What Are The Benefits Of Microneedling For Your Skin?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that boosts your skin’s production of collagen in order to treat a range of skin concerns including acne scars, stretch marks and ageing. Microneedling works by encouraging your skin to make more collagen without trauma to the epidermis and skin barrier. The idea is that pinpricks from the procedure cause slight injury to the skin and that the skin responds by making new collagen-rich tissue. This new skin tissue is, in turn, more even in tone and texture. It’s normal for the skin to lose collagen via age or injury. By encouraging the skin to make new tissue, there may be more collagen to help make the skin firmer, too.

How Does Microneedling Work?

During a microneedling session, a pen-like tool is used to carefully make small pricks into the skin with tiny steralised needles. The pinpricks are so tiny that you won’t notice them after the treatment. One of our highly skilled experts will move the tool evenly across your skin so that the new skin that rejuvenates will have an even complexion. After the treatment a soothing mask is applied followed by our clinical LED Light Therapy to eliminate any mild discomfort. A hydrating balm is then applied once the session is complete.

Who Can Benefit From Microneedling?

Microneedling has proven to be an effective treatment for a range of different skin conditions. You should consider microneedling if you have any of the following skin concerns.

Fine lines and wrinkles

After a microneedling session, the skin’s collagen and elastin are boosted in order to combat fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen and elastin are compounds in your skin that add structure and strength, lending a youthful quality. The microneedling process also stimulates your body to produce new skin cells, making fine lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles less noticeable.

Scars

The increased production of collagen and elastin after microneedling is extremely effective in treating most skin scarring including acne scars. The only type of scar not suitable for this treatment is raised scars or keloid.

Sun damage

Microneedling is effective in reducing the appearance of sun damage, particularly hyperpigmentation and age spots. If you have a blotchy, brownish complexion, which is probably a result of too much sun exposure, microneedling and its ability to stimulate new collagen and skin cells can reinvigorate your skin and even out your complexion.

Ageing

Ageing doesn’t just show up as wrinkles and discoloration. As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag. Ageing skin may also look dull and lack a lustrous glow. Microneedling can change this. The buildup of collagen can improve skin structure to fight sagging. You will experience a radiant, fresh glow in only 24 hours following a session.

Large pores

Despite the fact that microneedling involves punching holes in your skin, it doesn’t increase the size of your pores. In fact, it helps your pores appear much smaller. When the collagen around your pores is stimulated the area around each pore plumps, making the pore itself almost disappear.

Stretch marks

Microneedling works just about anywhere on your body. It can be effective in reducing the appearance of stretch marks that show up after periods of rapid growth, such as during pregnancy.

Rosacea

If you suffer from rosacea, you experience a hastened breakdown of collagen. Microneedling stimulates the growth of collagen to offset and replace this breakdown, so your skin looks less inflamed and irritated.

How Many Sessions and How Often?

The number of sessions required during your course of microneedling treatments can vary from person to person depending on your skin concern and the result you’re looking for. We can assess your individual skin needs during a skin analysis and consultation with one of our experts prior to your treatment. For all clients a minimum of three sessions is recommended to achieve optimal results. Treatments are usually scheduled four to six weeks apart.

For more information on microneedling or to book a consultation with one of our skin experts, visit our website or call us today on 028 3082 8808.