Do you have skin damage that you would love to have repaired?
Microneedling is a procedure that uses small needles to puncture the very first layer of skin, creating tiny holes in the skin that encourage the body to respond by renewing skin cells. The treatment consists of the topical application of a product with specific properties while using microneedles to generate a large number of microchannels to a defined depth.
What are the benefits?
Minimally invasive and with minimal downtime, this technique can be used to treat many different skin conditions and problems, including pigmentation, scarring, fine lines and wrinkles. By triggering the production of collagen and elastin, microneedling also produces an almost immediate plumping effect.
What is the downtime?
Varies depending on skin condition – from 24 hours to a couple of days.
Are there any possible side effects?
The most common side effect is minor skin irritation immediately after the procedure. You may also see redness for a few days.
How many treatments do I need for best results?
A course of six treatments – one every 2-4 weeks (depending on depth of needle). You will need a consultation and an analysis of your skin prior to treatment. Please allow up to one hour on top of the treatment time for this.
Use skin prep kit for 2 weeks.
Avoid exfoliating agents (including mechanical and manual scrubs and peeling agents) for 48 hours.
Avoid AHAs, BHAs, retinol and self-tanners for a minimum of 7 days.
Avoid waxing, hair removal and bleaching for 2 weeks.
Avoid UV or sun exposure for 2 weeks.
Notify if cold sores are present in the 14 days before treatment.
No make-up for 48 hours, unless it is mineral make-up.
No AHAs, BHAs or retinol for 2 weeks.
No exercise or heat treatments for 2 weeks.
No waxing, hair removal or bleaching for 2 weeks.
No sunbeds, swimming, saunas or self-tanning for 2 weeks.
Aspire Aesthetics is a professional training clinic for undergraduate students studying the Aesthetic Practitioner degree at University College Birmingham, which offers cutting-edge non-surgical treatments at a fraction of the usual cost.
Our trainee aestheticians are supervised by highly-qualified lecturers with a wealth of industry experience and undergo thorough training before undertaking client treatments. As the students are continually learning and honing their skills, please bear in mind that on some occasions treatments may take longer than stated. If you have any further questions about how the treatments are performed, please feel free to call us on 0121 232 4238.
Consultation and patch test
Before we can perform this treatment, you will need to come in for a consultation and patch test. During this, we will assess your needs and perform your requested treatment on a small area to check for suitability and ensure there are no adverse skin reactions. Please allow up to one hour on top of the treatment time for this.
Book your appointment
Please be aware, as we are a training clinic, some treatments are only offered on certain days of the week or at certain times in the academic calendar. Please enquire for more information.
To book an appointment, please call our clinic reception on 0121 232 4238. Alternatively, you can complete our online booking enquiry form and a member of the team will be in contact. We do receive a high volume of email enquiries, so please allow up to 2 working days for a response.
Please note that our clinic is usually open Monday-Friday, during term time only. We are closed over the Christmas and Easter holidays, and for Reading Week in October and March. For full details, please ask a member of the team when booking your appointment.