Micro Needling – the latest must have skincare treatment

Micro needling is the next big thing in skincare – it is getting massive results and loved by the likes of the Skin Nerd Jennifer Rock this treatment has become a must have skin treatment for all serious skinclinics.
Essential for anyone with acne scars, and for anti-ageing this treatment is the top of the range in terms of results. We have pulled together a list of the most commonly asked questions about Microneedling but feel free to drop us a line or book in for a free skin consultation to see if the treatment is the best one for you, your skin & the results you want to achieve.

 

What is Micro-Needling?

It is a treatment where a skin therapist uses a handheld or pen needle – filled with lots of tiny needles and then works over the skin. Using the skin’s ability to heal itself, puncturing the dermis with microscopic needles triggers the production of new collagen. Micro-Needling is used to improve skin tone and texture; treating the appearance of ageing; scarring; stretch marks and pigmentation marks from acne and sun damage.

Topical products applied directly after Micro-Needling can be absorbed to a far deeper level in the skin, making them more effective.

 

How does the Micro-Needling Treatment work?

Collagen is a protein that gives our skin its structure, working like a netting to hold skin cells together. It also gives skin a smooth and youthful appearance, as we have it in abundance when we’re young. As we age, collagen starts to break down.

The tiny needles used in skin Micro-Needling make microscopic channels in the dermis, triggering the body’s healing response to kick-start production of new collagen and elastin, plumping up the skin.

 

What skin conditions can Micro Needling Treat?

Medical Micro Needling also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy and it works for a variety of skin conditions, including:

  • Treatment of scars (including burn scars, acne scars and surgical scars)
  • Stretch marks (including post pregnancy)
  • Stretch marks (including post pregnancy)
  • Stretch marks (including post pregnancy)

The micro needling produces channels in dermis which sufficiently stimulate the body’s natural defenses to repair the skin, producing concentrated amounts of collagen and proteins to the treated areas of skin. This results in the skins thickness being increased by up to 80% smoothing scars, visibly reducing stretch marks and erasing wrinkles.

Micro Needling

Is there any downtime and does it hurt?

There is very little down time, although expect your skin to look and feel mildly sunburnt for about 24 hours after the treatment. It will also start to flake after a day or two as the skin cells slough off. This is a normal reaction and after about a week you’ll see the new, brighter, smooth skin. A topical cream is used to lessen sensitivity on the face, so there is no pain during the treatment.

 

Are there any side affects?

It varies by client, but immediate side effects include redness, flaking, and mild irritation on the treated areas. These aren’t anything to worry about and will subside within 24-72 hours. It may be difficult to apply makeup over treated skin whilst it is flaking; similar to skin peeling after sunburn. Do not exfoliate as this will irritate the skin. A course of treatments is recommended for some clients and this can be assesed at your consultation, first treatment and post treatment so work out the best plan for your skincare.

Please email Eimear at the salon at bellabeautyballina@gmail.com or book your appointment online – HERE

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