Anytime the word needle is mentioned in the same sentence as face, people tend to get a bit nervous. Although the term may seem frightening, micro needling is a revolutionary treatment that can transform your complexion dramatically. Today we are breaking down everything you need to know about this treatment and all the benefits that this skin treatment brings. Micro Needling: What is it? Micro needling, also commonly known as collagen induction therapy, is a treatment that is utilised for treating a range of different skin conditions. The treatment involves multiple tiny, sterile needles penetrating the skin which causes trauma, or what we call micro-wounds, to the skin. After the micro-wounds are made, the skin begins repairing itself and during this process collagen and elastin production are stimulated which aids the skin during the healing process. This leaves you with fresh, plump skin and an overall youthful appearance. We know, causing micro-wounds to the skin may sound like a scary and painful process but we promise there is nothing to be afraid of! What To Expect During a Micro Needling Treatment? The biggest misconception about micro needling is that is a painful treatment. Clients who have previously experienced this treatment didn’t describe the treatment as being painful but instead said their skin just felt hot. At Mermaid Smiles prior to treatment, we offer all of our clients numbing cream to guarantee comfort throughout the treatment. After the numbing cream is applied and begins to work, we then apply a hyaluronic skin cream to ensure you get the best result from the treatment. During the treatment, your skin will become hot and red as if you have been sunburned as a reaction to the needling, which is completely normal. For some clients, what we call ‘pinpoint’ bleeding may occur which is tiny amounts of bleeding. This isn’t anything to be afraid of, it’s actually a great sign that your skin is responding well to the treatment which will allow you to see even better results afterwards. After the treatment, your skin will remain red for the rest of the day and for the days following will feel drier than usual. In some cases, minor breakouts may occur which is a good sign that your skin has brought up impurities from below the surface and they will diminish quickly. Now that you know what micro needling is and what to expect, let’s get into the top benefits that micro needling has on your skin.
- Reduces Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Minimises Hyperpigmentation and Age Spots
- Helps Scarring
- Shrinks Pore Size
- Reduces Rosacea