A popular non-surgical aesthetics treatment is skin needling or, also known as micro-needling or collagen induction. Skin needling is a non-surgical and minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that uses a micro-needling device. The mico-needling device is moved around the skin to create minor skin injuries. These injuries, in turn, will promote new skin cell growth!
Many aestheticians have hailed skin needling as one of the safest of the newer non-surgical treatments due to the minimal damage it inflicts.
How Does Skin Needling Treatment Benefit the Skin?
Skin needling benefits the skin by improving skin texture, limits ageing signs, reduces scarring and blackheads.
Microneedling improves skin texture by encouraging the production of collagen and elastin. As the body continues to age, there is a decline in the production of two key skin components: elastin and collagen. Microneedling works by encouraging the skin’s healing process to start. This process can take weeks or days, depending on how deep the needles have penetrated the skin. Right after the treatment, the skin will start healing instantly, and the appearance of texture in the skin is noticeably softer.
Skin needling will also decrease the appearance of any previous scarring, whether this is scarring from hyperpigmentation or acne scarring. Similarly, to how the micro-needling treatment improves the skin texture. The micro-needling treatment will encourage the production of new cells to replace the damaged skin cells.
Microneedling will also reduce the reappearance of blackheads and acne. The micro-needles puncture the top layer of the skin (the epidermis), removing recurring blackheads as the needle is coming out of the skin. After this process, the pores become visibly smaller, particularly around the nose.
Finally, skin needling will slow down signs of ageing. The needles in the device can activate growth factors in the skin, which helps the repair process. The process works when the body gets stimulated encouraging the natural production of collagen, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles on the skin. Skin needling treatments are also a preventative measure for ageing skin. Combining regular skin needling treatments with an effective skincare routine will help the skin look more youthful and glowy. We highly recommend a routine that features powerful antioxidants such as Vitamin C!
How Many Micro-Needling Treatments will I need?
Before you can start seeing long-lasting results, you will need a few sessions with your aesthetician. The amount you will need will vary depending on the condition of your skin. The condition is dependant on your skins health, elasticity and age.
For example, depending on your acne, it may require at least 4 – 6 sessions for you to see a drastic improvement that will last. Scars may take longer depending on how long they have been there. At your appointment, your aesthetician should be able to advise you on the sessions you will require.
What Are The Side Effects of Skin Needling?
As we mentioned previously, skin needling is one of the safest non-surgical aesthetic treatments. This is due to how minimally invasive skin needling treatments are. However, as with any treatment, there are potential temporary side effects. The chances of these side effects will depend on the sensitivity of your skin and the quality of equipment used.
The short term side effects are:
- Skin Flaking
As you can see, the potential side effects are not as serious as when receiving an invasive aesthetic treatment.
Interested in Learning Skin Needling Treatments?
If you’ve been keeping up with our blogs, I’m sure by now you would know how popular the aesthetics industry is! Estimated to reach $73.6bn globally by 2022, this is the best time to join.
At the Ray Cochrane Beauty School, we offer the VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Skin Needling. Our course runs over 12 weeks with the future leading aestheticians in mind. Students enrolled on the course are taught by our expert tutors who are also practising aestheticians in Central London!
We also understand that financial roadblocks can get in the way of learning a new skill, which is why we offer a 12-month interest-free payment plan. Simply pay your deposit to secure your spot on the course and spread the rest of the course costs over 12 instalments! You could even be using your profits as a skin needling aesthetician to pay back your course costs! Talk about an investment.
If you would like to find out more about our advanced aesthetic skin needling course, then get in touch with us today. Either you can send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org citing ‘Level 4 skin needling course’ in your subject. If you would prefer to speak directly with a member of the enrolment team, then call us on 02074866291.