Skin Needling – Not As Scary As You Think
11 February 2020

To start with, let’s clear up one of the biggest areas of confusion and concern when it comes to skin needling; the aim of this treatment isn’t to have a mass amount of blood coming to the surface of the skin.  What we are wanting to achieve is a small, pin prick amount to be drawn to the surface of the skin. Why? Good question! Well, for starters, skin needling is a non-ablative skin rejuvenation technique that offers a more physiologically compatible way of triggering collagen synthesis – where all good anti-aging begins! It also boasts skin recovery and rejuvenation for acne pit scarring, stretch marks, skin tightening and brighter tone and complexion.

The crisscross or circular motion of the needling allows for maximum coverage, at minimal threat to the skin all while stimulating collagen and elastin production, creating smoother and clearer skin, as well as aiding in the reduction of scars and stretchmarks by utilising the body’s natural would healing process to essentially thicken the epidermal skin layer.

The effects of skin needling differ according to needle length, width and the manual pressure that is applied during the treatment – all of these elements are taken care of by your clinician here at Bella’s Skin Care Centre, so you can sit back, relax and prepare for the beautiful skin that is regenerating itself for you.  Due to the ability to tailor each treatment to your skin and skin concerns, the level of skin invasion and subsequent inflammation to the skin can vary from a light stimulation, to a deeper response from the skin and blood flow.

How does it work with your skin, exactly?

Let’s break it down into three simple phases.  The first phase is designed to cause inflammation to the skin, that then instigates the second phase through the stimulation of the collagen, elastin, fibroblasts (plus the natural wound heal response) that allows for skin restoration of texture, firmness and tightening to flaccid skin as well as reducing the appearance of large pores, scar tissue originally formed through acne, chicken pox or old surgical scars, and stretchmarks – all of which make up the third phase.

Is it for you?

Generally, there isn’t anyone whose skin wouldn’t benefit from the skin needling process, as all skin requires either preventative or corrective skin treatments. If you’re one who suffers from any form of scarring, pigmentation, uneven skin tone or loss of tone and shape to your face then we’d like to invite you into our clinic to discuss whether skin needling is the right fit for your skin goals.