Skin Needling has become something of a popular term in the Australian world of beauty therapy in the past few years but, to the uninitiated, the term itself can be a bit misleading, even off-putting. In this article, we seek to shed some light on the procedure, how it is administered, and what makes it work.
In Brisbane skin needling processes, also known as micro-needling, are used to help rejuvenate the skin surface of both men and women by promoting the natural production of collagen. Miniature needles are used during procedures which penetrate the epidermis to stimulate collagen, the production of which helps to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles of facial skin. The process in-fact creates very small, evenly spaced skin punctures which trigger a wound healing response in the top layer of skin. It is particularly popular with people looking to repair damaged skin such as for scar reduction and also to improve the signs of aging and can also be used to reduce hyperpigmentation.
The process has become so popular because it proves to be effective. Collagen production creates skin which is smoother and looks healthier too. Studies on the process which were published on the US National Library of Medicine Journal report that almost 100% of people who had tried skin needling had also reported ‘noticeable difference’ and ‘vast improvement’ in the appearance of marks on the skin of their faces.
We are of course all prone to injury and aging, and fortunately, skin needling isn’t just confined to the face. It can also be used on the neck and hands, hips, neck, back, stomach, and more.
Australian users report a number of clear advantages and only one real disadvantage, which in itself is only a short-term inconvenience. First and foremost, the results of collagen stimulation create very smooth and good-looking skin which in itself has the added value of improving confidence in oneself and one’s looks. Minor texture issues, dimples, acne scars, pockmarks, lines, and saggy skin can all be successfully treated, leaving an overall feeling of enhancement a few days after the procedure.
Fortunately for the needle sensitive amongst us, micro-needling is also a quick and low pain procedure. Good beauty therapists will generally use better quality equipment which is less likely to cause pain, and they often also use numbing creams to combat sensitivity. You will doubtless develop some redness and possible itching following treatment, which is of course only natural considering the process involved.
The outstanding response from many clients is that the process results in really soft, silky skin. Being able to naturally enhance the texture of your skin and improve its overall look and quality is a big plus.
Another huge advantage is that topical products will definitely absorb better following the skin needling. The only word of warning with this is that in the first few days, understandably, the skin itself will be more vulnerable to harsh products, detergents, and anything with a high chemical or acid content for a few days while the skin heals.