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Microneedling , Exosomes & Mesotherapy

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Microneedling , Exosomes & Mesotherapy

If you’re interested in this amazing advanced skin treatment, it’s important you fully understand what’s involved and how I work, so please read this page carefully. I have included as much info as possible but please feel free to send me an email if you have any questions.

This treatment combines three concepts:

  1. Advanced collagen stimulation therapy using the Exceed Microneedling pen- undeniably the best device on the market today.
  2. the introduction of a cocktail of traditional, sterile, bioavailable pharmaceuticals, vitamins, minerals, peptides, amino acids to treat all skin conditions.
  3. Celluma low light phototherapy ( see menu for more information)

 

*What are growth factors?

Growth factors are signalling proteins that we all have in abundance whilst developing in the womb and during the first years of life. As we develop into adults, growth factors deplete because we’ve obviously stopped growing! The introduction of bioavailable, lab developed human growth factors into the skin will increase the amount and quality of fibroblasts and other skin cells along with blood vessels, resulting in superior tissue repair, cellular proliferation and extra cellular matrix deposition.

When Fusion meso is combined with collagen stimulation using a superior device such as The Exceed Microneedling pen AND Celluma low light phototherapy we can supersede expectations overtime.

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What is Microneedling?

Collagen stimulation or Collagen Induction Therapy as it is also known, has long been a popular and effective, science based treatment. Originally performed via a dermal roller, in recent years advancements have progressed to an electronic device that offers not only superior results but provides safety and an increase in comfort for the individual receiving the treatment.

Microneedling is a clinical procedure designed to enhance and improve the complexion. It activates the body’s natural regenerative processes to stimulate skins own collagen synthesis, because from the age of 35 our fibroblasts stop proactively producing it!

Very tiny needles are used to penetrate the epidermis vertically. These micropunctures cause localised and controlled wounding which creates just a mild erythema & oedema (reddening and slight swelling) that typically disappears within 30 mins – a few hours. The controlled wounding kicks in the inflammatory cascade which activates growth factors, stimulates keratinocyte, melanocyte and the all-important fibroblasts which are responsible for producing collagen, elastin and Hyaluronic Acid.

Due to its stimulation of all relevant skin cells we can effectively treat:

  • Scars including acne scarring
  • Acne 
  • Wrinkles and sagging skin
  • Pigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Visible pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Cellulite
  • And even activate hair follicles for thinning/ male pattern baldness!

What makes the Exceed pen so great?

The Exceed is the only double FDA cleared microneedling pen and has been engineered & manufactured in Germany; it is the Mercedes of needling pens & is CE certified and ISO compliant. It provides 150 penetrations per second which equates to 54,000 per minute, resulting in 1.6 million penetrations during a typical 30 minute treatment!

Exceed provides the highest quality needle cartridges that sit on an innovative plate which contours to the skin making for clean, precise penetrations, thus a comfortable and remarkably effective treatment.

In summary, microneedling + mesotherapy= optimal skin health PLUS the production of new collagen type III which remodels into type I; this is the strong internal scaffolding that pushes the skin up, plumps and lifts.

If more people had regular needling from their 30’s there would be no need for anti wrinkle injections because the fibroblasts wouldn’t ever stop producing collagen, elastin & HA, thus we wouldn’t age as quickly!

Is it painful and will I bleed?

No, for general collagen regeneration you definitely won’t bleed! Bleeding is a very outdated concept that has been scientifically proven to be totally unnecessary and can potentially cause more harm than good!

Most often we’re only working to .5mm (aiming to reach the basal layer of the epidermis) so it really isn’t painful. Usually by the conclusion of treatment you’ve had enough and your skin will be feeling a bit like it’s been sunburnt.

When treating deep scarring or deep static wrinkles, we are usually aiming for pinpoint bleeding but it is not necessary to use topical lidocaine. Indeed lidocaine is best avoided whenever possible.

I always conclude treatment with a gauze/ saline mask to cool and 30 minutes of Celluma LED phototherapy to aid healing & upregulate ATP production by the mitochondria. This in turn accelerates cellular proliferation. By the time you leave the salon you’ll be only slightly pink and feel a bit tight. Over the following three days you MAY notice some very minimal dryness/ flaking as your skin re-epithelises but this does not constitute ‘downtime’. 

