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Acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines are some of the toughest skin woes to treat. If you’ve tried tons of lotions and potions in a bid to alleviate those complexion concerns but have failed to reap any promising results, you might want to try a microneedling facial.

Yup, it’s exactly what it sounds like, yet it isn’t as scary as its name might suggest.

Ahead, we’ll be diving into its benefits, the difference between microneedling and dermarolling, as well as the best places in Singapore you can get it done at.

What is a microneedling facial?

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A microneedling facial is a minimally invasive treatment where a dermatologist or aesthetician creates tiny punctures in the skin using incredibly fine needles that range from 0.5 to 2mm in diameter.

They pinprick the top layer of your skin to trigger your body’s wound healing process, stimulating collagen and elastin production.

It’s interesting because you can create a scar with trauma to the skin, but you can also heal a scar with trauma. It’s all about knowing how deep to push the needles on different parts of your face that will determine how you heal.

Once the punctures are made, your dermatologist or aesthetician may apply topical products on your skin, such as a vitamin C or hyaluronic acid serum. This allows it to penetrate deeper into the skin in order to work more effectively.

Microneedling vs. dermarolling: What’s the difference?

It’s also good to note that microneedling is different from dermarolling. Dermarollers contain really tiny needles that are 0.3mm or smaller, unlike a microneedling tool that uses needles that are 0.5 to 2mm.

What sets the two apart is how deep they penetrate the skin. Both of them only puncture the skin’s outer layer (a.k.a. the epidermis), but while dermarolling promotes increased product absorption of up to 90%, a microneedling tool goes a little deeper and encourages the skin to naturally produce collagen and elastin.

Dermarolling is usually done at home too, which you can do in between monthly microneedling facial appointments to maintain a glowy result.

The benefits of a microneedling facial

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The purpose of microneedling is two-fold: to stimulate collagen production and to increase the absorption of skincare products. This can pave the way for several skin benefits:

  • Plumper skin: From microneedling alone, you will look plump, pink, and luminous for a couple of weeks.
  • Smoother skin texture: By promoting collagen production, a microneedling facial can help to reduce bumpy skin texture.
  • Helps reduce scars and hyperpigmentation: The combination of topical products and the wound healing process starts up the regeneration process, which can reduce scars and lighten hyperpigmentation.
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles: A microneedling facial combined with antioxidant-rich serums can target visible signs of ageing, such as fine lines and wrinkles.

Risks and downtime of a microneedling facial

After your microneedling facial, you may experience some minor pain, and redness can last for a few days. Due to the surface injury and surge of collagen production, your skin may start to flake a little while it heals.

When done by a professional, you won’t experience any bleeding or bruising with microneedling. If the equipment isn’t cleaned well, you run the risk of getting an infection too, which is caused by germs entering the pinprick holes in your skin.

It’s important to give your skin time to heal between microneedling facials too. Microneedling can lead to broken capillaries if it’s performed way too frequently. Instead, you should stick to a once-a-month plan and always allow full recovery between your microneedling facial appointments.

If you have keloids – scars that look like large bubbles on the skin – a microneedling facial isn’t a good idea because it can exacerbate the condition.

Where to get a microneedling facial done in Singapore

1. Tiff’s Facial House Micro Needling Facial 4.9-star rating on Google reviews

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Microneedling therapy is one of Tiff’s Facial House’s star treatments, and it’s easy to see why. This minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment rejuvenates the skin with the use of a microneedling device.

It creates controlled skin injury to prompt the production of new collagen and elastin. New capillaries are formed in the process too, thereby reducing scarring, improving skin texture and firmness, as well as controlling sebum production for a more balanced complexion.

Enjoy Tiff’s Facial House Micro Needling Facial for S$238 when you book via Salon Finder.

Address: Blk 2 Everton Park, Outram Park, #01-61, Singapore 081002
Opening hours: 11am – 8.30pm (Mon to Thu) | 10am – 5.30pm (Sat) | 10am – 4pm (Sun) | Closed on Fri
Contact: Call 6423 9438
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2. Bio Aesthetic Medispa Microneedling Therapy 4.8-star rating on Google reviews

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Improve your skin’s elasticity, tighten your facial contours, and lift your skin with this microneedling facial. It uses a specialised cocktail to lift, hydrate, and brighten your skin.

