What is Skin Needling?
Skin needling is a non-surgical, minimally invasive facial treatment that uses a microneedling device to stimulate a healing process with new collagen growth in your skin. This collagen production reduces acne scarring, fine lines, and pore size and improves skin texture. Professional face needling is regarded as one of the most risk-free skin-treatment procedures.
The technique of inserting needles into the skin to achieve improved skin conditions has been around for over two decades. First, tattoo machines were used before evolving to derma rollers and then to the derma pen. Skin needling belongs to a treatment group called collagen induction therapy.
How Does Skin Needling Work?
Skin needling causes tiny pinpoint injuries or microchannels on the surface of your skin. This activates growth factors in your skin, kickstarting a healthy healing response. Not only activating cells in the epidermis (cells responsible for intact skin barrier) resulting in a smoother surface, but because these cells communicate with fibroblasts (the cells that produce collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid), collagen production is activated.
Face needling Does not Need to be Deep.
In the original face needling with the microneedling gun and derma roller, therapists tried deep penetration to the ‘dermis’, believing they needed to disrupt scar collagen to induce new collagen production. More recently, treatments have become gentle, understanding that our skin cells release growth factors and communicate without excess injury. However, deep penetration and excessive damage are associated with risks of scarring, which defeats the aim of the skin needling process.
Why Pearl Medispa Skin Needling?
At Pearl Medispa Brisbane, we focus on more superficial skin needling. You are creating a more superficial exfoliation and working with your skin to activate natural skin repair mechanisms. Our approach to face needling is to work with your skin. Our Microneedling pen is TGA-approved. The microneedling device brings about ‘localised and controlled damage,’ meaning they do not significantly alter the structure of your skin’s outer layer. This ‘controlled damage’ initiates the regeneration of your skill cells via the natural healing process and, in the process, activates collagen production.
How Does Face Needling Work?
Each fine needle puncture creates a channel or micro-wound in the skin. Very quickly, the microchannels formed spontaneously close, preserving the integrity of the epidermal barrier. However, the needles injure the epidermis, superficial dermal collagen strands, and small blood vessels, releasing growth factors and forming new collagen, elastin, and capillaries. This new collagen and vascularity improve skin firmness, hydration and texture.
What is The Goal of Skin Needling?
Skin needling is used in two main scenarios. The first is as a general treatment to improve skin appearance. The second is as a therapy for skin concerns. Acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, enlarged pores, skin roughness, pigmentation, and hair loss are all treated with microneedling.
Skin needling is effectively used for:
- Return a glow to your skin
- Reduce scars caused by acne, surgery, or burns;
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Fade young (red) stretch marks
- Tighten skin sagging
- Improve skin tone, texture
Skin Needling for Acne Scars
Skin needling has gained popularity and efficacy in the treatment of acne scars. RF microneedling has the most significant impact. However, microneedling pens and dermarollers are still used. Therefore, the most critical therapeutic benefit will be provided if your clinic has RF microneedling. Often multiple treatment modalities are required to lessen acne scars successfully. As a result, in addition to RF microneedling, an acne scar treatment strategy may involve more than one treatment with TCA cross, subcision, dermal filler, and laser.
Skin Needling for Stretch Marks
RF microneedling is superior to skin needling with microneedling pens or dermal rollers to treat stretch marks. RF microneedling can be used on both young and old stretch marks and should be used with laser treatment. For example, vascular laser treatment improves young (red) stretch marks, whereas CO2 lasers can improve older (white) stretch marks.
Skin Needling for Wrinkles and Texture Concerns.
Skin needling can help with a variety of skin texture issues. Again, RF microneedling has higher outcomes; however, skin needling with dermapen also produces many results for skin texture concerns. A series of face-needling treatments can alleviate fine lines and wrinkles, crepiness, enlarged pores, skin roughness, and even dryness. Caution is advised, however, because excessive use of deep (3mm) needling with microneedling pens has resulted in scarring. Therefore, it is best to stay with superficial treatments only!
Microneedling for Pigmentation
Skin needling should not be used to treat melasma. Melasma can worsen if you apply skin needling too aggressively. Superficial microneedling with pen technology can help with some pigmentation. However, be wary of anyone who recommends microneedling as a therapy for pigmentation. It is not the most effective treatment and can cause more problems in the wrong hands.
Skin Needling Decolletage
The décolletage is a distinct area of skin on the body that is frequently overlooked in our daily skincare routines. Our decolletage skin needling treatment can help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage to the chest.
Benefits of microneedling
- Microneedling has a lower risk of hyperpigmentation and scarring than more invasive procedures, making it safer for ethnic or dark skin. Skin needling can be used for all skin types, light to dark.
- It is appropriate for thin and sensitive skin;
- People tolerate the procedure well.
- It is less expensive and can be performed on areas of skin that are not suitable for peeling or laser resurfacing,
- The epidermis is not damaged. As a result, it can be safely repeated if necessary.
- You can resume normal activities quickly, with minimal downtime, as the surface seals and heals.
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