Skin Needling

Micro Needling

What is micro needling?

Micro needling stimulates the production of collagen and encourages cell renewal. There are many benefits of needling. This service repairs damaged skin caused by, scarring, ageing or pigmentation – perfect for treating acne, wrinkles, congestion, stretch marks and sun damage.

Before starting needling treatment, we include a microdermabrasion facial to help reduce dryness post treatment. Then using a professional micro-needling pen, our qualified therapist will glide the pen over the surface of the skin while tiny, sterile needles puncture the skin, causing micro-damage, which encourages the body to heal and regrow new skin and encourages the production of collagen.

Who is it for?

Micro Needling is used for any person experiencing such skin conditions including ageing; pigmentation; scarring; acne; enlarged pores or stretch marks.

Prepping for Micro Needling

  • Gentle Cleanser or Lactic Cleanser or Glycolic Cleanser (Depending on skin type and condition)
  • Enzymatic Micro Peel/Glycolic scrub 14% (depending on skin type and condition)
  • Even Blend Serum/Vitamin C for pigmentation, sun damage, free radical damage
  • Rejuvenate 15 or Retinol for anti-aging, acne•Age Defence SPF 50+ for all clients regardless of skin condition
  • Apply Age Defence SPF 50+ to all body treated areas too.

How long should you prep?

• Prep required 2 weeks before treatment

Why do we prep?

  • To avoid an adverse response
  • To have a healthy skin so we are able to perform Micro Needling at the optimal needle length to obtain the best results for your skin concern.
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Micro Needling Benefits

  • Collagen Induction Therapy for anti-ageing
  • Exfoliation
  • Increased topical product absorption
  • Regulated pigmentation
  • Reduced appearance of rosacea
  • Reduced size of the appearance of pores
  • Reduced size of the appearance of scar tissue
  • Reduced appearance of stretch marks
  • Increased growth of stronger and thicker hair
  • Fast, safe and comfortable treatment
  • Minimal downtime, speedy recovery
  • Chemical free treatment for all skin types
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Post Treatment Care

Micro Needling is highly effective and can be done on almost any part of the body. Micro needling is fast healing with limited down time. Depending on the area treated will depend on how many treatments you may want/require but this will be discussed during your consultation. Usually for treating the face we recommend 3-6 sessions. 

Because we provide a micro facial pre-needling, this decreases chances in skin shedding but you may experience some dryness after a couple days which is completely normal and can last roughly 2-3days. Around day 7 of post treatment you will start to see results.

To protect your skin from harmful UV rays, we encourage you to use SPF 50+ the following weeks after treatment. For the first 48 hours, we recommend avoiding excessive sun exposure, harsh chemicals/products, saunas and extreme exercise.

We recommend for the first 5 days to use Skinstitut: gentle cleanser, rejuvenate 15 and SPF 50+ which are have available in store or in the shop section of our site. After 5 days of healing, you may introduce other stronger products.

Post care tip: Using Enzymatic Micro Peel day 3 after treatment is recommended as this is likely when the skin will dandruff like peel.

F.A.Q

Is skin needling painful?

Skin Needling may cause discomfort. It is a quick and highly effective procedure. You may apply numbing cream before treatment if you believe you require it. Patients can resume normal activities almost immediately, but may experience some minor redness for a day or two.

When can I start to see results?

Approximately 42-72 hours you’ll have increased your collagen production but the full effect of your results will be visibly noticeable around 4 weeks post treatment. The new collagen will last several years and the effects from treating scars and stretch marks are almost permanent, if not, extremely long lasting.

Do you peel after skin needling?

As stated, although we provide a micro facial prior to treatment to prevent excessive dryness, you will still experience mild shedding a couple days after treatment. This is completely normal as a new layer of skin is produced and the old skin needs to peel away, leaving you with new and healthy skin.