Microneedling

The treatment creates a controlled wound to the skin to stimulate collagen formation and results in rejuvenated skin. It effectively treats acne scarring, body scars, lines and wrinkles, open pores, stretch marks and can be used to generally rejuvenate and freshen up the skin.

INTRODUCTION

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy. It is a cosmetic procedure which involves creating a controlled wound to the skin which in turn stimulates collagen production. It is clinically proven to target fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, open pores and generally rejuvenate the skin.

Why come to us for Microneedling?

There are many needling devices on the market but after doing a lot of research, we chose Exceed Microneedling and M.Pen. We only recommend clinically proven and results driven treatments that we have tried and tested ourselves and after working with numerous needling devices, we believe that these two offer the most well rounded treatment options to suit all comfort levels and skin goals.
During the treatment we infuse in skin specific serums tailored to your unique skin needs, we have 7 serums to choose from, all specifically designed to treat different concerns such as pigmentation, rosacea, skin sagging, acne scars, photo ageing and wrinkles. Following the treatment, we apply a peptide cooling mask and LED light therapy at no extra cost to ensure optimum results and minimal downtime.
For deeper scarring and wrinkles, we use our Exceed Microneedling. This is the only double FDA cleared Microneedling device in the world for the treatment of lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring. It also treats open pores, deep wrinkles and generally rejuvenates the skin. It works by creating a controlled wound to the skin to stimulate collagen production, resulting in a more youthful and smoother complexion. The skin is numbed prior to the treatment to make it as comfortable as possible, a course of 3 treatments is recommended 4-6 weeks apart for the best results.
You also have the option to upgrade your HydraFacial using our M.Pen. This treatment doesn’t require any numbing but works alongside HydraFacial to supercharge your results with minimal discomfort and downtime.
We have performed hundreds of needling treatments, it is a safe and effective option, which can result in life changing results.
We offer course packages which include free treatments and are offered in an interest free payment plan to help spread the cost.

Education

We will not just perform your treatment but take you through a full skin analysis and education into your specific skin condition and how the treatments work

No hard sell

We don’t work to sales targets and don’t believe in hard sell so will never recommend you something you don’t need

Results

We take regular photos using our skin analysis machine to track your progress throughout your skin journey

Knowledge

We have many years experience throughout the team and can give you advice on all aspects of skincare and skin treatments that are right for your unique skin concerns

Environmentally conscious

We care about the environment and have many systems in place to reduce our carbon footprint and waste production

Caring

We care about our clients and offer a relaxed and friendly, yet professional environment in our beautiful clinic where you can relax and enjoy your treatment

Microneedling Conditions

Please find before and after photos for the different conditions Microneedling can treat.

Microneedling FAQ's

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding Microneedling

Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy. It is a cosmetic procedure which involves creating a controlled wound to the skin which in turn stimulates collagen production. It is clinically proven to target fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, open pores and generally rejuvenate the skin.

Following a course of 3 treatments results will typically last 12-18 months. An annual course of top up treatment once every 6-12 months is recommended to maintain results for rejuvenation. Scar correction is permanent however additional treatments may be required. We are aiming to get a 70% reduction in scars after a course of 3 treatments.

Microneedling creates a controlled wound to the skin to initiate a wound healing response. Small single use needles penetrate the skin’s surface enough to stimulate cell regeneration. As the skin then starts to produce more collagen and elastin, it leaves the skin tight, youthful, smooth and more even in texture.

Prices will vary based upon your location, the quality of the machine being used and the experience of your practitioner. Prices typically range from £100-£600. At Authentic Aesthetics we use the Exceed Microneedling device which is the world’s only double FDA cleared device for the treatment of wrinkles and acne scarring. All clients that come to us will have a free skin analysis and consultation as part of the treatment to fully find out about their unique skin concerns and be advised on the best treatment plan for them.

If you’re looking for a reputable clinic for skin tightening, then look no further than Authentic Aesthetics based in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
With over 20 years combined experience in the Aesthetic industry, we are considered the best skin clinic in Kenilworth and one of the best skin clinics in Warwickshire. We specialise solely in skin treatments and skincare so you can be rest assured that you are in safe hands.
We use the Exceed Microneedling device which is the world’s only double FDA cleared device for the treatment of wrinkles and acne scarring. All clients that come to us will have a free skin analysis and consultation as part of the treatment to fully find out about their unique skin concerns and be advised on the best treatment plan for them.

