Micro / Nano Needling
MicroNeedling and Nano-Needling
You can now target acne, scarring, wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and more with professional microneedling at Esthetics by Shawna.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is one of the most popular beauty treatments around, and for good reason. It’s a type of collagen induction therapy that can offer impressive skin rejuvenation results with minimal pain and very little downtime.
How does it work?
Microneedling involves a small roller or automated device studded with fine needles. Your clinician will move the roller or device carefully over the surface of the skin, creating tiny puncture channels to the upper epidermal layer. Although the procedure causes minimal damage to the skin, these microscopic injuries are enough to trigger the body’s natural wound healing response.
As part of the healing response, collagen production is stimulated and elastin formed. This in turn helps plump out fine lines and wrinkles, and can even reduce the appearance of scarring and uneven texture too. Plus, the tiny channels created by microneedling allow for greater product absorption through the transdermal delivery system, so your favorite serums and creams have greater efficacy. The result is rejuvenated, plumper skin with a more even skin tone.
What can microneedling help with?
- Fine lines
- Stretch marks
- Large pores
- Scarring and textural irregularities
What is nano-needling?
Nano-needling stimulates collagen production in much the same way as microneedling and targets skin concerns such as fine lines, elasticity and hyper-pigmentation too. The difference lies in the length of the needles used, and consequently, the depth of skin penetrated. Nano-needling only penetrates the first layer of the skin, while microneedling can penetrate into the deep dermis. This makes microneedling a better choice for deeper acne scars, deep lines or stretch marks. Nano-needling, on the other hand, is more appropriate for superficial textural irregularities or for patients who prefer no downtime.
Why choose Esthetics by Shawna for microneedling?
There are a number of reasons why microneedling should always be performed by a trained clinician in a professional environment. First, needling devices can be dangerous in amateur hands. Used incorrectly, DIY microneedling devices risk infection, injury and scarring. The clinicians at Esthetics by Shawna are trained to perform our treatments on a variety of different skin types and have perfected the technique necessary to give you the best results.
Secondly, a professional treatment goes deeper into the layers of the skin than a DIY treatment, which ultimately produces better results. At Esthetics by Shawna, we only use advanced, state of the art microneedling and nano-needling devices. This allows for a more noticeable improvement in skin rejuvenation, refinement and overall results.
What can I expect from my visit?
We treat all our clients on a one-to-one basis, delivering tailored advice to help you achieve your best skin. If you’re a new client, please meet with us for a consultation prior to booking your microneedling or nano-needling treatment. This will allow us to properly assess whether the treatment is appropriate for you, your skin and your goals. During your consultation, one of our experienced clinicians will:
- Talk through your skin concerns, skin history and current treatment/regimen in order to gather in-depth knowledge of your main issues and priorities.
- Assess your suitability for this procedure. Please note that microneedling and nano-needling may not be suitable for all skin types.
- Work with you to create a tailored treatment plan that will help you achieve your skin goals.
- Explain the procedure and outcomes fully and answer any questions you may have so that you know exactly what to expect on the day.
- Inform you of any pre-care or aftercare instructions.
Prior to treatment
You should avoid laser hair removal, IPL, cosmetic grade peel, cosmetic injectables and excessive sun exposure up to two weeks prior to treatment. You should also stop using products that contain Retinol or Tretinoin and exfoliating acids at least one week before your treatment.
Your clinician will adjust the device based on your skin concern and skin type.
Depending on the treatment, your clinician may apply some numbing cream to alleviate any potential discomfort. Note - Numbing cream is not necessary for nano-needling.