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Derma FNS

Auto – Fractional Needling System 

What is it?

Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation, (MCA) ,Dry Needling, Collagen Needling, Per Cutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI) , Skin Needling : These are all names for the same treatment.

How is it done?

We assess your suitability for this treatment.

You may need some pre- procedure  preparation  depending upon the result of this analysis, which could involve the use of the right skincare products.


The treatment involves the use of numbing cream.

After ensuring your skin is adequately numbed,a pen is passed on your skin, which has on its end, multiple needles, that vertically pierce the skin to a preset depth depending on the area being treated.

This enhances rejuvenation results and is far safer because there is much less epidermal damage.

How does it work?

Collagen production results from wounding of the skin, even though the wounds are miniscule.

Each tiny wound goes through three classic phases of wound healing: 

1. Inflammation 

2. Proliferation (tissue formation) 

3. Tissue remodelling 

The needle only penetrates through the epidermis ( superficial layer of the skin)  and does not remove it, so the epidermis is only punctured and the puncture closes in minutes and will heal.


The injury, minute as it might seem, does cause some localised damage and bleeding. 


The needle pricks penetrate into the dermis ( deeper layer of the skin) and starts the inflammation phase. 

Tiny blood vessels are ruptured so blood cells and serum get into the surrounding tissue.

A complex chemical cascade determines the formation of a clot, and many different blood components come into the clot area, including platelets and fibroblasts.


Platelets cause clotting and release 'Growth Factors'.


This reaction is automatic and produces a surge of activity that inevitably leads to the Fibroblasts being “instructed” to produce more collagen and more elastin. 

Collagen slowly shortens after a few months and so the tightening of the skin is progressive over the next few months. 


The results can mimic those obtained with a laser, but without destroying the epidermis. 

That is the great advantage of the system. It is believed that the deeper the penetration into the dermis produces better collagen and elastin deposition. 

More Collagen Type I develops over a period of a year or more. This gives increased tensile strength but elasticity may begin to suffer again. 

The automatic vibrating function of the Derma FNS increases the effectiveness of treatment by increasing absorption of products, whilst reducing pain & discomfort can be as effective as ablative treatments such as Fraxel, IPL, Laser Resurfacing, and Chemical Peels. 

You may need additional products such as skin boosters which are applied onto your face immediately after,  or other skin condition specific products which we can discuss with you at your consultation.

What conditions is  it used for?

•Skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation. 

•Acne scars & wound healing. 

•Improves wrinkles and fine lines. 

•Minimize pore size. 

•Improves stretch marks. 

•Treating Alopecia.  


How much does it cost?

This treatment is priced  £125 per session  for the face without skin boosters and £150 with  topical skin booster.

What is a Topical Skin Booster?

RHA topical skin booster. comes from the Swiss aesthetic manufacturer Teoxane.

The RHA topical skin booster is a cross-linked resilient hyaluronic acid (RHA) gel that can be administered between skin rejuvenation procedures such as microneedling and fractional laser.

Included in the formulation is the company’s new Boosted Dermo-Restructuring Complex. This  complex strengthens the dermis and provides powerful antioxidant protection, leaving skin looking naturally more radiant and bright on the face, neck and décolleté.

An ideal option for people who do not wish to have injectable skin boosters. 


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