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Microneedling Before and After: Everything You Need To Know

When you compare the images of microneedling before and after, it’s easy to see why this rejuvenating cosmetic treatment is used by a swathe of A-listers. From BAFTA Award-winning Brad Pitt to holistic blogger and movie star Gwenneth Paltrow, celebrities have been using microneedling to stay fresh-faced and radiant on the red carpet since 1995.

If you’re new to the procedure, then taking a look at some of our microneedling before and after photos will show you just what all the hype is about. The results from this non-invasive treatment are outstanding and it’s fast becoming one of our most highly sought-after treatments.

Want to learn more? Keep reading and we’ll tell you all you need to know…

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What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is the process of regenerating essential collagen that supports the skin using tiny needles to perforate the top layers of the epidermis.

The treatment is carried out using a special device called a derma pen or dermaroller. This innovative device creates micro channels in the skin, kickstarting the skin’s natural healing process, leading to new collagen production for firmer, more radiant skin.

What Does Microneedling Do?

A quick look at our microneedling before and after images below will show you just how effective the treatment is! In basic terms, microneedling stimulates the production of new collagen. But how, you ask? In the words of microneedling fan Jennifer Anniston, “Here’s the science bit…”

When the skin suffers a trauma, your body responds by producing collagen to heal the area – microneedling harnesses this process to rejuvenate and refresh your skin.

The tiny needles create micro punctures in the first layer of your skin. In response, your body begins healing by generating collagen. This new collagen not only reconnects any tissue that has been broken, but it also increases the plumpness of the skin, which helps to diminish wrinkles, lines and scars.

What Are The Benefits Of Microneedling?

So, what are the benefits of microneedling, before and after treatment? Microneedling is non-invasive and the process is much like getting a facial. You can relax in our beautiful clinic while you receive your treatment. There’s very little preparation required – just clean, dry skin. We recommend microneedling to rejuvenate your skin, as well as a treatment for skin conditions. Microneedling can;

  • Brighten dull skin
  • Reduce scarring from acne, surgery or burns
  • Lighten dark circles
  • Plump wrinkled and lined skin
  • Reduce large pores

Will I Need Lots Of Treatments?

To see the best microneedling before and after results, it’s best to have a course of treatments. This is dependent on factors such as what you are treating and your desired outcome.

For example, conditions like severe scarring may require multiple treatments, but a simple skin refresh will need less. During your consultation, our aestheticians will discuss what you want to achieve and how best to get there.

How Long Does Treatment Last?

The treatment is a fairly quick process, lasting up to an hour. With little skin preparation needed, this treatment can be carried out during a lunch hour or easily slotted into a busy day.

In terms of how long the effects of the treatment will last, that varies, but you can expect to have smoother, more plump skin for many weeks.

Following treatment, your skin will be more receptive to creams and topical treatments so you can prolong the results by using your favourite products. Maintaining good hydration by drinking plenty of water is also a factor in soft, supple skin.

Is Microneedling Painful?

One of any new patient’s main concerns is if the microneedling process is painful. We’re happy to report that based on many, many client testimonies we can say that it’s a pretty painless experience. Some areas we treat will feel more sensitive than others, but the discomfort is minimal and doesn’t require any anaesthetic.

Following treatment, you may find your skin feels more delicate but this will pass within a couple of days. It’s essential that you avoid direct sunlight and avoid exfoliating and alcohol-based skin products for a few days, as these can aggravate your skin.

Here at Elite Aesthetics, we use one of the industry’s most cutting edge tools – the Derma FNS. This device features a unique needle retraction function, which means that each surgical-grade needle is fully removed from the skin rather than dragging the surface, as some other derma rollers can do. This ‘catching’ or ‘dragging’ can cause additional skin trauma and add to your healing time, something that’s avoided with our advanced equipment.

Derma FNS Microneedling Pen

Is Microneedling Safe?

Microneedling is incredibly safe. The treatment itself poses no risks, and as long as your aftercare is maintained, there is no risk of infection. The simplicity of microneedling is one of the reasons it’s so popular with both celebrities and ‘regular’ people alike.

When Will I See The Results?

This treatment needs a little time to take effect. The production of new collagen begins immediately but doesn’t achieve its full potential until about 6 weeks afterwards. If you are undergoing a series of sessions, then each session takes place at this point. You’ll notice an improvement in your skin following each treatment, but optimal results can be seen at the end of your treatment schedule. For general skin rejuvenation, this is about three sessions but for more complex conditions, this can be more.

We have seen incredible transformations and know that microneedling is one of the most effective solutions for treating ageing, scarred or dull skin.

Micro Needling during a treatment microneedling before and after
Just look at this microneedling before and after photo, you can see the dramatic improvement in this client’s skin.

What Does Microneedling Cost?

Microneedling is very affordable, with single treatments costing from £250 and a course of three sessions costing £700.


after treatment

Who Is Microneedling Suitable For?

As you can see from our microneedling before and after images, this treatment is suitable for most skin types.

Since it doesn’t use chemical peels or lasers, there’s no risk of pigmentation issues making it ideal for dark skin tones. Microneedling can be used to combat the effects of acne, ageing and sun damage – we treat people from all walks of life, from their 20s right up until the later years.

It’s not a suitable treatment for pregnant women, those that suffer from eczema or find they scar easily. Dr Shirin can guide you on the best treatments for you if you fall into any of the above categories.

Microneedling In Dartford, Greenhithe

Here at Elite Aesthetics, we have a wealth of experience in microneedling treatments, you can see just how effective our treatments are by looking at our microneedling before and after images.

