Facial rejuvenation is a popular cosmetic service, requested by patients of all ages and skin types. Skin needling can help patients improve the overall brightness and appearance of their face. Our skin is delicate and reacts to all sorts of external and internal factors. As such, it can be difficult to keep skin looking perfectly blemish-free 24/7. Thankfully, there are plenty of different options, such as skin needling, to help keep skin radiant and control unwanted imperfections and blemishes.
Many non-surgical cosmetic services can help target skin issues and help patients stimulate collagen production to help naturally boost elasticity from within. Exfoliation treatments like skin needling can help address the uppermost layers of skin and buff away rough spots. Certain serums or platelet-rich plasma can also be applied to help promote maximum regeneration of new cells, which helps promote a brighter, more youthful appearance. Skin needling is a minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation technique that can help address many skin concerns for patients in Sydney.
Proper aftercare is an important part of any facial rejuvenation treatment, such as skin needling, as it can help promote better results and prolong the integrity of your skin while slowing down signs of aging or reducing blemishes from reappearing! Visiting a professional facility that offers medical-grade aesthetic treatments like skin needling can be an excellent way to address these issues with a non-surgical solution! Be sure to find a reliable facility that is overseen by a licensed expert surgeon or medical director!
At Refine Clinic, we are happy to offer a free initial consultation with our very experienced Consultant for skin needling sessions at our facility in Bondi Junction.
What is Micro Needling?
Collagen Induction Therapy is an excellent skin enhancement treatment that is used to carefully refine and rejuvenate the face. This procedure goes by many names but is most commonly known as Skin Needling. It’s quickly becoming one of Australia’s most popular non-surgical solutions, to help men and women clear blemishes in their face and refresh their entire appearance. Unlike other treatments, skin needling doesn’t use burning, coagulation, extreme cooling, laser or other dangerous gimmicks. Instead, a simple Dermastamp needling device is used to produce the desired result.
Skin needling is a fast, effective and minimally painful procedure that uses tiny needles to penetrate the skin. These micro-injuries trigger growth factors, which help stimulate the natural production of powerful anti-aging and skin repairing nutrients within the skin. When used in conjunction with powerful serums or PRP, it can help create channels in the skin that help it penetrate deep in the dermis.
Skin needling typically takes around 30 to 45 minutes and can be completed in-house with no downtime or recovery required. There are skin needling aftercare instructions that need to be followed, but patients are free to return to their everyday activities after treatments and can start seeing subtle improvements as soon as any swelling and bruising subsides! New, healthy skin starts to appear after about four weeks, and will steadily improve over the next few months. Patients can receive skin needling treatments every four to six weeks to help achieve the desired level of skin correction.
Preparing and Caring for Skin Needling Treatments
Thankfully, there isn’t much that needs to be done to help prepare for skin needling treatments. Patients will have to discontinue use of certain creams or products with Retin A, Retinols, Vitamin A and other topical medications for up to 5 days before your skin needling appointment. Your aesthetician will discuss any pre-care instructions. You should apply sunscreen daily in the weeks leading up to treatment to help protect your skin from burns or further damage.
Skin needling aftercare is extremely important, as your skin will be very sensitive following treatment. At Refine Clinic, our aesthetic professionals will provide you with an in-depth list of dos and don’ts, so it is important to pay attention to their instructions. This will help maximize the life of your results and prevent your skin from developing any unwanted side effects or complications.
For the first 24 hours after your skin needling procedure, avoid:
- Excessive sunlight
- Applying makeup
- Any type of “active” skincare products containing Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C
- Exercise, strenuous actions, or activities that will make you sweat
- Sunscreen (scheduling a skin needling later in the day can help you avoid the worst time of the day for sun exposure!)
Other skin needling aftercare instructions will include guidelines for how to wash your face and what type of products to avoid for the next few weeks. Depending on your procedure, special cleansers and skin needling aftercare products will be provided. Hydrating face masks with gentle ingredients may be used to help hydrate the skin, but be sure to avoid products with retinol or alpha acids until cleared by your skin needling professional.
Avoiding alcohol-based toners is also recommended for at least two weeks after skin needling, as this can dry out your skin. Also, sunlight can be excessively harsh on sensitive skin during this time, so patients so wear hats and avoid direct UV rays whenever possible. Using a sunscreen both indoors and outdoors can also help protect the skin against damage or redness during skin needling aftercare.
Finding a Skin Needling Specialist
In Australia, non-surgical cosmetic enhancement treatments are increasing in popularity. Procedures like skin needling have attracted patients looking to correct a myriad of skin concerns, including scarring, discolouration, dull complexion, fine lines or wrinkles, melasma, hyperpigmentation, and more. At Refine Clinic, we can help patients set up their first skin needling appointment after an in-depth consultation with an expert, completely free! We can also help you maintain your skin needling aftercare every step of the way. Call us today at (02) 8599 7161!