At Dr Raquel Skin & Medical Cosmetics, microneedling is done with the SkinPen. This is the only FDA-approved device for microneedling, making use of disposable cartridges – meaning there is no danger of cross contamination between clients.
The SkinPen uses tiny, adjustable needles to make controlled punctures in the upper layer of your skin. This sounds scarier than it really is; the needles only penetrate the very top layer of the skin, and numbing cream is used before the treatment to ensure as little discomfort as possible.
The treatment consists of three or more sessions, spaced out by four weeks between each appointment. Microneedling is minimally invasive and requires no recovery time, however you are advised to take extra care of your sensitive skin for the first 24 hours, and to avoid touching it too often to prevent the possibility of infection.
It’s very normal to experience some redness and swelling for a few days following the treatment, as well as occasional bruising. All patients are given a specially designed post-procedure kit to help you care for your skin immediately after treatment.
Microneedling can offer a number of benefits to your skin, from improving fine lines and wrinkles to reducing the appearance of acne scarring and hyperpigmentation.
Microneedling helps your skin to heal and renew itself, by shedding the dead and dry old skin and promoting the growth of new skin cells. The treatment also supports the skin to produce collagen and elastin, which are vital to keep your skin looking youthful and fresh.
I am passionate about achieving exceptional, natural-looking results whilst keeping patient safety as a priority. I am committed to ethical aesthetic practice, always putting my patients’ welfare first. I will never recommend a treatment or product that I don’t personally endorse and have an in-depth knowledge about and experience of working with.
All treatments are tailored to each individual patient and that is why I will take the time to develop the most medically appropriate treatment for you. I will always try to offer you the best price possible, while never sacrificing the quality of care and level of results. I will always be mindful of my patients’ budget, offering honest advice and tailored treatments.
Ensuring that all patients go home with a positive experience and great, natural-looking results is my primary goal.
We are all unique. This means that treatment plans, the results, downtime and recovery following treatment will vary from patient to patient. The information I provide is based on the experience I have gained from treating a wide variety of patients, both men and women, of different ages, and is based on an average treatment experience. For more accurate information about how the treatment experience would be for you, please book a one-to-one consultation with me.