To begin, Pink Orchid Spa clarifies the difference between at-home microneedling and the in-office procedure. “In general,” at home methods are less effective. In an expert’s office, however, the treatment has been proven to help skin’s overall texture and stimulate collagen production. “The needles range from 0.5–2.5 mm and rotate over the skin from a pen-like device, which creates tiny wounds that breach the stratum corneum—the top-most layer of the skin—to reach the epidermis and deeper dermis,” she explains. “If we are able to create tiny controlled injuries, then we are able to promote collagen formation,” which in turn allows the skin to remain tighter and thicker as we age. The procedure is often paired with a topical application of platelet rich plasma, or PRP, which helps speed up healing.
“Microneedling can be used to help with a variety of concerns,” Pink Orchis Spa explains. “The treatment can minimize pore size and improve skin quality and texture,” plus help reduce the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, and even fine lines.
“Many patients find microneedling with PRP to feel like a little buzzing over their skin with perhaps a bit of sensitivity on the upper lip or forehead,” Pink Orchid Spa explains. Most, however, “leave feeling like they had the best facial ever.” Afterwards, patients may experience red skin and slight swelling. “By nighttime,” you will look back to normal or mildly pink, with minimal downtime.”
Due to its powerful collagen induction mechanism and clinically proven results, microneedling treatments has become very popular in a large range of conditions.
Not only it creates new collagen and elastin, but it reorganizes the old collagen fibres and triggers the creation of new capillaries in your skin, resulting in a tightening effect of your skin. This makes it one of the best non-invasive treatments for skin rejuvenation, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, and pore size reduction.
In this category we need to include stretch marks as well, which is a direct result of your skin losing its elasticity, condition successfully treated with microneedling.
Micro-needling is also very popular in treating post-acne scars and scarring, one of the first conditions it was first created to treat. Studies have shown very good scar improvement, especially after a minimum course of 4-6 treatments.
Acne vulgaris and problematic breakouts can also be treated with microneedling. It targets the sebaceous glands and helps treat the condition by reducing their sebum over production which is main cause of acne.
Due to the versality of the latest devices and their adjustable depth, microneedling can also be used for hyperpigmentation, with visible results especially when the treatment is combined with a range of specific chemical peels.
One of the latest conditions treated with the help of microneedling is androgenic alopecia and alopecia areata which essentially means hair loss of various causes. Studies have shown results comparable results with classical use of topical agents, and greater results when microneedling is combined with the hair growth formulations.
Lastly, there is scientific data showing that medical microneedling in combination with mesotherapy cocktails are extremely useful in treating rosacea.
Rejuvapen is a medical-grade, state-of-the-art precision micro-needling device. It helps your skin become firmer and regain its elasticity. Fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, pores become finer, circulation is stimulated, and the overall condition of your skin improves.
Firming and tightening most body areas
Fine lines and wrinkles
Skin tightening and rejuvenation
Surgical and burn scars
Rejuvapen uses tiny needles to penetrate the skin. The sleek design allows your provider to control the speed and depth. Thousands of micro-perforations are created on the skin. As a result, the skin shifts its natural repair mechanism into high gear and starts producing collagen and elastin to repair these micro-perforations. This self-repairing property of the skin is a 100% natural form of skin renewal from the inside out. Rejuvapen’s advantage over other treatments is that it not only activates cell regeneration, it also enhances the absorption of topicals into the skin.
You have all the reasons to choose Pink Orchid Spa. In our clinic we believe that knowledge is the most important factor that determines the success of each treatment. Our experienced therapists are fully trained, qualified and experienced in recognizing accurately various skin conditions, the first and one of the most important steps in getting the results you want and provide you with an accurate treatment plan and recommendations.
Cutting-edge technology is what we use for our microneedling treatments. We’ve partnered with the best device providers in the market, Skinpen. They are the gold standard for microneedling pens. Their latest technology ensures patient’s safety, with rigorous testing and validation to prevent risk of cross contamination. The device has FDA clearance and CE Class II mark medical grade registration, another proof of their safety, precision in eliminating bruising and epidermal damage.
Our facilities have been designed at medical specifications and have the strictest medical hygiene and safety standards, as we adhere to the latest CQC standards.
Last but not least, we only use Skinceuticals professional products, an advanced skincare provider backed by science, and certified registered products in our treatment, another reason for choosing our microneedling treatment.
Treatment -what to expect
Depending on your choice you can opt for a single treatment or a course of 4-6 sessions. Results may be seen after just one procedure, but studies have shown that best results are evident after a course of 4-6 treatments.
Microneedling treatment can be used as a standalone treatment or combined with other effective procedures to obtain synergies and much wanted outcomes.
Each patient’s treatment plan includes a pre- and post-operative skin preparation and recovery guidance. Patient’s treatment plan is determined by the conditions being treated, the location of the condition, the period the condition was active and what combination therapies are to be utilized.
Each skin response is unique therefore, a professional consultation will establish the right number of treatments and the recovery period between the procedures in the case of the course plan.
Usually, the procedure lasts approximately 45 min and there is no downtime and after the procedure, clients may resume work or normal activities almost immediately. Medical foundation will be applied following this procedure to conceal any erythema (mild redness) and to deliver an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and cooling effect, enhanced with a broad-spectrum SPF +30.
At Pink Orchid Spa, aesthetic practitioners are highly trained experts in microneedling and they will work hard to achieve the desired results. Every treatment is tailored for each client’s specific skin condition.
Studies have showed that results are enhanced when used in combination with chemical peels, radio frequency, mesotherapy cocktails, platelet rich plasma or lasers. Therefore, if you are looking to book your next or first microneedling treatment, it’s worth taking this into consideration, especially that our clinic offers discounts for combined treatments.
There are many at-home micro-needling tools on the market which, over time, can have skin-brightening and tightening effects. But, “at-home devices do not go as deep as in-office procedures,” which makes them less effective
The number of microneedling treatments all depends on the specific area targeted. “For microneedling with PRP I usually recommend a series of two to three treatments to begin with”, adding she will space out every four weeks. “I want to get to a place where you feel great about your skin and then maintain it.”