My treatment used the smallest needle available (0.5) with no numbing cream and, honestly, it wasn’t painful. I’d describe the process as a prickly, scratchy feeling which intensified over bonier areas (cheekbones and jaw). Anyone who has had microblading – the sensation is sort of similar. For more intensive results, the needles increase in size and numbing cream is applied, but you’ll still feel something.
I tried microneedling and this is what it felt like
I’m going to call it and say I’ve tried pretty much every facial treatment going. Largely because I’m curious, but also, it’s good to be able to offer advice to friends on what to try based on their skin concerns (once ‘less rosé’ has been ruled out). Next up, we’re talking microneedling – ‘the one that uses actual needles’- to make my skin appear fresher and all-round younger.
By Liz Hambleton