In this post, I’ll be talking about skin needling and how you can take advantage of this treatment to make significant improvements in your skin. In particular, how you can treat acne scars.

Skin needling is a treatment that uses tiny, microscopic needles to puncture the skin. This process stimulates the skin’s natural wound healing response to generate new collagen and elastin. Skin needling is also known as microneedling or collagen induction therapy.

Scarring In Common

Many of my clients have dealt with a skin issue for a while: Acne, break-outs and rosacea are the more common skin conditions. Many factors go into the development and management of these issues. Still, the one thing they have in common is scarring. Sometimes it’s the scarring that has the biggest impact because it’s not clear how to get rid of it.

Most of my other clients want to make the best of themselves. Of course, the older we get, the more help we need to minimise fine lines and wrinkles or refine overall skin texture.

There are solutions out there for both of these scenarios, but they can be quite extreme. For example, laser, harsh chemical peels and other forms of intense exfoliation and, of course, “going under the knife”. Did you know, for instance, that when skin gets blasted with heat from a laser, the rete pegs (structures that project into the skin’s dermis layer) are destroyed? Not many people know that.

In The Past

Of course, skin needling has been around for a while. But results have been dependent on who’s done the needling, the device used, and the aftercare standard.

There is also a belief that the deeper you needle into the skin, the better the result you are going to get – but that’s not true. Some practitioners will also needle “actives” into the skin, which is not necessary and could be dangerous. And finally, the belief that skin needling is so painful that you have to layer yourself up in topical anaesthetic.

With all the “solutions” available, it isn’t easy to pick a winner. We want to be kind to our skin but at the same time find a treatment that is safe, effective and worth the expense.

What Now?

I have been skin needling for a while now, and I love this treatment. Why? Because it’s so effective. I’ve seen considerable changes in problem skins, acne scarring, and skin texture in my clients’ skin. Almost every skin can benefit from skin needling, and whilst there is some downtime, it shouldn’t be more than 24 hours and is very manageable.

Even so, in the time I have been skin needling, there have been some significant changes. Recently, the Australian TGA approved the first skin needling device to treat acne scars in Australia. And which device is that? The EXCEED by Ameia Med . The EXCEED is also FDA approved for America, and Med Safe approved for New Zealand. TGA, approval isn’t easy, and you need to jump through many hoops, one of which is clinical proof. The Amiea Med device is clinically proven to treat acne scars.

Now, to repair an acne scar, you need to generate collagen, which is precisely the stuff you need to improve skin texture, lines and wrinkles. The Amiea Med device and technique generates collagen – enough to repair an acne scar.

Final Thoughts

Skin needling is an effective treatment for a range of skin issues. For many of my clients, it has become their number one go-to. Why? Because with the right device and correct technique, it is safe, brilliant for your skin, and you can continue with it for as long as you need.

“Yeah, sure”,, I hear you say. “I heard it was painful”. I hear that a lot, and with most practitioners using an anaesthetic, it’s a great question. It’s the question I get asked most often, but what I have found is that it all comes down to technique. I don’t use any anaesthetic at all. Skin needling isn’t comfortable, but it shouldn’t be so painful that you need to be using a drug.

Do you want to improve scars, skin texture and minimise fine lines and wrinkles? Do you want to do this safely and effectively with a TGA approved device and a skin therapist that understands skin? Then why are you waiting? Get in touch, and let’s get needling.

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