Dermal skin needling is a procedure that uses multiple needles to pierce the skin to create tiny injuries deep within the skin. These dermal injuries promote the normal skin repair mechanisms and natural reproduction of collagen and elastin. As the punctures are only microscopic, the treatment is minimally invasive with little damage to the epidermis, thus the collagen production is significantly quicker than some other more aggressive treatments.
The new collagen fills depressed scars and wrinkles from the bottom up lifting the depressions so that they are level with the surrounding skin. This helps to visibly reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles and can also help thicken thin, crepey skin. This process takes 2-3 months. Not only does the process make the skin feel rejuvenated, smoother and tighter but it also perforates and softens fibrous scar tissue enabling the deposition of new collagen.
Skin Needling is offered for:
- Lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars, chicken pox scars, surgical scars (more than 6 months old)
- Sun-damaged skin
- Naso-labial lines and smoker’s lines
- Stretch marks
- Treatment of pigmentations and scarring.
At My Cosmetic Clinic we use the most effective, tested and proven method of achieving noticeable skin rejuvenation. Anyone who wants to address facial redness, acne scarring and the visible signs of aging, such as lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation should consider skin rejuvenation treatments.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do I do before my treatment?
Prior to the treatment the skin is prepared with a gentle skin cleanser (double cleanse) and a numbing cream is applied for up to 30 mins prior to the treatment. This minimises any discomfort.
ONLY Panadol can be taken prior to your treatment.
How long will any side effects last?
Some clients experience redness that may last for 12 to 24 hours on average. It is important to protect the skin with a broad spectrum SPF50+ sunscreen.
Side effects are minimal, including mild swelling, mild bruising and peeling. These effects are actually normal and increase the blood, oxygen, collagen and elastin flow to the area. These visible affects usually only last for a day or so. It is very important to protect the skin with a broad spectrum sunscreen SPF50+ after the treatment.
What is dermal skin needling?
A skin rejuvenating gel is used during the treatment to help hydrate the skin and minimise fine lines. This can be purchased after your treatment. The treatment promotes the natural reproduction of collagen and elastin, making the skin feel smoother and tighter. Creating only microscopic punctures in the epidermis, skin needling is minimally invasive with little damage to the epidermis which means the collagen production is significantly quicker than some other more aggressive treatments.
What can I expect after the treatment?
The skin can feel tender and warm. To keep the risk of infection and sensitivity to a minimum do not use anything that contains glycolic acid, retinol and acidic skin care with “active” ingredients. Avoid touching or rubbing the face, and use minimal makeup (mineral only). Due to the skin being so sensitive it is recommended to avoid sun exposure and solarium use for at least 24 hours.
When can I have my next treatment done?
Treatments can be repeated anytime after 3 weeks depending on your skins natural healing. Normally a minimum of 3 treatments are required. However, if scarring is being treated more treatments are normally required for optimal results.
How do I care for my skin after the treatment?
Skin needling promotes the natural reproduction of collagen and elastin, making the skin feel smoother and tighter. To ensure you optimise and maintain the results its recommended that you follow a strict maintenance program after the treatment using a quality range of active regenerating, hydrating and nutritive creams and serums.