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Microneedling for Scars London

Microneedling for Scars London

At a glance

Treatment time:

15-30 minutes depending on size and location of areas requiring treatment.


Dependent on the area treated and patient age, treatment courses usually span over a period of 3-6 months.

Return to work:

Same day.


Local anaesthetic for small areas, sedation or general anesthetic for large areas.

Microneedling cost

Starting from £1000

Microneedling for scars at Goutos London also known as percutaneous collagen induction (PCI) is an increasingly popular procedure, which can be used to improve the appearance of scars as well as achieve general skin rejuvenation.

It involves the use of a device with small needles, which makes a number of tiny perforations in the skin. This method aims to stimulate collagen production in the treated area and improve the texture, colour as well as overall appearance of the skin surface.

Microneedling of burns and scars can also be used in conjunction with other types of scar treatments, including topical and surgical interventions.

Mr Goutos is an expert plastic and burns surgeon, with extensive experience in a number of aesthetic procedures, including microneedling. Microneedling is one of many treatment options available following full assessment and a discussion about desired outcomes.

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How does microneedling for scars work?

Microneedling techniques can be used for a number of different scar types including:

In addition to treating scars, microneedling can help to improve the appearance of:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dark skin spots related to sun exposure or ageing
  • Visible pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Dull appearance of the skin

You may experience some redness or bruising in the treated areas of skin following microneedling, but this should resolve after 24-48 hours in most cases. Mild oozing is also very common for the first 12-24 hours following a procedure.  The interval between treatments varies between 2-6 weeks depending on the indication and for most patients, it can take up to 2 months and three sessions to see full end results. Repeated treatments can be performed over a period of time to maintain as well as gain further benefits.

A major advantage of microneedling treatment is that it carries a very low risk of rebound darkening or ‘hyperpigmentation’ of the skin, which can be seen following other treatments such as lasers. This makes it suitable for a wide range of skin types and colours.

Many patients find that microneedling techniques give comparable results to other skin restoration/scar treatments with faster results and fewer side effects.

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Microneedling for Scars FAQs

We know having medical, surgical or cosmetic treatment can seem daunting and it is natural to have questions. We are here to ensure your comfort and safety at all times. If you are unable to find the answer to your questions below, then please do not hesitate to contact us so we can help.

The main side effect from needling, or microneedling, is minor redness and irritation on treated skin. This should only last a day or two. Sometimes people also experience small amounts of oozing, bleeding, bruising or peeling of the skin. There is also a small risk of infection, minimised by the use of proper cleaning and sterile equipment.

You will be able to experience some benefits after the first treatment. More extensive results can be seen following repeated treatments. Treatments are usually spaced 2-6 weeks apart and can be repeated 3-6 times with each treatment cycle.

For the first few days after microneedling, the skin can be very sensitive to sunlight and chemical products. It is important to avoid direct sun exposure and applying products that contain retinol or heavy cosmetics, including makeup.

Application of a moisturiser product containing vitamins A, C and E is considered important.

Microneedling can be used to treat scars and other skin conditions in conjunction with many treatments, including PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections, laser treatments and following cosmetic or scar-reducing surgery.

How much does microneedling in London cost?

Starting from £1000

At Goutos London, we aim to deliver a premium service with no compromise on quality in order to deliver the best results possible for your needs.

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Whatever your condition, and whatever your health goals are, we will ensure you get a holistic, focused and bespoke service that offers you the safest options for treatment aiming for the best possible outcome.

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