Exceed Microneedling – The treatment you’ve been waiting for
The Exceed™ microneedling device is the latest technology that is quickly replacing dermal rollers and other methods on the market. Clinically-proven to improve facial acne scars, the Exceed™ treatment produces excellent results after just 12 weeks depending on skin condition.
Microneedling also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a non-surgical treatment that uses very fine, short, sterile needles to create tiny perforations in your skin, prompting a natural, collagen-stimulating healing process that corrects flaws and improves skin quality. This minimally invasive facial treatment is clinically proven to deliver skin improvement over time for anti ageing to acne and everything inbetween.
As this treatment does not work with a heat based modality (such as lasers), it is perfect for all skin types as it minimises the risk of hyperpigmentation.
The EXCEED is the worlds first FDA double cleared Microneedling device for the treatment of acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, in particular to reduce the depth of scars and normalise the structure of the skin.
Exceed is the only device on the market which is safe to use on the eye area.
Increase natural collagen formation
Reduction in pore size and improved skin texture
No numbing necessary
Treatment cannot be performed on clients with un-diagnosed lesions or skin infections, skin with recent herpes outbreaks, severely inflamed skin, sunburn, scleroderma, severe cases of rosacea, diabetes or have other auto-immune system disorders, or those undergoing cancer treatment.
Following the treatment the skin may display mild redness and feel like mild sunburn. There may also be a few pin prick spots visible these can appear on the forehead, hairline and jawline which are more “bonier” areas of the face.. This is perfectly normal and to be expected, and will feel totally normal again within 24 – 48 hours. It is also normal for the skin to feel a little tight followed by some mild peeling or flaking.
Your health and safety is extremely important to us! That is why we go to extraordinary measures and invest heavily in 100% sterile, single use ancillaries including cotton balls and surgical gloves. No expense is spared!
If your skin is in a bad state, barrier impaired, dry, flaky and overall struggling to heal and maintain itself, then microneedling isn’t going to correct that issue alone. It simply adds insult to injury!
We work with you – professionally and sensibly – rebuilding and strengthening your skin to ensure the best possible outcome.
Skin Needling can be performed on almost anyone however, we do adhere to strict health and safety protocols and this means we require you to undergo an in-depth skin health consultation and be using prescribed home care products prior to skin needling.
This ensures that 1) there are no contraindications we need to overcome and 2) that your skin is actually healthy and ready to undergo such a treatment.
There are clinics that will happily needle your skin with no preparation whatsoever and with very little care. We refuse to do this.
We believe in quality, not quantity – and will not perform skin needling on you ‘just because we can’. We want to make sure the treatment is right for you and can be performed safely and effectively.
Make sure you’re comparing apples with apples. We know cheaper options for Microneedling exist
- What device is the clinic using – is it FDA approved and Does it have CE certification?
- Is your skin therapist highly trained and educated on all things skin?
- Are they wearing appropriate PPE?
- Are they wearing sterile gloves and working within a sterile field while performing the treatment?
- Are they using sterile and disposable wound dressing packs?
- Does the device prevent backflow?
- Are the cartridges sterile and single use?
- Do they prep your skin?
- Are the products for prepping the skin and aftercare included in the price?
These are all important questions you should be asking.
Advantages vs other anti ageing methods
The epidermis (outer layer of skin) remains intact and is not damaged as occurs with more invasive treatments
Low risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
A powerful microneedling treatment that is FDA cleared and CE marked for facial acne scars.
Prep work leading up to this service is a requirement
Your skin must be prepped for 2-4 weeks (depending on your skin condition) prior to microneedling to ensure a safe and effective outcome and boost results. Prepping includes the use of prescribed home care, SPF and up to 2 LED treatments per week (depending on skin condition).
