If you're looking for a skin treatment that can help improve your skin's overall appearance, you may want to consider skin needling. Also known as dermapen, skin needling is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other blemishes.
If like most women, you want to turn back the years and give your skin a younger appearance without fine lines, large pores and pigmentation, skin needling is the anti-ageing skin treatment you've been looking for.
While we touched on skin needling earlier this year, we feel it's time to dive deeper into this skin care treatment to let our beautiful clients know exactly what skin needling is all about!
What is Skin Needling and How Does it Work?
Skin needling, also known as micro-needling, is a procedure that was first discovered and used in 1995 by renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr Des Fernandes. Through his holistic approach to health and ageing, Dr Des Fernandes is passionate about regenerating youthful skin and treating skin conditions and scars.
Through ongoing studies and procedures, today skin needling is a non-invasive procedure that has many benefits for the younger appearance of skin.
The procedure works by creating microscopic injuries (micro-injuries) to the skin using specialised microneedles that puncture the skin. This triggers the body's natural healing process, which helps to improve the appearance of the skin.
As these micro-injuries in your skin heal, your body produces natural collagen that then tightens the skin and reduces fine lines. This same method is commonly used to treat and reduce skin burns, wrinkles and acne scarring.
What Are The Benefits of Skin Needling?
Skin needling is a relatively safe and effective procedure that can be performed on most types of skin. However, it's important to consult with a qualified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to ensure that skin needling is right for you.
Skin needling is known to
Help improve the appearance of scars, including acne scars.
Reduces the appearance of skin pigmentation and large pores
makes skin look younger and healthier and gives an even skin tone and complexion
If you're considering skin needling, be sure to ask about the experience of the provider and the type of needles that will be used.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Side effects from skin needling are usually mild and may include temporary redness, swelling, and bruising. These side effects typically resolve within a few days.
Healing time is different for everyone so you mustn't base your own experience and healing time on someone else's experience.
It's important to avoid sun exposure before and after your skin needling procedure to reduce the risk of side effects.
How to Prepare Yourself for Skin Needling Treatment
Because dermapen treatments are essentially causing micro-injuries to your skin, it's important to prepare yourself and your skin properly for this treatment to avoid any unwelcome side effects.
Avoid UV damage
Don't use any hair removal methods or treatments (lasering, waxing, etc)
Avoid cosmetic procedures like botox for at least two weeks leading up to your dermapen appointment
Keep your skin clean and makeup free on the day of your appointment and the day before just to be safe
Your professional dermatologist will walk you through the procedure and the best way to prepare for your treatment at the time of booking your appointment.
Ready for a Dermapen Treatment?
Say goodbye to acne scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles on any part of your body with skin-needling treatments. Improve the tone, tightness and texture of your skin and start feeling good about your appearance again.
Contact us today to see how we can help you achieve the skin you've always wanted.