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Book microneedling at La Belle JolieMicro-needling
Micro-needling has seen a dramatic leap in popularity over recent years. It has been used extensively in the medical industry for many years to create transformational facial rejuvenation with collagen induction therapay, with long term and dramatic results. It has now entered the world of aesthetics and beauty and taken it by storm.
It can be used to tackle concerns such as skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles (collagen induction therapy), scar tissue, pigmentation, stretch marks and acne scarring.  Its use isn't just restricted to facial treatments, it can also be used all over the body.
We understand that this page is quite a lengthy read but it prepares you for every step of the treatment and hopefully answers many questions you may have, if you are unsure or would like to try it but feel a little nervous, we offer a complimentary consultation to discuss the procedure with our Senior Aesthetician.
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What is micro-needling?
Microneedling creates tiny micro wounds or "micro-punctures" in the skins surface which in turn kick starts the skins healing mechanism.  Depending on the depth and settings used this can have profound effects on different conditions and concerns, such as fine lines and wrinkles, acne, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and stretch marks. 
We use a medically designed and digitally controlled tool that allows us to deliver consistant, controllable treatments with impressive results.  Each needle cartridge is sterile and single use ensuring your safety is paramount at all times.
How often can I have it?
Depending on what you are chosing to treat, the recommended pathway varies slightly;
Fine lines, wrinkles (collagen induction therapy), Rosacea, Stretch marks & Scarring
4-6 treatments, 6-8 weeks apart.
Which you can then either repeat annually for (CIT) or maintain at 8 weekly inervals until desired results are achieved.
Acne & acne scarring
Treatments should be 2-4 weeks apart and maintain until desired results are achieved. 
4-6 treaments, 2-4 weeks apart.
Maintain every four weeks until desired results are achieved. 
Pen or Roller?
These two methods of applying microneedling differ drastically in terms of down time, recovery and effects.
The pen delivery system ensures that the micro punctures are delivered at precise angles and precise depths which can be easily controlled depending on the area being treated. Thus ensuring minimal down time and redness.
Rollers create an uneven treatment with only the centre point of the barrel working at the required depth whilst the radiating points enter at 45 degrees creating unnecessary trauma to the skin and greater recovery times.
How should I prepare for a treatment?
From 8 weeks prior
  • No deep facial peels
  • No laser resurfacing or ablative treatments
  • No RF treatments
  • No Dermabrasion treatments
From 6 weeks prior
  • No Sculptra or Radiesse fillers
From 2 weeks prior
  • No Hyaluronic or Vital Hydrate Fillers
  • No Botox/Botulinum Toxin treatments
  • No microdermabrasion treatment
  • No superficial peels AHA or BHA
  • No electrolysis, Laser or IPL hair removal
From 1 week prior
  • Stop all tretinoin and retinoid use (prescription based retinols) - If skin has had time to acclimatise to the product for 8 weeks prior to this point.
  • All forms of hair removal such as waxing, shaving, plucking and depilatory creams etc 
  • Avoid fake tan application (this includes both manual and spray applications).
24 hours prior
  • All stimulating and potentially irritating skincare products such as retinol, AHA's and BHA's.
How do I care for my skin afterwards?
Your first visit includes a Juliette Armand post treatment skincare kit, worth £150, which provides you with everything you need to care for your skin post treatment. After two to three days you can return to your regular skin care routine.
You will also need to comply with the following steps to ensure the best results possible;
For 48 hours after treatment
  • Avoid excercise and intensive activity
  • Avoid hot showers and baths
  • Avoid steam rooms and saunas
  • Avoid wearing make-up
  • Avoid active skincare such as AHA's, BHA's, benzoyl peroxide and chemical sunscreen
  • Avoid all clinical and beauty treatments e.g. IPL, RF, Laser, facials, dermaplaning etc
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid swimming
  • Avoid tattooing 
For two weeks after treatment
  • Avoid alcohol based toners
  • Do not apply fake tan for at least 2-3 weeks
  • No electrolysis, Laser or IPL hair removal
For the duration of your treatment program and beyond
Avoid UV exposure (but particularly for 10 days after treatment), wear an SPF and do not use sunbeds
Oral supplements can benefit the skin greatly and assist with the results of this treatment, omega 3, vitamin C and glucosamine are recommended to support your treatment, but please always seek medical advice prior to commencing a new dietery or supplement regime.
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Anti ageing - Collagen Induction
1st treatement -  £280
Book a micro-needling anti-aging treatment
Follow up treatments - £180
Book a micro-needling anti-aging treatment 
Acne & Acne Scarring
1st treatement -  £280
Book a micro-needling treatment for acne scaring
Follow up treatments - £180
Book a micro-needling treatment for acne scaring 
Stretch mark reduction
1st treatement -  £280
 Book a micro-needling treatment for stretch marks
Follow up treatments - £180 
Book a micro-needling treatment for stretch marks 
1st treatement -  £280
Book a micro-needling treatment for stretch marks
Follow up treatments - £180
Book a micro-needling treatment for stretch marks
1st treatement -  £280
Book a micro-needling treatment for stretch marks
Follow up treatments - £180
Book a micro-needling treatment for stretch marks
* Please note that the appointment time is for time spent with the therapist, undergoing 
pre and post care procedures together with your treatment and not minutes spent under the microneedling device.