Skin needling: Myth versus fact
21 Mar, 2016
Most people will have one scar or another that they'd like to remove. The permanent marks can show up as either an indent or a ripple sitting on the surface of your skin.
They're all different, and they all tell a different story, but there is nothing wrong with wanting to minimise their appearance for smoother skin.
There are a wide variety of products out there that claim to reduce the appearance of scars. However, such products, like oils, can only help so much.
With skin needling, your skin's production of collagen is stimulated, helping to renew skin cell turnover. This means that your scar tissue is broken down, thereby starting a regeneration process. There's a reason why it's also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), or more accurately, Scar Reduction Therapy (SRT).
Let us establish a few facts from myths surrounding this treatment.
Skin needling hurts
Not necessarily. Skin needling does include the use of needles, yes, but not the kind you're thinking of. The Dermal Institute explains that they are typically 0.25 millimetres in length. There are many of these short needles at the end of a Dermastamp device, so that when it is pressed gently into your skin, the needles massage and circulate the area you wish to treat.
At Claire Francoise, as an authorised Dermaroller clinic, we apply topical anaesthetic cream to your body before we start any therapy to ensure you don't feel a thing.
The needles poke holes in my skin
Skin needling isn't meant to penetrate through the surface of your skin, but it does cause many miniscule micro-wounds in your skin. This triggers your body's response to make more elastin and collagen, which are responsible for the suppleness of youthful skin.
Afterwards, your face may be somewhat red and puffy, but only because of the stimulation to your skin. These small side effects should fade quickly and sun protection is a definite must following your treatment.
Skin needling only treats scars
You'd actually be surprised at what skin needling can help to address. Of course, the best use is for scars. However, this also includes scars from stretch marks and also acne.
Dermastamp provides vibrating vertical stimulation instead of manual rolling, bringing even more advanced results to your skin. Apart from scars, it can help with wrinkles and fine lines, hyperpigmentation, sagging skin, large pores and even hair loss.
It's a pain-free, hassle-free promising treatment for renewal of youthful skin and reduction of scars, so contact one of our qualified skin therapists for a consultation today.