The lowdown on Skin Needling

What is skin needling?

Well, you guessed it, the process involves rolling tiny needles over your face. But before you make that face, you have to know the amazing anti-ageing and rejuvenation benefits it can provide. 

Also known as microneedling, dermarolling or collagen induction therapy, it works by lightly puncturing the skins surface. This encourages the skin to produce collagen and elastin and allows active topical ingredients to better penetrate the skin, enhancing your results. 

You can expect a reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and scarring, as well as an overall improvement in skin texture without the downtime of laser treatment or peels. There is also a reduced risk of hyperpigmentation and scarring with skin needling compared to more invasive procedures. 

You'll notice skin being both brighter and firmer, too. Best results are achieved after multiple sessions with your nurse and can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results, but you will notice results after your initial session.

The procedure requires no down-time with only some common side effects of slight redness and irritation occurring. 

The question on everyones lips is does it hurt? Well the answer is yes and no. For the majority of people it isn't considered painful, and there are ways to minimise discomfort. The forehead can potentially hurt the most because there is no 'padding' (just skin and bone), but the pro's absolutely outweigh any slight discomfort. 

They do say 'beauty is pain', but I'm guessing by the popularity of the procedure, the promise of glowing, more youthful skin gets us every time!


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