Microneedling is as a must-try beauty regime and is fast becoming the latest beauty trend. Although it has been around for almost 20 years, due to new developments in technology and celebrities getting on trend, micro needling is gaining traction quickly.
Microneedling is a great way to boost collagen, encourage hair growth (if you have a receding hairline). It also treats fine lines, blemishes, acne scars, and pigmentation.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment where our beauticians, using micro-fine needles (from 0.5 to 2 millimetres in diameter), create tiny punctures in the skin. This triggers the body’s skin healing process, stimulating collagen and elastin production. Additionally, once the tiny punctures are made, skin products such as vitamin C or E, are able to penetrate deeper into the skin, in turn working more effectively to diminish fine lines, remove scars and pigmentation.
Before any treatment, it is important for you to do your homework first in order to decide whether this treatment is really the best way forward for you. In the meantime, we have listed the most frequently asked questions below regarding micro needling that may very well assist you in making your final decision:
Who would benefit most from micro needling?
It’s beneficial for both those with acne and those looking to treat wrinkles. Whether you have large pores, acne scars, or fine lines, this treatment is ideal for you. The combination of needle penetration and your skin’s healing process forces the skin to regenerate, leaving you with a dewy glow that will not only boost your confidence, but will certainly turn heads, and for all the right reasons!
What is the difference between micro needling & derma rolling?
• Dermarollers contain minute needles that are 0.3 mm or smaller, whilst micro needling have needle widths that range from 0.5 mm to 2 mm
• Both only puncture the skin’s outer layer (the epidermis), however, micro needling goes a little deeper, encouraging the skin to naturally produce collagen and elastin
• Dermarolling however, is a more superficial treatment that promotes increased product absorption
• In most cases, derma rolling is an at-home treatment that is done in between micro needling sessions in order to keep the skin rejuvenated and glowing throughout the treatment
How soon can one see results?
Microneedling works immediately. After one micro needling session, your skin will look plump and radiant for a few weeks. Over a period of four months, if you have one micro needling session a month, you can increase your collagen and elastin for up to six months after completing the treatment course.
Is micro needling painful?
It can be painful for some and only slightly uncomfortable to others – it really depends on your pain threshold. There is discomfort during and after the treatment, but it doesn’t linger. Microneedling is a fast treatment with needles puncturing your skin in rapid succession till the entire area has been covered. If you are concerned about the pain, numbing cream can be applied before the treatment.
How does micro needling assist with hair growth?
Microneedling stimulates hair follicles that are no longer active. Because micro-needling has abrasion healing properties, it produces the protein necessary for the development of new hair follies. By stimulating blood circulation and sending more nutrients to your follicles, hair growth is then encouraged.
Is micro needling only suitable for the facial/hairline area?
No – this treatment can be done anywhere on the skin, particularly in areas that have stretch marks or acne scars, such as the legs, chest area, or glutes (backside). It’s also effective on sun damaged areas.
How do I take care of my skin post-treatment?
Post-treatment, it is important to ensure your skin is hydrated after the treatment. Lather your skin in moisturizer whenever it feels dry. Be sure to stay away from harsh and abrasive products, such as exfoliators or alcohol-based toners, just until your skin has healed.
If you’re a gym enthusiast, you will need to stay away from the gym for at least 24 hours after treatment. This is because it is important to avoid any sort of perspiration, as this will result in inflammation or in very rare cases infection. Additionally, try to stay out of direct sunlight as this too can irritate your skin.
In order to know with 100% confidence whether this treatment is best for your skin type, it would be advisable to make an appointment to come and see one of our beauty specialists to see whether or not you’re a suitable candidate.
Although this treatment works on almost every type of skin, our team of experts will let you know whether they feel that micro-needling is right for you. It is important that you ask questions about the specific process, along with details regarding potential skin reactions too. This is to ensure you are comfortable with the procedure should you wish to go ahead.