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Safety First!

This is a clinical treatment and as such a certain level of safety & hygiene procedures are required. Please ensure the salon you choose for this treatment has been licensed by their local council and displays the relevant Insurance, training and licences required. 

Please don't risk your own safety by choosing the cheapest salon. 

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What is Micr​o Needling?

Often also referred to as Skin Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy, Micro Needling is a process of multiple superficial puncture wounds to the skin which stimulates the skin to create new Collagen and Elastin. This process is extremely effective at strengthening the skins barrier, producing healthier, firmer and fresher looking skin.  

Recovery is rapid with no residual pain and minimum downtime.

How does it work?

Using a sterilised tool called a Dermaroller,  hundreds of controlled micro-wounds are made in the skin allowing targeting serums to penetrate the skin effectively rejuvenating and revitalising. The skins reaction to these micro-wounds is to start a natural 'healing' process producing results by providing increased nutrients to the cells, promoting cell regeneration and the production of fresh Collagen and Elastin. The result is noticeable firmer, fresher, more youthful looking skin which continues to work for weeks after the initial treatment. 


A common concern is 'does it hurt?', well whilst its not the most comfortable of treatments, i'd say its not unbearable and is very quick so there is minimal pain experienced. This obviously depends on your pain threshold!

What can be treated with Micro Needling?

  • Anti-ageing
  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Acne scarring
  • Dehydrated skin
  • Mild Rosacea
  • Stretch marks / Hair thinning (See Million Dollar Body or Million Dollar Hair Rejuvenation)

What are the benefits of Micro Needling?

  • Minimises fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Improves Acne scarring.
  • Minimises pore size.
  • Improves skin texture and tone.
  • Rejuvenates the skin.
  • Encourages the production of Collagen and Elastin for plumper, firmer skin.
  • Strengthens the density of the epidermis lessening the appearance of broken capillaries. 
  • Reduces the need for Botox and fillers.

What can I expect after the treatment?

  • Your skin will be a little red after receiving the treatment, this will go down fairly quickly depending on your skin type.
  • Allow your skin time to heal, you may feel a slight tingling when applying products in the days following, if so allow a bit more time before reapplying them again.
  • You may experience a slight 'windburn' sensation, blotchiness or tightness in the days to follow, this is normal.
  • Headaches may occur due to the detoxifying Lymphatic drainage and flushing out of toxins during the treatment. Stay hydrated to help the detox process. 

A course of treatments is recommended (apx 4-6) approx. 4-6 weeks apart. Exactly how many will depend on your skin concerns, as well as other factors such as age, lifestyle, diet, homecare regime, stress levels etc. Expectations will be managed during a thorough consultation prior to any treatments starting. 

Contra-Indications

As with all treatments there are a few concerns that would mean you cannot receive Micro Needling such as:

  • No under 18s (proof of age will be required if need be)
  • Pregnancy
  • Localised skin infection
  • Skin allergies including metal
  • The use of Roaccutane within the last 12 months
  • Active cold sores
  • Recent laser or resurfacing treatment (incl. chemical peels)
  • Very low pain threshold
  • Cancer (or the treatment of within 12 months)
  • Eczema/ Psoriasis
  • Keloidal scarring
  • Blood clotting disorder
  • Auto immune diseases incl. HIV/ HEP B or C
  • No Botox/ Fillers within 1 week of the treatment 

Pre & Post Care Advise

Before the treatment:

  • Stop all forms of exfoliation 3 days prior to treatment.
  • No facial hair removal 3-5 days prior (includes waxing, epilation, plucking, threading etc).
  • Stop the use of Retinol products 5-7 days prior.
  • No sunbathing/ tanning booths or fake tanning products 1 week prior.

After care:

  • Daily use of SPF (minimum SPF30).
  • Use a gentle cleanser for 3-5 days.
  • Do use hydrating or Vit C serums as absorption will be optimal.
  • No exfoliation for at least 7 days. Do not pick or aggressively rub at skin. 
  • No chlorine (swimming) or hot tubs for 7 days.
  • No facial waxing for 7 days.
  • Avoid sun exposure for 3-5 days - Protect your skin always with a wide brimmed hat, sunglasses and staying in the shade where at all possible.
  • Avoid excessive heat for 3 days (includes strenuous workouts, hot showers etc)
  • No Botox/ Fillers for 2 weeks.
  • Avoid make up for 48 hours. Also clean your make up brushes thoroughly before using them again. 
  • No Retinol or Vitamin A products for 7 days.
  • Stay hydrated

Micro Needling Treatment

During this treatment you will receive a full consultation & skin analysis prior to the treatment. 

The treatment itself will include, double cleanse, exfoliation, bespoke targeting serum or mesotherapy cocktail, 3 passes of needling (if tolerated), lymphatic drainage massage, mask, LED Light Therapy and finishing products. 


Micro Needling can be combined with Dermaplaning and is known as the Million Dollar Facial. Click here for more information.


Micro Needling

Individual treatment

 £125

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Course of 3

To be paid for at the time of booking. 

£325

(Save £50)

Course of 6

To be paid for at the time of booking. 

£600

(Save £150)