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WHY MICRO-NEEDLING IS BEAUTY'S NEW BUZZWORD

, Apr 09, 2018 — Words by ALISON TAY for grazia

WHY MICRO-NEEDLING IS BEAUTY'S NEW BUZZWORD

A facialist to the famous and fabulous is bringing micro-needling to the masses. Grazia speaks to Teresa Tarmey to find out why it lives up to the hype:

Micro-needling is a very safe way of slightly damaging the epidermis to stimulate collagen and encourage the skin to perform its natural function

POPPY, KATE AND SIENNA SWEAR BY IT

Micro-needling is the latest treatment Brit It girls are queuing up for. According to skincare expert Teresa Tarmey – who perfects the complexions of Sienna Miller, Kate Moss and Poppy Delevingne, “Micro-needling is a very safe way of slightly damaging the epidermis to stimulate collagen and encourage the skin to perform its natural function, allowing it to heal, repair and rejuvenate.” Sienna tells Grazia, “Teresa’s treatments are second to none. A combination of her care, experience and extensive knowledge in skincare make it a truly unique experience.” It’s suitable for all skin types, but those having treatment for acne or rosacea should steer clear.

IT’S A ONE-STOP WONDER FACIAL

Teresa recommends micro-needling facials for skin that’s stressed-out from the sun – that’s all of us in the Middle East, then – the prevention of fine lines and wrinkles, to even-out pigmentation and the appearance of scarring, to visibly reduce signs of ageing and the impact of stress and the environment, and to brighten and improve firmness, texture and tone. Sign us up.

YOU CAN DO IT IN 3 MINUTES

For a piece of the micro-needling action, Teresa has designed a six-step, 12-week at-home programme. Her kit contains: Lactic Acid Toner that gently exfoliates skin reducing the feeling of dryness and tightness; a Peptide Treatment that makes skin feel firmer, visibly evens out the skin tone and boosts hydration; a Dermaroller that allows treatment to penetrate further into the dermis, a 24ct-gold plated Massage Tool to maximise the Peptide Treatment’s potency by vibrating the product into the skin; a Silicone Mask syringed with a high concentration of pure hyaluronic acid; and Hyaluronic Acid Gel to help plump the skin with moisture. “It’s very easy to use, with genuinely incredible results for most skin types. And the needles in my Dermaroller are only 0.25mm which is enough to make a difference with no pain,” Teresa assures us.