what is skin needling?
Skin Needling is an effective and safe cosmetic procedure helps boost collagen production, reducing the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles. Unlike other skin rejuvenating techniques that may harm the top layer of skin, Skin Needling stimulates the skin without damaging it, leading to faster healing and improved appearance.
The procedure is low risk, avoiding side effects such as permanent damage, sun sensitivity, and pigment changes. Results may vary from person to person, but the effectiveness of Skin Needling can be seen from the before and after images.
benefits of skin needling
Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
Reduces scarring and texture
Lifting, tightening and firming
Stimulates elastin and collagen growth
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Skin Needling works by creating tiny punctures in the skin using a specialized device with fine needles. This triggers the skin's natural healing process and stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that gives skin its elasticity and firmness.
As the skin heals, new collagen is produced, filling in scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles and giving the skin a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. The procedure is minimally invasive and does not damage the top layer of skin, leading to faster healing and reduced risk of side effects compared to other skin rejuvenation techniques.
Needles. But small friendly ones.
Is this for me?
Skin needling is a procedure that is ideal for all ages and skin colours. This treatment can be done on any part of the body to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, pigmentation, acne scars, skin tone and texture and even stretch marks.
This quick comfortable treatment has very little downtime and should be part of everyones anti-aging process. Therefore anyone looking to improve their skin texture, regenerate tissue, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines, scars, and stretch marks should consider this amazing treatment.
Day of treatment:
Step 1. Please wash your face with a gentle cleanser and avoid wearing any makeup, lotion, perfume, or serums when you go to your appointment.
Step 2. Apply a topical lidocaine (numbing cream) to the treatment area 30-45 minutes before arriving to your appointment (optional).
After the treatment:
Day 1-2: Following your appointment you may experience redness and light swelling, you may also feel warm to touch however this should last no longer than a day or two.
Day 3-5: You may experience your skin becoming slightly dry and flaky, this is normal while the dead skin cells are being stimulated upwards resulting to this cause.
How does a Skin Needling procedure work?
Our certified skin therapist will utilise a skin needling pen, which contains many needle points, is rolled across the face, which then pricks the skin hundreds of times. A numbing cream is often applied 30 minutes prior to the procedure for optimal comfort. A hyaluronic acid serum/growth factor serum is applied as well, which enhances collagen production. This process is repeated until the entire face is treated. After the Skin Needling procedure is complete, a healing serum is applied to the skin for optimum healing and effects.
Duration of the procedure?
The typical Skin Needling procedure lasts between 20-45 minutes, which includes the application of the numbing cream and the serums. We will ask for you to put aside an hour because every case is different and we like to be thorough with every client.
Does the procedure hurt?
This depends on how sensitive your skin is. Akin to feeling like sandpaper rubbing across your face, your skin may be more sensitive in naturally thinner areas such as around the eyes and mouth. It can be described as “uncomfortable.” If a numbing cream is used, this discomfort is greatly reduced.
What are the expected results after the procedure?
Immediately following Skin Needling expect your skin to be red and flushed, similar to a mild sunburn. Some clients will experience mild swelling, tightness, and pinpoint bleeding which can last 24 – 72 hours. Otherwise for others, afterwards, patients report experiencing glowing skin for a few days. Full results will be visible after about 2-4 weeks after the swelling goes down. You will continue to see fuller, plumper skin for up to 3 months after your treatment.
Will I look weird after the procedure?
After a skin needling procedure your face will likely appear reddish with slight swelling present. Minimal bleeding may also occur as well in small areas for the first 24-48 hours. We suggest you don’t book this procedure on the same day of a big event, rather give yourself at least a week out to be safe.
What is the recovery time after the procedure?
Recovery time is very, very minimal. Total healing time depends of the depth of the treatment, skin type and skin condition and one can expect slight peeling and dry skin.
Your skin will be swollen for a few days afterwards, and may remain slightly pink for up to 48 hours after the procedure. You can resume your normal activities immediately afterwards with little to no impact to your daily life. However, it is recommended to forego makeup for a few days afterwards due to the pores being opened and are in the healing process.
Is one treatment enough?
Again, this will vary for all patients, depending on their skin condition and the results they are seeking. A series of 3-4 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart is ideal for optimal results. Some conditions like deep wrinkles, advanced photo-ageing, stretch marks and acne scars will need 6 – 8 treatments.
Is Skin Needling worth it ?
We believe Skin Needling is the solution for those who want to look younger and feel better about their appearance. We’re all beautiful people, but sometimes we don’t feel like it. Skin Needling is a quick procedure that can take years off your looks, diminish those scars from childhood, and reduce the appearance of stretch marks, leaving you feeling amazing and more self-confident.