Often referred to as Derma Pen, this fractional micro-needling treatment is used to treat a number of skin concerns which require your skins repair and rejuvenate mechanism to be stimulated. At The Skin to Love Clinic you can use this treatment to help soften scarring, improve concerns of ageing such as wrinkles and to generally improve a dull, tired-looking skin.
Micro-needling treatment uses tiny multiple electronically-powered needles to pierce the skin to stimulate the production of new dermal collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin; the ageing, damaged tissue is then replaced with healthy, new skin cells. Derma FNS can help create a smoother, more even-toned, softer looking skin.
Results are progressive; in the days following your treatment, your skin can start to look brighter, more refined, feel softer and show a more uniformed tone. Depending on your concern, treatment can be a single session, however results are accumulative and after each consecutive treatment your results become more significant and noticeable.
Indications that Derma FNS may be right for you:
Will I need to take time off work after having this treatment?
In our experience, no. We do advise that when you have this treatment for the first time, plan it for when you don’t have any social or work commitments the next day so that you can better understand how your skin recovers without any pressure or anxiety about your recovery.
How frequently can I have repeat treatments?
Usually, the minimum time we recommend between treatment sessions is a month. Your practitioner will assess your skin and your needs and make an individual recommendation for you.
Are there any side effects?
Derma FNS has a great safety profile. Consultations are an important part of the treatment process in allowing you to understand the treatment and to establish if the benefits of the treatment are outweighed by any possible side effects. During a consultation your concerns will be assessed. Your medical practitioner will be able to discuss whether this treatment is appropriate for you, as well as any suitable alternative treatments.
Your practitioner will discuss any possible side effects, questions you may have and any aftercare you should adhere to prior to you having treatment.
I’m looking for dramatic correction for my signs of ageing, is this treatment right for me?
We will be able to give you specific advice during your consultation, however, if you have very sun damaged and/or loose skin there may be better alternative treatments for you such as Fraxel Duel, Thermage CPT, Wrinkle Relaxing Injections, Dermal Fillers and the Thread Lift treatment.
You may need more than one treatment of Derma FNS to achieve your results. You and your practitioner will create a treatment plan which may include using this treatment alongside other treatments.
Am I too young to have Derma FNS?
Easily incorporated into your current skincare regime and lifestyle, patients often use this micro-needling treatment to boost at-home skincare efforts, to maintain their skin and to help prevent signs of ageing.
If your skin doesn’t need much correction, you have or are planning to take the basic steps to keep your skin looking its best, and you like the way you look now, Derma FNS can help maintain your skin’s youthful appearance and prevent the early signs of aging.
There is no reason why those in their 20’s and 30’s shouldn’t consider this treatment as a preventative treatment and to maintain and improve healthy skin.
“Lovely as usual and good result from Derma Pen, face a little pink but I know it will be normal tomorrow, I recommend this treatment for older skin in need of a refresh and dampening down the wrinkles.” Gaynor
“I have seen amazing results, I never thought I would be able to feel more confident with my skin, the treatments I have been having for my acne scars has worked so well that I’ve purchased more treatments and I can’t wait to see the final results. Everyone at the clinic is so friendly and Jane is a professional at what she does, I feel confident to put my trust in her work.” Farrah
“Always 5 stars! I always feel looked after, listened too, the best advice and care given and well thought out treatment plans whenever I visit. Thank you.” Carry
“As always, the best skin clinic. Skin is looking great and feeling younger. Thanks to all the team for always taking such great care of us.” Vicki
No. of treatments
Depends on your concern. You can have single sessions, but a course may be beneficial. This will be assed and discussed with you prior to treatment
30 to 40 minutes if treating the face. We usually recommend using an anaesthetic cream on the skin for 30 to 60 minutes prior to treatment, which would be applied in-clinic by one of our practitioners to ensure your comfort
dependent on your concerns. You can expect to start seeing changes approximately 4 days post treatment
Some patients will look flushed immediately after treatment which usually subsides after 12 to 24 hours. For a few days after the treatment your skin may feel a little rough, often described as ‘sandpapery’; this is usually only noticed by the patient and not by others and will gradually subside
Resume usual activities
Most patients find that they can continue their usual activities with the use of a tinted moisturiser the following day. Full aftercare will be provided prior to treatment
Usually none with the use of local anaesthetic cream. If any sensation is felt, patients liken the sensation to light scratches
Duration of results
Months to years dependent on concern treated and number of treatment sessions. If you are treating scarring, the result from this treatment should not reverse, however the treatment does not halt the ageing process and any remaining scarring may change in appearance as you naturally age
Consultation needed prior
*Disclaimer: We are all individuals therefore results from treatments may vary from person to person, because each person responds differently. Results achieved from the Derma FNS treatment will last a different amount of time from person to person, this may even vary between treatments for an individual. Results, down time and recovery following treatment will vary from patient to patient. The information we provide is based on the extensive experience we have gained from treating a wide variety of patients of different ages, genders and is based on an average patient experience.
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Consultations with a nurse are £25. This is taken at the time of booking to secure your appointment. Dermatology consultations are £150 & a £25 deposit is taken at the time of booking.