The treatment starts with a double cleanse and exfoliation before a numbing cream is applied topically to prep the skin for the microneedling pen. A blend of 3.5% HYAL, 20% vitamin C, and DMAE will be infused to firm the skin, and a reparative gel is applied after with cryotherapy to soothe and calm the skin.

Your microneedling facial ends with the application of a customised serum and sunscreen, so you’ll stay protected against the sun’s rays throughout the day.

Enjoy Bio Aesthetic Medispa Microneedling Therapy for S$358 when you book via Salon Finder.

Address: 390 Orchard Road, Palais Renaissance, #03-01, Singapore 238871
Opening hours: 11am – 9.30pm (Mon to Sun)
Contact: Call 6333 4566 or email [email protected]
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3. Cheongdam Korean Skin Management Pore Refining EGF Needling 4.9-star rating on Facebook!

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To give its microneedling facial a boost, Cheongdam Korean Skin Management applies an EGF (epidermal growth factor) serum on the skin, which is essential for cell growth.

This stimulates your skin’s natural healing ability, making it an incredibly effective anti-ageing treatment for wrinkles, fine lines, and even large pores. The microneedling pen doesn’t cause any tissue damage – it only creates micro-channels in the skin to allow optimal serum penetration.

A cooling aqua mask will be applied after to calm and soothe your skin while sealing in all the moisture and nutrients.

Enjoy Cheongdam Korean Skin Management Pore Refining EGF Needling at S$168 when you book via Salon Finder.

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4. Junsei Skin Lab Signature Microneedling Treatment 4.2-star rating on Google reviews!

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Microneedling facials have to be performed by professionals, and with Junsei Skin Lab’s skilled therapists around, you know your complexion’s in good hands.

They will first analyse your skin in order to recommend the most suitable facial for your skin type and needs, whether your concerns are dehydration, acne-prone skin, or dullness.

The microneedling facial features Junsei’s signature peptides, which act as building blocks to replenish the proteins your skin needs. It also destroys harmful microbes and reduces inflammation for calmer, more balanced skin.

Enjoy Junsei Skin Lab Signature Microneedling Treatment at S$188 instead of S$680 when you book via Salon Finder.

Address: 14 Scotts Road, #04-14, Singapore 228213
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Sun)
Contact: Call or WhatsApp 9488 0589

5. Beautylane Microneedling Hydro Booster Tx Facial 4.9-star rating on Google reviews!

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Beautylane is a one-stop shop for facials, nail treatments, lash services, as well as hair removal services, and its microneedling facial is one you shouldn’t miss.

Besides its ability to smooth and correct damaged skin, microneedling also has the added benefit of firming lax skin for a more youthful-looking appearance.

Enjoy Beautylane Microneedling Hydro Booster Tx Facial at S$280.

Address: 144 East Coast Road, Singapore 428834
Opening hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 7pm (Sat) | 10am – 6pm (First & third Sun) | Closed on Tue & PH
Contact: Call 6344 6418, WhatsApp 9227 2665, or fill in the contact form here
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6. Ensoul Medical Clinic Microneedling Intensif Scar Reduction Treatment 4.9-star rating on Google reviews!

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Microneedling meets radiofrequency (RF) energy in this stellar treatment. Tiny needles prick the top layer of the skin as it delivers RF energy to stimulate fibroblasts, thereby encouraging collagen and elastin production.

The device maintains a dermis temperature 52°C while the temperature at the epidermis, the top layer of the skin, remains under a comfortable 40°C to produce superior results.

You’ll see an improvement in acne, acne scars, stretch marks, deep wrinkles, and bumpy skin texture with this treatment.

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Address: 360 Orchard Road, International Building, #08-01/08, Singapore 238869
Opening hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon to Sat) | Closed on Sun & PH
Contact: Call 6836 2833, WhatsApp 8878 0300, or email [email protected]
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7. Cutis Medical Laser Clinics Dermapen-4™ Microneedling 4.6-star rating on Google reviews!

