Microneedling has been hailed as delivering the fountain of youth for some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, Kim Kardashian and Angelina Jolie are just a few celebrities who are said to be huge fans of microneedling treatments.
Of course, it’s not just female celebs that are enjoying the benefits of microneedling as some of Hollywood’s leading men (including Brad Pitt) are also said to be fans of this revolutionary treatment.
What is microneedling?
Also referred to widely as “skin needling”, this powerful treatment involves the use of a derma roller, a roller which is coated in small needles) which creates 70,000 punctures per minute in the top layers of the skin, stimulating the skin’s healing process which, in turn, increases cell renewal and collagen production.
Treatments last just 60 minutes with excellent results observed after a typical course of 3 individual treatments.
Why is skin needling so popular?
Microneedling can lead to a significant improvement of various skin conditions, revitalising a youthful, healthier skin appearance.
The treatment offers a number of benefits including:
Perhaps the greatest attraction of Hollywood stars to Microneedling treatments is its fantastic anti-ageing benefits. By stimulating growth of collagen and elastin, Microneedling can help to prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles while existing wrinkles, crow’s feet and fine lines will also be visibly reduced as a result of the additional collagen production.
The treatment can also help to tighten loose skin, which can be a key sign of ageing in both men and women. Loose skin can be a result of slowed collagen production, which naturally occurs as we get older.
Repair existing scars
Microneedling is also a popular treatment for reducing the appearance of acne scars. Even the appearance of the most severe acne scars can be visibly reduced with on-going Microneedling treatments, due to the treatment’s ability to treat scars deep beneath the skin’s surface.
Resolve pigmentation issues
Sustained exposure to the sun can lead to significant skin damage, affecting the skin’s pigmentation and causing discoloration. As the effects of exposure to the sun become more visible, Microneedling can help to reverse the telltale signs that are causing problems.
By stimulating collagen production, Microneedling treatments can improve skin discolouration, leading to a brighter, healthier skin appearance.
Make skincare products more effective
Microneedling helps to ensure you can make the most of your treasure chest of beauty products. The treatment helps to increase absorption of skincare products and, in turn, their active ingredients.
Most of the time, we are applying layers of skin products on top of clogged pores, leading to minimal absorption of the product’s beneficial ingredients. Microneedling opens the pores and creates thousands of holes in the skin so that your beauty products can be absorbed and your beauty regime instantly enhanced.
Say goodbye to stretch marks
Microneedling isn’t just for the face as it can be applied all over the body. It is a huge hit, in particular, for those who wish to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. These treatment areas can require a greater number of sessions, typically 4 to 6, to observe impressive results, but patients are constantly amazed at how the treatment can significantly reduce the visibility of stretch marks.
Although Hollywood stars are raving about Microneedling, it isn’t just reserved for the rich and famous. It is a highly affordable treatment that’s also minimally invasive.
Talk to a Microneedling specialist to explore the treatment in full and learn just how much of an improvement it can make to your scars, sun damage and/or signs of ageing.