What is Micro Needling skin therapy?
Skin needling has become an increasingly popular choice to treat general scarring, acne, wrinkles, sun damaged skin, pigmentation, skin elasticity and surgical scars. This treatment uses a device which stimulates natural collagen production in the upper dermal layer of your skin.
What are the benefits of Skin Needling?
Our skin needling treatment will increase the thickness of the dermis and epidermis in your skin. By doing this, the texture of your skin improves and reduces the risk of developing wrinkles as you age. If you have acne or scarring, their appearance will be minimalised as the skins gets smoother. Skin needling will also have a positive impact on skin discolouration and pigmentation, as well as improve your blood supply and the collagen in your skin.
How does the procedure work?
Your therapist will use a skin needling device to administer the treatment. This specialist device is rolled over the surface of your skin to create ‘micro-cannels’ in the dermis. Before the Derma pen gets to work, a topical anaesthetic is applied to your skin to minimalize any discomfort. The repair process is triggered by generating thousands of pin pricks on the surface of your skin, resulting in new collagen and elastin being fed into the upper dermal layer of the skin. Thousands of micro-injuries are more effective than a singular micro-injury, as more collagen is produced into the dermis. This is a safe procedure as the treatment doesn’t leave any further scars behind on your skin and can be performed on any skin colour.
What can be expected post-treatment?
There are no serious side effects which come as a direct result of skin needling. However, acne- prone patients can sometimes go through episodes of breakout post-treatment. Also, patients may experience a brief inflammatory reaction of skin in the aftermath of the treatment, however it does fade significantly within 12-24 hours. It’s advised that medical grade makeup should be worn by patients to assist with the healing in the days after treatment as well. Medical grade makeup hides any redness and helps with the healing process. To book a skin needling consultation with a therapist in a salon or make an online booking.