How would it be for you if you could use your skin’s natural renewal processes to achieve beautifully clear, radiant and younger skin? If this sounds too good to be true, we know where you are coming from.
Most current cosmetic treatments – be it topical or surgical, have some or the other fine print concerning side effects, as they use external stimuli as a major component of the treatment. Skin needling, on the other hand, activates the skin’s natural repair and regeneration activities, to give birth to fresh new skin cells that give us the skin we want.
Talking about skin regeneration, we have an always-on skin renewal process, where superficial dead cells make way for new ones every few days. It wouldn’t be far from the truth to say that we all have a completely new epidermal layer every 28 days. This rate of turnover is pretty fast for infants and young children, and it slows down as we grow older. This is the reason why our skin takes longer to heal from scars and other injuries as we age. This is not to mention, the other signs of ageing like discolouration, wrinkles, fine lines, loss of elasticity, uneven skin tone, stretch marks, pigmentation and the like. But we need not be at the mercy of time to have our skin renewed. Skin needling is a very effective procedure to speed up the pace of cell renewal.
Understanding Skin Needling and What You Can ExpectDuring The Procedure
Also known as Derma Rolling and Collagen Induction Therapy, this revolutionary procedure features a rolling device with multiple fine needles attached to it. This device is gently rolled over the areas of the skin to be treated, creating microscopic punctures in the epidermis. This causes an inflammatory response in the skin, which in turn triggers the natural skin repair and renewal process we described above, and results in improved texture and plumper skin.
While having hundreds of microscopic punctures over our skin’s surface can seem far from appealing, let alone relaxing, you can rest assured that this is not as painful as it sounds and the puncture wounds are barely visible. To minimize discomfort, we use a topical anaesthetic half an hour prior to the treatment. This numbs the skin so that you would not feel pain from the needles. And because these are microscopic wounds, there is little to no downtime needed, allowing you to resume your work within a few hours!
How can skin needling help you?
Because it boosts collagen production and skin renewal, skin needling can be a good treatment for a variety of skin conditions:
- Uneven skin tone and texture can be beautifully corrected with this procedure
- Fine lines and wrinkles, including crow’s feet and laugh lines become noticeably lighter after a few sessions
- Stretch marks are greatly minimized with skin needling treatment, as newer skin replaces the marks
- Scarring from injury or acne can be visibly reduced in just a few sessions
- Sagging skin will become firmer after this procedure, as new collagen will make it taut and elastic
- Pigmentation due to any reason is easily treated with skin needling
- Sun damaged skin can be repaired by stimulating growth of new skin cells
You needn’t really have a skin condition to experience this procedure. Skin needling can be used even as part of your beauty regime to keep your skin glowing and youthful always.
If you are looking to consult with us on whether skin needling is the right treatment for you. You can reach out to us at any of our branches in Hawthorn, Melbourne, Viewbank or Mt. Waverly for a no obligation consultation.