MICRONEEDLING WITH SKINPEN IN CHELTENHAM.
Everything you need to know.
What does microneedling do?
During your microneedling treatment, tiny sterile probes are used to puncture the skin in a controlled environment. The probes enter the skin vertically without tearing or scratching the tissue which causes inflammation and triggers a wound healing response.
Following on from this, the skin is cleaned to prevent infection and provide the best conditions for healing. Damaged cells and bacteria are removed from the area, your blood vessels dilate (the skin goes red) to allow the white blood cells to flood to the area. These white blood cells and nutrients from the blood enter the wound and accumulate there. They cleanse the wound by releasing chemicals that digest any bacteria or tissue debris present.
The next phase, known as the proliferative phase is when the your body starts producing new collagen. The new collagen is not laid down in nice straight lines, instead it is constructed in a random, disorganised fashion. This happens because the body is trying to repair the area quickly. White blood cells then re-jig the disorganised collagen and compact it down into nice, straight, structured lines, giving the skin strength, volume and a more youthful appearance.
It is important that the skin goes through all of these phases to produce new collagen and remodel old collagen. Immediately after the procedure, the skin will have an inflammatory response to prevent further infection and blood loss, following which healing can take place.
Results and Reviews
”The treatment was effective and the results were great. I am looking forward to my next treatment. The clinic was smart and very clean and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. Would recommend!
Why Stratum Clinics Cheltenham?
We pride ourselves on our successful and comprehensive range of treatments where people have the ability to choose what’s best for them and gain that confidence back.
Stratum Clinics are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, are part of the British Association of Dermatologists and are top rated by patients on Doctify. Both Stratum Dermatology Clinics and the consultants who work here are recognised by the main healthcare insurance providers.
More about our Cheltenham clinic
Stratum Clinics Cheltenham
5 Ormond Terrace
The clinic can be accessed by rail, car, bus or by foot. The nearest car park is in the Regent’s Arcade, just a few minutes’ walk from the clinic. There is also on street parking available and disabled bays.
While appointments can be made available outside usual hours in special circumstances, our core hours are:
|Monday||8.30am – 6.00pm|
|Tuesday||8.30am – 5.00pm|
|Wednesday||8.30am – 7.00pm|
|Thursday||8.30am – 7.00pm|
|Friday||8.30am – 5.00pm|
|Saturday||10.00am – 3.00pm|
DR ADAM FRIEDMANN
Qualifications: MB BS 1997 University of London
Dr Friedmann is a UK-trained Dermatologist who trained at King’s College School of Medicine, London. He has worked at many of London’s teaching hospitals including King’s College, St Georges, Hammersmith, Barts and the London and the Royal Free Hospitals.Dr Friedmann is Chief Medical Officer of The Dermatology Partnership and Clinical Director of the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic.
With more than a decade’s experience in the field, Dr Friedmann has conducted and published research on skin cancer at the Melanoma Institute in Sydney, Australia and has been a consultant since 2008.
Dr Friedmann consults on all general dermatology in both adults and children, and will treat conditions such as acne, eczema, allergy and psoriasis. His special interests include emergency dermatology, skin cancer, moles and blistering conditions.