How does it work?
Firstly, the skin is cleansed thoroughly to ensure that deep pore penetration can be achieved. Topical anaesthetic cream will then be applied on the area to be treated, helping to numb the skin and reduce any pain. After the application of the cream, the micro-needling process will begin.
Collagen production is naturally increased as the roller gently pierces the blood vessels with its mini surgical needles. The microscopic punctures cause the skin to renew itself, revealing rejuvenated skin that looks plumper and healthier. It’s not as painful as it sounds, and clients describe the feeling as ‘mildly uncomfortable’ - but we’d do anything for beauty, right? As well as the skin’s magically do-it-yourself style collagen production, the tiny punctures mean that all your lotions and potions will be far more effective - as they can be absorbed faster through the epidermis.
Unlike most collagen induction therapies, micro-needling can be carried out in the comfort of your home if you buy yourself the handy roller and use it as part of your everyday beauty regime - but you might want to try it at a clinic first as they know how to numb any pain. The treatment itself takes between 30 minutes and 1 hour, and best results are achieved when follow-up treatments are carried out over a period of three months, as skin naturally renews itself every forty days. But there’s no need for your social life to crash and burn, as you can resume your normal skincare routine almost immediately after the treatment.
Is it for me?
If previous treatments have given less than satisfactory results, micro-needling could be the answer to your prayers.Suitable for all skin types, this treatment will help men and women alike combat the tell-tale signs of mature skin.
The gentle nature of the treatment makes it suitable for use on the face, neck and body.Those with a low threshold for pain beware as the treatment is not for the faint-hearted.
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