Micro-needling (aka skin needling) is a type of treatment that uses small, sterilized needles to cause tiny punctures in the skin. These small contact points take advantage of the body’s natural healing response to create and renew the skin cells. As your skin repairs, the production of collagen and elastin is triggered to give an almost immediate plumping effect. It can also help tackle other skin damage such as scarring, dark marks, sun damage and signs of ageing.
What are the types of Micro-needling?
Here at Skinova we use two types of micro-needling
Micro-needling Pen: This is a unique electronic tool which allows more control of the treatment intensity to best suit your needs. A serum is also applied to the skin, containing hyaluronic acid, which stimulates cell proliferation and so reduces the skin’s contours and improves elasticity. The micro-needling pen treatment is targeted and ideal for clients who have localised areas of concern.
Derma-roller: This is a manual titanium tool, that is rolled over the skin to create thousands of tiny pricks on the skin. This causes the body to create a wound healing process for rejuvenated, smoother and younger looking skin. The derma-roller is recommended for clients who wish to have a large area treated.
What are the benefits of Microneedling
- Rejuvenates tired and dull skin
- Fights the initial signs of ageing
- Reduces wrinkles and fine lines (wrinkles on the face can be visibly reduced, as micro-needling triggers collagen production)
- Improves enlarged pores
- Helps with the appearance of scars from acne or chicken pox
- Sooths uneven/rough texture
- Helps to fade dark patches such as pigmentation due to sun damage or ageing
- Micro-needling is a great treatment for you if you have darker skin because it doesn’t involve peels or lasers, which can cause pigmentation issues
- Promotes skin elasticity
What are the risks or side effects?
Like all cosmetic procedures, micro-needling carries some risks. The most common side effect is minor skin irritation immediately following the treatment. You may also see redness or/and track-marks for a few days.
Some side effects may include
- Swelling during the first 48 hours after treatment
- Mild bruising
- Peeling/flaking 5 days after treatment
- Dry skin
Call your doctor if you notice more severe side effects, such as:
You may not be an ideal candidate for micro-needling if you have:
- Certain skin conditions, such as psoriasis or eczema
- Open wounds or active acne
- Had radiation therapy recently
- A history of skin scars, more specifically Keloid scars
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding may need to be cleared by a GP before having Treatment.
Why is it bad to get micro-needling while on acne medication?
It’s not recommended to undergo a micro-needling procedure while taking acne medication as it may increase the likelihood of scarring.
You should wait at least 6 months after stopping the medication before you begin your micro-needling journey.
How deep do micro-needles go?
At Skinova we only go as high as 1.0mm. However, we’ll always start at the lowest setting of 0.25mm first, and slowly work our way up depending on the skins’ condition and how much the client is comfortable with.
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