Skin Needling: How Does it Work

skin needlingSkin needling is a natural skin rejuvenation treatment, similar to laser resurfacing, but without the harsh damage to the epidermis.

Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, the L.A. facelift or vampire facial (favoured buy Kim Kardashian)   this revolutionary technique smoothes out fine lines, wrinkles and scars by promoting the body’s natural production of collagen.

Most Envisage Beauty clients see immediate results from skin needling and love the difference after their first treatment, but generally 3 – 4 treatments are required to achieve improvements in skin firmness and texture.

With low downtime and simple aftercare, skin needling is an ideal, natural and long-lasting solution to achieving smooth and radiant skin.

What skin needling is great for

  • Crows feet – outer eye area
  • Frown lines in the middle brow and forehead
  • Upper lip creases and sides of mouth
  • Loss of elasticity in the cheek area
  • Acne & Chicken Pox scars

How skin needling works

Skin needling consists of microscopic punctures to the epidermis, breaking up old collagen strands in scars and wrinkles.Used by plastic surgeons worldwide, this procedure stimulates the body’s natural healing response, producing your own natural collagen and elastin production,  plumping out fine lines and wrinkles.

Skin Needling is also ideal for acne scarring as it creates a softer skin texture and softens the fibrous bands in the base of the acne scar, giving more flexibility and natural blended appearance to the skin. The needles break old collagen strands tethering the bed of the scar, and helps create more collagen right under the epidermis.

Most people experience redness resembling sunburn on the areas treated, which fades over the next couple of days and can be covered with mineral make-up.

How skin needling differs from laser re-surfacing and dermabrasion

Laser re-surfacing and dermabrasion techniques destroy the epidermis to create denser fibrosis in the dermis. Skin needling preserves the epidermis, and stimulates collagen deposition in the dermis. Skin needling is simple, natural, and has minimal side effects. Another advantage is that the skin does not become de-pigmented as seen in laser resurfacing.