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Microneedling – Skin Texture Treatment

Microneedling – Skin Texture Treatment Essentials

Area Treated: Skin in and around the face in general but can be adapted for all skin
Concerns: Acne scarring, other scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, loose and sagging skin, hyperpigmentation and dull, lifeless skin in need of regeneration
Treatment: Microneedling and perforation of the top layers of the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production
Treatment Time: 90 minutes per session including consultation and preparation time
Downtime: Usually 24-48 hrs of redness (up to 96 hrs if you have sensitive skin)
Results: Noticeable shortly after treatment with gradual improvements seen over the coming weeks. Final results seen 4-6 months after final treatment
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At Amara, medical microneedling with Rejuvapen is one of the most effective tools we have to promote collagen growth and elastin production.

Microneedling is the number one tool when tackling dull, lifeless and inelastic skin. The importance of collagen and elastin as structural components of your skin cannot be underestimated which is makes microneedling the go tool treatment option when addressing multiple skin concerns including acne scarring.



What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a treatment used to address multiple skin concerns by stimulating the body’s natural healing responses. As its name suggests, a series of small needles are used to perforate your skin in a safe and controlled manner. As a result, treatment with Rejuvapen, our microneedling tool of choice, causes your skin to produce collagen and elastin which greatly improves your skin’s appearance in a number of ways.

How does microneedling work?

Rejuvapen works by puncturing the very top layer of your skin with tiny (micro) needles to induce your body’s natural repair mechanisms. This kickstarts the production of collagen (strength and structure) and elastin (skin elasticity) as a response to the treatment.

Microneedling perforates the skin in a very precise way. Depth, spacing and angle are all highly controlled so the treatment is very structured. The micro perforations are invisible to the eye but detected by the body’s repair systems. Once detected, the body shifts natural repair systems up a gear and production of collagen and elastin begins. This response is completely natural, it’s just that Rejuvapen induces it.


What is microneedling for?

Rejuvapen effectively addresses multiple skin concerns. It is a powerful tool for addressing:

Pore sizeAcne scarring
Fine lines and wrinklesSagging and loose skin
HyperpigmentationDull, lifeless skin
Stretch marksScars

What does microneedling feel like? Does Rejuvapen hurt?

Clients describe the sensation as similar to that of fine sandpaper vibrating like an electric toothbrush against their skin. A topical anaesthetic is applied to the skin and allowed to take effect before the procedure which means patients describe it as very tolerable.

What should I expect from my microneedling results?

The stimulation of collagen and elastin production has a regenerative effect on many common skin concerns:

Pore Size
Improves pore structure and stability lessening the chances of clogging and blockages associated with acne, breakouts and blemishes
Acne Scarring
Improves the appearance of acne scarring by stimulating collagen and elastin to compensate deficiencies in scars formed due to acne damage
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Restoring lost collagen and elastin smooths out fine lines and wrinkles
Sagging and Loose Skin
Sagging and loose skin is caused by loss of structure and elasticity, the two thing Rejuvapen provides.
The improved circulation and regenerated tissue greatly diminishes the appearance of hyperpigmentation
Dull, lifeless skin
Promoting natural skin regeneration is the perfect way to rejuvenate dull and lifeless skin
Stretch marks
Increasing the levels of collagen and elastin in the skin can improve stretch marks
Improves the appearance of skin scarring through the stimulation of collagen and elastin which compensates for scar deficiencies
"I came to Amara 2 years ago not knowing what not to do with my breakouts, acne, scarring and pigmentation. They really listened to my concerns and got me started on hydrafacials and ZO Skin Health, which has cleared my skin and made me feel confident again with radiating skin. The microneedling has gotten rid of most of my acne scars, which has really made a change to my overall look. I can't live witouth Amara and recommend it to anyone.'
Rana, 28, Dublin

When can I expect to see results?

A single Rejuvapen treatment will yield results with the skin looking healthier immediately (after the redness from the treatment has resolved – see below). However, Rejuvapen is not a wonder treatment. If your skin has had a problem for some time, we cannot expect a single treatment to reverse all of the issues. You can’t go to the gym once and expect a toned stomach.

Skin regeneration is not an instant process and does take time.

At your consultation our skin specialists will give you a more realistic timeline but for most people we recommend 5 sessions with the final results being seen at between 4 and 6 months.

What is the downtime after a microneedling treatment?

This depends on the severity of the skin damage inflicted which is a needle depth issue which itself is determined by what you’re trying to correct.

There will be redness much like sunburn and this will persist for 24-48 hrs, possibly even 72-96 hrs for more sensitive skin types. Other patients skin may resolve in 24 hrs.

There is very light bleeding. Sometimes there may be some very light bruising, but this is unusual at Amara.

We will insist you wear a good SPF and stay out of the sun following your treatment.

As a general rule you should be prepared to face some down time. Our skin health specialists will help you time your treatments accordingly to minimise the impact of this on your life.


What’s the difference between Rejuvapen and other microneedling?

