Skin needling is an extremely popular cosmetic treatment due to its affordability, superior results and non-invasive nature. It can deeply exfoliate the skin to give it a renewed and brighter appearance. A variety of skin concerns can be improved with skin needling. If you are interested in skin needling and want to know what the benefits are, this post is for you!
What is skin needling?
Skin needling is a technique that precisely and carefully punctures the epidermis using a device with many small needles. Your cosmetic therapist can change the depth of these microchannels to accommodate your complexion and skin concerns. Collagen and elastin are created as these microscopic wounds mend, repairing and enhancing the skin from the inside out. Skin needling can cause some discomfort, although numbing lotion is used to reduce pain.
What are the benefits of skin needling?
The skin is pierced by small, thin needles during skin-needling. The body is prompted to generate collagen as a result, which helps to mend the tiny punctures left by the needles.
The skin appears smoother and looks rejuvenated when the new collagen is created. The appearance of wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks can be reduced with skin-needling treatments.
Despite using microneedles to puncture the skin, the procedure isn’t as daunting as it sounds and is relatively pain-free. Skin needling boasts many benefits, including:
It is a natural method to combat the signs of aging
Unfortunately, as we age, the body’s capacity to produce collagen and elastin is drastically reduced and in turn, wrinkles and fine lines are inevitable. Skin needling can help to fight the signs of ageing by encouraging collagen growth.
With little downtime, you can give your skin a more glowing and firmer look, naturally.
Minimise acne scarring
Skin needling can effectively reduce the appearance of acne scarring. By essentially causing an injury to the skin, new collagen and elastin are produced, and this can give the texture of the skin a smoother appearance.
Reduces the visibility of stretch marks
Stretch marks are really common and they can be troublesome to treat. There are limited ways you can effectively lessen the appearance of stretch marks, often creams alone won’t suffice. To achieve the absolute best results and give the skin a more even tone, skin needling in conjunction with laser is recommended.
Erase sun damage and pigmentation
Correcting skin pigmentation and sun damage can be done naturally by increasing collagen production. A common skin condition known as melasma results in blotchy discolouration of the affected area. Those who have regular skin needling treatments will see a noticeable improvement in the condition of their skin.
Little to no downtime
Skin needling is a non-invasive treatment that involves little to no downtime. Most can expect to experience some redness, mild discomfort and minor swelling after treatment however, for most this subsides within 48 hours.
Why Is Skin Needling Beneficial?
There are tonnes of benefits to skin needling, including but not limited to:
- Reducing scarring from acne
- Erasing fine lines and wrinkles
- Decreasing the size of large pores
- Stretch marks
- Uneven skin tone
Skin needling is suitable for all skin types.
How many treatments do I need to have to notice results?
The condition of your skin will determine how many treatments you require to get the best outcome. Everybody is unique, and everyone will have different treatment plans. Typically, you will need to have several treatments before you see a noticeable difference in the appearance of your skin. Regular treatments are ideal to maintain optimal skin outcomes.
How soon after my first treatment do I have to wait for another?
Within a few days following your skin needling procedure, you may see an enhancement in the texture of your skin, however, it usually takes some time for the full effects of skin needling to be noticed. This is because the body takes time to make more new collagen.
On average, it is recommended to wait four weeks between treatments as this allows for the skin to turn over.
Skin needling has been shown to be an efficient non-invasive cosmetic procedure to enhance skin health, albeit it may take several treatments to see the desired results.
Is skin needling painful?
Before the procedure, a numbing lotion is applied to the face, this makes the pain bearable. After the skin needling procedure, you can expect to experience some redness and soreness. This may resemble a minor sunburn in terms of feeling. This usually subsides in a day or two. It’s crucial to shield your skin during this period from the sun and avoid wearing makeup post-treatment.
Possible side effects of skin needling
Skin needling is considered extremely safe, and the side effects are minimal although while rare, there are potential side effects of skin needling, such as:
How much does skin needling cost?
The price can vary depending on the clinic that you go to and whether you have additional treatments added to your service. Skin needling prices generally start at $100.
How long does a skin needling treatment take?
The treatment will usually take 30 to 60 minutes to complete. Your therapist may put the numbing cream on your face before your treatment while you are waiting if it takes some time to work.
Does skin needling have any real effect?
Skin needling has been shown to effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles, minimise the size of pores, decrease acne scarring and so much more. With regular monthly skin needling treatments, you will notice a significant difference in your skin. Consistency is key.
Ready to see the transformational effects of skin needling for yourself?
If you’re ready to book in a skin needling treatment or you simply have some questions, feel free to reach out to the friendly team at Bella Donna Injectables and Skin. We offer free consultations and during these, you can ask as many questions as you like. We can give you a rundown of our skin needling treatment options to help you decide if they are the right treatment option for you or not. We specialise in all things skin and have two clinics, one located on the Gold Coast and the other in Murwillumbah.