What is skin needling?
Skin needling (also known as micro-needling) is a minimally invasive procedure that involves superficial and controlled puncturing of the skin with very small, fine needles. This is done using a rolling device called the Derma Pen 4.
To treat scarring, skin needling must be performed deep within the skin, at a depth of up to three mm; only registered nurses or doctors are authorised to perform the procedure.
Skin needling is used to enhance your skin in several ways, including rejuvenating the skin, reducing pore size and reducing facial scars and stretchmarks. Skin needing initiates a healing response in your skin that leads to an increase in cellular activity, particularly the production of collagen, which is an essential ‘building block’ of healthy skin.
In addition to using the Derma Pen 4 skin needling device, we maximise your treatment outcomes by introducing light-emitting diode (LED) therapy several days after your skin needling treatment and again at intervals of one week and two weeks after your treatment. LED treatment assists in the creation of new skin cells, which is a vital element in rejuvenating your skin.
We also apply clinical grade topical Vitamin A and Vitamin C both before and after your treatment to support the growth of new cells and provide you with the best skin rejuvenation outcomes.
How many treatments are recommended?
For optimal results, we recommend three treatments over a three-month period.
Is skin needling painful?
To ensure that patients are kept as comfortable as possible, a topical anaesthetic is applied to the skin to numb the area to be treated.
How long does the procedure take?
Please allow up to two hours for your appointment to complete a patient registration form, receive your consultation, have the topical anaesthetic applied and discuss the procedure and post-treatment care instructions.
Following your treatment
Following your treatment, there will be some mild redness, skin warmth and mild swelling on and around the treated areas for up to 72 hours. The dead skin will begin to shed over the 7–14 days following your skin needling treatment. As part of your post-treatment care plan, you will be provided with thorough exfoliating instructions.
Following this treatment, you can conceal your skin with makeup; we will recommend the most appropriate type of makeup to use.