Micro-needling is also referred to as collagen induction therapy. It is a minimally invasive procedure which involves the puncturing of the top layer of the skin with tiny needles that induce collagen and elastin production.
As a result, the skin appears more youthful and plump. The appearance of wrinkles and fine lines are reduced significantly making micro needling one of the most popular anti-aging treatments.
The treatment was originally carried out in dermatology and cosmetic clinics. Due to its popularity, manufacturers have now developed in-home micro-needling kits enabling people to administer the treatment in the comfort of their homes.
Micro-needling at home
An in-home micro-needling kit typically consists of a micro-roller, a collagen stack and a serum. The micro-roller consists of tiny 0.2mm sized needles.
The process involves gently rolling the micro-roller vertically, horizontally and diagonally along the skin. The roller should be pressed onto the skin using mild pressure – never forced into the skin as it can lead to scarring and infections.
After the procedure, serum is once again put on the skin. In a few hours, you should be able to notice the difference.
The risks of micro-needling at home
As much as we’d love the power to diminish wrinkles at home there are risks to micro-needling at home. Most cosmetic procedures should be followed up by after-care to ensure you get the maximum benefits and that you don’t harm the skin.
Many people make the mistake of using topical creams/lotions too soon after the process.
While certain types of products can be used after rolling – most cannot! The wrong combination of products on the surface layer of the skin puts you at risk of infection but derma-rolling opens up your skin, making the deeper layers of skin susceptible to infection. These infections are much more difficult to treat.
Using long/thick needles
Those that are unfamiliar with the treatment do not know what to expect during the procedure therefore pay little attention to the length and thickness of the needles on the roller. Naturally, longer and thicker needles are much more painful and can end up irritating and damaging the skin (especially the contours of your face).
Micro-needling should not be done at home until you’ve learnt the proper technique from a dermatologist or skin therapist.
If you’re still hesitant, head over to a skin clinic and let the professionals take care of it. At Simply Clinics, we offer reasonable prices for micro-needling. Our micro needling treatment is administered using a Dermapen which minimises any chance of injury and infection.
The treatment will leave your skin feeling and looking younger with reduced wrinkles, fine lines and blemishes.
Call 020 8352 3523 to book an appointment today.