Debunking Popular Myths about Skin Needling

Let’s chat today about why skin needling is so amazing. Few other cosmetic treatments can do as much for skin as skin needling! From ageing concerns to acne and scarring, it has it all covered. And yet, there are still a lot of questions about it. So we’re here today to dispel the myths and answer your questions.

What Is Skin Needling?

Skin needling, also called micro-needling, derma-rolling, or collagen induction therapy (CIT), is a non-invasive skin treatment involving using a pen-like device with needles attached. These needles are rolled over the surface of the skin to puncture it. 

The tissue is then healed with the help of a serum or a substance used for healing. As the skin heals, the body starts producing more collagen and elastin, the two main structural proteins in the skin. The result is firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin.

Without further ado, here are the most common myths about skin needling and the truth behind them:

MYTH #1: Skin Needling Hurts

The idea of skin needling makes people think of it as a painful procedure. It’s true that when the needles are used on the face and neck, it can hurt a little. However, when there’s a serum used (which is almost always the case), the process is painless. We do our best to ensure that skin needling is a quick and pain-free procedure.

MYTH #2: Skin Needling Is Only for Fairer Skin Types

When people think about skin needling, they often imagine the procedure only working on fairer skin types. In reality, skin needling can be done on any skin type. The serum used helps heal the skin and the production of elastin, regardless of skin type. It can even be useful in making darker skin tones appear lighter and fairer, which has earned it the nickname “facial bleach”.

MYTH #3: Skin Needling Is a One-Time Procedure

One of the biggest benefits of skin needling is a versatile procedure. Like a tattoo, you can have repeated needling sessions as you need. Skin needling is also used for many different skin concerns to be done more than once. However, it is always recommended that you wait for your skin to heal entirely before undergoing a new needling session.

MYTH #4: Skin Needling Only Treats Wrinkles

Not only does skin needling help with issues like wrinkles and ageing, but it also helps treat acne and scars. Scarring is one of the most common concerns people have about their skin. However, skin needling can help make them go away. It even gives you the option to choose from a range of laser treatments to help with skin concerns like acne and fine lines.

MYTH #5: Skin Needling Has a Long Downtime

While skin needling is a relatively new procedure for cosmetic use, it is quite fast and has a relatively short downtime. The healing process is quick, and the result of skin needling lasts for a long time. You may have to wait for three or four days before seeing the results, but even then, the result is visible.


There are many benefits to skin needling, from improving skin quality to reducing acne scars. It is one of the most sought-after treatments for skin concerns. But, to get the best result, you must choose an expert who understands skin needling and knows how to handle all the skin concerns you want treated. 

Peace in a Pod is all about relaxation. We take pride in offering a variety of services and spa treatments in Perth, including floatation pods, professional massage services, spa treatments and facials and skin treatments. If you’re looking for a luxurious spa offering skin needling services in Perth, we’ve got you covered! Book a scheduled appointment now!