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Benefits of Skin Needling – How Can It Be Used for Skin Rejuvenation?

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
  • Pigmentation
  • 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.


tips benefits of skin needling bondi junctionTips For A Pre And Post Treatment Glow

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

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Treatment Options For Marionette Lines on Face

Deep marionette lines on face are a sign of ageing and they become more prominent as you get older. Even though they only start appearing when you’re in your 40s lots of people dislike them because they can make you look like you’re unhappy. When they run deeper and become more prominent they can also contribute to facial sagging. Dermal fillers are one of the non-invasive options available to treat the appearance of marionette lines and other forms of facial wrinkles and creases. 


What Are Marionette Lines?

So-named after string puppets, the marionette lines that develop with age are vertical creases that run from the corners of your mouth to your chin. The comment has been made that they can make it look like they can open and close your bottom jaw without the rest of your face moving – hence the reference to string puppets or marionettes. These lines are also colloquially referred to as a mouth frown as they can give your face a sad look.


Why Do Marionette Lines Form As We Get Older?

Marionette lines occur naturally as you talk, laugh and eat, using the muscles around your mouth. Remember that the skin around your mouth area tends to crease and wrinkle prematurely because it is thinner than on other parts of your face. 


What Causes Marionette Lines On Face To Form?

As you age your skin naturally starts to lose elasticity. This is due to a reduction of collagen and elastin being produced and, coupled with the force of gravity, can cause a downturned appearance at the corners of your mouth. As a result, your skin just doesn’t bounce back the way that it used to when you were in your teens or 20s. 

Dehydration, exposure to the sun, pollutants and oxidants, as well as stress and smoking can exacerbate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making them deeper. Genetics also play a role in where you develop wrinkles on your face – some people may not develop marionette lines at all whereas others may get them prominently or at an early age.


What Can Be Done To Treat Marionette Lines?

An invasive procedure like a facelift is only one option to treat marionette lines but surgeries have down-time and are not the right answer for everyone.

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Fortunately there are quite a few interventions that can be done to improve the appearance of marionette lines and facial wrinkles around your mouth if this is your only skin concern. You will have a consultation with your surgeon to discuss your needs and wants before moving forward with any kind of treatment. 

Using injectables like dermal fillers or Botox can significantly improve the signs of premature ageing. Your chances of side effects are minimal and you can return to your daily activities almost immediately. 


Using Botox To Treat Marionette Lines On Face

Botox is one way to address marionette lines, and may be a good idea if yours are not too deep. Botox can prevent the creases from getting deeper as you age, as it relaxes the muscles under the skin it is injected into. Botox injections need to be redone every three to four months.


Using Dermal Fillers To Treat Marionette Lines

Dermal fillers can be used to address the hollows that form between the mouth and the chin. Dermal fillers also provide support at the corners of the mouth and hold the muscles up. Dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid may boost your skin’s natural production and can be recommended before the lines get too deep.

Even if you only want to address marionette lines, your surgeon may recommend dermal filler in other areas of your face: such as your cheeks or jaw, to contribute to a plumper, more youthful skin.

Dermal fillers are not permanent and may last for up to 18 months before the injectable is reabsorbed by your body, so you will need to have top up treatments to maintain a smooth complexion. 

We find that one treatment is usually sufficient, but some patients may want to add more filler to plump the area up further. We recommend that you wait for at least four to six weeks after your treatment to decide if you would like to add more filler. If you are having hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, you should be able to see results straight away.


Will A Dermal Filler Be Painful?

The procedure is relatively quick and may be completed in as little as 30 minutes. 

Using dermal filler to treat marionette lines can be uncomfortable, especially on the chin area, which tends to be more sensitive than other parts of the face. We make use of anaesthetic to make the procedure more comfortable. 


Dermal Filler Aftercare

You might experience some mild swelling or bruising in the 48 to 72 hours after your dermal filler treatment. You should avoid rigorous physical activity and exercise for the 24-48 hour period after your treatment. We also recommend that you avoid very hot temperatures such as saunas. You should also avoid other kinds of beauty treatments such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion for at least two weeks afterwards.

Your surgeon will give you specific instructions for aftercare once you have had dermal filler and other injectables.

Would you like to know what your treatment options are to address marionette lines on face? Please contact us for a confidential appointment to discuss whether a face lift, Botox or dermal filler could work for you: (02) 8599 7161.

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