Microneedling – Exceed
The medical microneedling device with proven results. With our effective new device we can perform percutaneous collagen induction (PCI) on our patient´s skin. A minimally invasive procedure, microneedling uses a needle to puncture the epidermis and dermis. The process ensures the skin does not suffer open wounds and epithelial function is restored quickly and the treatment requires only a very short regeneration phase.
Treatment Time – 30-45 minutes
Treatments required – 3-4 sessions
Maintenance – 6 months
Downtime – 12-24 hours
Am I suitable for treatment?
During your consultation appointment with Katrina Read, Independent Nurse Prescriber, you will complete a detailed medical history and assessment of your needs and expectations to ensure this is an appropriate treatment for you.
Treatment is not recommended if you are diagnosed with certain medical conditions including auto immune disease.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you have active Cold Sore (Herpes Simplex Virus), Acne, Keloid Scars or Raised Scarring.
History of Eczema, Psoriasis or other chronic conditions.
Presence of Raised Moles, Warts or Raised Lesions on Treatment Area, New Scar Tissue/Wounds.
If you have an Active bacterial or fungal infection.
How does it work?
Featuring a world exclusive floating treatment tip, we can needle in any direction as the unique rotation of the needle plate significantly reduces epidermal scratching that occurs with all traditional treatment tips. It also has a patented back blow safety membrane to ensure the highest levels of sterility.
The procedure stimulates the skin, encouraging regeneration and repair of collagen, elastin and skin cells, leaving you with smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin.
Will it hurt?
When the needles are longer than 0.5mm, local anaesthetic cream is necessary to numb the skin prior to treatment. Those receiving treatment will still describe the experience as uncomfortable.
What can be treated?
• Dull, lifeless skin
• Fine lines and wrinkles
• Open pores
• Uneven skin tone
• Acne scars
• Stretch marks
How many treatments are required?
Results are achieved gradually over a period of 4 weeks. Three or more treatment sessions will be required to achieve optimum results. Results on scars are permanent, all other conditions will require maintenance treatments, one every 6 months is recommended.
Are there any possible risks/side effects?
Exceed is the 1st and ONLY Double FDA Cleared device for Acne Scars and Facial Wrinkles and with UK MHRA registration. The UK's First MHRA registered Microneedling pen with a Medically Notified Body CE Class 2A Mark, the most stringent measures for patient and practitioner safety are covered.
All treatments carry a degree of risk. All risks and complications will be discussed with you at consultation and prior to any treatment being agreed. Exceed should be used safely only by a professional with specialist training to ensure any complications can be managed should they arise.
Side effects and complications are usually minimal. Following the procedure, the skin will be red and/or flushed
in appearance similar to moderate sunburn. You may experience erythema, bleeding, skin tightness, mild sensitivity or allergic reactions. This will diminish after a few hours following the treatment and within 24-48 hours the skin should be healed.
What post treatment care do I need to follow?
It is not advisable to have treatment if you are feeling at all unwell on the day of your appointment.
You will be provided with comprehensive pre & post aftercare advice sheet to assist outcomes, minimise risk and promote speedy recovery from any side effects.
You are advised to avoid extremes of heat and cold and vigorous exercise for the first 12 hours.
Over the first 5-7 days, the skin may feel tight and dry. You will be advised to use post procedure products to minimise any redness and support the skin during the process. Sunscreen must be applied daily.