Surgeon-Led Specialist Clinic

Led by plastic surgeon Dr. Ayad Harb, we pride ourselves on the standard of care, quality and safety of our treatments.

Central Clinic Locations

SRGN has three state of the art clinic locations in Central London, Bicester & Ascot.

Care Quality Commission

We're regulated by the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

GMC Registered Surgeons

All of our surgeons are registered with the General Medical Council.




What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is an advanced aesthetic procedure that offers a highly effective way to rejuvenate the skin and restore its youthful glow. By using a specially designed device equipped with fine needles, this treatment creates hundreds of tiny, controlled punctures in the skin's surface, a process that initiates the body's natural healing response.

The principle behind Microneedling is simple yet profound. When the skin is punctured, it triggers the body to produce collagen and elastin, two critical proteins that maintain skin elasticity and smoothness. This natural response leads to the reduction of common skin imperfections such as wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation.

Microneedling is versatile and can be used on various parts of the body, including the face, neck, hands, and even more delicate areas. It's suitable for multiple skin types and can be customized according to the specific needs and concerns of the individual patient.

The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes per session, and it is often performed in a series, with each session spaced about a month apart for optimal results. It's carried out in a sterile environment by a trained practitioner, and a topical anesthetic is applied to minimize any discomfort.

Patients may experience temporary redness, swelling, or a sensation resembling a mild sunburn, but these effects generally subside within a few days. Proper aftercare, including gentle cleansing and moisturizing, can aid in the recovery process.

What sets Microneedling apart from other skin rejuvenation treatments is its ability to achieve remarkable results with minimal invasiveness. Unlike surgical procedures that may require extensive downtime, Microneedling allows patients to return to their daily activities quickly, making it a convenient option for those with busy lifestyles.

Microneedling can be combined with other treatments such as serums or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to enhance the effects. This synergistic approach allows for more personalized care, tailored to the unique characteristics and goals of each patient.

At a glance

Treatment Time

30 minutes



Hospital Stay

Not required

Full Recovery

2-3 days

Time off work

Not required or 24 hours if redness persists


Immediate, with gentle cleansing


48 hours



Benefits of the treatment

Microneedling is a state-of-the-art treatment that offers a multitude of benefits tailored to various aesthetic goals. By harnessing the body's natural healing process, it presents an efficient solution for skin rejuvenation and more.

Skin rejuvenation is at the forefront of Microneedling's benefits. By stimulating collagen and elastin, it significantly diminishes wrinkles and fine lines, offering smoother, tighter, and more youthful-looking skin. Scar reduction is another substantial advantage, whether dealing with acne scars, surgical scars, or stretch marks, Microneedling effectively reduces their visibility.

Large pores can be a concern for many individuals, and Microneedling helps in minimizing their appearance, leaving the skin with a more refined and polished look. Improved skin texture and tone is another vital benefit, revitalizing dull or tired-looking skin and restoring a luminous, even complexion.

The treatment is highly customizable and can be tailored to individual needs and concerns. Its versatility means it's suitable for different skin types and areas of the body. Moreover, the tiny channels created by Microneedling can enhance the absorption of topical products, improving their efficacy and providing greater benefits from daily skincare routines.

Unlike some surgical procedures, Microneedling allows for quick recovery, with most patients resuming normal activities within a day or two. This minimal downtime makes it a preferred choice for those looking for substantial results without extensive interruption to their daily lives. 

Microneedling can also be combined with other aesthetic treatments for synergistic effects, providing comprehensive solutions to various skin concerns. The affordability of the procedure, compared to many surgical options, makes it a cost-effective choice without compromising on quality or outcomes.

Microneedling at SRGN Clinic offers a comprehensive approach to skin enhancement. The long-lasting results, suitability for all skin types, and the strategic, science-backed methods make it more than just a beauty treatment. It's a holistic solution that addresses unique skin concerns, promoting overall wellness and confidence in one's appearance.

