The solution? Skin needling
What is Skin needling?
Essentially, skin needling is when tiny needle punctures are made through the outermost layer of the skin to cause microscopic breaks in the blood vessels that sit immediately beneath the epidermis. This then leads to the generation of the body’s growth factors which stimulate the production of collagen & elastic in the dermal layer. Which in turn leads to a reduction in scarring. Note, needling is not used as a treatment for active acne as going over active breakups with punctures could lead to the spread of infection.
Does it Hurt?
Skin needling is performed by expertly trained staff with a numbing cream to make it more comfortable. Many clients rate the pain at its best as a 4/10. In the more sensitive spots (lips, nose & jaw) it rises to a 5/10. It is more uncomfortable than painful. Afterwards it feels like you are sunburnt, not horribly but enough to think that you burnt your face on a hot summers day for a few hours.
How Often Should I Get Skin Needling?
For best results, it is recommended you have three to six needling sessions. The latest research available indicates that an increased frequency of sessions has a much higher efficacy due to the increase in growth factors being released. Sessions will differ depending on the assessment from your skin therapist regarding your skin’s needs.
How Long Until I See Results?
The results start showing after four weeks & collagen production continues for up to a year after the treatment. Results are not immediate but are extremely long-lasting ones!
What is it Used to Treat?
Needling can be used for a wide range of purposes but in the beauty industry it’s employed to reduce acne scarring, pigmentation & dark spots. It also helps to reduce the size of pores which equals less blackheads. Happy days!