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At Aesthetics by Sian, we offer Medical Microneedling using the Exceed Pen Microneedling device. The Exceed Pen is the World’s first and ONLY Double FDA Cleared Device for Acne Scars and Facial Wrinkles. Alongside this, the Exceed Pen is also the UK’s first MHRA registered microneedling pen with a Medically Notified Body CE Class 2A Mark.

Exceed Pen Medical Microneedling





At Aesthetics by Sian, we offer Medical Microneedling using the Exceed Pen Microneedling device. The Exceed Pen is the World’s first and ONLY Double FDA Cleared Device for Acne Scars and Facial Wrinkles. Alongside this, the Exceed Pen is also the UK’s first MHRA registered microneedling pen with a Medically Notified Body CE Class 2A Mark.


Our Nurse Prescriber Sian is a UK KOL for the Exceed Pen device.


The Exceed Medical Microneedling device is the latest technology that is quickly replacing dermal rollers and other anti-aging methods on the market.


The Exceed Pen boasts the most stringent measures for patient safety and features a world exclusive floating treatment tip, which significantly reduces epidermal scratching that occurs with traditional treatment tips. This also makes the treatment a lot more comfortable when compared to other microneedling devices. 


The adjustable needle speed of the device allows for both precision and deeper penetration – the speed can be controlled up to 150 needle penetrations per second with a depth of 0.1mm to 2mm. Alongside this, less pain and minimal downtime. 


As per the Unique Skin website;

88% Reported Significant Improvement of Acne Scars

78% Reported Improvement in Periorbital Wrinkles

90% Reported Improvement in Facial Wrinkles

88% Reported they would recommend treatment to family and friends


What is Microneedling?


Microneedling, a procedure designed to enhance and improve the complexion, activates the body’s natural regenerative processes to stimulate skins own collagen synthesis. Very tiny needles are used to penetrate the top layer of the skin vertically. These micropunctures cause localized and controlled damage without affecting the epidermis. This initializes the skin regeneration, reorganization and reconstruction. As a result, natural regenerative processes instigate skin rejuvenation and renewal. 


Microneedling can be used to treat the following issues:

Scars (including acne scars)
Wrinkles and sagging skin

Pigment disorders

Sun damage

Visible pores

Stretch marks




Microneedling has been used for over 15 years to improve the complexion and visibly tighten the skin. 



How does Microneedling work?


Microneedling activates the skin’s self-healing mechanisms, inducing cells to regenerate and repair themselves. The procedure essentially acts as a catalyst: as a result, the body produces collagen and elastane to smooth over irregularities. 


Please be aware that the effects of microneedling are not visible immediately after the treatment, as the body needs some time to produce collagen. 


Microneedling is an extremely safe and reliable procedure. Precise punctures with a professional microneedling device accelerate the healing process, as well as the body’s natural growth factors. The treatment involves little discomfort, and is gentle on the skin. 


Improves quality of the skin
Reduces acne scarring
Reduces stretch marks
Activates the skin to produce long-lasting results 



How is Microneedling superior to other treatments?


  • Minimal risk of scarring when compared to procedures such as microdermabrasian and chemical fruit acid peeling 

  • No introduction of foreign substances needed

  • The body releases natural collagen, which positively impacts treatment success 

  • Use of substances can have a positive impact on the results 



Are treatments bespoke?


At Aesthetics by Sian, our Microneedling treatment includes an initial consultation where we will discuss your skin goals and a full assessment of your skin will take place. We will also personalise your treatment to meet your needs. Included in our treatment price, we give you the option to include a mesotherapy serum in your treatment to further enhance your results – this is completely optional, however will be complimentary to your treatment.



How often should a microneedling treatment be carried out?


For best results, it is recommended that patients undergo four treatments depending on the indication and with intervals of four to eight weeks. After this annual refresher treatments to maintain results suffice. 

When will I see results?


You will see a plumping effect almost immediately, however the natural healing process takes time. It can take a few weeks before you see significant results. The process will continue over the following months.


Am I suitable for this treatment?


There are some medical conditions and medications that mean you would be unsuitable for microneedling treatment at this time. These include, but are not limited to:


- Hemophilia or other blood clotting disorders
- Unregulated diabetes
- Pregnancy and nursing mothers 

- Systemic infection or acute local skin infections (including Hepatitis disorders type A, B, C, D, E, F or HIV infection) 

- Patients taking high doses of anti-coagulants or blood-thinning substances, e.g. aspirin, warfarin, heparin, acetylsalicylic acid 

- Patients with any forms of active acne in the treatment area
- Patients on courses of high dose of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or high-dosage corticosteroid therapy
- Patients who have an allergy to topical anesthetics (local anesthetic)
- Patients who are suffering from eczemas, exanthema or open wounds in the treatment 
- Patients who have undergone plastic surgery in the treatment area within the last year
- Patients who have undergone filler injections in the treatment area within the last six months
- Patients with scars < 6 months old in the treatment area
- Patients who have skin dermatosis, e.g. skin tumors, keloids or in 

case of extreme predisposition to keloids, solar keratosis, warts, or birthmarks 


What is the pre-treatment advice for a Exceed Pen treatment?


- Please attend your appointment with no makeup on.

- Please avoid direct sunlight/sunbathing/sunbeds for 3 days prior to treatment.

- Please avoid botox, electrolysis, IPL, Laser treaments, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, skinneedling and skin peeling for up to 4 weeks prior to treatment.

- Please avoid using exfoliating granules, glycolic acid, lactic acid, other alpha hydroxy acids and vitamin A derivates such as Retinol within 3 days prior to your appointment



What is the aftercare advice for a Exceed Pen treatment?

Post treatment the skin will be reddened, possibly a little ‘puffy’ and you may be aware of a little tenderness. You will also experience skin tightness and the skin may also ‘flake’in the first few days. Do not pick at any flaking skin it should be left to shed naturally



•Do resume normal skincare after 24 hours, please note the skin will feel tight and extra thirsty.

•Do Keep out of the sun on the day of treatment and for the following 24 hours also.

•Do use sunscreen factor 50 and keep out of direct sunlight to maximise long term results

•Do have a clean pillowcase on your bed and use clean towels



•Don’t touch the skin unnecessarily immediately post treatment this will be important to avoid any post treatment infection.

•Don’t apply makeup for 24 hours post treatment. 

•Don’t use harsh perfumed, astringent, AHA or alcohol containing products in the area for 24-48 hours post treatment.

•Don’t go swimming or in chlorinated water for 4-5 days post treatment

•Don’t engage in any heavy exercise sessions for 24-48 hours after treatment. 

•Don’t have any other clinical treatments for 1-4 weeks post treatment. Speak to your practitioner for exact advice on how best

to combine other treatments you may be having or may want to start having.

•Don’t shave or use any after-shave type products over the area that has been treated for 48 hours post treatment. 

•Don’t allow any pets to lick the area that has been treated-this is likely to lead to infection

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