Skin needling is an effective way to tackle premature ageing and reset the clock on fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and even pigmentation due to its ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production and thereby deliver plumper, younger-looking skin over time.
It is the precise collagen stimulation, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), that makes clinical skin needling so much more than a single-purpose anti-ageing treatment.
Skin Needling Benefits
Visible results from the first treatment can include:
- Tightens, lifts and rejuvenates the skin
- Reduces keloid scars & surgical scars
- Reduces acne scarring
- Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
- Reduces stretch marks
- Decreases pore size
Scar Treatment for Face and Body
For patients who have suffered from acne, acne scarring can be as psychologically distressing as the acne itself, creating an uneven skin tone of pigmented marks and sunken pores. Dermal Needling treatment is excellent for clients seeking real solutions for their acne scarring as it generates new and healthy collagen to replace the damaged skin left by the acne and fills in depressed acne scars with fresh collagen to reveal a smoother, more even skin tone and texture.
Treatment is not limited to acne scarring, or the face, either. Dermal Needling works hard to treat scarring on the body as well.
36 hour cancellation policy: When booking for your treatment, please make sure that you can attend your appointment at the allocated time. If you cancel your appointment within 36 hours of your treatment, we will need to keep your deposit to cover our costs.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How Does Skin Needling/Dermal Needling Work?
Dermal Needling is easily performed using our medical grade motorised Needling System. This System uses a series of microscopic needles that is controlled by a unique motorized head to provide thousands of precision channels into the dermal and epidermal regions of skin. These needles cause multiple, tiny micro-punctures in the dermis. These micro-punctures stimulate growth factors in the skin and the post traumatic response produces collagen and elastin – two of the key building blocks of our skin. As the structure of the skin is largely left intact, the skin heals within 3-5 days post treatment.
Who is it suitable for?
Dermal Needling is suitable for all skin types and for people who want to eliminate and improve the appearance of acne scarring, eliminate visible signs of aging and rejuvenate their skin.
What should I expect after my treatment?
There is redness and may be mild swelling in the treated skin areas. Depending on the intensity of the treatment, you may experience light crusting for the following 7-10 days. Generally, your skin will heal within 3-5 days and you can resume your normal activities.
Can stretch marks be treated?
Another common skin concern that is often considered distressing for patients is stretch marks. Dermal Needling can help boost your body confidence by targeting, treating and improving the appearance of stretch marks on the body. With each subsequent treatment, stretch marks will begin to fade as the damaged dermal collagen fibres are replaced with new, healthy collagen that distributes itself through the treated area.
What about pigmentation and enlarged pores?
Unsightly enlarged pores are a result of the pore stretching due to an overproduction of oil or sweat, or as an after-effect of acne lesions.Dermal Needling induces controlled micro wounds to the treatment area,stimulating collagen production that renews and tightness the pores.Starting from the first treatment, treated pores appear smaller and tighter, offering a clearer, smoother skin texture overall.
Skin Needling also provides effective treatment for epidermal, and even dermal pigmentation concerns by replacing the darkened melanin clusters with healthy, new collagen. Treatment is especially enhanced when used with topical brightening serums — the needle penetration allows the skin cells to drink in the active brightening ingredients deeper into the dermis to produce superior skin brightening outcomes.
How many treatments are recommended?
A minimum of 3-6 treatments are recommended to achieve the best results. The treatments are performed 2-4 weeks apart.
- Active keloid disorder
- Skin cancer (on treatment area)
- Undergoing chemotherapy or immune therapy
- Active Herpes/cold sores (on treatment area)
- Diabetes (uncontrolled)
- Bacterial/fungal infections
- Papulopustular rosace
- Acne vulgaris stage III-IV
- Open lesions
- Solar keratosis
If you have any ABSOLUTE CONTRAINDICATIONS you cannot be treated.
- Recent facial surgery (wait 8 months)
- Recent scars (wait 8 months)
- Recent skin laser treatment (wait 1 month)
- Open lesions (avoid area)
- Skin diseases (avoid area)
- Infection (avoid area)
- Antibiotics (wait until course completed)
- Inflammation (avoid area)
- Varicose veins (avoid area)
- Corticosteroids (avoid area)
- Anti-coagulants medications (wait until platelets returned to normal levels)
- Photosensitive medications
- Retin A medications (wait 2 weeks after completion)
- Roaccutane oral medications (wait 12 months after completion)
- Areas treated with Botox® (wait 2 weeks) or dermal fillers (wait 2 weeks)
- Suntan (sun must be avoided the entire duration of the treatment regime)
If you have any PARTIAL CONTRAINDICATIONS you may or may not be suitable for treatment. Your therapist will advise the best course of action in a consultation.