Skin Needling Explained
Skin Needling is one of the most popular treatments available at the moment - and with good reason! This treatment is able to effectively treat a wide range of concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, scarring, uneven skin tone, and textural concerns.
Suitable for almost everyone and with minimal downtime, it’s not surprising our clients are quickly becoming hooked on this hero treatment. Today we explain how Skin Needling works and why you need to try it!
WHAT IS SKIN NEEDLING?
Firstly, it’s important to note that skin needling has various names, including micro-needling, dermal needling, and collagen induction therapy. Put simply, this treatment uses tiny needles to create punctures in the skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing response, helping to regenerate cells, encourage skin remodelling and promote collagen and elastin production.
While the process sounds intimidating, it is completely safe and virtually pain-free. This is because the damage to the skin is quite minimal. The controlled injuries are localised to the outermost layer of skin, meaning it doesn’t cause damage at a cellular level. Instead, the skin is just stimulated, helping to improve the appearance of surface concerns.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We use a small handheld device that contains hundreds of tiny surgical-grade needles. There are a number of options available to clinics, but at Lux Aesthetics, we use the FDA and TGA-approved SkinPen.
This device is only available to trained professionals, ensuring a safe and effective treatment for all clients. The SkinPen treatment works in three simple steps, designed to activate the skin’s natural healing process.
SkinPen’s microneedles penetrate the skin’s surface, triggering a natural immune response to disinfect, remove debris, increase blood flow, and activate the creation of new tissue.
The micro-channels or tiny holes created by SkinPen are rebuilt with new granulation cells that include collagen proteins. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
New dermal tissues and blood vessels form, rich in collagen and elastin proteins. These proteins improve skin quality, visibly reducing facial acne scars and neck wrinkles, leaving skin more smooth, radiant, and younger-looking.
This treatment can be performed in as little as thirty minutes to create smoother, more radiant, younger-looking skin.
WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?
Skin needling is a great option for most clients, except women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
It can be used in the treatment of:
Fine lines, wrinkles, and ageing concerns
Sun damage and pigmentation
Skin Needling can only be performed on skin that has been adequately prepared with homecare and facials/peels. If your skin is inflamed or you have active acne/eczema/psoriasis or other reactive conditions, we must wait until this has subsided.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
This treatment stimulates collagen, which is what keeps your skin firm, plump and youthful. It can also help to remodel the skin, assisting with deep scarring caused by acne or skin trauma.
Some of the main benefits include:
Improved skin tone and reduced pigmentation
Reduction in skin texture or scarring
Improvement in fine lines and wrinkles
Firmer, plumper-looking skin
Increased skin radiance
IS IT SAFE?
Yes! Our skin needling device is FDA and TGA-approved, so you can rest assured it has been thoroughly tested for safety and efficacy. Our team has been highly trained to understand the treatment protocol and identify any contraindications. We are also available pre and post-treatment if you have any concerns.
IS IT PAINFUL?
We use a topical anaesthetic to reduce discomfort. While pain thresholds vary between clients, most say it is very tolerable and just feels like a light scratching/pricking sensation. Our team will endeavour to make your treatment as comfortable and easy as possible!
WHEN WILL I SEE THE RESULTS?
While you may notice results within a week or two of treatment, generally multiple treatments are needed to target specific concerns. As this treatment stimulates the body’s natural healing process, you may continue to see improvements in the skin for up to 6 months.
The number of treatments required will depend on your concerns. For general skin radiance and mild textural concerns, just 1-3 treatments may be needed to see noticeable changes in the skin. However, for concerns such as pigmentation and pitted scarring, 6+ treatments may be recommended. We will be able to recommend a treatment plan during your skin consultation.
If you’re wanting to try skin needling for yourself, we recommend booking a consultation with our skin therapist online. We will be able to discuss your concerns, assess your suitability and recommend a treatment plan to help you reach your skin goals!