Microneedling Facial

Microneedling Facial

A microneedling facial is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that harnesses your skin’s natural healing abilities to improve its texture, tone, and overall appearance. This procedure uses a specialised device equipped with ultrafine needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate your body to produce more collagen and elastin – the essential proteins that keep your skin looking firm, plump, and youthful. Microneedling facials can address a range of skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tone, and enlarged pores.

What Microneedling Can Help With

Microneedling is a versatile procedure that can address a wide range of skin concerns. If you’re struggling with any of the following, a microneedling facial might be the perfect solution:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Loss of elasticity and firmness
  • Acne Scarring
  • Uneven skin texture and tone
  • Pigmentation issues and dark spots
  • Enlarged pores

In addition to microneedling, you may also want to explore our range of facial treatments including facials for acne skin to target specific needs and achieve your desired skin goals.

How Microneedling Works

Microneedling is a procedure designed to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production and address various skin conditions such as signs of aging, acne scars, uneven skin texture and tone, and enlarged pores. Here’s an in-depth look at how it works:

Mechanism of Action

Creation of Micro-Injuries

Microneedling involves using a device equipped with fine, short needles to create tiny punctures on the top layer of the skin. This is often performed using a dermaroller or a motorized pen-like device that rapidly punctures the skin.

Stimulation of Healing Response

These micro-injuries trigger the body’s wound healing processes, initiating a series of reactions that stimulate fibroblast activity and the production of collagen and elastin.

Collagen and Elastin Production

What microneedling devices are used? 

Professional microneedling is performed using a dermaroller or a specialized pen-like device that contains multiple micro-needles. These devices come in various needle lengths, which can be adjusted based on the treatment area and the severity of the skin issues being addressed. Often, microneedling is combined with topical serums such as hydrating serums or anti-aging formulas. The micro-channels created by the needles allow these products to penetrate deeper into the skin, enhancing their effectiveness.

Collagen is the main structural protein found in the skin, which provides firmness and strength, while elastin is a protein that provides elasticity. The increase in these proteins helps to firm, rejuvenate, and increase the elasticity of the skin.

Effects on the Skin

Reduction in Fine Lines and Wrinkles

By promoting the development of new collagen, microneedling can plump up and tighten the skin, thus smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.

Improvement in Scar Appearance

The process helps in remodeling the skin’s surface and reducing the depth of acne scars and other types of scarring.

Enhanced Skin Texture and Tone

Regular sessions can lead to smoother skin and a more even complexion by reducing pigmentation issues and improving overall skin texture.

Minimised Pore Size

As the skin becomes firmer and tighter from increased collagen production, the appearance of pores is often diminished.

Our Microneedling Facial Process

At Shens Therapeutics, we provide a personalised microneedling experience in Singapore, focused on safety, comfort, and results. Here’s what you can generally expect:


The entire microneedling facial typically takes about 60-90 minutes, depending on individual’s needs and the extent of the targeted areas.

Pain Level

Discomfort is minimal to mild. A topical numbing cream is applied prior to the procedure to ensure comfort throughout the microneeding facial procedure.

Sessions Required

For optimal results, we recommend a series of microneedling facial sessions spaced several weeks apart. Your skincare specialist will discuss the ideal number of sessions based on your individual needs.

1. Skin Assessment

Before the microneedling facial begins, a thorough assessment of your skin is conducted. This step is crucial to tailor the procedure to your specific skin concerns and ensure microneedling is the right choice for you.

2. Double Cleansing

Your skin will be thoroughly cleansed to remove any makeup, dirt, or oil, This ensures that the skin is pristine and optimises the efficacy of the microneedling process.

3. Controlled Microneedling on Skin

Using a microneedling device, our estheticians will carefully create micro-injuries across the targeted area. The device’s needle depth will be customised for your specific needs. We enhance our microneedling facials by infusing special serums or skin boosters into the skin. These formulas contain powerful ingredients that can target specific concerns like hydration, brightening, or anti-aging.

4. Soothing Mask

A calming mask will be applied to soothe your skin and reduce any potential redness or irritation.

5. Moisturizer & Sunscreen for Post-treatment Protection

Finally, we’ll hydrate your skin with a moisturiser and apply sunscreen, a crucial step in protecting your skin after the microneedling session.

You may experience some redness and slight swelling immediately after the microneedling facial. This is completely normal and usually subsides within a few hours to a couple of days. You’ll receive detailed aftercare instructions from our trained and experienced estheticians to ensure proper skin recovery. There is minimal downtime required. Most customers are able to return to their daily activities immediately after the session with the appropriate post-care.


Microneedling facial is generally suitable for most skin types and tones. However, it's important to consult the professional doctors and estheticians at Shens Therapeutics for a thorough skin assessment. They will determine if microneedling is appropriate for your individual needs and skin concerns.

The ideal number of microneedling sessions varies depending on your skin concerns and goals. Most patients see significant improvements after a series of sessions, usually spaced a few weeks apart. Shens Therapeutic esthetician and skincare specialist will recommend a personalised plan to achieve the best possible results.

Microneedling facials are generally safe and well-tolerated when performed by a qualified professional. Common side effects may include temporary redness, slight swelling, and minor skin sensitivity, which typically resolve within a few days. It's essential to follow proper aftercare instructions provided by your skincare specialist to minimise risks and facilitate optimal healing. Adhering to post-treatment care guidelines is crucial to prevent complications and achieve the desired outcomes from the procedure.

While home microneedling devices, such as dermarollers, are available, there are significant differences in the safety and effectiveness of home treatments compared to professional procedures available in Singapore. Home devices generally have shorter needles that limit their efficacy. Additionally, there is a higher risk of infection and improper use when performing DIY home treatments without professional guidance. For these reasons, it's recommended to undergo microneedling facials at a certified clinic where professionals use sterile equipment and can tailor the treatment to your specific skin needs. This ensures not only better results but also a higher standard of safety and hygiene.

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