Skin needling is a treatment that promotes natural collagen reproduction and scar-less healing. The needling devices at Lush Skin and Laser Clinic can deliver up to 1,300 micro punctures per second into the skin, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin and normalizing various skin functions.
What can Skin Needling treat?
Fine lines, wrinkles, sagging contours and tired looking skin are visibly plumped and rejuvenated. Pen needling also provides the most effective treatment for all types of scar tissue including acne, pock marks, hypertrophic and ice pick. Damaged tissue is replaced with fresh collagen deposition to reduce the appearance of indentations and uneven skin texture. Needling also provides an effective solution for hyper pigmentation and age spots, especially for darker tones. The pen-sized wand allows for efficient treatment of the entire facial and neck area. The under-eyes, corners of the nose, brow bone, upper-lip and under the chin are effortlessly reached.
A consultation will be the first step in the treatment, some questions regarding yourself and the treatment are asked and discussed. This consultation will determine and assess the best-suited treatment for each individual. Our Skin Therapists will assess whether Skin Needling will suit your specific skin problems including acne scar reduction and anti-ageing skin rejuvenation. Skin Needling is extremely safe and effective in treating fine lines, wrinkles, texture, scars and acne scars with each individual treatment usually taking around an hour.
How Many Treatments will I need?
Every person’s skin is unique so the number of treatments you may need will vary depending on what condition(s) you want treated with micro needling. The following are some general guidelines only.
Rejuvenation: 4-6 treatments, 4 weeks apart
Acne scarring: 6 treatments, 6 weeks apart
Stretch marks: 4-8 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart
Should I prepare my skin before having skin needling?
For optimal results, a period of effective active treatment creams, such as Vitamin A, C or Resveratrol is recommended to allow the skin’s strength to build-up (especially for thin or delicate skin areas). Consult your therapist about the recommended Pre- and Post- procedure protocol.
How long should it take before I see results?
Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will occur after 4 to 6 treatments (spaced 4-6 weeks apart). Your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments and when combined with the recommended post treatment care.
Is the treatment painful?
For minimum needle depths skin needling treatments are painless. Treatments over 0.5mm deep are a bit more intense but manageable.
Is there any downtime after treatments?
Generally, no, but you may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after the treatment. Most people can return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment. Application of a breathable camouflage will seal the skin and cover any redness for an immediate return to work.
How soon after filler injections can I have a Skin Needling Treatment?
It is recommended to wait at least 7 days after filler injections, so that any post treatment bruising from the fillers can settle. It is also possible to have Skin Needling several days before having fillers injected. Consult with your practitioner prior to determine exactly how long a wait is best in each case.