Skin Needling creates micro channels in the skin, this triggers the bodies natural response to heal. The wound healing response! The skin ups the regulation of collagen and elastic to repair the teeny wounds created from skin needling.

What will Skin Needling treat?

Fine lines, the skin very close to the eye area, acne scars, loss of elasticity and therefore promotes thicker healthier glowing collagen, so you look luminous.

Does it hurt?

It is not too bad, it’s very quick! It’s not a lovely relaxing massage but it’s certainly bearable. The whole face and sides of neck are done in under 15 minutes. Numbing cream (which used to be used) is not applied as we now know it restricts the blood flow in the skin which causes inflammation, and we actually want this response for healing.  The results are better without numbing cream. If you are super worried we can use a numbing cream for 15 minutes beforehand.

What is the downtime? and aftercare?

There is some redness and swelling initially. LED will speed up the downtime (not to mention better the results) Then the next day it can feel dry. The skin can feel tight. The aftercare will all help. Generally it’s just Gentle Cleanser, Multi-Active Mist, Rejuvenate15 Serum and SPF. For day 2 and 3 you would use Enzymatic Micro Peel to catch any shedding that may happen.

How many sessions are required?

This really depends on what you are treating, generally the bigger the issue the more needed. Like acne scarring will need around 7-12 treatments, the commitment should be 6-8 weeks apart (pairing with Vitamin A peels will definitely boost the results). On the other hand treating pigmentation, depending on the pigment anywhere from 4-8 treatments. If you are wanting to just anti-age your skin and look younger 2-4 treatments are perfect and add in a good skincare routine for bonus results.

Can I add on treatments to Skin Needling?

Adding on a a light peel or microdermabrasion before the treatment either on the day or a week before will help the products and needling penetrate better for better results.

LED Light therapy will definitely boost results and better the downtime!