Skin Needling: What Is It and How Does It Work

by Laser Clinics Team on March 23, 2023

Skin Needling: What Is It and How Does It Work

Stretch marks, fine lines, and pigmentation are common skin concerns that many people experience as they age. These signs of ageing can make the skin look dull, uneven, and aged beyond its years. Fortunately, for those who want to address these concerns, Skin Needling is the go-to professional skin treatment to help improve the appearance of fine lines, pigmentation, and other skin concerns. 

In this blog, we'll explore what Skin Needling is, how it works, and what results you can expect. 

What is Skin Needling?

Skin Needling, or Microneedling, is a cosmetic treatment that involves using a device with tiny needles to create tiny punctures in the skin that stimulate the body's natural healing process, leading to the production of collagen and elastin - two important proteins that help keep the skin looking youthful and healthy.

How Does Skin Needling work?

The process of skin needling involves using a handheld device that features multiple tiny needles. The device is gently rolled over the skin to encourage the body's natural healing process. As the skin begins to heal, collagen and elastin production is stimulated, which helps to improve the overall texture and tone of the skin. 

At Laser Clinics New Zealand, we use perform Skin Needling in two ways: 

  • Cosmedical DNC derma roller is a handheld device that features a roller with tiny needles rolled over the skin, typically used for larger areas of the face and body, such as the cheeks, forehead, and thighs.
  • Wireless Tri-M Pen is a pen-like instrument delivering more precise control over the depth and direction of the needles, making it a great option for treating smaller areas of the face, such as the under-eye area or around the lips.

What Results to Expect?

As Skin Needling encourages collagen and elastin production, it addresses various concerns, including acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, and enlarged pores. It's also an effective way to improve the overall texture and tone of the skin, giving it a more youthful and radiant appearance.

The results of skin needling can vary depending on the individual and the specific concerns being addressed. However, most people can expect to see an improvement in the appearance of their skin within a few weeks of the treatment.

In the short term, skin needling can lead to some redness and swelling in the treated area, which typically resolves within a few days. Over time, however, the skin will begin to look smoother, firmer, and more radiant, with a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, pigmentation, and scarring.

To achieve the best results, most people will need to undergo multiple treatments. At Laser Clinics New Zealand, our experienced and trusted team of Therapists can develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. Book your complimentary consultation today.