Skin needling is one of the ultimate anti-aging treatments available. If you have looked at any videos of skin needling it can look a little scary (ok, very scary) but trust us – it’s not as bad as you think. We have put together an ‘all you need to know’ section below about this fabulous treatment which will hopefully answer all your questions and give you an insight on exactly what to expect.
A safe, simple and virtually pain free treatment for –
Wrinkles and lines
Lack of skin firmness and elasticity
Acne and chicken pox scars
What is medical skin needling?
Skin needling is a safe and increasingly popular skin renewal technique to restore the youthful appearance of your skin at a fraction of the cost of comparable treatments and with minimal or zero downtime.
Skin needling produces similar results to lasers and deep chemical peels, but is much less invasive. As a result healing time is shorter and treatment is suitable for all skin types including fragile areas around the eyes, mouth and on the neck.
How does skin needling work?
The concept of skin needling is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself when damaged. Skin needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair mechanism by creating micro-injuries which trigger new collagen synthesis, yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring. Wrinkle depth is reduced, skin elasticity increased and the appearance of scars improved. The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin.
What results can I expect?
Visible signs of skin rejuvenation are seen just 6-8 weeks after treatment and continue to improve for up to a year.
A course of three Medik8 skin needling sessions, at 6-8 week intervals, is usually recommended to achieve optimum results; however you will notice great improvement after just one treatment.
How will I look immediately after the treatment?
After the procedure, your skin will be red and flushed in appearance similar to moderate sunburn. You will experience mild tightness and mild sensitivity to touch. This will diminish greatly after a few hours following the treatment and within the next 48 hours your skin will be completely healed.
After 5 days, there is barely any evidence that the procedure has taken place.
The length of downtime depends on the micro needle size used for your treatment. You will be informed of your predicted post-treatment appearance during the consultation.
How should I prepare for the treatment?
Skin priming is ideally started 4 weeks before your appointment, however 1 week is acceptable and common. Skin priming aids the healing process and ensures the best results from skin needling. The use of a vitamin C serum such as Skin Ceuticals CE ferulic or Phloretin is recommended to accelerate the benefits from treatment by ‘jump-starting’ the process of collagen production.
Is skin needling safe?
Yes, skin needling has been practiced by doctors and nurses worldwide for more than 25 years. It is important you select a reputable clinic with trained practitioners to carry out your treatment. The Medik8 skin needling treatment is performed by trained experts in a very safe and precise manner, using single use tools sterilised in the EU.
If you’d like to find out more please book in for a complimentary skin analysis at either salon.
The Aqua Team x