Yes, Microneedling is a clinically proven technology to effectively treat wrinkles, open pores, acne scars, uneven skin texture and generally improve the overall health of the skin.

Microneedling is generally considered a safer option than laser as there is less risk of post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.

Exceed is the world’s first FDA approved class 2 medical device, clinically proven to treat acne scarring, reduce the depth of scars and normalise skin structure. It is also minimally invasive and clinically proven.

No, with many devices out in industry now not FDA approved this makes them unsafe, whilst the exceed being the worlds first class 2 medical device that is double FDA approved, with its clinically proven results this puts this needling device above the rest leaving no epidermal tearing or damage.

Patients will notice an immediate result whereby the skin will feel tight. As the skin heals following the treatment, collagen stimulation and cell regeneration will occur over the next 4-6 weeks. The end result from the treatment is visible 6-8 weeks following the treatment with the best results being seen 6-8 weeks after a course of 3 treatments performed 4-6 weeks apart.

Erythema (skin redness) will be visible on the skin for up to 72 hours. This can be followed by slight purging to the skin including, flaking and peeling or breakouts. The skin should be back to normal after looking noticeably more radiant 1 week following the initial treatment.

Do not do anything to the skin the day you have your needling as the skin is healing, be mindful to not touch the treated area, the following day you will be able to cleanse using a mild/ gentle cleanser, then apply a lightweight hydrator if your skin is feeling tight. The application of SPF is always necessary however an SPF 50 is essential to be used for 1 week following the treatment while it’s in it’s peak repair stage to avoid post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

No, you can not permanently stop the ageing process so while your results will typically last 12-18 months, an annual course or top up treatment once every 6 months is required to maintain the initial results. Lifestyle will also have a big impact on result longevity. If you smoke, don’t use an SPF, have a poor diet and don’t drink much water your results will not last as long.
Following a course of 3 treatments results will typically last 12-18 months. An annual course of top up treatment once every 6-12 months is recommended to maintain results for rejuvenation. Scar correction is permanent however additional treatments may be required. We are aiming to get a 70% reduction in scars after a course of 3 treatments.

Following a course of 3 treatments results will typically last 12-18 months. An annual course of top up treatment once every 6-12 months is recommended to maintain results for rejuvenation. Scar correction is permanent however additional treatments may be required. We are aiming to get a 70% improvement in skin texture following a course of 3 treatments.
From one needling session you can expect results to last up to 3-4 months, this is in addition to using the correct skin care at home as this will maintain your results for longer.

Erythema (skin redness) can last between 1 to 3 days following a microneedling treatment.

  • Do where SPF 50 everyday
  • Do keep the skin clean and hydrating opting for a light, oil free hydrating cream
  • Do avoid retinols, exfoliation for 4 days post treatment
  • Don’t go swimming, use steam rooms or saunas for 48 hours
  • Don’t go in the sun for at least 1 week as your skin is more susceptible to burning and pigmentation changes

By being regimented and abiding to the after care given by your practitioner, you will be given a breakdown of the do’s and don’ts following your treatment.

1 treatment will give short term results typically lasting 3-4 months, for longer lasting results a course of 3 treatments are recommended 4-6 weeks apart.

In terms of sensation, the skin is numbed 30 minutes prior to the treatment which reduces discomfort significantly, some clients feel nothing at all. Following the treatment the skin will start to feel like a mild sunburn sensation due to the blood supply being increased to the area. This is a good thing however as the increased blood flow supplies the skin with the essential nutrients it needs to heal and repair itself.

You will achieve a rejuvenation to the skin by having a one off treatment. For the treatment of wrinkles, open pores, uneven skin texture and acne scars a course of minimum of a course of 3 treatments are required. For optimal long term results, maintenance treatments are recommended every 6-12 months.

Erythema (skin redness) will be visible on the skin for up to 72 hours. This can be followed by slight purging to the skin including, flaking and peeling or breakouts. The skin should be back to normal after looking noticeably more radiant 1 week following the initial treatment.

Microneedling will not remove deep lines/ wrinkles but will aid in the reduction and appearance of the wrinkles. With Exceed Microneedling, 90% of patients saw improvements in wrinkles.

Yes, if carried out by a well trained and established practitioner. Anyone can have needling but there are contraindications which could prevent a patient from being able to undertake the treatment, therefore it is extremely important you are treated by a skilled professional.

Yes, Microneedling is safe to perform on black and brown skins, however these skin colours do have more risk of developing post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Daily SPF application and avoiding sun exposure are essential following this treatment to prevent this from happening.