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Victoria Beckham may credit her enviable glow to her own beauty line, (and we can attest it is indeed impressive), but the designer is also known to indulge in a few innovative facial treatments.
This week, Beckham revealed the treatment she’s currently relying on to see her skin through the lockdowns and frosty weather. Posting on Instagram Stories, she shared a video of her microneedling appointment with aesthetician Nilam Holmes.
Microneedling might sound intimidating, but it’s actually a minimally invasive treatment lauded for the way it wakes up the skin, leading to boosted collagen production amongst myriad other benefits. Using a small hand-held device (Holmes uses the SkinPen brand), microscopic channels are punctured into the epidermis, generating the skin’s natural repair mechanism. “Our body rushes blood and growth factors to the skin to generate new collagen and elastin, therefore the treatment is organic and relies solely on your body to do the work. It is my go-to treatment for refining skin texture” explained Holmes on Instagram.
So, what exactly can this rejuvenating therapy help with? The accelerated skin-repair process can fade acne scars, tighten over-enlarged pores, and even reduce fine lines – especially when used in conjunction with a plumping hyaluronic acid serum, as Holmes did on Beckham’s skin.
The micro-channels that needling creates in the skin also present a great opportunity to feed the skin with potent actives, which will be absorbed much more easily than usual. “For Victoria I have 'needled' a medical-grade hyaluronic acid and vitamin cocktail into the skin to enhance results,” said Holmes.
And as for the downtime? Thankfully, it's minimal. You can expect a little redness, and light peeling is possible depending on the intensity of your treatment. "The skin can be dry and flaky for up to 7 days but clients start to see a beautiful glow after 10 days and real results within 30 days, with new collagen formation taking approximately 3 months,” explained Holmes. What’s more, as numbing cream is used beforehand, there’s next-to-no pain involved.
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