I’ve noticed a whole heap of skin needling treatment videos popping up on Instagram the last few months, which has peaked my interest in learning more about this slightly-scary sounding treatment. I spoke to Rita Porreca of Cosmedic Professionals, a holistic cosmetic clinic in Sydney’s inner west, offering a wide range of beauty treatments and cosmetic procedures including skin needling, who alleviated my concerns with her understanding and knowledge of this treatment. Rita and her team have just launched new power-packed treatments by combining oxygen therapy facial with skin needling, which they say have already worked wonders on many clients to firm the skin and boosting collagen formation from within the skin for better, longer-lasting results.
“While individually, skin needling and oxygen have always been beneficial, Cosmedic Professionals have been excited to offer then in a complementing treatment package. There is no down-time with this game-changing treatment. Your skin will continue to become firmer and more radiant as the days go on,” says Rita.
The process works by starting with skin needling, in which their trained cosmetic staff gently glide over the skin with fine needles attached to a pen machine in a crisscross motion: the objective is to stimulate the skin and collagen. Once done, your face is then ready to receive an oxygen therapy facial which delivers an abundance of pure oxygen gas into the cellular level, effectively re-building the skin from inside out. The results are immediate and long lasting while your face is instantly more hydrated, firm and radiant.
Ideally suited for those people whose skin is suffering from dehydration, loss of elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles – all part of the ageing process – in just over one hour they will get results. Costing $400 per combined treatment, Rita recommends having four to six treatments once one month apart – depending on your age and level of desired results. It’s safe to have a ‘refresher’ treatment every three months after that.
Like the majority of cosmetic procedures, ladies who are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying to conceive are not suitable candidates. This treatment is not recommended in people on anti-coagulation treatment, autoimmune conditions, have suffered any type of cancer or who have certain implants in the treatment area.
Have you tried skin needling, what was your experience?