulation, changes will be fast. At Cadogan Clinic, we recommend a course of DermaPen sessions for optimum results though improvement is noticeable after just one treatment.

This treatment at Cadogan Clinic is very safe and effective. Any side effects experienced with the DermaPen usually subside within 24-48 hours and may include erythema, stinging, itching, skin tightness. It is minimally invasive with minimal downtime and requires only simple aftercare.

Micro-needling can be safely performed on all skin colours and types and there is no risk of hyperpigmentation as the melanocytes and epidermis stay intact during skin needling.

You may experience minor discomfort during the skin needling treatment but a numbing cream can be applied beforehand to reduce this. Depending on the aggressiveness of treatment, you may experience pinpoint bleeding during the treatment but not ongoing. You may have temporary redness of the skin for a couple of hours or a day depending on the treatment type.

How To Find Us

The Cadogan Clinic is based at 120 Sloane Street in Chelsea, just off Sloane Square and the Kings Road.

We are accessible by all major bus routes that pass through Sloane Square and Sloane Street, as well as Sloane Square tube station.

We are just a 5 minute walk northwards up Sloane Street once you have arrived at Sloane Square.

Local pay parking is available just around the corner from the Clinic on Cadogan Gate, Cadogan Square and Cadogan Gardens. Our local residential parking zone is the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

Address: 120 Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, SW1X 9BW


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