Heard of microneedling? This rejuvenating and regenerating skin treatment really is the gift that keeps on giving.
Often referred to as collagen-induction therapy, microneedling works to reduce scarring, smooth an uneven skin tone and improve skin elasticity. The non-surgical treatment can even turn back time on fine lines and wrinkles.
“And although the thought of microneedling might sound painful,” Rosa Scialo, qualified beauty therapist and founder of BodySense Beauty Treatments says, “it’s really not. This treatment requires no numbing cream and you can adjust the length of the needles based on the area and person. So, it’s tailored to you and your skin.”
So, what exactly is microneedling?
Put simply, microneedling kickstarts the growth of more youthful skin.
The treatment does so by using a medical-grade microneedle pen, which has microscopic, sterilized needles, to carefully prick the skin.
This action sets off the body’s natural healing response which stimulates the fibroblast cells in the area being treated. These cells stimulate collagen and strengthen the elastin, all of which help to fight against several signs of ageing like:
· Fine lines and wrinkles
· Dullness of skin
· Uneven skin tone
· Scaring — including acne
· Visible pores
It might be one of the latest treatments to be added to our offering here at BodySense, but the art of microneedling is nothing new.
It actually dates back to the 1900s when German dermatologists started using the minimally invasive procedure for acne and skin scars using derma rollers. However, technology has since moved on, with more advanced and effective methods available — like a medical microneedle pen. This produces less damage and less discomfort on the skin.
The benefits of microneedling have been clinically proven
1. Microneedling can help with scarring
According to one article, which was published in the International Wound Journal, microneedling is an ‘effective’ therapeutic treatment which can help with acne scars.
While another journal states that microneedling can also help with stretch marks, age spots caused through sun damage and burns.
2. Microneedling can boost three types of collagen
According to a 2015 journal in the International Journal of Dermatology, microneedling can increase baseline collagen types I, III and VII, along with tropoelastin which promotes cell attachment.
And, as we know, collagen results in a reduction of wrinkles and aging skin.
3. Microneedling can be used to treat rosacea
Rosacea is a long-term skin condition that mainly affects the face. Symptoms include redness or a burning or stinging feeling when using water or skin care products. However, microneedling could be used to help treat this condition.
In fact, one study which tested the efficacy of microneedling found there was a 25-58% improvement in rosacea suffers who had this treatment.
What makes our microneedling treatment stand out?
Here at BodySense Beauty Treatment, Rosa uses the Filleron microneedling pen to perform the treatment.
Rosa explains: “Like most microneedling pens, the miniscule needles help to produce temporary micro channels in the skin to create a pathway for active ingredients to penetrate the skin.”
“But unlike other pens, you don’t need to use numbing cream,” Rosa says. “You can also adjust the depth of the needle according to where you are treating and who you are treating.”
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Rosa can also combine microneedling with dermaplaning, LED or radio frequency to give an even more enhanced result.
So, if you are looking for a treatment that makes your skin firmer, smoother and more refined, boosts your collagen and generally rejuvenates your skin then microneedling may be something to consider.
Rosa now offers microneedling from her Beckenham-based salon. Get in touch to find out more or to book in for your bespoke treatment.