Skin needling is beauty’s flavour of the month with movie superstars and famous personalities raving about its effectiveness as an anti-aging and wrinkles treatment. Skin needling, also known as micro needling or collagen induction therapy for the more technical term, has a lot of people talking. Dermatologists have employed skin needling for years and years to treat facial scars, but due to its recent endorsement by celebrities it has seen a boost in popularity. This has led to the availability of at-home DIY devices that allow you to try skin needling at home.
Because of this we thought it time to shed some light on skin needling to find out exactly what it is all about. Is it really a miracle cure for wrinkles? Is it a safe procedure for everyone? Should you do it yourself? Read on for everything you need to know about skin needling.
What is Skin Needling meant to do?
In a nutshell, skin needling, is meant to stimulate fast skin renewal. Skin needling treatment stimulates fast collagen production and renewal by causing a series of micro wounds in the skin. This results in smoother, younger and more desirable looking skin. Skin needling is used for treating fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, skin texture and an overall rejuvenation of the skin.
How does Skin Needling work?
Skin needling uses a series of microscopic needles to inflict micro wounds into the skin. The needles are controlled by a motorized head and provide hundreds and thousands of precision wounds into the dermal and epidermal parts of the skin. This process causes multiple, tiny micro wounds in the skin. These micro-punctures make the body produce lots of anti-aging goodies that are sent directly to the affected area. These goodies stimulate growth in the skin, renewing and beautifying the area. The bodies post trauma response ends up producing collagen and elastin. These are two of the key building blocks for our skin. The holy grail of anti-aging. As these are micro wounds, the skin is left relatively unharmed and able to heal within 4-7 days after treatment has taken place.
Who is skin needling suitable for & is it safe?
Skin needling is suitable and can work for all skin types. Essentially anyone who wants to improve their skins appearance by eliminating imperfections such as acne scarring, wrinkles and signs of ageing is the ideal candidate for skin needling and collagen induction. All skin types, shapes and colours can benefit from skin needling.
Skin needling is a lot safer than you would expect for a treatment with ‘needling’ in the title. It doesn’t cause excessive damage to the skin like treatments such as chemical peels. Less harm means less pain as well. Although it is safe, we recommend not undergoing this procedure at home or in any DIY capacity.
What should I expect after skin needling treatment?
Once treatment is completed you can expect redness and some swelling in the areas you were treated. Treatment intensity can vary from patient to patient so if you are on the heavier side of things you may experience light crusting following the skin needling procedure. No matter your treatment intensity your skin should heal within 4-5 days, so feel free to resume your normal activities after then. For the best results make sure you to get the after-care products that are recommended to you.
How many skin needling treatments would I need?
This depends on the areas you want treated and what you’re trying to achieve. You can expect somewhere between three and six skin needling treatments. This is typically required for optimal results. The treatments are performed 4 weeks apart.
Now you should be armed with everything you need to know about skin needling and all that it entails. It can be a very effective wrinkles treatment that involves minimal side effects and relatively low risk. If your interested in trying it out get in touch with the team at https://www.beautyologist.com.au/services/skin-needling/ and they should be able to help you get started.