We all know the adage of “no pain without gain”, and skin needling is a perfect example of that. Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) and Derma Rolling, skin needling is quite a unique treatment by nature. It aims to improve the skin’s appearance by inflicting micro wounds and triggering the skin’s natural healing process with increased collagen production. It has been proven to be a safe and effective therapy to treat a host of cosmetic conditions, and it is no surprise that it has a large fan base of its own today!
Skin Needling – A Closer Look
As you would have guessed, there are needles involved. While the prospect of having needles rolling across your skin can indeed be scary, we can assure you that it is not as painful as it sounds!
This procedure entails the use of multiple fine needles, attached to a derma roller, which is then gently rolled over the area to be treated. These needles create micro injuries on the skin’s surface, which in turn causes the body to produce and “send” more collagen and elastin to heal the wounds. This natural process gives birth to better skin, with improved texture, tone and elasticity.
There are many at-home skin needling kits available over the counter, but the efficacy of a professional treatment is noticeable in the results.
The Multiple Benefits of Skin Needling
Despite the minor discomfort of the procedure, there are loyalists who cannot stop raving about the results. From getting rid of acne scars and signs of ageing to achieving fresh, flawless skin, this treatment gives visible results in just a few weeks. Here’s an overview of some of the conditions that can improve with skin needling:
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles
There could be many causes for fine lines and wrinkles – the most common being ageing, loss of skin elasticity, excessive sun exposure and habitual facial movements.
- Scar Reduction
This is a very good option to treat any type of scars, including depressed acne scars and those caused by injuries. Derma rolling can help to reduce the appearance of acne scars.
- Skin Pigmentation
Skin Needling is a wonderful treatment to help with any kind of discolouration or pigmentation problems, including age spots, both on the face and other parts of the body.
- Stretch Marks
These could be caused by weight gain / weight loss, pregnancy or other hormonal changes, and can really make one self-conscious and low on confidence.
- Sun Damaged Skin
Excessive sun exposure could cause dryness, fine lines and sun spots – all of which can be effectively treated by skin needling.
- Uneven Skin Tone
This could happen due to pigmentation, scarring or even stress. But with skin needling, you can begin to see noticeable improvement in skin tone and texture in just 2 sessions.
- Loss of Elasticity
This is bound to happen as we age, and the skin loses its youthful elasticity. However, this treatment boosts collagen and elastin, giving the skin a firmer appearance.
If you’d like to learn and understand whether this is the right treatment for you, we invite you to come in for a free, no obligation consultation at any of our four branches in Melbourne – Mt Waverly, Hawthorn, Melbourne CBD and Viewbank.