Our staff are highly trained and provide a discreet, helpful experience for all of our clients. You can find our beautiful clinic in Greenhithe, Kent. We’re conveniently located 10 minutes from both Dartford and Gravesend stations, 15 minutes from Maidstone and just 20 minutes from London. We hope to see you soon!

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Dr. Shirin is a fully-trained and highly-experienced aesthetic physician, who works diligently to ensure a 5 star quality service, and brings an honest and ethical approach to every one of our clients. With over 20 years of experience in the medical field, including several years as a GP and a sub-speciality in anaesthetics, Dr. Shirin is fascinated by the harmony between medicine and aesthetics, and with her expertise, Elite Aesthetics is able to offer effective, doctor-led treatments to vastly improve the lives of our clients.

To find out more about how we’ve put a smile on customers faces in the past, read our testimonials below for first-hand accounts of a variety of our treatments. You can also find out more about what we think at Elite on our blog, as well as reading more about what the press says about us. Our delighted clients hail from areas including Dartford, Gravesend, Bromley, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, and West Malling – as well as from further afield.

Had a consultation with Elite yesterday, I must say I was a bit nervous, but Dr Shirin was so friendly and helpful.
I was given lots of advice and was given treatment options that were within my budget.
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Elite is an outstanding professional clinic with high standard treatments. All the staff members are friendly and offer you honest opinions when it comes to products and treatments. This is a welcoming clinic that I can 100% recommend. Treatments are spoken through and explained in detail, also aftercare. I have been going nearly a year now and am happy with all the treatments I’ve had, wouldn't go anywhere else. The Bocox treatment started to work within a few days, which I was surprised about. So glad I went to Elite for treatment.



Thank you Dr Shirin, the O Shot has really helped me with my Lichen Sclerosus. I'd heard about the treatment on the LS Facebook Groups and message a few people that had treatment with Dr Shirin. I was like many in the group who had run out of treatment options and using creams on a daily basis. I have to say a few months after treatment, I can see a real positive change and I'm hoping my LS will continue to improve. Dr Shirin did say that I might have to have a second treatment given how severe my case is.




A great discovery in the neighbourhood ! There is no need to go up to London for a beauty treatment of any kind. You'll find a whole range of different treatments suiting all age groups and concerns. Welcoming, reassuring, friendly, professional, high tech. I shall be back for more. I love the results of the Thread Lift I had.


Great service as always, skin is glowing very happy


Very happy with the result of my recent visit. For sure will continue with Elite in future

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We have extensive knowledge and experience in the medical and aesthetics industries, but we know that above all, the results matter! All of our treatments are vigorously tested in-house before we offer them to our clients to ensure they are safe, effective and will give you, our wonderful clients, the results you want. Your happiness, well-being and satisfaction are at the very core of everything we do here at Elite Aesthetics, and as a result we will never over-treat or carry out a procedure that Dr. Shirin, deems inappropriate or unsafe. Ethical treatment guides our practice, and we aim to become an industry leader in this respect. This means you can always feel confident that you are in safe hands when you choose Elite Aesthetics.

Our practice is led by our founder, Dr. Shirin Lakhani, who is an advocate for greater regulation in the aesthetics industry. Dr. Shirin and Elite Aesthetics believe greater regulation is vital to the development of aesthetics industry as a whole, and as such, our clinic’s philosophy is based on providing doctor-led care to the highest, medically approved standards. We adhere to stringent ethical and medical principles ensuring all the procedures we offer are safe and effective. Dr. Shirin is also fully registered with the GMC (reference number 4634863), and Elite Aesthetics is Save Face accredited, an endorsement recognised by the UK Government, The Department of Health, NHS England and the CQC (Care Quality Commission).

Elite Aesthetics has been awarded Thread Lift Certification by MINT Threads.

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17:16 05 Jun 23
Hi, Alex here,Just had my Lichen treatment today with Dr Shirin,The whole team at elite are very friendly, comforting and understanding, and did everything they could to give me a wonderful and welcoming experience. They are all so kind, friendly and knowledgeable, world experts at what they do. I am lucky to have them near London. They are also super responsive on the phone and email, so I know they care about thier patients, and I'm very well taken care of, (as with other clinics I have been to, its often difficult to get them to respond to questions), but this clinic is the most responsive I have ever seen!This is a beautiful and wonderful place and I highly recommend it, and I will be recommending it to all my friends as well. They definitely deserve the super high reviews they are getting, so I'm happy to add another one! A Big thank you from me and my family for all you have done for us during this journey!

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19:44 11 Apr 23
Great team, friendly and professional. Made me feel very comfortable. They explain everything in detail.very welcoming upon arrival too.I've been going now for a number f weeks and the attitude and cleanliness is consistent. The reception area is always spotless no matter the weather.The staff attitude is always friendly and they put me at great ease

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09:34 30 Mar 23
Good service, honesty and excellent customer service as always 👍

Valerie LambValerie Lamb

08:40 15 Mar 23
Yesterday I had a 'body sculpt' session, to help lymphatic drainage. I was zipped into a suit up to my waist. This massaged and lightly squeezed my feet, ankles, calves, thighs and abdomen. I was breathing oxygen rich air via nasal tubes. It was very relaxing and I slept really well last night. Thank you Elite Aesthetics.

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20:11 09 Mar 23
Today was the first time I visited Elite. The staff were all so friendly and accommodating. Dr. Shirin is so knowledgeable and really helped me understand all the concerns I had. I will definitely be returning. I highly recommend Elite to everyone, especially those concerned with the menopause !


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