Micro & Nano Needling
by Vicki Ogden-O’Fee, Master Stylist/Personal Colour Analyst & Image Consultant
Needling is a speciality treatment at V For Hair and Beauty Merivale. At V For Hair and Beauty we have only the best skincare treatment for our clients. Micro needling and Nano needling are services that we offer our clients and achieve amazing results with no down time.
Benefits of Micro Needling
Micro needling is all the rage in skin care and for good reason. The process involves rolling a wand or pen affixed with mini needles to create tiny wounds. These wounds are minuscule and only skin-deep, but your body responds with alarm, sending in healing factors that boost skin strength, radiance, and health.
Micro needling makes your skin glow after just one treatment and continues to boost the appearance of your complexion for months afterward. The benefits of micro needling are many. Here are 10 of the most notable.
1. REDUCES THE APPEARANCE OF LINES AND WRINKLES
No one wants to look older than they are. But premature ageing that presents as fine lines and wrinkles does just that. The tiny injuries from a micro needling session boost collagen and elastin production to fight lines and wrinkles.
Collagen and elastin are compounds in your skin that add structure and strength, lending a youthful quality. The wound-healing mechanisms also stimulate your body to produce new skin cells, making fine lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles less apparent.
2. SCAR TREATMENT
Because micro needling stimulates collagen and elastin production, it’s also super effective in addressing acne and other scars on your skin. The only type of scar not possible to treat is keloid, or raised, scars.
3. SUN DAMAGE
Micro needling is effective in reducing the appearance of sun damage, particularly hyperpigmentation and age spots. If you have a blotchy, brownish complexion, which is probably a result of too many days of sunning, micro needling and its ability to stimulate new collagen and skin cells can reinvigorate your look and even out your tone.
Ageing doesn’t just show up as wrinkles and discolouration. As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity, so it appears lax. Ageing skin may also look dull and lack a lustrous glow. Micro needling can change this.
The build-up of collagen that occurs in response to the tiny wounds can improve skin structure to fight sagging. Plus, just 24 hours following a session, you experience a radiant, fresh glow.
5. SHRINKS PORES
Even though micro needling involves punching holes in your skin, it doesn’t increase the size of your pores. In fact, it helps your pores appear much smaller. When the collagen around your pores is stimulated, the area around each pore plumps, making the pore itself almost disappear.
6. IMPROVES THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TOPICAL PRODUCTS
Post-micro needling is the prime time to apply anti-aging treatments, moisturisers, and other topical treatments that boost skin health and appearance. The micro-holes receive creams, serums, and gels more readily and deliver them deeper into your dermis than when applied regularly.
7. FIGHTS STRETCH MARKS
Micro needling works just about anywhere on your body. It can be effective in reducing the appearance of stretch marks that show up after periods of rapid growth, such as during pregnancy.
8. ROSACEA REDUCTION
The ruddiness and skin thickening of rosacea can be addressed with micro needling. If you suffer from this skin condition, you experience a hastened breakdown of collagen. Micro needling stimulates the growth of collagen to offset and replace this breakdown, so your skin looks less inflamed and irritated.
9. ACNE IMPROVEMENTS
Because of the improved delivery of topical applications, you can use micro needling to help improve the effectiveness of topical acne treatments. Regular micro needling applications at Signature Skin Care can help your skin clear up.
10. FEWER SIDE EFFECTS THAN LASER OR INTENSIVE PEELS
Micro needling’s effects are comparable to laser and chemical peel treatments but without the long downtime. You can enjoy a glowing complexion 24-72 hours after micro needling, but with laser resurfacing, your recovery may take three to 10 days. Your complexion needs 14-21 days to bounce back after a medium or intensive peel.
At V For Hair and Beauty, we want to help you explore the benefits of micro needling. Call us on 03 355 6584 or book your appointment through the website here to learn more.
Nano-needling stimulates collagen production in the skin by safely infusing active ingredients from your serum through tiny nano-channels.
An extremely effective yet non-invasive or painless procedure that targets a large range of skin conditions with NO DOWNTIME!
Benefits of Nano Needling
- Increase skin smoothness and hydration.
- Exfoliate the skin.
- Improve microcirculation in treated skin.
- Even out skin tone.
- Improve skin texture and acne scarring.
- Make lines and wrinkles less noticeable.
- Make the skin healthier and firmer.
- This treatment is highly effective if you're hoping to reduce the appearance of fine lines (especially around the eyes and lips), improve the tone and texture of your skin, shrink the appearance of your pore size, reduce pigmentation, or lift and firm the skin.
- It is a powerful tool to help your skin look its best! For optimum results, we recommend a course of 4 weekly treatments, followed by one treatment done every other week for 4 weeks, then one maintenance treatment every 4-6 weeks thereafter.