Significantly improving the appearance of facial and décolleté lines and wrinkles, sun damaged and ageing skin, acne scars and stretch marks has never been easier thanks to the innovative skin regeneration procedure Micro-needling. The treatment is non-ablative which means that the deeper parts of the skin are treated without removing the top layer of skin.
Needling is definitely one of our most favourite treatments to have and to carry out. Whilst the process may seem extreme (it really isn’t!) the results are so impressive it’s worth a little discomfort. We always numb up the skin first using a mild, topical anaesthetic so it can actually be quite a relaxing procedure. During rolling, we see very slight pin prick bleeding on the surface of the skin, not the full scale bleeding that you may see on some social media channels (makes for dramatic viewing but is absolutely not necessary).
The science behind needling is very simple; by causing a controlled trauma to the skin very clever cells called Fibroblasts are kicked into action to help repair and renew the skin cells. These Fibroblast cells are responsible for the production of Collagen, Elastin, Hyaluronic Acid and key Growth Factors all of which are necessary to promote a youthful, blemish free complexion….the ultimate skin goal!
We asked our Skin Pro, Ashleigh, to experience this treatment and here’s what she had to say….
Why did you choose to have this treatment?
‘After suffering endless breakouts over the past year I found my skin was left pitted and marked especially on my cheek area I felt I needed a more advanced treatment to help retexturise and brighten up my skin this is why I chose skin needling.’
Tell us how your skin felt during the treatment.
‘My skin felt absolutely fine throughout the treatment, I was numbed up so didn’t feel it too much and I was reassured throughout so I felt very comfortable.’
Tell us how your skin felt immediately after the treatment.
‘After the treatment my skin felt warm and was a little red and sensitised but this subsided pretty quickly.’
How is your skin feeling today, 5 days after your treatment?
‘Today my skin feels lovely and smooth much brighter and I am wearing no foundation only mascara when I would have to normally opt for a high coverage foundation to disguise scarring.’
Would you have this treatment again?
‘I would definitely have the treatment again the results are amazing I’m much happier in my skin already and it’s only 1 week on!’
What results are you hoping to see after this treatment and what products would you recommend to boost the results?
‘I’m hoping for my skin to continue to improve especially the tone and texture. I love to use Dermalogica’s Multivitamin Power Recovery Mask which is infused with vitamins to hydrate and soften my skin and each day I use Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 to protect my skin against UV rays but also it has peptides to encourage collagen producing activities. I’m finding since having the treatment my products are absorbed a lot better.’