Microneedling at Biomedical Emporium – Hello glowy skin!

As a beauty fanatic (and ultimately a beauty blogger) you’re constantly buying and trying new products. You’ve seen / done / heard of it all. So when a brand comes along that blows you out the water, you sit up and take notice. And that’s pretty much what happened the first time I encountered Biomedical Emporium and it’s founder, Dr Judey. Not only is this brand proudly South African, Dr. Judey is a total #girlboss and is a real force to be reckoned with!

A trip to Biomedical Emporium – my first experience with microneedling

I’m going to start by talking a little bit about the treatment I had done which was the Gold Standard Microneedling. The Gold Standard Microneedling is one of their signature treatments and it well loved amongst their clientele. The reason I want to focus on this is because never in my life had my skin looked as good as it did a few days after I went for this treatment.

The funny thing is, Dr. Judey was in town to do procedures on my birthday – so I had it done on my 27th birthday! Unfortunately that meant I spent the rest of the day red in the face but who cares!? 

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This was the first time I had ever had microneedling so I expected it to take really long and be super painful. Everyone who works at Biomedical Emporium is extremely knowledgeable and comfortable with the treatments. They walked me through the whole process, explaining each step to me (Which I really loved). The treatment was actually pretty quick (About fifteen minutes) and wasn’t nearly as sore as I expected!

What is the purpose of microneedling?

The purpose of microneedling is to stimulate the synthesis and contraction of collagen and elastin fibres in your skin by means of Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT).Typically, the microneedling protocol is performed with fractionated Hyaluronic Acid and Retinoic Acid for an immediate collagen contraction and enhancehment of the skin tensile strength.

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The microneedling protocol is performed with fractionated Hyaluronic Acid and Retinoic Acid

What are the benefits of microneedling

  • Uses your body’s own natural regenerative abilities and is therefore considered as a natural antiaging treatment.
  • Visibly tightens, lifts and rejuvenates skin.
  • Increases absorption of topical skin care products.
  • Reduces the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Reduces the appearance of acne scarring and stretch marks

How did my skin look afterwards?

Not going to lie – my skin was pretty red at first! However, this is totally normal! And, within about fifteen to twenty minutes it had calmed down a lot and looked presentable. (Remember, it was my birthday so I was stuck with a red face all day)- and post microneedling care is really important so I didn’t want to put any products / makeup near my face! Bare-faced / natural look on my birthday for me 😀

Yes, my skin was a little red and flakey for a few days afterwards. But let me tell you – I have never received more compliments in my life about my skin than I did in the next few weeks after. People were constantly asking what products I had used because they were just amazed! The results truly spoke for themselves and after that I was able to truly understand and believe in the power of microneedling for better skin.

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Super red faced here but promise it looked WAY better fifteen minutes later!

Why does the face look red?

With microneedling, as each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound. The micro injuries trigger the body to fill these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis. In addition, new capillaries are formed.

What makes Biomedical Emporium unique?

First of all – the co-founder Dr Judey is just amazing! She is a highly accomplished Biomedical Scientist and product development specialist with substantial experience in the disciplines of acute, chronic and post-surgical wound healing, regenerative medicine, and cell therapy. Just understanding that this brand was built on all this experience helps you to understand why it’s so powerful.

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According to Dr Judey and all her extensive research done, we need products that will address all the mechanisms of ageing – a product of a cosmeceutical nature.  In other words, applying a product that works both on a cellular and molecular level, in order to be highly effective and safe to ultimately stimulate a therapeutic and biological response.

Additionally, they know the effects of the environment and external factors on the skin. And because of that, they’ve formulated products and treatments to target that specifically.

Read more about Biomedical Emporium

Biomedical Emporium: A South African powerhouse

I hope this article has helped to shed some light on the microneedling procedure, as well as what a powerful brand Biomedical Emporium is. A brand with a passion that derives from proven dermatology products that have a real impact on skin and health. For targeted results, optimal skin functioning and that GORGEOUS glow!

I’ve actually spoken about this a bit on my social media channels, but I’m busy planning to focus a lot more on Cam (my husbands) skincare routine. He’s a pilot and is exposed to harmful sun all day long . So we’re going to need to be pretty aggressive to combat ageing and skin damage. The first thing I included in my mental list was microneedling with Biomedical Emporium – And I want to video the whole thing! So stay tuned for that. 🙂

Their products are stocked in spas across the country, so if you’re wanting to get your hands on some – get in touch on their social media channels!


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