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Micro-needling is the treatment of medical skin needling (also called collagen induction therapy) aimed at stimulating the body to produce collagen.

Collagen is the main structural protein found in skin and connective tissue. Created by fibroblast cells in the dermis. Most of the body’s collage is type I, 28 different types of collage have been identified.

Micro-needling treatment stimulates the body’s own collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, skin laxity and scarring by acne, chicken pox, left by accidents. Micro-needling is also used for hair restoration.

Patients have been treated with microneedling since the 1990’s. There are many devices such as DermaPen, SkinPen and Dermal FNS available to deliver micro-needling treatment. We offer other sophisticated treatments too, where microneedling is combined with radiofrequency within Fractora, or combined with Radiofrequency and CO2 laser within Secret PRO.

At Thames Skin Clinic, we use the Dermapen DMP8, which is a fractional micro-needling device which uses 16 tiny pins to create micro channels (tiny holes) in the skin.

The needles used in micro-needling are medical grade and range from 0.2mm (at home devices) to 3-4mm single use (professional clinic use only) depending on the condition and body area. Home needling treatments are of great benefit to enhance treatment and maintain rejuvenation results.

Following micro-needling Thames Skin Clinic uses highly refined bespoke growth factors in Calecim Professional, mesotherapy, a bio-revitalization solution of essential nutrients, minerals, vitamins and amino acids to the skin. Treatment should be given at intervals of 3-5 weeks for a course or 4-6.

DermaPen results give an improved vitality, texture, tone and health of the skin with skin tightening and smoothing of fine lines within the skin.

Microneedling has been used for the last 30 years and offers in clinic treatments to stimulate the body’s unique healing response and assist in a number of rejuvenation areas including

  • Fine line reduction
  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Acne scarring improvement
  • Skin health restoration
  • Minimise large pores
  • Hair restoration
  • Stimulate hair growth

Microneedling can be used in many different body areas

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Décolletage
  • Hands
  • Eye area
  • Crows feet
  • Abdominal stretch marks

Popular combination treatments include the use of microneedling with PRP treatment in our Vampire Facial and Dracula Therapy.

Our Fractora treatment is a microneedling and Radiofrequency skin texture and tightening combination in one.

Now also introducing our Secret PRO which combines micro needling, Radiofrequency and CO2 laser for the ultimate combination treatment.


Is this treatment suitable for me?

We will guide you regarding suitable treatment times, it is best to avoid bright sunlight for 3 weeks after treatment. It is not suitable if you are pregnant or breast feeding.


How safe is treatment?

All of our microneedling treatments are extremely safe when carried out by our fully qualified and highly experienced practitioners.

Will I feel any pain or discomfort during my treatment?

Following cleansing your skin local anaesthetic is applied for 30 minutes.

You will feel a little pressure or a prickly sensation on the skin when mesotherapy is delivered using microneedles or a dermapen. After treatment your skin will feel warm and especially selected products will be massaged into your skin to enhace your treatment results. We provide full aftercare advice and apply a premium SPF to the skin for added protection.

Are there any associated risks?

There are no risks associated with this treatment. However please ensure you provide us with your full medical history and update any changes which may occur.

How much downtime is usually needed and what should I expect?

After treatment you should expect your redness or mild inflammation or swelling. This usually lasts between 12-24 hours.




First your medical history will be taken followed by an examination of your skin concerns. You can discuss whether micro-needling treatment is suitable for you and address your expectations from treatment. When the treatment has been fully explained you will be required to sign a consent form and a photograph will be taken for your confidential records.

Following cleansing your skin local anaesthetic is applied for 30 minutes.

During your microneedling treatment we use award winning growth factor Calecim professional treatment (or a bespoke targeted serum) to accelerate your treatment results and healing.

After your microneedling treatment we apply a soothing cooling mask and a complimentary Dermalux LED phototherapy to further assist rejuvenation and reduce redness as well as assist in some of the treatment concerns such as anti ageing and acne.

Treatment is a safe and effective way of tightening and hydrating your skin, improving skin texture and treating scarring as well as fine lines and wrinkles.

Your comfort levels and expectations are important factors which are considered in your consultation.

Treatment areas

Micro-needling treatment can be used on the following areas

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Decolletage
  • Hands
  • Abdomen
  • Stretch marks
  • Skin tightening
  • Cellulite
  • For other treatment areas please discuss with Dr Anna Hemming

Treatment is offered as a 4-6 session course

Our Thames Therapists will be able to discuss the options most suitable for your skin concerns following examination.

