The needles are placed on specific points on the face, ears, neck and body & left in for around 20 minutes followed by a short facial massage to further enhance circulation, with a full treatment usually lasting around 60 minutes.
Pain: There may be an initial sensation upon insertion of the needle (similar to plucking painful eyebrow hair), but this is rarely a painful procedure with most people finding it very relaxing. The stimulation of the body’s own natural repairing mechanisms increases the circulation to the area, this can give a ‘flushed’ complexion immediately after but this should reduce shortly after the treatment. NB. It is recommended that you supply your own preferred facial moisturiser to prevent any adverse reactions to products that you would not usually use. But if you do not have sensitive skin and are happy, we can use the facial oils and masks we use on ourselves. You will be asked about this at the beginning of the treatment.
The increase in circulation gives an improved texture and tone to the skin while also leaving you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
How many treatments are needed?
Treatments can be performed as a one-off facial, however, for maximum benefit, a course of 6-12 sessions is recommended. Courses take several weeks to administer, allowing the body time to rejuvenate independently and build collagen.
Results are gradual rather than dramatic, but most clients see noticeable improvements after just one session and significant changes after three. Throughout the course of treatment, repeated stimulation of Collagen to targeted areas result in a sustained accumulation over time leaving you with the desired effect. Following a course of treatment, monthly top up treatments can help maintain the desired effect.