25 years ago, two Canadian surgeons came up with an unusual way to help clients with surgical scars.
They started to tattoo the scars with skin-coloured ink.
Their aim was to disguise their clients’ unsightly scar tissue, but they were shocked by what happened next.
It turned out that they weren’t just covering up the scars. The skin was genuinely improving!
As they continued their research, they realized that it wasn’t the tattoo ink that was making the difference. It was the needles themselves.
Andre Camirand and Jocelyne Doucet had just stumbled across a great discovery.
The tiny piercings they were making in their clients’ skin were kick-starting the body’s own healing mechanisms … prompting their clients to start generating fresh, healthy tissue over the damaged skin.
It’s amazing, isn’t it? Our instinct is to protect damaged skin … but injuring it in a very superficial, controlled way turned out to be the key to helping it.
Now let’s fast-forward 25 years to today. And to you.
Chances are, you don’t have surgical scars. But you probably do have skin that is lined in some way.
Maybe you’ve started to notice wrinkles on your face, which make you look older than you really are. You really feel too young for wrinkles.
Or perhaps, every time you apply makeup, you’re annoyed by your extra-large pores. It feels like you’re highlighting them – not hiding them!
You might even have deep, angry acne scars, which you struggle to cover up. They leave you so self-conscious.
You’ve probably tried every lotion and potion you could find to reduce their appearance – without much success. No wonder! Those generally don’t change the underlying structure of your skin.
But imagine, for a moment, what would happen if we followed the lead of those Canadian surgeons … and deliberately kick-started your body’s natural healing process.
Someone – say, me – could create thousands of teeny-tiny injuries in your skin, in the exact right spot, in a very safe way.
Your body would react a bit like those surgical clients’ bodies did … creating fresh, healthy skin on top – so your fine lines, wrinkles, pores or acne scars became a lot less noticeable.
It might sound like science fiction, but that’s what we do with one of our most popular treatments, Microneedling.
As you lie back comfortably, we glide a device with extremely fine needles over your face, essentially “injuring” it again and again.
Now, I know what you’re thinking – “Lots of needles! Injuring my face! That’s a no, thank you from me!”
But while I can’t say it doesn’t hurt at all, we apply a numbing cream before we begin. What you’ll feel is equivalent to toothbrush bristles being run across your face. It’s really not too bad!
Your skin will definitely look red for a couple of days afterwards. You won’t need to stay at home, but you may want to apply slightly thicker makeup… Or come up with a good excuse (“sunburn” is a good one, if the weather’s right).
The magic starts.
As your skin begins to heal, it naturally starts to produce a lot more collagen. This is the key protein which keeps your skin supple.
Your skin becomes firmer, brighter and healthier-looking. In fact, clients often tell us their skin looks completely clear for the first time in months, and they are finally comfortable walking around without makeup!
Plus, as new tissue forms, it looks a whole lot smoother, too…
Fine lines, wrinkles, pores, acne scars, even stretch marks – they’ll fade significantly, and in some cases will just go.
Take a look at these results:
Can you see how much smoother and more radiant this client’s skin looks?
I’ll let you in on a secret: Their skin felt a lot softer, too! And they did this all by using the power of their own skin.
Ready for similarly powerful results?
We generally recommend a course of 3 microneedling treatments, spaced a month apart, for the best results. (If you have deep acne scars, you may require more.)
The investment starts at £119, but when you book a course of 3 treatments, you pay just £285 – that’s a significant saving of £72.
To find out more, or to book your first treatment call us on 07885 664438 or you can also book online.
Let’s give you the skin you’ve always wanted – by harnessing your body’s own healing mechanisms!
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