- Improve skin texture
- Smooth wrinkles + fine lines
- Reduces the appearance of pores
- Increases product absorption
- Regulation of pigmentation,
- Reduces the appearance of rosacea
- Softens scars.
- Improves stretch marks
- Stimulates hair growth
Preparation for skin needling
Prime your skin two weeks prior with vitamin Even skin tone serums Vit A, vitamin C
- Avoid tanning and prolonged sun exposure for two weeks prior
- Cease blood thinners, anti-inflammatory medications, omega-oils, multivitamins, vitamin B, vitamin E and glucosamine for 2-3 days prior to treatment (or as directed by your physician) in order to minimise the risk of bruising
- Men are to be clean shaven prior to treatment
Prior to your treatment, your clinician will consult with you to assess your suitability for skin needling and discuss goals of treatment as well as any concerns or questions you may have.
A numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area to minimise discomfort throughout the treatment.
The clinician will use a skin needling pen with ultra-fine, medical grade needles which are passed vertically across the top layer of the skin. This will create multiple skin punctures that will trigger a wound healing response to stimulate new collagen and elastin production.
After the treatment, you can expect redness, swelling, sensitivity, tenderness which is usually resolved within 24 hours. A light graze consisting of tiny crusted areas that feel rough and look tanned may occur. Skin may feel tight and dry. Varying amounts of flaking/peeling may occur as healing progresses.
What are the potential side effects/complications of skin needling?
You may experience various degrees of redness, swelling, bruising, crusting, flaking, weeping, and oozing during recovery. Depending upon the depth of your treatment, some downtime may need to be allocated away from social and work commitments.
As with any treatment that creates incisions in the skin infection, pigment changes and scarring are remote risks.