Skin needling with a micro-needling device aims to give you more youthful-looking skin by stimulating collagen production. If you like to keep up to date with the most cutting-edge beauty treatments, the chances are you have already heard of skin needling. This popular treatment comes in a number of forms, but the basic idea is that a device is used to rejuvenate skin by inserting tiny, surgical steel needles into the skin. This process activates a wound-repair response, which stimulates the production of new cells, smoothing the skin and helping to reduce the appearance of scars and imperfections.
Skin needling is a minimally invasive procedure, which can be used to treat a wide range of skin concerns. The treatment works by boosting the skin’s natural ability to regenerate. When the micro-needling device creates tiny injuries to the skin, the body naturally responds by producing new healthy cells, which helps to achieve a smooth, more youthful appearance.
What should I expect at the consultation?
If you are considering a skin needling treatment, we recommend that you come in for a personal consultation. This will give you the opportunity to raise any questions or concerns you might have about the procedure, and ensure that it is the right treatment for your particular needs. We will also perform a thorough skin evaluation and advise you on the number of treatments you require.
While there are many options on the market, it is of the utmost importance that you choose very carefully when deciding to move forward with a skin needling treatment. Choosing a provider you trust and who uses the appropriate tool is absolutely crucial. Because the treatment involves needles that penetrate through the skin, it’s essential that the tool and your environment are sterile, that the tool is used properly, and that you’re receiving the appropriate level of treatment to achieve your desired result. ICCM ensures they consistently meet these requirements to a high and professional standard.
How does the procedure work?
Before starting your treatment, we will apply a topical anaesthetic to your skin to reduce pain and discomfort.
During the skin needling treatment itself, we will use an advanced micro-needling device to make tiny channels under the skin. The device is moved evenly across the surface of your skin.
There are a number of benefits in choosing skin needling. The treatment is safer and more effective in piercing the skin than traditional skin needling rollers and has a superior effect on overall skin rejuvenation. The device has multi-speed functions, as well as adjustable needle depth. It is possible to treat hard-to-reach places and the treatment promotes scarless healing.
What can the treatment be used for?
Skin needling can be used to treat a range of skin concerns, including:
- Acne Scarring
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines
- Deep lines and wrinkles
- Broken capillaries
- Dull skin
How long does recovery take?
Skin Needling will leave you looking a little pink on the day of treatment. The next day you may also wake up a little red and blotchy. You may apply mineral make-up after 24 hours and return to normal activities. Some patients may experience some mild flaking and dryness for a couple of days post treatment. Hydration is key – both topically and internally (drink plenty of H2O!).
One of the main benefits of a skin needling treatment is that there is minimal downtime. However, you may notice that your skin feels more sensitive than usual to the sun, therefore daily use of sunscreen is essential.
What kind of results can I expect?
You can expect to notice a more even skin tone, and a generally more plump and youthful appearance after the procedure. You should begin to see the results of your treatment within a few weeks. We do recommend that you come in for multiple treatments for optimal results. For best results, we recommend 3 – 6 Skin Needling treatments. These should ideally be spaced four to six weeks apart, followed by maintenance treatments every 6-12 months to maintain your youthful glow.
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To find out if skin needling is right for you or for more information about any of our other cosmetic procedures, schedule your consultation today. Our team is happy to answer any questions you might have about the skin treatments we offer.