Abbie Chatfield shares her hilarious skin needling experience
By Olga Scorer
Content Producer / August 18 2023
For those who’ve tried it, skin needling is not for the faint of heart. Also known as microneedling or collagen induction therapy, the procedure itself uses tiny ‘micro’ needles to puncture the skin. Sounds scary, right? While it isn’t as gruesome or painful as it sounds (the needles are so tiny, you barely feel a thing), it’s the downtime (aka recovery time) that’s most bothersome.
Aussie media personality Abbie Chatfield knows a thing or two about this dreaded downtime. Unlike more invasive procedures, skin needling doesn’t require extreme aftercare. If anything, it’s the 24-hour post-procedure where redness and mild sensitivity come into play. It’s this window of time where Chatfield felt the wrath of the redness.
Taking to social media, the former radio personality and FBoy Island host shared her hilarious (and relatable) experience with skin needling.
With only her forehead in frame, the 28-year-old said, “Today I got skin needling done on my face and it’s pretty hectic and after I got that done I had to change something on my driver’s licence.”
We can all see where this is going…
She then explained, after her treatment, when at the service centre, she was advised she would have to take a new license picture.
"I was like… ‘That’s fine, whatever. Who really cares.’ Look what the f**king outcome is.”
She then proceeded to show a rather red-faced portrait of herself.
“A seccie is going to laugh at this! There’s gonna be a security guard that goes ‘What the f**k love?’ And what the f**k love, indeed!”
"I can’t get over it… humbled, f**king humbled.”
We’ve all fallen victim to the bad licence picture. They’re sub-par at the best of times - and that’s with preparation. But there’s something so innately relatable about the unprepared picture, combined with a session of skin needling, that has us keeling over with laughter.
If anything, Chatfield looks pretty great to us. However, it’s nice to know that celebs are not immune to the pitfalls of intensive skin treatments…
Main image credit: @abbiechatfield
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Olga is BEAUTYcrew's Content Producer. When she's not writing about beauty, she's probably watching endless TikTok videos about the topic. Her extra one per cent of brain space is reserved for her two poodles. She can be easily bribed with a good blush or lip tint (take notes, please).