Skin needling is a safe, clinically proven and minimally invasive treatment ideal for the reduction of fine lines, stretch marks and scarring and the improvement of pigmentation, enlarged pores and blackheads.
What is skin needling & how does it work?
Skin Needling involves the use of a handheld device with tiny microneedles oscillating at a high speed to gently pierce the skin. The microneedles create tiny puncture channels that cause minor injury to your collagen and elastin fibres and stimulate your bodies natural healing response.
This wound healing response is what stimulates new collagen and elastin formation. Over several weeks, your body will continue to lay down new collagen, resulting in a thickening of the dermis and the plumping of fine lines and wrinkles, improvement in texture as well as remodelling and reduction of scars. It will also reduce the appearance of pigmentation, enlarged pores and stretch marks.
What areas can be treated?
Common treatment areas include:
How many sessions will i need?
The number of treatments required varies from person to person. You'll be provided with a tailored treatment plan during your complimentary consultation.
What's involved and what can i expect post treatment?
After a thorough consultation, your skin will be cleansed and the treatment area will be numbed using a topical anaesthetic.
Once numb, the skin needling device will be passed across your skin until pinpoint bleeding is achieved.
Immediately after treatment, your skin may be red, warm and mildly swollen. Your skin may appear sunburned for 3-5 days and you may experience minor flaking and dryness.
Sunscreen and makeup can be applied 2-4 hours post-treatment. A quality SPF 30+ sunscreen must be worn for a minimum of 14 days post-procedure, to prevent post-inflammatory pigmentation.
Skin plumping results will be visible immediately and skin remodelling will continue to improve over the following 3-5 sessions.
Each treatment takes between 60 minutes and 2 hours.
Am i a suitable candidate for skin needling?
Your suitability will be assessed during your complimentary consultation.
Skin needling is not suitable for the patients with the following contraindications:
Under the age of 18
Active acne , rosacea or sunburn
Active infection of any type (bacterial, viral, or fungal)
Vascular lesions (hemangiomas)
Cardiac disease or abnormalities
Collagen Vascular Disease
Eczema, Psoriasis, or Dermatitis
Herpes Simplex Infections
Hemophilia , bleeding disorders or uncontrolled diabetes
Recent chemical peel procedure
Hormone Replacement Therapy or pregnancy or lactation
Keloid, hypertrophic scarring or scleroderma
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