What sets Rejuvapen apart from other microneedling treatments available today is the level of control it gives our skin specialists. If our skin specialists have more control, they can adapt your treatment to get you the best possible results. At Amara, we’re a results based clinic which is why we selected Rejuvapen ahead of all other microneedling technologies available today.

"I had Rejuvapen with a Skin Health Specialist a few times and I love the results. Amara are so professional and know what they're doing. I've also had a few treatments with the doctors at Amara too, and the results are always great and I feel so safe!"
Tatiana, 35

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My mom and I went here recently for hydra facials and were so impressed! Everything was explained in detail with plenty of time allocated to the appointment, no rushing, absolutely no hard sell on products and kind service all the way around! My mom saw Gráinne and I saw Julia - both of them were amazing and got us set up with routines that are suitable and simple to follow. Skin is glowing! Robin at reception was so helpful and friendly and got us booked in again for follow ups - can’t wait!
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Gillian S.
18:55 21 Jun 22
I have had quite a few Hydrafacials at different clinics in Dublin, and back home in Copenhagen as well, but this clinic is so far the best.The therapist was lovely and she just really knew what she was doing. She made me feel very comfortable and relaxed while guiding me through the treatment.I also had a lot of questions regarding skin care and products because I have had some problems with acne and she took her time to answer all my questions without making me feel pressured to buy the products she was recommending me, which is important to me.I found my visit to the clinic to be excellent. The staff was welcoming and well-trained.Most importantly, my skin just felt and looked amazing afterwards.
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Mia H.
16:10 13 Jun 22
I love this clinic!! I have been going here for over 5 years and although it is a huge trek for me I won’t ever go anywhere else for my skincare. The doctors and staff are so friendly and helpful and I cannot stress this point enough. I am not the kind of girl that gets regular facials or would follow a strict 6 step nightly skin regime. In fact, I would normally find this type of place daunting because I often feel judgement for not “being better” with this stuff. At Amara I have never felt like this. Everyone there always makes me feel so comfortable and genuinely wants to help me feel the best I can. I haven’t yet mentioned the results which are always incredible from the few things I’ve had done there . I am always so happily surprised by the results and the clinic is always so amazing with follow up appointments if necessary. I cannot vouch enough for this clinic!
Honora O.
Honora O.
20:35 08 Jun 22
From the moment you enter the clinic, you are greeted with lovely staff, the atmosphere is very calm and welcoming.A huge thank you to Siobhan for doing my hydrafacial, she made me feel very comfortable. Before the treatment she thoroughly explained the process and it's very evident that she is passionate in the work she does, she kept me informed of my facial every step of the way, and helped target my skin concerns along with great product recommendations. After my facial, I could instantly notice the difference on my skin.I will definitely reccomend amara clinic to my girlfriends and I look forward to coming back for more treatments.Thanks again!Ahlam
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An unusual but very important review....Amara was very highly recommended to me by a colleague. I purchased a €2,000 voucher from Amara for my wife as a 50th birthday present. Needless to say, she was ecstatic. Due to Covid 19 financial difficulties, we reluctantly decided not to utilise the voucher and to request a refund....6 months later. These are terribly difficult times for businesses, so I felt more than a little embarassed and not very hopeful. I am 50 years old and have been around the block a few times, I have never encountered such professionalism and simple humanity. Never a question, I was fully refunded to my huge relief and complete satisfaction. This company clearly has a wonderful and primary customer care ethos. Their top, middle and bottom line is customer care - pure class. Sincerely, thank you Ronan and your team. We most certainly will be back.
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Robyn M.
07:25 19 Jun 20
My first visit to Amara (it won't be the last!) was excellent. Paul has such an easy manner, I felt very comfortable and at ease immediately. Everything was explained in detail so I knew exactly what was being done and why. There was no pushy sales technique - if anything it is evident that they will only do work that will benefit you - you won't pay for unnecessary treatments and any treatments you do have will be done with an emphasis on looking natural rather than 'done'. Very happy.
Karen L.
Karen L.
14:25 09 Oct 19
I can recommend Amara.Carolina makes you feel very welcome as soon as you arrive at this clinic.I had an Hydrafacial with Joanie that I will definitely indulge in again and also availed of her advice on their range of skin care products.I felt reassured by Dr Pauls pleasant unrushed manner and in particular with his conservative approach and natural results.He takes the time to explain what he is doing and why he thinks you need it which I like.I will definitely return.
Helen F.
Helen F.
13:03 09 Oct 19
I have been to Amara clinic a few times and the experience is always great. Today I had a Hydrafacial with Siobhan and I couldn't recommend it more. She took the time to review my skin routine, habits and explained to me the science behind our skin. The facial itself was great and my skin is feeling amazing. I will definitely be back!
Jennifer S.
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15:20 20 Sep 19
