Skin needling is a safe and effective skin treatment that takes advantage of the body’s natural healing response. It involves a needled roller being applied to the skin, stimulating the production of collagen and promoting beautiful skin.
Here are five common misconceptions of skin needling that might be preventing you from benefiting from its effects.
1: Skin needling is only effective for wrinkles
False! Skin needling is in fact useful for a range of skin complaints. In addition to minimising the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, skin needling can also improve skin texture and pigmentation, tighten skin, and fade scars and stretch marks. It’s suitable for use on the face, hands, neck, back and chest, making it an ideal treatment for anything from acne scars to uneven skin tone.
2: All rollers can trigger collagen production
False! Some rollers on the market use needles that don’t penetrate deeply enough to stimulate collagen production, leading to poor results. Cheaply manufactured rollers can also scratch your face and cause unwanted effects such as bleeding and scarring. It’s recommended that a trained professional conducts each treatment to obtain maximum effectiveness without the risk of pain, discomfort or complications.
3: The treatment is very painful
False! While some people may experience minor discomfort during the treatment, this is not unpleasant. At the Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic, we ensure the comfort of our clients by applying a topical anaesthetic before each treatment, numbing the area being needled to make the experience more pleasant. Some slight pressure may still be felt, but this should not be painful.
4: Skin needling can cause permanent skin damage
False! In actuality, the opposite is true – skin needling reduces the appearance of permanent skin damage such as scarring. The risks of skin needling are much lower than other skin treatments, as it does not cause damage to the top surface of healthy skin. Instead, the needles penetrate deep beneath the dermis to trigger the body’s natural healing response. Temporary signs of irritation such as bruising, redness and swelling may occur after a skin needling session, but these should not last any longer than 48 hours.
5: Results don’t last long
False! Once your skin produces collagen, this creates an effect that can last for years. Collagen naturally regenerates the skin below the surface of the dermis, generating new skin cells and enhancing blood supply. Results may be seen after just one treatment, though three to eight sessions are recommended to obtain the most noticeable and long lasting results.
To book in for a skin needling consultation, contact your local clinic today.