Skincare and the pursuit of turning back the clock as it appears on your skin has been a priority for women throughout the ages. Cleopatra had her milk baths, but in today’s modern world, your options are slightly more advanced. Some procedures are riskier, costlier and have considerably more intense side effects than others, which is why we want to explore going ‘under the needle’ rather than ‘going under the knife’.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a procedure whereby small pinholes are made repetitively under the skin via a Dermapen or a microneedling tool. The Dermapen contains 10+ microneedles which vibrate and penetrate your skin at an ideal depth. Despite how this may sound, the procedure is considerably pain-free since numbing cream is often applied beforehand.
Why Would I Want to Poke My Face with Needles?
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction treatment. That’s right ladies, it stimulates collagen production. The logic behind this is that the face responds to the tiny injury sites (made by the needles) by producing collagen and increasing the skin’s elasticity.
The treatment is also great for acne scars and discoloration of any kind as the treatment encourages remodelling of existing collagen as well as the rejuvenation of vascular tissue.
There is evidence to suggest that microneedling results in a slower production of sebum and reduces oil production – making it an option to treat active acne as well.
What About Recovery and Results?
Recovery is minimal. Most people experience slight redness or micro-bleeding which can last anywhere from 1 hour to 1.5 days. Results are often seen and felt immediately whilst long-term improvements can be seen after just two sessions.
Is Microneedling Right for Me?
Microneedling may be the perfect treatment for your skin, but speaking to a seasoned skincare professional is always the best way to determine which treatment is right for you. Exploring and researching your options is always a great idea; speak to a consultant at Fourways Aesthetic Centre or visit their website.