What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling, is a cosmetic procedure that involves using a small device with micro-needles to make tiny punctures in the skin. The purpose of microneedling is to induce collagen production and improve the texture and appearance of the skin. The micro-injuries caused by the needles stimulate the body’s natural healing process, promoting the growth of new collagen and elastin fibres. This can help reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging. Microneedling can be performed on the face and other parts of the body. You can feel the needles on the surface of the skin which is why we apply numbing cream beforehand to make the treatment more pleasant and often relaxing.

What is the difference between Microneedling and Microdermabrasion?

Microneedling and microdermabrasion are both cosmetic skin treatments that improve the appearance of the skin, but there are some key differences between them.

Microdermabrasion, is a non-invasive exfoliation treatment that uses a special device to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. This process improves skin texture, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and brightens the skin. It is often used to treat mild acne, sun damage, and age spots.

Overall, while both treatments offer similar skin benefits, microneedling is typically more invasive and has longer-lasting results. Microdermabrasion is a gentler treatment that is better suited for those with milder skin concerns.

Difference between microneedling and microblading

Microneedling and microblading are two different cosmetic procedures that involve the use of needles, but they differ in their purpose and techniques. We know about Microneedling from above.

Microblading, is a semi permanent makeup technique that involves the use of a handheld tool with a row of tiny needles to deposit pigments into the skin to create natural-looking eyebrow hairs. Microblading is often used to enhance the shape, fullness, and definition of eyebrows.

In summary, microneedling is a skin rejuvenation technique that stimulates collagen production, while microblading is a semi permanent makeup procedure for enhancing eyebrows.

What happens in a Microneedling treatment?

Before we commence any Microneedling treatment we carry out a thorough assessment with full medical history to ensure you are suitable for the treatment.

During a microneedling treatment, a small handheld device is used to create tiny, controlled punctures in the top layer of the skin. This process is also known as collagen induction therapy because it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. These are the proteins that help keep your skin firm, smooth, and elastic.

Before the procedure begins, a numbing cream may be applied to the treatment area to minimise discomfort.

Once your skin is prepared, the provider will begin the microneedling process, moving the device over your skin in a circular motion. The depth of the needles can be adjusted, depending on the desired results and the thickness of your skin.

As the device moves across your skin, it creates tiny channels, which stimulate the body’s natural healing response. This, in turn, triggers the production of collagen and elastin in the area, which helps to repair and rejuvenate your skin.

After the procedure, your skin may be red and slightly swollen, and you may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity. However, this should subside quickly, and you should be able to resume your normal activities within a few days.

Over time, as your body continues to produce collagen and elastin, you should notice smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin. Microneedling is often used to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and other skin imperfections.

What are the benefits of Microneedling?

  1. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles: Microneedling helps to stimulate collagen production, which can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

    2. Improves skin texture: The tiny punctures created by microneedling also stimulates the production of elastin, which helps to improve skin texture.

    3. Reduces acne scars: Microneedling can help to reduce the appearance of acne scars by stimulating collagen production and breaking down scar tissue.

    4. Brightens skin tone: Microneedling can also help to brighten skin tone by increasing blood flow and encouraging the production of new, healthy skin cells.

    5. Enhances product absorption: The tiny punctures created by microneedling can also help to enhance the absorption of skincare products, allowing them to penetrate deeper into the skin for better results.

If you would like to learn more about Microneedling then call 01932 553118 or email

Considering laser hair removal? Perhaps you want to discuss your options, and the pros and cons, in more detail. Either way, our team of experts would be delighted to help. Simply get in touch and we can answer your questions, talk you through the process and arrange a free patch test. 

View Our Treatments: