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Glow Aesthetics By Dora

Supporting Healthy Skin

Microneedling Treatments

Collagen Induction therapy or more commonly known as Microneedling is a minimally non invasive, but very effective skin rejuvenation treatment, which stimulates a natural response from the skin to repair itself. It goes back in time to the ancient Chinese who used crude devices but realised the superb benefits of this method of antiaging through needling.

A hand held pen device, with a cartridge attached containing extremely fine needles, glides over the skin, with the practitioner changing the speed and depth according to the facial area being treated. The needles create tiny punctures in the dermis creating micro ‘channels’ which are so small they close very quickly. However, this is enough to trigger the body to kick start the natural healing process and in doing so more collagen and elastin is produced. These are the building blocks of youthful and healthy skin. The tiny open channels allow up to 80% more product into the skin as opposed to 7-10% with normal topical application. We use Genosys Power Solutions for glide and massage into the channels for a real beauty boost.

Micro needling treatment being carried out
Micro needling procedure

Microneedling Benefits and Skincare Essentials

  • The repair and regeneration process can last for up to 6 months after the microneedling treatment.

  • During this time fine lines and wrinkles will be reduced, also scars (including acne scars), closed acne lesions, enlarged pores and hyperpigmentation.

  • Initially 3-6 treatments 4 weeks apart and then 1 maintenance every 3-4 months depending on need. If you love this treatment and we certainly do, alternate months would be fine too.

  • This is also a great treatment for anyone who is unsure about injectables but wants to start making a difference to their skin.

  • At the consultation recommendations for skincare will be made to the patient as a good skincare routine with an SPF 40+ is integral for a favourable outcome

Before your treatment please ensure No alcohol for 24 hrs

  • Have  a light meal

  • Ensure you are well hydrated

  • Be make up free

  • Avoid medication that can increase bruising, including supplements

  • Do not stop any prescription medication

  • Ensure you have had enough time to consider

  • Choose your injector wisely

  • What age can you have anti wrinkle injections?
    The Law requires you to be 18 years old. However, in this clinic we would advise that it is not indicated in someone so young. Early 30’s or a little earlier for preventative treatment could be considered following a thorough consultation in clinic. BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder) is a condition we are very aware of and if this is suspected we would not treat and would refer you to your GP (with your consent) to get the specialist help required for your wellbeing.
  • How long does it take to start working?
    It takes about 3-5 days. Adjustments can be made at 2-3 weeks post treatment. After 4 weeks the effect will gradually wear off. The effect typically lasts up to 4 months. We don’t re inject under 12 weeks.
  • I am over 65 in age can I still have Anti Wrinkle injections?
    The simple answer is yes, but it is not licensed for over 65’s and it will only be effective in dynamic wrinkles. Static lines will remain, so you need to be realistic about your expectations. Your practitioner will guide you, as there may be more relevant treatments eg skin boosters to improve your complexion.
  • Does it ever stop working?
    In rare cases you can develop resistance, in which case the medication can be changed to a different brand. We, at Glow Aesthetics by Dora will always use a product that contains less protein as our first line of treatment, therefore less chance of reaction or resistance.
  • Does exercise affect the length of effectiveness?
    Yes,strenuous exercise is known to shorten the effectiveness of botulin toxin A
  • How can I make my treatment last longer?
    Shade your face from the sun, don’t exercise immediately after treatment, avoid the sauna and hot baths/showers be gentle with your face for 48 hrs post treatment, choose your injector wisely. Take a zinc supplement, studies have demonstrated that this may help.
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