Skin needling history

The Fascinating History of Skin Needling for Collagen Production

Skin needling has a fascinating history! It is derived from ancient practices of the Egyptians and Romans that involved rolling stones and other objects over the skin. Skin needling as we know it today was first introduced in the early 1900s. It was originally used to treat skin conditions such as acne and scars. However, it wasn’t until the 1980s that skin needling began to be used for other cosmetic purposes, and its popularity has continued to grow ever since. 

What is it?

Skin needling is a minimally invasive rejuvenation technique that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with fine needles. This process stimulates the production of extra collagen and elastin. Skin needling can be used on the face, neck, chest, hands, and body. While it may sound like a painful process, the reality is that most people report little to no discomfort. It is used to treat a variety of skin concerns including wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and stretch marks, plus much more!

There are two types of collagen and both types are essential for healthy skin. 

Type I

Type I collagen is the most abundant type of collagen in the human body, and it makes up 90% of our skin’s collagen. It is responsible for skin elasticity and firmness. 

Type II

Type II collagen is found in cartilage and is responsible for its elasticity and strength. 

Aging Process

The body’s production of collagen begins to slow down in our early 20s. By the time we reach our 30s, we’ve lost about one percent of our collagen every year. This loss of collagen is one of the main reasons why our skin begins to show signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines. 

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A Holistic Approach

There is a lot of modern science supporting skin needling for collagen production. You can add collagen to your diet through eating gelatinous meat products like bone broth, using collagen powder, and using a high quality gelatin powder to make things like gummies or healthy jelly. Great excuse to eat a yummy treat! This will help repair your skin from the inside out. You can use collagen infused skin care products as well. Between your treatments, your diet and your skincare products you have a holistic approach to keeping your skin vibrant and glowing for many years to come!

Don’t forget to book in for your skin care treatments, you can book online right here. We love caring for your skin in a holistic way at NV’s Skin and Body. You can score some amazing savings with our limited time offer, our advanced skin needling package which is almost half price! Check it out now.

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