Dry needling involves improving the physical appearance of scars, burns, acne scarring, self-harming scars, stretch marks and fine lines on the face.
Dry needling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that works by puncturing the skin with fine needles to induce a controlled trauma. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill these wounds with newly produced collagen and elastin. This has the affect of improving the skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, pore size and stretch marks. It’s a fast and safe method for treating wrinkles and scars. Because the epidermis remains intact, the procedure can be repeated safely and is also suited to regions where laser treatments and deep peels are not typically performed.
Dry needling is a halfway-house between cosmetic and medical and can provide clients with a better quality of life.
When would MCA/Dry Needling be used?
This scar treatment is used to help camouflage scars and is performed over a number of sessions.
Scar camouflage is a multi treatment procedure. If MCA/dry needling is unsuccessful then colour can be tattooed in reducing the white-scar look, but this will be discussed at the time in order to get the best results.
BEFORE – This client had previously had a dry needling treatment for her stretch marks and tummy tuck scar. She was very happy with her first treatment as the appearance of her stretch marks had improved noticeably. This is her tummy before her second treatment. Treatment Description – Stretch mark reduction and scar improvement. Prices – Total area size 3 hands. £400 per session dry tattooing. 3 sessions pre-booked for £960, which includes a 20% discount. Session Duration – 2 1/2 hours, including consultation and numbing time.
AFTER – The area looks red, but this will settle quite quickly in the first 48 hours. The third treatment should be considered after 4-6 weeks at least. Local anaesthetic used. Client commented that she couldn’t feel anything and chatted happily throughout procedure.
Explanation of Procedure – The needle is drawn across from one side of the stretch mark to the other. The depth of the needle isn’t very deep, just enough to encourage blood and collagen to the surface of the stretch mark. As the treated area heals, the stretch mark will tighten and normal skin colour will appear.