What You Need To Know About Skin Needling

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Looking To Rejuvenate Your Skin?

When we are young we enjoy smooth, tight and soft skin that holds firmly in place. Children’s youthful skin is full of collagen, but unfortunately, as we age, the production of collagen starts to slow, leaving the skin with less structure and elasticity. As a result, many of us start to see looser asking and wrinkles. Thankfully, skin needling beauty treatments may offer a solution!

We all want to look healthy and youthful, but unfortunately, the signs of ageing can be difficult to avoid. One way to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging is through skin needling. In this post, we will outline what you need to know about skin needling procedures and how they can benefit you and your skin

What is skin needling?

Skin changes are a natural aging process and the best way to turn back the clock is the generation of new skin cells. This is only possible through the body natural healing processes. When the skin begins to heal itself from an injury, it starts producing more collagen and creating fresh cells.

Skin needling, also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT), is a minimally invasive treatment that helps to restore collagen and elastin through a natural healing process. Using a specially created device, 12 ultra-fine, medical-grade needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury that induces a wound healing response stimulating new collagen and elastin production. New collagen and elastin improve skin quality and texture, making the skin feel firmer and smoother and can help repair acne scars and fine wrinkles.

Skin needling also helps repair stretch marks and surgical scars, pigmentation, acne pore size and uneven tone. New collagen and elastin production is the goal of all skin resurfacing and rejuvenation treatments. Once initiated, new collagen production can continue for up to 12 months, resulting in an improvement in skin firmness and texture and a softening and lifting of scars and wrinkles.

For 24-48 hours after, the skin will have a slight red hue, similar to mild sunburn. The redness is caused by inflammation of the skin from the needle’s minimal puncture wounds. There may be small pinprick bleeding during the needling treatment but this has usually stopped by the time your session has finished. Because skin needling involves minimal downtime it can be the perfect alternative for those who don’t have time for more intensive laser/ resurfacing treatments.

This procedure isn’t meant to have immediate results as the body needs time to heal and form new skin in those damaged areas. It can take weeks to months to see full results as collagen production is a slower process.

The Benefits Of Skin Needling

Collagen truly is the skin’s greatest internal healer. That’s why an ability to encourage its production is one of the great benefits of skin needling. The controlled skin injury that is created by the needles puncturing the skin sets off a cascade of healing responses, which include:

  • Improvement of scars
  • Improvement in hyper-pigmentation irregularities
  • Reduced wrinkles
  • Better skin texture and complexion
  • Enhanced absorption of your skincare products
  • Increased thickness of the skin

 

Due to the non-invasive nature of skin needling, it is the ideal treatment for a variety of skin types and can treat a number of issues, including:

  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Sun damage
  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Rosacea
  • Stretch marks
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What to expect from a skin needling treatment?

Using a roller tool, small pinpricks are made under the skin whilst the tool is rolled evenly across the skin. This process stimulates skin growth, renews blood vessels and promotes the creation of collagen in the skin. This treatment can be done with or without numbing cream.

After a thorough consultation to determine your skin concerns and results you are after your technician will give your skin a good cleanse and apply numbing (if requested). You can expect your treatment to last no more than an hour, though treatment times can vary depending on the size of the area and the skin condition being treated.

During the needling, a hyaluronic serum will be used to infuse into the skin. Hyaluronic acid is renowned for its ability to retain moisture and has the ability to instantly plump skin and smooth wrinkles, as well as helping skin to repair itself more quickly. Its barrier-repairing function means that it can help our skin to protect itself against sun damage, superficial wounds, and inflammation.

Depending on the skin conditions you are trying to treat other serums may be mixed in as well. Because the micro-needles create millions of fine channels in the skin when being pierced, these channels can carry up to 80% more topical nutrients, allowing for deeper delivery of products into the skin.

Pro Stamp: The Latest In Skin Needling

Pro stamp is one of the most versatile and powerful rejuvenation treatments in today’s skin needling industry and is perfect for those who want to achieve visible anti-ageing results.

Where most anti-aging procedures only treat the surface of the skin, Pro Stamp targets the root of the problem, resulting in a firmer more youthful skin with a noticeable reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.

Pro Stamp has been proven to be a safe and effective way to rejuvenate again skin and treat scars and wrinkles. This treatment is the most advanced skin needling treatment available, aimed at reducing and filling deep wrinkles, improving skin texture and pigmentation and helping normalise oil secretion. 

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Want help with skin needling?

If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to achieve youthful, glowing skin, Signature Brows and Beauty can help. We offer a range of skin needling treatments to suit all skin types and concerns.

Our team of highly skilled and experienced beauty therapists will work with you to understand your goals and recommend the best course of treatment to help you achieve the results you desire.