The latest skincare trend is… drumroll please, sticking tiny needles repeatedly in your face! *p-tssssh * That was a sound effect in case you missed it. You’re probably wondering what torture methods the world will think of next in the name of beauty, but it’s hardly as bad as it sounds. I promise. You don’t even know there are teeny tiny needles punching into your face.
This teeny tiny needle treatment is called micro needling and it works on the basis of causing controlled inflammation to rejuvenate and restore the skin. Think less fine lines and wrinkles, improved hydration, less pigmentation and improved scar appearance.
How does it work?
The skin is prepped with a topical anaesthetic, so you really don’t feel anything. I use Dermapen – an advanced micro needling device that pierces the skin vertically, creating more precise micro wounds and channels, unlike traditional micro needling rollers. The needle depth is selected depending on the area of the face being treated and the skin concern we’re addressing.
The needles create small wounds that trigger the skin’s repair mode. The skin reacts by generating new and healthy collagen. The micro wounds also act as tiny channels for serums to be absorbed deeper into the skin. I use two fantastic serums to encourage healthy collagen regeneration which is applied before I start the Dermapen treatment.
The Essel Stem Cell Elixir is a powerful skin repairing serum. The ingredients increase the skin’s ability to repair and regenerating healthy cells making it ideal to use in combination with micro needling. The results are brighter, firmer and glowing skin.
The Aesthet Recovery Serum is specially designed for post treatments and is usually recommended for patients that have undergone plastic surgery, chemical resurfacing, laser treatment and now micro needling.
Both these serums can also be purchased through me to use for at-home care.
What does micro needling treat?
Micro needling treatments can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, smoker’s lines, pigmentation, acne scarring and skin laxity. It’s also great for all over tightening and rejuvenation of the skin.
Why do I love microneedling?
It is minimally invasive, no downtime is required and you really see results.
How soon will you see improvement and what results can you expect?
The number of treatments you require will really depend on what skin concerns we’re addressing. But you will definitely start seeing an improvement after the first few treatments. Each microneedle session is performed 4 to 8 weeks apart and keep in mind that the final results cannot be seen immediately because new collagen continues to be laid down for approximately 3-6 months after treatment.
Do you have any questions on micro needling?
Contact me today to book yourfirst treatment.