Fractional Skin Micro-Needling

What is the difference between Fractional Skin Micro-Needling and Fractional Laser?

Both fractional lasers and fractional micro-needling devices create micro-injuries that promote skin healing and repair which in turn generate new collagen. This can be useful for the treatment of acne scars, uneven skin texture, fine lines and crow’s feet. Fractional lasers use light energy and heat to produce this injury, whilst fractional skin needling utilises an automated vibrating method which increases dermal needling speed and effectiveness and therefore less pain, discomfort and downtime.

Fractional laser i.e CO2 or Erbium are ablative which is more aggressive and causes injury to the skin resulting in a longer downtime of up to 3 weeks and potential for unwanted side effects. Non-ablative laser i.e Fraxel leaves the skin intact but is often more uncomfortable and may result in a more prolonged erythema than Fractional Skin Micro-Needling.

Fractional Skin Micro-Needling produces no heat energy, reducing the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pigmentation that occurs after treatment or trauma to the skin) making it suitable for all skin types.

Fractional Skin Needling is a much more cost effective alternative to the expensive and invasive fractional laser treatments.

What is Fractional Skin Micro-Needling?

The concept of fractional micro-needling is based on the skin’s ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage such as cuts, burns and other abrasions. Immediately after an injury occurs the skin breaks down old fibrous damaged tissue and replaces it with new. Fractional skin micro-needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self- repair mechanism by creating micro-injury in the skin which triggers new collagen synthesis, but without the risk of scarring. The result is smoother, firmer, radiant looking skin. A definite benefit with fractional needling is the ability to adapt the needle depth to specific areas during treatment. This, coupled with the vibration of the Derma FNS helps to minimise patient discomfort and maximise results around more sensitive areas as the small needle head can easily access areas around the eyes and nose with ease.

After the procedure the skin may be pinkish red and flushed (erythema) in appearance, similar to moderate sunburn. The skin may feel tight and mildly sensitive to the touch on the treatment area(s) and mild swelling may be present. This will improve significantly after a few hours following treatment and any swelling, tingling or redness usually resolves with 12-24 hours.

Results are immediate and progressive over the coming weeks. The appropriate use of pre and post treatment products will be discussed at a free consultation with the nurse.

Skin needling is especially effective for ageing concerns such as fine lines, sun damage, skin laxity and loss of facial volume, enlarged pores and crow’s feet. It is suitable for treating the face, hands and décolletage.

Book a free consultation with our nurse at Dermaplicity and find out what Fractional Skin Micro-Needling can do for your skin.

JP Cambridge

Fantastic treatment, knowledge, professional, compassionate. Delighted with treatment and choice of treatment provider.

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SO Bury St Edmunds

Everything was explained very clearly prior to starting treatment and any concerns were addressed. I am very pleased I made the decision to come to Dermaplicity.

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VM Exning

Very good service and very friendly people.

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CM Feltwell

I have recommended Dermaplicity to all of my family and friends because of the wonderful treatment I receive from Catriona. Her knowledge and technique are phenomenal.

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GK Haverhill

Your service is perfect - always treated with confidence and understanding. Would recommend most definitely. The treatment gives me such confidence! Thank you.

GK -
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LH Bury St Edmunds

Lovely people! Wouldn't change a thing.

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JH Bury St Edmunds

Very pleased with the quality of the service. Have already recommended to friends and colleagues.

JH -
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JH Newmarket

I advise all my friends and anyone who asks about my beautiful skin to come to Dermaplicity. The results I have seen speaks for itself. Thank you!

JH -
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LF Ely

I started coming for one area of treatment but was so impressed and comfortable with the service, I stayed on to have more. It was a big decision for me but I feel I am always put first and given accurate information, sound advice and no pressure.

LF -
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JD Suffolk

Very pleased with my results! I am going to miss you guys when I have to move.

JD -
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AC Haverhill

Everyone was very professional and helpful. I felt comfortable with every treatment and am very satisfied. Thanks very much.

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ER Newmarket

The fact that you are a nurse is a very good bonus. I feel privileged to have found you.

ER -
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JL Haverhill

Very welcoming and friendly environment.

JL -
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MA Newmarket

Catriona has always been very professional and informative. I appreciate her honesty in only trying to sell products and treatments that she believes are right for me. Thank you.

MA -
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ER Newmarket

My results are much better than they have been with any other treatment.

