Skin Needling – EVERYTHING There Is to Know!

We absolutely love skin needling at Euphoria Skin, because the results it can achieve are nothing short of incredible. Want to finally get rid of that pesky scarring from teenage acne? Tick. Want to improve the appearance of pigmentation? Tick, tick.Want to minimise fine lines and lighten and tighten the skin? Tick, tick, tick. Well, that sounds amazing. Did we mention the glow you get one week after your treatment? That’s evidence of the new collagen production!

Skin needling for acne scarring
Skin needling for acne scarring

So, How Does Skin Needling Work?

Skin needling creates micro-wounds in the upper layers of the skin to create a wound healing response. It sounds nasty, but it’s not, we promise; the treatment is absolutely bearable! By creating a wound healing response, we alert the skin to start producing new healthy collagen and elastin and to initiate tissue correction. Skin needling also instigates loads of growth factor activity within the skin. Without using too much therapist jargon growth factors are important for regulating the skin. This is exacting what we want when we are correcting age management, acne, facial redness, rosacea, and also pigmentation. The rejuvenation effects are incredible. You can expect dewy, fresh and glowing skin to be revealed 7-10 days after treatment.

Ok, But I’m Still Nervous About the Needle Part. What Can I Expect During the Treatment?

Don’t be nervous! Many clients don’t feel a thing, and if you do it is seriously tolerable. Your therapist will guide you through a consultation and consent form before getting you relaxed and comfortable on the bed. The room may look a little like an operating suite as everything is kept tidy and sterile to avoid infection… this is a very good thing! You may have heard of others having their face numbed before the procedure, however, at Euphoria Skin we avoid any topical numbing solutions as studies have found this will send the most troublesome capillaries into hiding, therefore deeming the procedure pointless.


The skin needling procedure itself takes roughly 10 minutes. Before you leave your therapist will apply the appropriate protection to ensure your skin is protected from environmental factors and provide you with details on your homecare routine. The downtime for this treatment is fairly subtle, there will be mild to medium redness of the area treated. It is important to keep the area hygienic and refrain from touching as well to avoid any vigorous activities for at least 12 hours post-treatment. Yep, you have an excuse to skip the gym! Yessss. You may experience a little skin flakiness 3-4 days after the treatment, as redundant skin comes away to make room for the fresher, brighter and smoother skin that is coming through.

How Many Treatments Are Required?

Skin Needling can be repeated safely every 2-8 weeks until desired results are achieved based on your concerns. As a general guide:

  • For skin rejuvenation: 6 treatments
  • Acne: 6 treatments
  • Facial redness and Rosacea: 2-3 treatments
  • Pigmentation: 6 treatments
  • Scarring: 10 treatments

How Can I Best Prepare My Skin?

Leading up to your skin needling session ensure you:

  • Drink 2-3 litres of water a day
  • Wear sunscreen daily
  • Introduce Vitamin A serum or cream

This will ensure you get the best results! Preparation is key!

Skin needling for acne
Skin needling for acne and congestion

Remind Me: What Is Skin Needling Good For?

  • Lifting and tightening the skin
  • Reducing the appearance of scarring including acne, burns and surgical scars
  • Minimising fine lines, wrinkles and pore size
  • Improving the appearance of pigmentation
  • Reduces facial redness and rosacea
  • Softening smokers lines around the lips
  • Leaves the skin bright and glowing!

Skin Needling is not only designed for the face but can be performed on any part of the body.