Pregnancy and Lactating
Acne vulgaris stages III-IV
Herpes simplex (Cold sores)
Please do not wear makeup to your appointment
Discontinue use of Retin A, Retinols, and other topical medications for 3-5 days before your treatment
It is advisable not to take any Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Warfrin or any blood thinning medication or supplements for 2 days prior to treatment. Please inform your practitioner prior to treatment if you have taken any medication. Please note do not discontinue any medication without first consulting your GP.
It is recommended that no alcohol is consumed the night before your treatment.
Botox and fillers should not be administered 3 weeks before or after treatment
A healing period of 6-12 months should be allowed after surgery or implants
Allow 6 weeks after any permanent cosmetic treatment. Any tattooed areas will be avoided
Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds and self tanning products for a minimum of 1 week prior
Accutane any other photosensitising medication should be discontinued for a period of least 6 months prior to treatment
No area should be receive any type of chemical peel for 2 weeks prior to treatment
Waxing and/or use of chemical depilatories must be avoided for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
Up your water intake prior to treatment. Keeping your skin well hydrated will enhance healing
FAQS about Microneedling
How Soon are Results Visible?
An initial skin tightening and pore reduction can be seen immediately after treatment. How quickly the skin responds varies and depends on correct prepping and aftercare. Results can continue to improve for up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues. The recommended treatment schedule will need to be followed and benefits will continue to be seen after the treatments have been concluded.
FIRST 24 HOURS POST TREATMENT
What to do:
Please do not cleanse on the evening of your treatment, you are bed ready!
Please ensure your pillowcases and sheets are freshly laundered especially on first day
In the morning, with clean hands cleanse the treated area with the saline solution provided and apply approved serum
Apply the approved broad spectrum SPF 30/50 on top of your approved serum
Do not use any Retinols, exfoliating products or chemicals on the treated area
Please do not apply any makeup following your treatment
Drink plenty of water.
What to Expect:
You may experience erythema, tightness and warmth which will subside.
Pain or discomfort on the first day
A slight burning sensation may also be felt on the skin, which feels like a slight sunburn, this feeling will disappear within a few hours to one day
The formation of scabs which normally recede in the first 5 days (If this occurs do not pick at the scabs as this will cause scarring)
What to Avoid:
Hot baths, showers or saunas
You should avoid smoking for as long as possible to avoid toxins
Do not touch the treated areas unless your hands are sanitised
Do not apply false tan
Do not use makeup, perfumes or lotions on the area
Do not wax or shave area for at least a week after treatment
Mineral makeup can be applied once any redness has subsided and use a clean brush to apply. It is a good idea to wash your brushes on the day of your treatment ready for the morning makeup routine.
48 HOURS – 72 HOURS
Return to normal skincare regime am and pm
Continue with daily SPF
Your follow up 45 minute appointment
Retinol or Retin A
Saunas and steam rooms
Waxing, shaving, chemical peels, exfoliators
Who can benefit for Microneedling?
Anyone who wishes to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation or acne scars. This treatment generally creates a fresher appearance and glow to the skin.
Can Microneedling also be carried out on darker skin tones?
It is important to do your research and choose qualified and experienced therapist before you consider this treatment. When done correctly Skin needling is safe to perform on all skin tones, the needles are so tiny that it’s less likely to cause trauma to the skin.. The depth of penetration hits the dermis to stimulate collagen, but to get a scar one would have to cut into the dermis, this does not happen when skin needling is carried out correctly. Other invasive procedures such as laser resurfacing are not recommended for darker skin tones due to the potential risks of delayed wound healing, pigmentary changes and scarring. The use of skin needling is viewed as a suitable procedure as it does not affect the heightened wound healing response in darker skin. The majority of risk prevention comes before and after skin needling.
Is the treatment painful and will I need a numbing cream?
Microneedling with EXCEED device feels like a tooth brush scratching the skin, so it might feel a little uncomfortable but not painful. Numbing cream is not necessary.
How long does a treatment take?
A treatment can take up to two hours as the face, neck, décolleté, eyes, lips and scalp are all included.
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