The singer and entrepreneur Victoria Beckham made a video of her getting a session of microneedling. What is microneedling? What are its benefits? Learn everything here
Victoria Beckham posted a video on her Instagram account showing herself in a microneedling facial session with a vitamin cocktail. She has the treatment done by Nial Holmes, a skin and beauty expert, and Nial gave some details about Victoria's treatment on her own Instagram page.
Nial Holmes explained in her post that this treatment is really beneficial for the skin and The Skin Pen, which is the tool used for microneedling, makes hundreds of thousands of micro-holes into the skin that then induces a natural repair mechanism. “Here for Victoria I have 'needled' in a medical-grade Hyaluronic acid and vitamin cocktail into the skin to enhance results,” he said.
Victoria loves this treatment and always advise it. “The treatment doesn’t hurt as a numbing cream is applied for 30 min prior to desensitize the skin. [But] I always advise microneedling is carried out by a qualified practitioner”
What is microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic procedure that is minimally invasive and consists of making small pricks under the skin with tiny, sterile needles. Then the professional moves the tool across your skin so as the new skin that rejuvenates will be even, too.
Benefits of microneedling
This procedure is used to treat skin concerns via collagen production. It also has some of the following benefits:
- It helps rejuvenate the skin
- It reduces the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks
- It improves pigmentation and fine lines
How much does microneedling cost?
This is not a very cheap treatment. According to Dermapan, microneedling costs from $100 to $700 per session while other face treatments run around $300 each session.
The procedure usually takes 6 to 8 sessions and each session lasts approximately 30 minutes. Before starting, the professional will apply a topical anesthetic to reduce the chances of pain, cleanse the skin, and finally use the needles around your face.
Is there any risk?
Like other cosmetic procedures, it can cause skin irritation or redness but just for a few days. If your side effects get worse, call your doctor.