With its wide-ranging benefits, Microneedling is an essential tool in the armamentarium of modern aesthetic medicine, transforming skin health and beauty.

Is Microneedling Painful?

A: Microneedling is generally well-tolerated by most patients, but comfort levels can vary depending on individual sensitivity. Prior to the procedure, a topical anesthetic is applied to the treatment area to minimize any discomfort. The sensation experienced during Microneedling is often described as a mild prickling or tingling. After the procedure, some patients might feel a sensation similar to a sunburn, but this usually subsides within a few hours. At SRGN Clinic, we prioritize patient comfort, and our experienced practitioners will guide you through the process, explaining each step and ensuring that the procedure is as pain-free as possible. Post-treatment care instructions will be provided to alleviate any residual discomfort.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

The number of Microneedling sessions required varies based on the individual's skin condition and desired results. Generally, a series of 3-6 sessions, spaced about a month apart, is recommended for optimal outcomes. The exact number will be determined during a personalized consultation, where the practitioner will evaluate your skin, discuss your goals, and design a treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs. It's essential to adhere to the suggested treatment schedule, as each session builds on the previous one to achieve gradual, natural-looking improvement.

Can I Wear Makeup After Microneedling?

After Microneedling, the skin will be more sensitive and prone to irritation, so it's advised to avoid makeup for at least 24 hours. This allows the skin to heal without obstruction from potential irritants found in cosmetics. When you do resume wearing makeup, it's wise to use mineral-based or hypoallergenic products that are gentle on the skin. Our skilled practitioners at SRGN Clinic will provide you with detailed post-care instructions, including product recommendations that will be beneficial for your skin type and aid in the healing process.

Are There Any Side Effects To Microneedling?

Microneedling is considered a low-risk procedure, especially when performed by trained professionals. Common side effects are typically minor and may include redness, swelling, or mild discomfort, akin to a sunburn. These symptoms generally subside within a couple of days. Rarer side effects might include bruising, infection, or changes in skin pigmentation. However, these risks are minimized when the procedure is carried out under sterile conditions and with proper aftercare. At SRGN Clinic, we adhere to the highest standards of safety, ensuring that the risks are minimal, and will thoroughly discuss potential side effects during the initial consultation.

Is Microneedling Suitable For All Skin Types?

Microneedling is an adaptable procedure that can be customized to suit various skin types, including sensitive or darker skin tones. However, it may not be suitable for everyone. Certain skin conditions such as active acne, rosacea, or eczema may require special consideration or alternative treatments. A detailed consultation with an experienced practitioner at SRGN Clinic is essential to determine the best approach for your particular skin condition. This comprehensive evaluation ensures that the treatment plan aligns with your unique needs and goals, taking into account your skin type, medical history, and other relevant factors to provide safe and effective treatment.

About Our Clinic

Located in the heart of Ascot, Bicester, and London, the SRGN Clinic exemplifies afusion of cutting-edge science, unparalleled skill, and an unwavering commitment to patient care. The clinic stands as a beacon of excellence in thefield of aesthetic and plastic surgery.

Leading the team at SRGN is Dr. Ayad Harb, a renowned plastic surgeon and aesthetic trainer. His expertise, honed by years of experience and a genuine passion for improving lives, defines the very core of the clinic's ethos. Dr. Harb's innovative techniques, combined with an artistic eye for detail, enable him to deliver consistently exceptional results that are tailored to each patient's individual needs and desires.

At SRGN, we believe in the transformative power of aesthetic and plastic surgery. Our treatments, ranging from non-invasive procedures to complex surgical interventions, are designed to enhance and accentuate your natural beauty. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable, and confidential environment where you can discuss your aesthetic goals openly, and together we create a treatment plan that brings these goals to life.

Every member of the SRGN team shares a deep commitment to patient care. We prioritise your comfort, safety, and satisfaction from the moment you step into our clinic. Each of our facilities mirrors the luxury and tranquility of their surroundings, offering a serene space where you can embark on your journey to self-improvement.

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