Side effects

Side effects are minimal if any. Your skin will be red and sore. Microneedling site tenderness and mild bruising may occur. This is normal and will subside, usually within a few days (3-7).

It should not to be used if pregnant or breast feeding as we have no research to prove it is safe for your foetus or child.

Care must be taken if diagnosed with neurological or bleeding disorders, currently suffering with a skin infection or allergy or taking particular medication. Your specialist will be able to advise you further.

Please discuss any current medication with the doctor, especially if you are taking aspirin on Ibuprofen. Medication may need to be stopped before treatment.


Post treatment aftercare

  • There may be some tenderness, redness that feels like sunburn, swelling and bruising around the microneedling area. This is normal and will subside, usually within a few days (3-7).
  • If swelling or pain persists or you are concerned, please contact the clinic as soon as possible.
  • Use a cryoglobe (available in clinic) or cold pack to reduce swelling and /or redness.
  • Do not massage or manipulate the treated area.
  • Apply a SPF 30+ sun screen. Recommended ZO skin health SPF 30 + primer, or ZO Skin Health Sheer SPF50.
  • Stay hydrated

Things to avoid

  • Avoid any further cosmetic procedures for 2 days after treatment.
  • Avoid wearing make up for 12 hours post treatment
  • Avoid extreme temperatures (hot and cold) for a minimum of 7 days after treatment (no saunas, steam rooms, sun beds or sun exposure).
  • Avoid touching treatment area without first cleaning hands (can use Clinisept+ available in clinic)
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours
  • Avoid Swimming for 48 hours
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours after treatment

Ensure you have booked your next treatment 3-6 weeks after the first and a follow up 1 month after your last treatment.

If you have any concerns following treatment please contact Dr Hemming immediately.

We often get asked about the cost of treatment. At Thames Skin Clinic we pride ourselves on results rather than focus on the price of a treatment, it is more important that we get the correct quality of product rather than offer cut price treatments, products and services (especially when it comes to medical treatments). You will never see Thames Skin Clinic advertising services on social coupon sites such as Groupon as we believe they have a negative impact on our customer safety, results and satisfaction. We also wish to abide by the advertising regulator and work in a safe ethical manor.

Our prices reflect the skill, training and premier product choices we have made as well as the true reflection of the beautiful bespoke clinic surroundings.

To discuss Biorevitalization treatment and for a detailed consultation regarding the best options for you please call us today and book an initial consultation with our specialist practitioners. There is a charge for appointments with Dr Hemming.

Treatments with Thames Skin Therapist

Thames Microneedling Treatment

  • Full face – £325
  • Neck – £295
  • Full face & neck – £525

(All treatments include complimentary Dermalux LED treatment post treatment)

Courses of Thames Microneedling Treatments

  • Full face Course of 3 – £877.50
  • Full face Course of 6 – £1657.50
  • Neck Course of 3 – £796.50
  • Neck Course of 6 – £1504.50
  • Full face & neck Course of 3 – £1417.50
  • Full face & neck Course of 6 – £2677.50

Hair growth Microneedling

Single session – £435

Course of 6 – £2218.50

Hair growth course options also available with Keravive treatments.

Secret PRO (Microneedling & radio frequency) prices can be found here

No Needling Microneedling with Plasma Shower also available


Additional effects

Skin tightening, hydration and improves skin laxity. Hair restoration treatment.

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Initial appointment

New Patient consultation 45 minutes.

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Treatment takes

30 minutes (following consultation & anaesthetic application).

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Follow up

4 weeks following treatment.

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Lasts for

6-18 months

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Results take

Immediate hydration with collagen stimulation 3-6 weeks later.

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0-12 hours for skin to settle, possible swelling may take longer

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Anaesthetic required

Yes – local anaesthetic used if needed

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I’ve been visiting Doctor Anna for over a year to revitalise my skin with topical treatments. As I grew to trust her professionally, I decided to take that bold journey to address my dark circles which have gotten worse with age. I was incredibly nervous and a bit scared that I would look unnatural or vastly different after treatment. From the first day of treatment, I was excited and pleased with the results. It’s been two weeks now, and the results just keep getting better. I feel beautiful. The cherry on the cake is my loved ones and close friends haven’t noticed a thing!


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