Dermanude Skin Clinic Altrincham

Are skinpen results permanent?

How does microneedling work?

Microneedling is a procedure that intentionally causes micro-injuries to the skin, this triggers a wound-healing response, which in turn creates new collagen & elastin fibres. 

Collagen is an important protein that will maintain your skin’s firmness, youthfulness, and smooth texture. As you age the amount of collagen in your skin depletes. There are other factors that will also result in a loss of collagen such as inflammatory conditions and trauma to the skin like acne and scarring. Your lifestyle also hugely affects your collagen production, stress, alcohol, poor diet, smoking & sun exposure all directly impact the skin. So, it’s clear after a certain age and after experiencing certain skin conditions you may require a professional treatment plan to help stimulate the production of new collagen. 

The production of the new collagen & elastin fibres using Skinpen Microneedling means we can treat the following skin concerns:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scarring
  • Ice pick scarring
  • Closed acne lesions
  • Stretch marks
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Large pores
  • Dyschromia: melasma, vitiligo, and sun 
  • Surgical Scars

So, are microneedling results permanent?

Given the fact that your skin is a living tissue that changes constantly, the treatment results will all depend on several factors. Such as your age, your skin type, the concern we are treating, and your skin’s overall response to the treatment. 

You will first be prescribed a course of treatments, the amount of sessions needed depends on the concern we are treating. Patients usually start with a course of 6 sessions, once per month, this can vary depending on the level of skin damage we are working to reverse. Once we have reached a point where we are satisfied with the results and have rectified the concern, we can then move you from a curative course of care to maintenance appointments. 

We will assess your skin and discuss the frequency of your maintenance appointments, clients usually come in for a maintenance appointment quarterly to maintain their treatment results, again this can vary, and some clients only come in once or twice per year. This way we can ensure that the effectiveness and longevity of the course are preserved. 

If you have any questions about Skinpen Microneedling or have one of the above skin concerns that require treatment, please book a free in clinic consultation with a skin specialist. 

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