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I bet a lot of people (read: women) would have read that double-page spread in last weekend's Daily Mail.
It was a feature about what various journalists, reportedly at the top of their game have had "done" or would propose to have done at some stage.
The article overall was balanced in as much as some of the journalists would quite happily opt for surgery and others were happier to go for the natural look.
What was really frustrating, bearing in mind that these articles are aimed to educate the average consumer was the lack of cohesive information as it was very much based on the journalists personal experience and as we all know what suits the goose doesn't always suit the gander!
One of the ladies actually dismissed Microneedling (Dermarollering) as taking too much time to recover from after only 48 hours and one of the journalists said that she had had a peel and based on her experience "would not be having it again".
What strikes me about this whole article is that information and education to your client is so important to help them understand the procedure they are having and the results that can be achieved.
We are offering aesthetic treatments - not beauty treatments - they are poles apart.
This misinformation scares people and deflects people from having treatments that could really make a difference.
Education is key and informing consumers correctly is all our responsibility.
Types of microneedling (medical skin needling) devices currently available in the UK:
BioSkin Smoothing uses electrical micro-current in addition. The controlled trauma caused initiates a healing reaction and the formation of new collagen to minimise the imperfection.
The Collagen P.I.N. (Percutaneous Induction Needling) device is an automated micro-needling device. It is designed to treat a wide variety of issues, including fine lines and wrinkles, skin ageing, pigmentation, uneven skin tone, acne scars, and stretch marks.
Dermapen™ is used for a treatment referred to as medical skin needling, collagen induction therapy, percutaneous collagen induction, micro-needling or simply electronic dermarollering.
The eDermastamp™ or eDS™ Skin Rejuvenation is used for a treatment referred to as medical skin needling, collagen induction therapy, percutaneous collagen induction, micro-needling or simply electronic dermarollering.
The Genuine Dermaroller™ device is marketed for the treatment of Medical Skin Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy.
The Microneedle Therapy System or MTS-Roller™ is marketed for the treatment of Medical Skin Needling.
Réjuvapen is used to treat the signs of ageing, scarring, burns, and uneven skin tone by activating cell regeneration and enhancing the absorption of active serums and topical agents through collagen induction therapy or medical skin needling.
SkinPen Precision System can help improve the appearance of facial acne scars, reduce the signs of ageing and improve skin health through collagen induction therapy.
If you're keen to get started with acne treatment right away then you're in luck - those clever folks also have a list of trusted, accredited chemical peel clinics and clinics that offer microneedling treatment in your area.
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