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Does microneedling work?

Nikki Butler

Nikki Butler

The big question, does microneedling work?

In answer to the question, ‘Does microneedling work?’, the short answer is YES! 

Microneedling is hands down my favourite treatment  – as the benefits and uses are many! BUT, you need to ensure have the right type of microneedling, to address your concerns, and help you achieve your skin goals. 

There are a number of different types of microneedling available now, it’s become really popular, popping up in beauty salons and aesthetic clinics alike. But there are a number of different types of microneedling, ranging from gentle facial treatments, through to dry tattooing, and the powerhouse that is radiofrequency microneedling. I’ll go through the different types below, so you can understand the benefits of each, and know which treatment is right for you.

Types of microneedling treatments

The best way to answer the question ‘Does microneedling work?’, is to go through the different types, and the benefits of each. Microneedling is such an amazing treatment, but not all forms are created equal, and not all types of microneedling are suitable for everyone.

  • Radiofrequency microneedling.
  • Electroporation microneedling. 
  • Standard Microneedling. 
  • MCA dry tattooing.
  • Beauty salon collagen facials. 
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Radiofrequency Microneedling

Radiofrequency microneedling is the superhero of microneedling treatments. The benefits continue long after you’ve had treatment, with results improving for around 3-6 months after your course of treatment.  It has a unique vacuum system, ensuring precise penetration, and maximum results. 

Electroporation microneedling pen by Lynton Aesthetics

Electroporation microneedling

The Lynton EPN pen is the WORLDS FIRST microneedling pen, that introduces electroporation into microneedling treatments.  What this means for you, is that powerful serums can  be delivered deeper into your skin, where they are more effective – giving you better results than any other microneedling pen on the market. Does microneedling work in this form? Absolutely! 

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Standard microneedling

Microneedling in it’s purest form – where needles create micro-channels in your skin, for collagen induction. Microneedling in this form is great for anti-aging on a lower level to the two forms above, but is still highly effective.  Great for early signs of aging and overall skin quality. A great entry level to collagen induction facials. 

Nikki Butler Skin Specialist in Alton Hampshire

MCA Dry Tattooing

So, you’ve got a picture of me for this one! It’s where my love of microneedling started. MCA is referred to as dry tattooing, because it is basically tattooing, without pigment. 

Does microneedling work in this form? It really does, and it’s still my ‘go to’ treatment for areola scars, and I often use it for self harm scars – alongside radiofrequency microneedling and fractional laser. 

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Beauty salon collagen facials

Many beauty salons now offer microneedling, as a collagen induction facial. These are carried out with small pens, that penetrate the skin at a more shallow depth, often using serums. 

These facials are so popular now, and are a great way to manage the early signs of aging, and are also a nice monthly maintenance facial to have. Whilst many claims are made about the improvements they make to scarring, the results will be limited, due to the depth that the treatment is carried out. 

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I hope I’ve answered your questions on ‘Does microneedling work?’. As you can see, there are a number of options to choose from, and making sure you have the right treatment for your skin concerns and goals, is really key. 

I offer a complimentary Zoom consultation, which you can book via the link below. 

I look forward to welcoming you to my boutique clinic in Alton, Hampshire – which is at the heart of Jane Austen country. If you are planning a visit then let me know, and I’ll happily recommend some fabulous tea rooms near Jane Austen’s house, only 2 miles away – well worth a visit!


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