I had a MicroPen treatment done at Gilda Skolan here in Gothenburg last Friday, a treatment where you get your face mangled with tiny needles, also called micro-needling. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? The needles penetrate the top surface of the skin creating a controlled damage that will start a healing process in the skin triggering collagen and elastin production. You will be left with plumped, less textured skin, of course better results the more times you get the treatment done but do expect a glow boost right away. It is ideal for anyone who wants to soften wrinkles, tighten loose skin, improve the appearance of large pores or get rid of acne scars.
One treatment is 1100 SEK at the Gilda student salon, you can get three treatments for 2850 SEK. More info on the Gilda website.
My main interest was to boost the glow, but also to mangle the beginning frown line between my eyebrows. I always walk around looking pissed because I can’t relax my forehead properly, and I just don’t want it to become a permanent feature. Any tips on that one?
The treatment started with a cleanse and AHA acid mask to exfoliate, then a gel serum applied during needling. After the needling you get a comfy hydrating mask to calm the skin down. We decided on going for 0.5 mm needle depth as I had no problem with the pain level (I can’t help comparing it to tattoo mangling which is a million times worse), it felt a bit weird on the cheekbones and on the bony part right above the brow, but the meaty parts of the face aswell as neck/decolletage was like a massage. In all the needling took about 10 minutes.
The day of + the day after my skin felt a bit raw, but already at day two I clearly felt and saw the plumping effect. Mainly between the brows, which now 5 days later still feels just as smooth so it wasn’t just swelling. A solid improvement! Over the last 24 hours my skin has been really itchy and flaky from healing, All I’m doing at the moment is packing the skin with the Gilda Calming Mask and sunscreen, so I guess I’ll get a really nice glow once it has healed up and I can go back to my AHA acids again. Looking forward to it!
So, overall I had a great experience. If I didn’t have to spend my money on boring grown up stuff (like ehh food and living costs??) I’d be there doing this every single month, no question about it. Expensive but worth every single penny.
Have you tried micro-needling? How was your experience?