So many cosmetic procedures, like microneedling, are non-invasive, require no downtime and deliver such impressive results that it’s hard to find a reason not to try them.
Microneedling, or skin needling, is a procedure that uses tiny needles to puncture the skin. Sounds scary, but it’s not. If you’ve ever had acupuncture you’ll know that super fine needles mean hardly any pain at all. And the benefits are so glowy, it’s all worth it.
Why try microneedling?
Well, for two reasons: Firstly, the pinpricks create mini ‘injuries’ on the skin, which cause your body to kickstart the skin’s healing mode. In technical terms, this leads to the generation of growth factors which stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the papillary layer of the dermis. In layman’s terms, this means plumper, more youthful skin. Secondly, those ‘holes’ made by the needles create micro-channels that allow your skin care formulas to absorb into the skin more effectively and penetrate more deeply. Read: your skin care works better, faster.
Skin needling results
Microneedling is no one-trick pony. It produces similar results to dermabrasion, lasers and deep chemical peels, but is much less invasive. Also, because skin needling stimulates the production of collagen, it helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines (pores, too), as well as improves skin sagging.
Then there’s its ability to heal skin, which means it can help fade scars including acne scarring and stretch marks, while improving overall skin texture.
What you can expect on the day
At the start of a microneedling treatment, a numbing cream is applied to the skin. This reduces the pain felt, although you will still experience some mild discomfort. Don’t worry, it’s definitely tolerable.
Next, the practitioner will work a Dermapen over the face to pierce tiny holes in the skin’s surface. The needles used are so fine and only puncture the outermost layers of skin, so bleeding is rare (but completely fine, should it occur). It only takes about 30 minutes to microneedle the whole face.
Post-treatment, you will very likely experience redness, similar to moderate sunburn, but this usually subsides within 24 hours. You will also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch. This will diminish greatly after a few hours following treatments and within the next 48 hours your skin will be completely healed. You may feel like going makeup-free for a while after your treatment – a) because it will give your skin a chance to breathe and heal, and reduces the risk of irritation if your skin is feeling a little sensitive, and b) once the benefits of microneedling kick in, your skin will look all glowy and bright that you won’t want to hide under a veil of foundation.
How much does it cost?
Not as much as you think, thanks to our awesome Mother’s Day offer – book in three needling sessions ($299 each), and get three free light sessions. Or buy a $150 or more gift voucher for Mum, and receive a free light voucher! Contact us today to find out more.