skin needling is a much sought-after procedure used in reducing visible signs of ageing.
Also known as microneedling or collagen induction, skin needling is used for face and body skin rejuvenation and to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone, texture, and pigmentation.
The treatment is based on the acupuncture procedure that involves the use of needles in healing the inner layers of the skin. The microneedling procedure is used in not only treating the face but also other areas such as the neck, the hands, the chest, and the back.
There is a reduced risk of hyperpigmentation and scarring with skin needling compared to more invasive procedures, and as such, it is safer on dark skin types.
How Does a Skin Needling Procedure Work?
The micro needling procedure at our Melbourne clinic involves multiple punctures being made into the skin with the help of a fractional pen or a similar device. The device has needles that create punctures at varied depths within the skin, helping in the stimulation of collagen production. With the production of collagen induced, the treatment ensures the filling up of scars, a reduction in the depth of stretch marks, and a reduced visibility of wrinkles. Depending on the extent of treatment needed, the results for every patient may vary. This also changes the numbers of sessions needed for each patient.
Where most other skin treatments involve removing the outer layer of the skin, this collagen induction treatment ensures dermal stimulation without the need to take off the outer skin layer. The damage to skin and tissues is almost none while enhancing how the treated area looks from the outside. With there being no need to remove the outer skin layer, the recovery time is also quicker than most other procedures.
What can skin needling do for me?
Skin needling can improve one’s appearance visibly within 8 weeks. While some patients may require more sessions than usual, the treatment will start showing visible outcomes in 8 weeks and will continue to augment your appearance over the next few weeks.
The procedure can be used to treat a wide range of skin conditions such as:
Compared to many other skin treatments offering similar results, a skin needling procedure does not have any major side effects. The risk of pigmentation, structural damage, sensitivity, etc. can also be avoided through skin needling.
The results of this treatment can be boosted by combining it with active skincare or hyaluronic acid for optimal results.
What to expect after a micro needling procedure?
While your micro needling procedure at our Melbourne clinic will not cause major side effects, some mild swelling and redness can be expected immediately after the procedure. This subsides over the next two days. In some cases, bruising can also be expected which fades over 2-3 days.
A few days after the procedure, the skin may appear tighter and feel dry. However, the dryness will reduce over time and leave you looking radiant and refreshed as the collagen production continues.