A couple of weeks ago I tried microneedling for the first time with K V Medical Aesthetics.
I turned 30 last year and I’d started to notice a few fine lines appear around the eyes. My pores were definitely larger and my skin generally duller. I’d been looking at minimally invasive treatments that would keep these signs of ageing at bay, while maintaining a natural look.
Dr Kate Mann messaged me on Instagram as she had a clinic nearby at her sister’s salon, Eleanor Rose Beauty, in Kelsale. She invited me over to try a treatment and after a consultation on the phone to discuss my requirements, we agreed that the WOW! Fusion Facial would suit my skin.
The treatment uses an innovative microneedling device with a cocktail of various serums specific to your skincare concerns. As I was looking for a facial that would start to deal with my signs of ageing and look after the oily t-zone and dry skin, Dr Kate recommended hyaluronic acid, vitamins and minerals, essential amino acids and Botox®.
The needles create microscopic injury to the skin, which then triggers the natural healing process and encourages formation of new collagen and elastic – the components that tackle ageing.
The addition of Botox® can take the facial to the next level. It is applied to the skin (as opposed to the muscles when injected) to target oil and sweat glands. It can help to minimise the appearance of pores and fine lines too.
I have to admit, I’m not the best person with needles, but it was really reassuring to me that Kate is a trained doctor who also works for the NHS during the week. She talked me through the whole treatment and its risks and benefits so I was fully informed before going ahead – plus I knew there would be numbing cream involved 😉
As you can see from the video below, the process was super simple. During the treatment there was a pinching sensation along the forehead and cheekbones, but the numbing cream took care of the rest of my face.
Afterwards my skin was red and felt tight for a few hours, but I still went out for dinner that evening so the down time was minimal! Kate gave me some skincare products to take home that I would use for the next week.
By the following day the redness had pretty much gone, and I had a healthy glow to my skin. A few days after that, I noticed my pores were minimised in appearance! All in all, I feel like this was the right treatment for me at my current stage of life.
Dr Kate also offers anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and chemical peels at her clinic based in Kelsale, near Saxmundham. You can read more about Wow! Fusion Facial here: www.kvmedicalaesthetics.co.uk/wow-fusion
You can read more about K V Medical Aesthetics here: www.kvmedicalaesthetics.co.uk
Disclaimer: This is a paid partnership with K V Medical Aesthetics. Please always do your research before undergoing any medical and/or aesthetic treatment. This is an account of what I experienced, and I am not in any way responsible for what you experience. For my full disclaimer policy, please click here.