Skin needling or dermal rolling has come to embraced as an effective treatment for a number of skin concerns. But what can it do and how can it benefit your skin? Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of skin needling for your complexion.
How Does Skin Needling Work?
Professional needling is a skin rejuvenation procedure that is carried out by professional beauty therapists and aestheticians. During the procedure a roller containing micro needles is moved over the surface of your skin. The result of this is a collection of tiny punctures in the surface of your skin. This causes a deeper injury in the dermal layer of your skin but does not make any noticeable difference to the epidermal layer. The action may cause your skin to start bleeding a little but it does stimulate the skin to produce a quick skin healing response. The benefit of this is an increase in your skin’s collagen and elastin production, which contributes to a more youthful complexion.
Some treatments add in blue or red light to include radiofrequency in the procedure.
The Effects Of Ageing On The Skin
As we get older, our skin loses its natural stores and capacity for building collagen and elastin. Fatty deposits under the skin move, and gravity takes its toll on areas like the forehead, around the eyes, the folds between your nose and mouth, your jowls and your chin. Tightening your skin with dermal rolling can smooth out superficial lines and creases and give you a more youthful glow.
While you can get dermal rollers to use at home, they do not penetrate the skin as deeply. Your aesthetician will set the depth of penetration, to assist in addressing your skin concern and can change the depth for the different thicknesses of the skin on your face. A professional treatment provides intense skin rejuvenation because it penetrates the skin deeply enough.
What Are The Skin-healing Benefits Of Skin Needling?
Patients report an improved complexion and glow as a result of dermal rolling. The procedure can be used in the treatment of
- Fine and superficial lines in the skin
- Large pores
- The appearance of stretch marks
- Acne scarring
Patients also report an improvement in the texture and tone of their skin following a series of treatments.
It is important to note that the benefits of micro needling are most noticeable following a series of treatments, and that skin rejuvenation may not necessarily be visible after only one treatment.
In the aftermath of the treatment you will likely feel your skin is much smoother and softer than before, and that it absorbs your skin care products much more.
It is best if your skin has been gently cleaned beforehand and that you have stopped with topical treatments, especially retinol in the days leading up to your treatment.
You should also avoid direct exposure for three days before and three days after your microneedling treatment.
What To Expect From A Skin Needling Treatment?
Although the procedure is not painful, it can cause some irritation and sensitivity on certain parts of your face. In order to get around this your aesthetician will apply some numbing cream to make the experience more comfortable.
Your aesthetician can also select the depth that the needles will achieve. This is done based on the texture of your skin and your desired end result.
Most procedures will last for between 20 to 30 minutes after which a soothing serum is likely to be applied. If you have very sensitive skin you may find it takes a few days longer to recover.
You can expect to do three to six treatments to achieve optimal results but most patients report having a glow after their first treatment.
What Are The Benefits Of Skin Needling?
As one of the least invasive ways to address the signs of premature ageing, dermal rolling has grown in popularity partly because there is so little downtime after a procedure. While you may need to stay out of the sun for a few days you can otherwise resume your daily activities without much restriction. Any redness you may experience will have gone away by the next day and will be replaced by intense skin rejuvenation.
Address Signs Of Ageing
If you would like to do something minimally invasive about fine lines, creases and wrinkles on your face dermal rolling gives you the opportunity to benefit from the latest advances in skin technology.
Address Textural Issues
Problems with your skin texture, such as acne scarring or large pores can be visibly reduced following a treatment with microneedling. Thicker areas of skin can be penetrated deeper than more sensitive areas.
Are You A Candidate For Dermal Needling?
You should be in fairly good health with no underlying skin problems or sensitivities. Your skin should not have any open wounds and should have been kept out of the sun for a few days.
Dermal needling may work for you if you have tried other treatments unsuccessfully. It is especially helpful in reducing scars from acne and stretch marks. It can improve skin elasticity and tone and also prevent future scars and stretch marks from developing.
To find out more about the benefits of skin needling and whether it could work to rejuvenate your skin concern, please contact us for a confidential appointment: (02) 8599 7161