Skin needling is an ancient Chinese skin rejuvenation treatment that combines this rather barbaric yet cool gadget as a wrinkle treatment to preserve flawless, beautiful, ageless skin.
Absolutely barbaric looking, isn't it?
Micro-needling treatments have been performed as a medical procedure in high end spas and cosmetic surgical offices as an alternative to more invasive facial rejuvenation treatments for years.
Also referred to as collagen induction therapy, needling with a device known as a "derma roller" works to repair a variety of aging skin symptoms.
With the re-introduction of facial needling devices, now anyone can perform simple micro-needling treatments right in their own home.
As we all know, aging skin gradually loses collagen and elastin which leads to wrinkles and a host of other aging skin conditions.
The science behind skin needling treatments is to stimulate collagen and elastin production with gentle pin point punctures into the dermis. For the most part, this cool gadget provides tiny pin pricks which work to push pores open temporarily.
Well, your body reacts to this perceived damage by triggering a healing response.
The release of the regenerative, skin repair and growth factors trigger by the healing response actually works to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
On the cosmetic level, the skin will respond to the repeated triggering the healing process. As a wrinkle treatment, improvements and results are cumulative over time.
Micro-needling, aka what medical cosmeticians refer to as collagen induction therapy, is regarded as a non-invasive cosmetic procedure approved by the FDA just like microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser photorejuvenation.
The Derma Roller is used to treat the following skin conditions:
Even celebrities like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reported to use skin needling treatments to reduce acne scars as well as to maintain their young, healthy looking skin. Angelina Jolie just recently demonstrated her facial needling technique with a Derma Roller for Marie Claire's Magazine.
Aside from the fact that this spa skin care somewhat resembles an miniature torture devise out of one of Edgar Allen Poe's short stories, it is a highly respected facial rejuvenation strategy and wrinkle treatment with clinically proven results to substantiate the results for a wide range of skin conditions.
"Does it hurt?"