It may look and sound like a form of medieval torture, but skin needling is actually a beauty technique that works to improve fine lines, pigmentation, acne scars and enlarged pores.
The practice, which involves gently pricking the skin with needles, has been around since the ‘80s, but is gaining momentum once again thanks to the devotee Kim Kardashian.
The idea is that by using tiny needles injure the face, the treatment forces the body’s natural wound-repair response to kick in, boosting collagen and elastin production to create younger looking skin.
The needles also produce microscopic entry channels that allow potent ingredients like hyaluronic acid, retinol and vitamin C to work at a deeper level.
Professional needling tools penetrate up to two millimetres, while at-home tools only reach 0.25 millimetres below the surface - these magic beauty wands are the ideal way to take a skincare routine to the next level.
Here’s how it works: The device is rolled over your skin in an up and down, side to side motion, starting at the forehead, it can even treat the delicate eye area for fines lines and pigmentation.
It’s a relative painless experience, as numbing cream is applied prior to treatment and the sensation is actually quite addictive. The needles feel like a tiny pinpricks and your face tingles for a couple of minutes afterwards.
Although you will start to notice changes after each treatment, It took years for wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation, scarring etc to form and appear so it will not correct these all in one treatment... the long lasting results can take months... but its worth the wait!
Be patient and clear, youthful, blemish free skin will be the ultimate amazing results!