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.