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Skin needling — a versatile, non-invasive, natural treatment that stimulates the body’s healing response to promote collagen production — offers many complexion-enhancing benefits.

Whether you’re hoping to reverse signs of ageing or improve overall skin tone and texture, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about this innovative treatment that’s taken the beauty world by storm — including the incredible benefits of skin needling!

Keep reading to find out whether this treatment is right for you.

First things first: What is skin needling?

Skin needling is an in-clinic skin treatment that uses a medical-grade pen to create tiny punctures that penetrate the upper epidermal layer to induce a controlled wound-healing response, triggering collagen production.

Whether fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, enlarged pores or hyperpigmentation impact your self-confidence, this highly effective treatment is the ideal alternative to a surgical procedure with risks and extensive downtime.

What does skin needling do? Let’s unpack the benefits of skin needling

Gaining rapid popularity in recent years as more and more people look for non-invasive treatments to heal their skin concerns, skin needling:

  • Improves your skin’s appearance immediately
    When the small needle is glided across the skin to create tiny, evenly spaced punctures that penetrate the upper epidermal layer, it helps induce a natural and controlled wound healing response that triggers collagen and elastin production. As these micro-injuries encourage the skin to regenerate and renew, you’ll notice a gorgeous, plump glow after your first skin needling session and improvements in skin tone, texture and laxity. While your skin appears brighter, lifted and more supple, the best results should appear a few weeks after your skin needling treatment.
  • Reduces acne scarring
    Acne scars are caused by disrupting the skin’s natural healing process. When the skin is damaged, the body responds by producing collagen to repair the area. However, if the healing process is disrupted, such as in the case of acne, the body may produce too much or too little collagen, leading to scarring. As the microneedle pierces the skin, it helps break down and destroy scar tissue while simultaneously triggering collagen production assisting in improving acne scars.For severe acne and acne scarring, you may be recommended a different skin treatment. Overall, skin needling for acne scarring is one of the most effective non-invasive methods to help combat scarring and say goodbye to pesky breakouts impacting your self-esteem
  • Reduces pigmentation
    Skin needling for pigmentation offers incredible long-term results. The needle pen breaks up the pigment below the skin’s surface without damaging the epidermis — making it one of the most effective treatments for minimising the appearance of some pigmentation. Whether you have age spots or sun damage, skin needling will help repair, restore and rejuvenate your complexion, returning it to its healthiest state.
  • Helps reverse common signs of ageing
    The skin needling benefits extend to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As your body naturally begins to produce more collagen and elastin, you regain your youthful glow, as these proteins help generate new skin cells to plump fine lines and combat signs of ageing. Not only does skin needling help reduce existing fine lines and wrinkles, but it can prevent the formation of new ones — making skin needling a highly effective treatment for reversing signs of ageing.
  • Improves the appearance of stretch marks
    A quick glance at skin needling before and after results proves how effective this treatment is for minimising the appearance of stretch marks. Whether you have white lines or light pink stretch marks on your stomach, thighs or upper arms, skin needling can be performed anywhere on your body.
  • Reduces the appearance of enlarged pores
    As we know, collagen and elastin provide support to the skin’s structure, and by increasing their production, the skin becomes firmer and more elastic. This can lead to a tightening effect on the skin, which can help reduce the appearance of pores. Plus, the needles allow for better penetration of your skincare products, so you’ll notice your pore-reducing serums and creams become more effective and provide faster results.
  • Enhances the absorption of targeted skincare products
    Skin needling creates small channels in the skin to help enhance the absorption of your skincare products, allowing them to penetrate deeper for the best results. Whether your skincare routine is tailored to reduce the appearance of pigmentation or combat acne, skin needling will boost the effectiveness of your everyday products.
  • Has minimal recovery time
    Skin needling is the ideal alternative to an invasive treatment or procedure that requires extensive downtime from everyday activities. At Evolution Laser Clinic, our treatment takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete, and you can return to work immediately! While you may notice some redness and sensitivity around the treatment area following your appointment, these side effects will quickly subside.For the best skin needling results, you’ll need to protect your skin from the sun by using our evolveMD sun protectant for at least two weeks. You should also avoid strenuous activity, scorching showers, baths, hot tubs, saunas, harsh chemical or exfoliants for 48 hours after your skin needling treatment — these can disrupt the results or cause irritation.
  • Is a cost-effective solution
    Skin needling is a more affordable alternative to other cosmetic procedures, such as laser resurfacing or chemical peels, which can sometimes require several sessions.

Are there any risks or possible side effects?

Before undergoing any treatment, it’s always important to undergo a complimentary skin consultation with one of our qualified therapists to ensure it’s safe for you and your skin concerns. Some points to consider include the following:

  • It’s not a quick fix
    While you’ll notice changes in your skin tone and texture following your first skin needling treatment, most people must undergo multiple sessions spaced evenly to achieve long-lasting results.
  • Healing time
    Although this treatment is non-invasive and relatively pain-free, there will most likely be pinpoint bleeding — do not fret; this is normal and will stop almost immediately. For several days post-treatment, the outer layer of your skin will take on a ‘bronzed’ appearance which will eventually flake off to reveal a fresh and glowing layer underneath.
  • Pain
    While everyone’s pain tolerance is different, some patients find the sensation of the needling pricking the skin causes mild discomfort. If you’re worried about experiencing pain or are overly sensitive to it, let your skin therapist know beforehand so they can apply a numbing cream before getting started.

What to expect from a skin needling treatment at Evolution Laser Clinic

At Evolution Laser Clinic, we take a tailored approach to every treatment we offer. During your first consultation with our team, we’ll perform an in-depth skin scan and analysis to assess your problem areas before recommending how many skin needling treatments you may need to achieve the best results.

While some of our patients see incredible skin needling before and after results with just two to three sessions, those with severe acne scarring or pigmentation may require a handful of treatments to achieve the best outcome.

Although no two patients are the same, most people generally require four to six sessions for permanent and consistent collagen induction. Each session is spaced four to six weeks apart for optimal results. Our friendly and professional team will be there to answer any questions or concerns throughout your treatment, so you can trust you’re in excellent hands.

Following your first skin needling session, our expert skin therapists will provide aftercare tips to optimise your results. We always recommend using the evolveMD Advanced Hydrating Serum to supercharge the healing process and help the skin retain moisture — so it remains plump, supple and hydrated. If you have any concerns or need further information following your treatment, our team will be available to provide relevant information.

Ready to book your appointment?

Whether you’re hoping to combat acne scarring, reduce the appearance of stretch marks or improve overall skin texture, tone and tightness, we can help. Offering a suite of non-invasive, pain-free medical-graded skin treatments that bring your complexion back to its healthiest state, there’s no better time to combat your concerns!

Book your complimentary consultation online today to begin your journey towards better and brighter skin. Don’t forget to review our skin needling before and after images to see incredible results from hundreds of satisfied patients who have had their skin and confidence transformed by our team.

While you’re here, explore our complementary treatment offerings, including derma stamping, RF firming and PicoWay laser. Got a question? Please contact our friendly team — they’d be more than happy to chat with you about all our treatments.

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