What’s involved

I will send you my advanced investigative consultation sheet by email so that you can fill it out at your leisure with as much detail as is possible. You then return by email and I’ll be ready to ask you any further necessary investigative questions when you come for your first appointment. I’ll print it out and you will sign every time, giving your ‘informed consent’.

Your first appointment will NOT be needling; I like to get to know your skin with an indepth skin analysis and facial first. (From £60). It’s really important too, that you’re on an advanced skin care protocol recommended and purchased from me before we commence any type of regenerative treatment.

This will include six products; either an ekseption or Fusion, cleanser, toner, repair cream, retinol, Vit C serum and SPF 50. (At time of writing these products cost approx £230) but…………………………………

If you pay in advance for 3 treatments you will receive £60 off your initial product bundle and a gift with purchase.

If you pay in advance for 6 sessions you will receive £180 off your initial product bundle and a gift with purchase. 

If you are not using my recommendations I cannot proceed with microneedling as I need to be sure you’re using the correct actives/ antioxidants that will accelerate and enhance collagen remodelling and using effective protection from further UV/ free radical damage so I can guarantee you the best possible outcomes.

If you decide after your facial that you don’t want to proceed with a course of needling or purchase any products that’s absolutely fine- there’s no pressure whatsoever.

The Cost

£180-£200 per treatment including face and neck. 

The difference in price is dependent on which meso cocktail is used- we will discuss this at your initial consultation but typically the cocktails that include growth factors are more expensive.

3 treatments paid in advance INCLUDING 6x product bundle … £713 or £773 (gf)

6 treatments paid in advance INCLUDING 6x product bundle…..£1,130 or £1,250 (gf) 

Please note this is 100% non-refundable unless in the case of a newly diagnosed medical condition preventing you from having the treatment. 

If you fail to give 48hrs notice of cancellation you will lose the entire treatment cost.

If you are more than 15 minutes late I will not be able to carry out your treatment so please ensure you arrive early/promptly or again, you will lose the treatment.

In the highly unlikely event you react to the products, I reserve the right to offer you an alternative.

After 2-4 weeks of using your new products, your skin’s barrier function should be in optimal condition and we can commence with your first treatment. This includes….

Fusion deep cleansing and hyaluronic acid peel

Up to 30 minutes of Exceed Microneedling combined with the application of up to 5ml of Fusion mesotherapy cocktail.

Saline/ gauze mask

30 minutes of Celluma LED phototherapy

Application of bespoke sterile, Fusion meso cream + Fusion SPF 50.

Allow at least 90 mins.

If you wish to include Decolletage there will be an additional cost. Most clients are mainly concerned with the cleavage (area usually exposed with a ‘V’ neck T-shirt) so add on £30.

If however, you want the entire décolletage area treated, this will be £60.

I may need to use an additional single needle cartridge if you want me to focus on a particularly deep scar/ static wrinkle, thus there’s an additional cost of £50. This isn’t usually necessary for the average treatment and it will always be discussed during consultation.

This is VERY competitively priced for such a high spec treatment, which don’t forget includes ALL the necessary products for home use. Plus I am a fully qualified, OFQUAL regulated Level 4 & 5 Aesthetic practitioner who will always be available throughout your skincare journey with advice and recommendations.

It is important to avoid retinoids/ acid exfoliants for at least 4 days pre and post facial treatments but detailed pre and post aftercare instructions will be discussed and emailed to you.

How long before I see results?

Typically you will see an improvement in skin tone, clarity and sebum regulation etc after only one treatment but it is vital to have at least three sessions over three months.

Lasting and more significant results will be seen after 4-6 treatments with results ongoing for up to two years when combined with recommended post treatment care. Bi-annual or annual refresher treatments are a great idea to maintain & improve upon results and of course it’s always important to have regular deep cleansing facial treatments.

Microneedling does not actually require the addition of mesotherapy to be effective; indeed it is a remarkable stand-alone treatment. However, it is necessary to use sterile Hyaluronic Acid for good slip & glide of the needle cartridge. If for any reason you don’t want to combine it with meso, that’s fine but why wouldn’t you want the most effective treatment outcome available?

This treatment can also be combined with Crystal Frax Radio Frequency and/or Dr Platon Cold Atmospheric Plasma and additional LED for even more outstanding results and total skin transformation.