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Cutis Medical Laser Clinics uses Dermapen technology, which inflicts minimal trauma on the skin to allow your skin to naturally fight the skin concern instead of the damage caused during the procedure.

The treatment is paired with the Dermapen MG (Meso-Glide) Collection, a range of serums exclusively designed for microneedling. These formulas harness the power of advanced skin technologies and sterile active ingredients to elevate the results of your microneedling facial.

Address: 9 Scotts Road Pacific Plaza, Scotts Medical Center, #08-07, Singapore 228210
Opening hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon to Fri) | 9am – 4pm (Sat) | Closed on Sun & PH
Contact: Call 6801 4000, WhatsApp 9780 2079, or email [email protected]
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8. The Aesthetics Firm Secret RF Microneedling (For Face) 4.6-star rating on Google reviews!

If you’re suffering from acne scars and eyebags or you seek a skin tightening, lifting, or jaw slimming treatment, consider The Aesthetics Firm Secret RF Microneedling.

It uses 2MHz bi-polar radiofrequency energy and microneedles to lightly penetrate the skin, which allows energy to be delivered in a unique and customised way, minimising damage to the skin.

At a higher heat setting, RF energy is able to stimulate fibroblasts in both subdermal and dermal layers to provide optimal dermal remodelling. Watch the video above to get a peek at the procedure.

Address: 160 Robinson Road, SBF Center (Medical Suites), #05-01, Singapore 068914
Opening hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 6pm (Sat) | Closed on Sun & PH
Contact: Call 6957 2826, WhatsApp 8755 5696, or email [email protected]
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9. Wellaholic Microneedling For Face & Neck 4.8-star rating on Facebook!

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This microneedling facial from Wellaholic glides tiny microneedles over the skin to break down collagen bundles in the top layer of the dermis, which are responsible for uneven post-acne scars.

To further address the scars, a retinol-based serum will be used to lend extra exfoliation in order to smooth the appearance of acne scars.

Four to six sessions with a gap of two to four weeks per session are recommended for optimal results.

Enjoy Wellaholic Microneedling For Face & Neck for S$169 per session.

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Opening hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon to Fri) | 11am – 8pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
Contact: Call 8181 1814 (hotline), email [email protected], or book an appointment here
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10. Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic Intracel Acne Scars Treatment 4.7-star rating on Google reviews!

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Another microneedling facial that’s paired with radiofrequency (RF), Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic’s Intracel Acne Scars Treatment mainly targets acne scars, but it also reduces the size of pores as it lifts and tightens the skin through collagen stimulation.

Each microneedle is fully insulated except 0.3mm of the needle tip where RF energy is emitted into the skin. This ensures that the RF energy is delivered into the skin exactly where it is needed, without damaging the top layer of the skin.

By triggering the body’s own collagen production process, it smooths acne scars and firms the skin.

Address: 2 Handy Road, The Cathay, #02-09, Singapore 229233
Opening hours: 10.30am – 8pm (Mon to Fri) | 10.30am – 4pm (Sat) | Closed on Sun
Contact: Call 6815 9922, email [email protected], or fill in the contact form here
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11. The Clifford Clinic INFINI Acne Scar Treatment 4.6-star rating on Google reviews!

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Acne scars are formed due to damage caused to the dermis layer of the skin, and to treat it, the dermis layer has to be restored to its original condition.

This involves remodelling the scar fibres and replacing them with new collagen fibres, which is why The Clifford Clinic’s INFINI Acne Scar Treatment is an ideal solution.

It utilises a patented microneedle system that allows it to penetrate up to 3.5mm deep below the skin, which makes INFINI more efficient and effective. The treatment bumps up your collagen levels, so you won’t just see a reduction in scarring, but also experience a lifted, more contoured face.

Address: 24 Raffles Place, Clifford Centre, #01-03, Singapore 048621 (Exit A from Raffles MRT)
Opening hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 5pm (Sat) | Closed on Sun & PH
Contact: Call 6532 2400, WhatsApp 8318 6332, email [email protected], or fill in the contact form here
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