If you’re thinking about having injectable or laser treatment but don’t quite feel ready to take the plunge, a great choice for you is microneedling. But what is microneedling, what are the benefits and why is it right for you? Read on to find out!
Microneedling involves puncturing the skin with tiny needles using a microneedling device or dermaroller. The body’s healing response is then triggered to produce collagen and elastin, which both play a key role in plumping the skin and encouraging new skin growth.
The treatment minimises several skin concerns including fine lines, wrinkles, stretchmarks, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation. Improved tone and elasticity of the skin also makes the skin more radiant.
Although it might sound scary, microneedling is minimally invasive, with very little down time.
Microneedling has been around for a very long time and was first developed over 20 years ago. It is now considered one of the most effective treatments to stimulate collagen production and promote natural radiance.
As we age, our collagen production reduces, microneedling triggers the body to make more, which renews the skin.
Microneedling is not painful, as the skin is first treated with a local anaesthetic. The treatment often involves the use of serum and other topical therapies to enhance the results. Your regular skin products will also be more effective after microneedling, as they will be better able to penetrate the skin.
One of the best things about microneedling is that you see immediate results which continue to improve over time. The skin might be a little red after treatment, but this will quickly disappear within a few hours.
We recommend a course of two or three treatments, spaced at least a month apart to see the full benefits. You might also like to consider repeating the treatment every year to maintain the results.
Ageing – wrinkles and fine lines are reduced; skin is plumper and more radiant
Sun damage – microneedling can treat hyperpigmentation, age spots or uneven skin tone
Enlarged pores – microneedling can reduce the appearance of those annoying pores for smoother skin
Stretch marks – the treatment can be used anywhere on the body, and can treat stretch marks caused by fast weight gain or loss
Acne and other scarring – microneedling can sometimes help reduce acne scars or pock marks. The only scarring that microneedling can’t be used on are raised scars. It can also improve the efficacy of your topical acne products, allowing the product to get deeper into the skin
When carried out by a trained professional, microneedling is a very safe treatment with minimal side effects. It can be safely administered on most people, except pregnant women (due to the local anaesthetic) and those with active cystic acne or cold sores.
Less invasive than laser treatment or injectables but still highly effective in treating a wide variety of skin concerns, microneedling is one of those hero treatments that provides incredible results.
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