Curious about Skin Needling? Sarah Powell from Melbourne skincare destination Beauty On Rose shared with us her expert commentary on skin needling.
Can you please explain what skin needling is?
Skin needling is a form of collagen induction therapy. Essentially what that means is getting your own body to create collagen. Collagen is a building blocks to what hold our skin up. Meaning more of it leaves us with a youthful, plump & refreshed looking skin.
Essentially skin needling uses tiny sterilised needles to create tiny puncture wounds in our skin that our body goes into over drive to heal. It’s your body creating collagen which unfortunately starts declining at a rapid rate after we turn 26.
What are the benefits of doing skin needling?
Skin needling can be targeted to multiple skin concerns. Fine lines, wrinkles, pore texture, skin tone, pigmentation, acne scarring, rosacea – honestly most things.
As there is no heat involved with skin needling , when done correctly, there are minimal side effects. Most skin types can have this treatment done.
How often should you get the treatment?
Ideally treatments are done in course of 6-8 treatments depending on the concern. However treatments can be done individually but when we do them in course the results of the collagen build on each other.
What’s the down time of the treatment?
Similar to being sunburnt it is approximately 24-48hrs. Think dry, tight, like your face is going to crack. Then you’ll start to get micro crusting. This will last approximately one week – the skin feels super rough like you need a good exfoliation. It’s really important not to pick during this part as this is the skin healing and picking off these scabs can cause more damage. Makeup will cover this period it more feels rough to touch.
Personally I find I break out at about week 2. I then start seeing results at week 3 and best results are seen 3 months later. This is because it’s your body actually creating the collagen (which takes time) rather than applying something topically to your body.
If you’re planning for an event, ideally you want your last skin needling treatment 2 months prior with more epidermal treatment leading right up to the event.
However there is also the option to customise your skin needling treatment and create an epidermal treatment (more superficial) doesn’t mean less results just means we’re targeting a concern that sit in the upper layers of the skin rather than deeper. For example, acne vs wrinkles. Epidermal skin needling treatments have very minimal if any downtime.
How long does the treatment last?
Collagen produced can last up to 2 years in the body. Again because it’s your own body creating the collagen.
What is the duration of the treatment?
A treatment doesn’t take super long. Approximately 30-45mins. The painful part is over pretty quickly. We also have a treatment that is 60min that includes LED light therapist + calming face mask used post needling to reduce erythema (redness) in the skin.
What are some trends you have noticed with skin needling in 2021, for example is there any new equipment that has been launched?
Post covid more people are definitely looking after their skin. They’re wearing less makeup and more concerned with creating good foundations with their skincare and treatments.
I’ve noticed more people interested in being able to do professional treatments at home. Defy cosmeceuticals has Platinum Peptide Serum that was designed to be rolled into your skin. Combined with a 0.25mm home roller you can get even more incredible results with EGF (epidermal growth factors) & BFGF (basic fibroblast growth factors) + a lot more peptides. Which stimulate your skin cells growth, cell cycle & cell survival. Essentially meaning you’ve got more cells doing what they’re meant to be doing, for longer. Leaving you with beautiful, plump, glowing skin.
As daughter of salon-owner, Catherine, Sarah has stepped into the family business full-time and manages everything at Beauty on Rose. Particularly focused on team development and enhancing the client experience, Sarah is central to the day-to-day running of the salon. Excited about the future of Beauty on Rose, Sarah’s passion for beauty and exclusive customer care is always evident throughout the salon.
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