ER -
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TB Newmarket

I have always felt confident in the treatment I receive at Dermaplicity. Catriona is always able to answer any questions I have and I would have no hesitation in recommending her services.

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LB Suffolk

Fantastic information and treatments each time. More than happy. Very friendly customer service throughout.

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SM Ipswich

Excellent. I have been really pleased with the result and service!

SM -
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DK Thetford

This has been an excellent experience. Catriona is so wonderful and knowledgeable - perfect combination!

DK -
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KF Cambridge

Service is perfect, always happy.

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SS Bury St Edmunds

After many years plucking and bleaching I was so pleased to find Dermaplicity. I have achieved amazing results and now have my confidence back.

SS -
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VG Bury St Edmunds

Although Dermaplicity was recommended by a friend and I did not choose them because they offered treatments with a nurse, it greatly put my mind at ease.

VG -
Bury St Edmunds -

DW Cambridge

Everything happened as explained and with minimal discomfort. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dermaplicity to anyone.

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DB Cambridge

Very pleased with the treatment I receive, the welcome given and the professionalism of Dermaplicity.

DB -
Cambridge -

AS Newmarket

Really appreciate the weekend and evening availability so I can still work my normal hours!

AS -
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TS Exning

Very pleasant team, always a joy to see. Catriona has been very helpful.

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EH Norfolk

Very happy with Dermaplicity. Staff are lovely, understanding and kind. Great value. Great results. Thank you!

EH -
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EL Newmarket

Keep up the good work!

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TP Cambridge

I've always felt relaxed and comfortable during my treatments and able to ask any questions I might have. Thank you very much!

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CV Newmarket

Very happy with treatment and results.

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GB Newmarket

The whole experience with Dermaplicity has been a very pleasurable one, with good results and no stress. I couldn't recommend them more highly.

GB -
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CT Newmarket

Discovering Dermaplicity has been one of the best things I have done to combat my medical problem.

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CT Newmarket

Dermaplicity staff are friendly and welcoming which always makes you actually want to continue treatments and recommend the clinic to co-workers and friends.

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KD Cambridge

Very friendly and made to feel very comfortable.

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KM Suffolk

I am very appreciative of the knowledge, expertise and professionalism you offer.

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LP Bury St Edmunds

Visiting someone who clearly enjoys their work is very reassuring and made for a pleasant experience.

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HP Suffolk

Fantastic treatment, service and results. The team understood and showed empathy as well as offering a solution in a non pressured and knowledgeable way.

HP -
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HP Suffolk

I am indebted to Dermaplicity for giving me my confidence and general sense of wellness back. Thank you!

HP -
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AD Cambridgeshire

No negatives - totally thrilled. Would 100% recommend.

AD -
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NR Newmarket

I have felt more than comfortable on every visit here. I could not have asked for better service from both my nurse and the receptionist.

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AF Newmarket

Fantastic service always with a smile.

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LB Norfolk

Thank you for making me feel very special always.

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AT Bury St Edmunds

Extremely pleasant and professional service.

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RA Newmarket

Great knowledge of skin needs, always encouraging and professional.

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KC Cambridge

Laser hair removal has been life-changing and the process from consultation onwards handled sensitively and with genuine concern for achieving long-term results.

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HP Bury St Edmunds

I have felt in very safe hands. Thank you!

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CH Newmarket

Lovely team and feel confident in the treatments provided.

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HD Newmarket

Honest advice and very pleased with the results so far. Always happy with the service given.

HD -
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EP Newmarket

I've been very unhappy with my skin because it was in very bad condition. Now I am in good mood and I see how improved my skin is and I am happy because I met very nice people at Dermaplicity.

EP -
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TB Ely

I'm not sure how you could improve your service. I am extremely happy with information and treatments.

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EM Bury St Edmunds

I don't think you could improve the service you provide, I only wish I had discovered Dermaplicity sooner!

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PW Cambridge

Good service - feel in safe hands.

PW -
Cambridge -

OT Newmarket

Amazing service!! Very happy with my treatments and will continue to tell my friends.

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NT Newmarket

Love Dermaplicity!! All treatments have made such a difference to my life.

NT -
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SS Bury St Edmunds

Wished I'd done it earlier!

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BS Newmarket

Very happy with my Dermaplicity experience. Fantastic results and regularly recommend to friends and family.

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CS Cambridge

I wouldn't go or recommend anywhere else! Just a shame you don't do tattoo removal as well.

CS -
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CR Mildenhall

Extremely helpful and really kind people. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

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