Friendly, helpful staff that seem genuine.I didn't feel 'pushed' into buying products / services (which is what usually happens!)I am THAT person that asks LOTS of questions - *pedantic *, I see detail in everything and easily pick flaws, but was grateful for the professionalism here. Appreciated they listened and answered my dozen questions... Usually dont take the time to write reviews but the clinic followed up with a text and I figure they deserve it! Thanks Guys - I will be back :-)
14:14 16 Aug 19
I'm more than thrilled about my decsion to go to Amara for lip fillers. I've been researching for a few years but was always to nervous to follow through with the procedure. Dr. Paul is very thorough and honest. He explained everything he would do to achieve the desired result. I asked him for subtlety and thats exactly what I received. I couldn't be happier with my filler treatment and my lips look 100% natural, which was exactly what I wanted. Thank you so much Dr. Paul!
Christie U
Christie U
12:28 04 Aug 19
I had my first hyrdafacial treatment here, and loved it so much I’ve already booked another! The treatment itself is amazing, my skin was left feeling wonderful, and the benefits were noticeable straight away, and I my skin was noticeably soft and smooth for several weeks after the treatment. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. My therapist Joanie was lovely, and incredibly knowledgeable of the whole process, and really thorough when reviewing my skin needs. I would highly recommend the whole experience with Amara :)
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18:56 04 Jul 19
Excellent professional friendly service from the minute you step inside the door with the lovely karolinaI have used a couple of different clinics in the past but this clinic is second to none .It's 5* plus , I've been coming here maybe two years nowIt's very important to receive proffessionl knowledge when having any facial procedures and this is what you get , this clinic is not just interested in taking your money but doing what is going to look natural and not the "done look " I have had treatments with the lovely Joanie in the past she's amazing highly recommend her for her knowledge and patience , her recommendations on prouducts that actully do work and Dr Paul is excellent at what he does , thank you and look forward to coming back in the near future .
19:55 23 May 19
I would highly recommend Dr Paul Munsanje for tear trough filler. I'm so delighted with the results! I had become quite sunken and dark under the eyes, after one visit there was an immediate and significant improvement. I no longer look tired all the time and don't need anymore concealer. There was a small amount of bruising for a few days afterwards but nothing that makeup couldn't hide. A real natural look - happy days!!
Nikki D.
Nikki D.
19:37 02 May 19
Had an amazing hydrafacial from Siobhan yesterday. She’s meticulous in her work and incredibly good at breaking down the science of skin into simple terms so I understood exactly where my skin was at, what she was going to do to it, and what I could do going forward to improve it. As well as this she was a complete dote and easy to chat to. I felt really well looked after by herself and the front of house guys AND my skin looks incredible, I didn’t think skin could be this smooth. Highly recommend.
12:47 27 Mar 19
Absolutely recommend Amara and Dr Paul Munsanje for providing a truly professional and warm service with fantastic results. Was particularly impressed by a tear trough filler which was stunning in its immediate effect and virtually painless. Found Paul to be really experienced, informative and understanding, felt very comfortable having the procedures and also done easily on my lunch hour. Most importantly, he did exactly what I wanted but achieved a far better result than I was aware was possible, and made it seem so easy.. so very impressive. I feel it’s the best money I’ve spent in years, very very happy. Did try a different clinic a few years ago and didn’t find it very good but feel Amara is in a different league, will definitely go back to Amara. All of the clinic are just lovely and welcoming so I would also credit them with a great team in-house. Well worth a visit.
14:40 07 Mar 19
This was my first time getting a facial and a HydraFacial nonetheless. I had the most amazing experience with the Siobhan. She was so professional and knowledgeable as well as making me feel comfortable. Super down to earth and explained every piece of the process in a manner one can understand. Really enjoyed my experience and will definitely be coming back!
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Danielle H.
15:40 07 Jan 19
Got a Hydrafacial for the first time. Had never even heard of it. AMAZING!! Not a topical facial, deep clean with lots of steps to get right to the new skin. All painfree of course. My face has never felt so good. Siobhan really knows her stuff and doesn't just want to patch you up. Lots of tips and advice to help keep your skin in tip top shape inbetween facials. Next facial booked already. All the staff are so friendly. Clinic was impeccable! See you guys soon.
Susanne S.
Susanne S.
08:21 28 Nov 18
I had my first ever Hydrofacial at Amara and it was amazing. Siobhan is so knowledgeable in skincare and taught me a lot about my skin and what specific routine I should be doing. My skin has never looked or felt better after this treatment, so glowy! Can’t recommend them enough, will definitely be back for more.
Claire M.
Claire M.
13:46 09 Nov 18
I got my chin filler last week by Dr Paul. I am spending more time now in front of the mirror because I loved my chin look after that treatment. The way it looks now is quite satisfying to me, addictive as well! I think I will have another visit after few months and just ask them “please give me more”!
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Khawla M.
19:55 12 Sep 18
Had the Hydrafacial treatment today with Joanie, absolutely fantastic. Very professional, really knows her stuff, and my skin-which was very dull and tired looking-is now positively glowing. Am getting married in October so will definitely be back for a few more between now and then. Thanks so much again :)
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