Why We’re Obsessed With Microneedling

Why We’re Obsessed With Microneedling

Okay, so here’s the deal. We’re all part of a big society that revolves around ever-changing trends. Though the constant change in what the ‘new best thing’ is can be quite daunting and we find many things lack validity because you’re just not sure what to believe!

We get that.

When it comes to skin care routines, treatments and products, there’s always something brand new emerging from the market convincing us it will give that heavenly glowing skin (which is what we all want, right?)

At L’Amour, this is the exact reason why we do our research before offering any of the treatments that we do. There’s science behind every result and it’s our job to know it all so you can just… well, enjoy the results! With this strong philosophy keeping us on course, we did our extensive search and planning before bringing you our (very anticipated) Microneedling service. 

Okay, let’s back up slightly and give you everything you need to know about Microneedling so you can become just as excited as we are blogging away about it!

So what exactly is Microneedling? 

Microneedling skin therapy is the process of using small needles to cause tiny punctures in the skin. These small contact points encourage the body to create a wound healing response and renew the skin cells. As your skin repairs, the production of collagen and elastin is triggered to give an almost immediate plumping effect.

The aim is to reduce the appearance of scars, fine lines, any pores and hyperpigmentation of the skin.

It’s a lot less terrifying than what the name may imply, unlike acupuncture, these small needles do not find themselves going directly into your skin, but instead a roller is typically used, and clients experience next to no pain during the procedure.

So now you know the process, I’m sure you’re wondering what the benefits are. Well, we’re glad you wondered because there’s a lot to love about what you’ll see post-treatment.

–           Anti-Aging: There are various indications of skin that is aging and one of the most prominent ones is fine lines. As we grow older, the collagen in our skin declines which is why our skin may become looser and thinner. With Microneedling, the tiny punctures to the skin is allowing the derma (deeper layer of the skin) to simply rebuild. This increases the production of collagen which, in essence, is reversing the signs of aging skin and reducing these lines and wrinkles.

–           Reduces acne scars: We have all experienced our fair share of problematic skin, where that was during our teenage years or perhaps dealing with adult acne. Acne leaves scars on the skin which sink inwards and can be more difficult to get rid of. Without being too invasive on the skin, microneedling works well to eliminate the lasting appearance of scars and marks compared to treatments such as laser therapy.

–           Treats Pigmentation: Pigmentation of our skin can be a result of clusters of melanin residing in one are compared to the rest, and therefore causing dark spots and uneven skin tone. By generating new skin cells, microneedling helps to disperse these clusters of melanin, and overall restoring a more even tone and reduction of discolouration.

So now we have you (hopefully) just as obsessed with this effective treatment as we are, make sure to give our clinic a call on 07979 552338 to book in your appointment.

For more information about the treatment, including down time, check out our ‘treatments’ section of the L’Amour website.

Until next time..

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Prevention & Control Policy For L’Amour Clinic

All of us have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and we sincerely hope that your family have kept safe and well.  We have missed being able to offer you the treatments that we know you love, and we are looking forward to seeing you again at the clinic.

Our priority is to keep you as safe as possible, and prior to re-opening the salon, we have implemented a number of changes, which we would like to make you aware of. During the time the salon has been shut, we have completed the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Prevention and Control Course, which is accredited by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists Ltd, the UK trade body for our industry. We have since made a number of changes in the way that we operate that you will notice when you next visit.

Booking Appointments

 If any of our staff feel ill or have symptoms of C0VlD-19, they will self-isolate immediately and not come into the salon. This may mean that we have to cancel your appointment at short notice. We appreciate that this may be inconvenient but it is done entirely for your own safety. If your appointment is cancelled you will be able to re-book again.

If you or any of the people you live with feel ill or display any symptoms of C0VlD-19 – please advise us as soon as possible and do not come to the salon for your appointment. We will not be able to go ahead with your appointment if you show signs you are unwell. We have amended our booking terms and conditions and you will not be charged for any appointments, which you miss due to illness/ other. Deposits/booking fees can be rescheduled until further notice but cannot be refunded

Visiting the Salon

For your safety and to maintain social distancing, we ask that you attend your appointments as close to the appointment time as possible. Please do not turn up early for appointments as this may mean that you come into contact with other clients who are just leaving.

Please attend your appointment alone in order to reduce human contact with our staff. Unfortunately, friends and family members cannot enter the premises. If you have booked appointments with friends /family members back to back then please continue to come to the clinic alone – one at a time.

We have increased the frequency of cleaning in the salon including making sure that common surfaces, toilets door handles etc. are wiped clean using disinfectant products between each client.

All tools and equipment will be disinfected or sterilised in line with the specific manufacturers’ instructions for your safety.

Wherever possible we will utilise environmentally, friendly, single-use items during a treatment that will be disposed of safely after use in order to protect you from cross-infection.

We will have hand sanitiser available for you to use when you come into the salon.

We will understand and not be offended if you wish to wear a facemask or wear disposable gloves when you visit the salon and during your treatment is this is appropriate.

Please don’t be surprised or upset if our staff use personal protective equipment (PPE) during your visit and during your treatment. This may include disposable gloves, facemasks, aprons where appropriate.

We can confirm that the laundering of salon towels and uniforms is a priority and that all salon laundry is washed at 60 degrees C

All disposable items are bagged and safely removed from the treatment area between each client.

Our treatments

We have carried out a risk assessment on all treatments and we are confident that we can continue to provide these safely.

During your treatment

Our staff understands the importance of hand hygiene and we will ensure that we wash our hands in according with NHS recommendations before the start of your treatment.

We will try to make your treatment as safe, comfortable and enjoyable as possible. If you have any concerns about your treatments please let us know and we will do what we can to satisfy you.

After the treatment

In order to avoid handling of cash, we would prefer if you could pay for your treatment by PayPal or bank transfer.

All of these procedures have been implemented for your safety and that of our staff. We will continue to take advice from the Government and the NHS regarding safe practice and will amend them as necessary.

Thank you for your understanding.

L’Amour Clinic

 16/05/2020