Skincare • 23 September 2020
If you’re looking for a simple yet effective way to smooth out wrinkles and give you a youthful-looking glow, you might’ve heard of microneedling.
People are often worried about trying this anti-ageing treatment because it uses fine, tiny needles to gently pin prick the skin. Many who haven’t tried the treatment think that microneedling hurts or is invasive. But actually, home use dermarollers only use needles that are 0.2mm-0.5mm in length, meaning they only create tiny, shallow pin pricks in the skin.
These micro-channels that are created actually have huge benefits for you skin, making microneedling an incredibly effective anti-ageing treatment for anyone who’s worried about wrinkles, scarring or pigmentation.
Still not convinced? Here’s 5 reasons why you should try microneedling.
1. It boosts collagen production
The tiny pin pricks the dermaroller makes causes a slight ‘injury’ to the skin, resulting in new collagen-rich tissue being formed.
2. It makes your skincare work better
Microneedling creates tiny microchannels within the skin, allowing for up to 300% greater skincare absorption.
3. It treats fine lines and wrinkles, wrinkles and acne scars
The boost in collagen smooths out your skin’s appearance, helping to fill in fine lines, wrinkles and even improve scarring.
4. It reduces pigmentation
Microneedling breaks up the pigment below the skin’s surface which helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyper pigmentation.
5. It’s painless
The needles are really tiny, so there’s no pain involved - in fact you can barely feel anything.