Micro-Needling: Why it should be a staple in any skincare routine

1/3/20232 min read

We’ve all heard of micro-needling (not to be confused with micro-planning). You know, the thing with the tiny needles that go into your skin? Yeah, that thing. I bet you’re wondering what all the fuss is about with sticking tiny needles into your face. Keep reading to find out why.

What is Micro-Needling?

Micro-needling is a cosmetic procedure which involves the use of small needles to prick the skin to encourage collagen production. Collagen is a protein that is produced in the body place is crucial role in the structure and function of the skin cells. It is a treatment commonly used by dermatologists and aestheticians to treat scarring, hyperpigmentation, and other skin concerns. Micro-needling can also be used to treat other concerns such as alopecia and, in some cases, psoriasis.

Benefits of Micro-Needling·

Reduces the appearance of scars· Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines· Reduces hyperpigmentation· Helps to even skin tone and texture· Improves the skins elasticity· Reduces the appearance of stretch marks.

Things to Consider·

Minimally invasive treatment; it is needles after all· Little to no downtime required· Treatment may not be suitable for people with active acne or sever skin conditions (ie. Psoriasis/exema)· Cost needs to be considered; treatment can cost anywhere between £100-£350 per session· Each person is different, therefore the results each person gets is different. So, given everything we’ve listed above, why do so many people consider micro-needling as a staple treatment in their skincare routine? Micro-Needling has been proven to significantly improve the skin’s appearance. It helps to preserve your youthful glow, making you look younger for longer. That increase in collagen production mean an increase in the skin cell turnover. This means fresh, new skin cells being generated. The benefits of micro-needling as a treatment for some skin conditions also scores major points with people. Many people who suffer from acne and acne scarring have seen incredible improvements in the condition of their skin and the appearance of the scars after having micro-needling done. So why not consider adding micro-needling to your skin care routine? Find yourself a trusted and licensed professional who will look after your skin and book in a consultation with them to find out the best course of action for your skin concerns and needs.