Skin Needling is a procedure that uses a significant number of tiny needles to puncture the very first layer of skin on your face or any part of the body.
This process works to rejuvenate your skin by boosting collagen production, which in turn reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and elevates the overall texture of your skin, Giving an all-over revitalised look to the skin.
Microneedling relies on the principle that growth factors are released once the needle pierces the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of the epidermis) . These growth factors are believed to be responsible for the treatment of various skin conditions. At a microscopic level, proliferated skin cells, such as fibroblasts, migrate to the point of injury and transform into collagen fibers, resulting in increased fiber strength and elasticity. This treatment improves your skin by increasing the production of collagen, facilitating natural repair and growth, and making the skin stronger and thicker. The new collagen fills depressed scars and wrinkles from the bottom up, lifting the depression so they are level with the surrounding skin. This process takes two to three months to produce visible results, and can also help thicken thinner, fine skin types.
Microneedling leads to three major phases of natural wound healing which results in enhanced stimulation of new healthy skin:
- Phase 1 (days 1–3) Inflammation:
Activated by piercing the dermal tissue, platelets release cytokines and growth factors which act as signals for the body’s immune system. White blood cells (neutrophils and macrophages) are sent in to disinfect the wounds, clear the debris, increase the blood supply, and begin the creation of fresh, new skin.
- Phase 2 (days 3–5) Proliferation:
In this phase, the fibroblasts, keratinocytes, and epidermal cells continue to divide to populate the areas of damage and secrete growth factors and extracellular matrices, such as elastin and collagen, will be laid down and deposited with new tissue formation.
- Phase 3 (days 6–30) Remodeling:
During this phase, collagen and elastin producing fibroblasts proliferate in the puncture wounds formed by the microneedles and migrate. The collagen in the newly formed tissue is now replaced with even stronger collagen and the dermis contracts to create a youthful firm, but supple texture to the skin.
Micro skin needling devices have been designed for and to provide scientifically proven results. The needles penetrate the skin into the dermis layer. The procedure is specifically designed to target and penetrate only fractions of the skin per treatment, thereby encouraging faster downtime, less discomfort and an almost immediate outcome.
This is a non-invasive, results-orientated technology where a serum or Stayve Booster Ampoule is micro-needled into the skin. All new treatments will include disposable one-use only needle cartridges.
We are fully qualified and the senior Beauty Therapist holds 2x Skin Needling certificate and a recognised Maintain Infection Control qualification.
Benefits of Micro-needling
- Collagen Stimulation (CIT)
- Improved product absorption during treatment
- Reducing the appearance of Pore size, Scar tissue, pigmentation, Stretch marks, Cellulite and Sun damage
- It is safe for all skin types and skin tones
- It has a very low recovery time
- It is a chemical-free process
- It increases the absorption capacity of the skin
- It can be used on any body part
- It solves all facial problems within 3 to 6 months
- It does not have any side effects
- It harnesses the natural healing ability of the body
Mesotherapy is one alternative to microneedling. A French treatment originally developed to inject medicine into subcutaneous fat; it is now widely used for skin rejuvenation but is a different procedure to microneedling entirely.
Both mesotherapy and microneedling involve needling techniques; however, they differ in terms of needle length, application, depth of penetration, speed of delivery and the skin conditions they treat.
Mesotherapy combines a bespoke cocktail of powerful vitamins, which are carried into the skin via the microchannels created, whereas microneedling gently moves multiple microscopic needles over the face to cause miniscule puncture marks, activating the production of collagen and elastin.
Traditional rollers or the circular motion using the microneedling devices on your skin may lead to permanent damage. The technique Envy Beauty Aesthetics utilise will ensure there is no permanent scarring and damage left to your skin and will be performed within best practice guidelines.
Targeted areas for microneedling – Microneedling is most often used on your face but is also an effective treatment on any body area to target:
- Acne scars
- Age spots (also called “sun spots”)
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Large pores
- Other types of scars
- Reduced skin elasticity
- Uneven skin tone
- Skin rejuvenation 3 treatments every 6 weeks
- Acne scaring 4 to 6 treatments every 6 weeks
- Stretch marks 6+ treatments every 6 weeks
After Treatment you may see:
- Mild to moderate redness
- Swelling & inflammation
- Avoid excessive heat in the skin (exercise, hot bath, shower, sauna etc. for 24- 48 hrs.)
- Do not expose treated area to the sun
- Use SPF 30+ when in the sun as well as protective clothing
- The treated area may be red and feel slightly sunburned for 24 – 48hrs post treatment
- 1% hydrocortisone ointment or cream can be applied to the skin if the area continues to be red and sensitive
- Products containing copper peptides, Vitamin C, A, B and E, collagen, hyaluronic acid, zinc will help to heal the skin and enhance results