What is microneedling?
Collagen induction therapy, also known as microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles. This sounds painful and scary but we promise you it is not!
What is the Exceed™ Medical Microneedling Device?
The Exceed device offers enhanced treatment versatility as the first dual-indicated, FDA-cleared medical microneedling system for the treatment of facial wrinkles, scar and pigmentation reduction. Each treatment session delivers powerful results with minimal downtime.
Why opt for this device and treatment ?
The exceed medical microneedling system is one of the most versatile devices on the market. It is the first FDA-cleared, dual-indicated medical microneedling device offering minimally invasive and clinically.
Unlike other micro-needling devices, EXCEED comes with the highest level of industry approvals available. It’s FDA approved as a class 2 medical device (the world’s first), clinically proven to treat acne scaring, clinically proven to reduce the depth of scars and to normalise the skin structure. Also proven to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles, skin laxity and uneven skin texture. AKA a wonder tool for all!
Every single component that makes up the device is engineered and manufacturer in Germany – so the quality is second to none.
‘Unlike Dermapen devices that have been known to fake their medical CE certifications and make outrageous claims about how effective the device is, EXCEED does not. When it comes to medical microneedling, Dermapen barely competes at this level.’
Will it hurt?
One of the first questions clients ask about this treatment is “does microneedling hurt?”. Generally, no, microneedling does not hurt. Exceed microneedling represents the latest technology in microneedling, which has been enhanced for patient comfort. Before the Exceed device is used, a numbing cream soothes and prepares the skin for treatment. The rapid movement of the needles themselves makes treatment go by quickly. Most clients describe it as a feeling like fine sandpaper on the skin.
Will I see any immediate results with Exceed microneedling?
Because microneedling works to repair the skin from the inside out, it takes time for full results to develop. However, you may see an immediate improvement in the skin as well. Often, clients will leave the clinic with a light glow after their treatment. After about 30 days, you’ll notice more dramatic improvements as collagen and elastin are restored beneath the skin’s surface.
Am I a good candidate for microneedling?
How does Exceed microneedling work?
Microneedling uses controlled damage to agitate the skin just enough to trigger a healing response. When very fine, single use needles penetrate the skin through the Exceed device, the deeper layers of skin respond with increased cell regeneration. The skin also starts to produce more collagen, which is what keeps it looking tight, smooth, and youthful. As we get older, collagen production tends to slow down. So, you might think of microneedling as a natural collagen infusion for the skin.
Treatment is further improved by the delivery of hyaluronic acid (HA) to the deeper layers of skin. This is the same ingredient found in dermal fillers and a wide range of skin care products. It’s a building block for healthy skin, so it will help you get that youthful appearance following your treatment.
Are there any risks?
The following side effects have been reported in clinical literature
– Pain on the first day after application
– Occurrence of inflammatory reactions, haematomas, erythema and oedema in the first three to five days after the treatment
– Occurance of skin irritations (e.g. itching or overheating) which normally subside within the first 12 to 48 hours after treatment
– Temporary occurance of hyperpigmentation with body ́s own pigments, especially for darker skin types, which disappears completely after a few weeks
– In cases of careless skin cleansing, the formation of scab, small pustules or milia (milia) have been reported.
– Retinoid reaction (slight redness up to peeling of the skin)
– Whilst rare, infection post treatment. Your skin is affectively a wound, the smallest touch with dirty hands can cause this post treatment.
When booking this treatment, you are accepting the risks as well as fully understanding them.
£120 a session or £300 for 3no. sessions if booked in a course of 3.
Pre and post aftercare
It is your responsibility to read this and follow both pre and post your treatment. Upon booking your treatment on the booking page, you will be redirected to this read ahead of your treatment too.
Prior to the Microneedling session, please observe the following
•No Retin-A products or applications 24 hours prior to your treatment.
•No auto-immune therapies or products 24 hours prior to your treatment.
•No prolonged sun exposure to the face 24 hours prior to your treatment. A Microneedling treatment will not be administered on sunburned skin.
•On the day of the treatment, please keep your face clean and do not apply makeup.
•If you are taking a blood thinner, aspirin or any other medication that you have the propensity to bleed easily while on, please tell your technician. If you are under a physician’s care and need to discontinue your medication for a few days, always ask your physician prior to each Microneedling appointment.
•If you are planning to receive Botox, make sure that you give yourself at least 2 weeks post Botox injections before receiving your Microneedling procedure.
•If you are planning to receive dermal filler, make sure that you give yourself at least 4 weeks post injections before receiving your Microneedling procedure.
•If an active or extreme breakout occurs before treatment, please consult your practitioner. Wait 6 months following oral isotretinoin use before undertaking microneedling.
After your treatment, please be aware and observe the following
•Immediately after your treatment, you will look as though you have a moderate to severe sunburn and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. You may also notice some slight swelling, both are normal and should subside after 1 to 2 hours and will normally diminish within the same day or 24 hours. You may see slight redness after 24 hours but only in minimal areas or spots.
•If you are concerned about any reaction, please call us and contact your healthcare provider immediately.
After-care instructions for Microneedling Treatment
•Do not take any inflammatory medicines for at least 2 weeks post treatment.
•It is recommended that makeup or sunscreen should not be applied for 24 hours after the procedure. Do not apply any makeup with a makeup brush, especially if it is not clean.
• After the initial 24 hours, apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 for two weeks. A chemical-free sunscreen is highly recommended.
What to Avoid:
•For at least 3 days post treatment, do NOT use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula) or anything perceived as ‘active’ skincare.
•Avoid intentional and direct sunlight for 48 hours. No tanning beds.
Do not go swimming for at least 24 hours post-treatment.
•No exercising or strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post-treatment. Sweating and gym environments must be avoided during the first 72 hours post-treatment.
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